Grants and Foundation Gifts.
17% of Big Brothers Big Sisters annual budget is awarded through the competitive grant process.  Big Brothers solicits and receives grants from both public and private foundations and corporate grant making entities.  If you would like for Big Brothers Big Sisters to submit a grant application, Please contact our grant writer, Johnna Palm by calling 717.236.0199, ext. 246 or email

In-Kind Support/ Wish List.

Big Brothers Big Sisters may be in the position to accept your contribution of in-kind support; either product or service.  Please contact our Development Department to learn if your product or service would be helpful in furthering our mission. Call 717.236.0199 or email

Special Events.

Special Events make up a full 25% of our annual budget and include:

  • Bowl for Kids’ Sake, held each spring at Bowling Centers throughout Cumberland, Dauphin and Lebanon Counties
  • Golf Fore Kids’ Sake, takes place in September annually and was held at Colonial Golf and Tennis Club in 2014

As many events include our Bigs and Littles enjoying the activity together, support and involvement in special events is not only a terrific way to support the Big Brothers Big Sisters mission but also provides you the opportunity to learn more about our organization and see the impact we have on children.  For detailed event and sponsorship information, click here or contact us by calling 717.236.0199 or email