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The Rice Family Foundation Awards 2020 Grants, Distributing $170,000 Across Thirty-Four Local-Area Nonprofits


The Rice Family Foundation announced today it has awarded grant funds to thirty-four local area nonprofits, the organization's largest ever group of honorees. This news follows on the heels of the Rice and Lissette families' donation of approximately $10 million to the foundation, significantly increasing the level of annual giving the Foundation is able to award, with $170,000 benefiting this year's grant recipients.

Formed in 2017 through a contribution from Mike and Jane Rice, The Rice Family Foundation makes grants to organizations in the greater Hanover-area that dedicate their resources to fostering a better community, with past recipients providing services ranging from behavioral health and wellness care to youth organizations and food pantries.

The Foundation receives dozens of applications each year and selects its recipients through a rigorous review process assuring funds go to exceptional organizations and initiatives which will most positively impact the community. The 2020 grants have been awarded to a diverse group of thirty-four organizations with missions ranging from feeding and housing the hungry, to empowering victims of domestic violence and helping people overcome the scourge of addiction.

"In a year in which many have been met with unprecedented challenges, it has been inspirational to see the work being done by so many local nonprofits to help ease the load for their Hanover-area neighbors and work toward creating a better community and future," said Stacie Lissette, Director of the Rice Family Foundation. "We are in awe of and inspired by the missions of this year's recipient organizations and look forward to seeing the impactful work they are able to accomplish."

One of this year's recipients, Thrive Ministry, is a service provider for victims of domestic violence, helping its clients to find healing, strength and freedom on their journey from victim to survivor. Thrive Ministry meets with clients on a monthly basis to check in and ensure their needs are being met. Grant funds will help the organization's clients with basic necessities, such as car payments, rent, groceries, childcare and more. Providing survivors of domestic abuse this kind of assistance helps to keep them off the street and away from their abuser.

Another grant recipient, Roots for Boots, works to cultivate and sustain partnerships within the community in order to provide support for the needs of military heroes and their families. The organization has received funds from the Foundation the last three years in a row, with funding providing for basic needs of active and former military families, organizational upkeep, stocking the food pantry, and gifting track chairs to paralyzed service members, keeping them independent and helping them get back into nature.

Clearview Terrace LL Inc. provides affordable housing to Hanover's aging and disabled communities. More than housing, the organization seeks to provide a community for their residents, with services designed to meet the physical, social and psychological needs of aging and disabled persons and contribute to their mental and physical health. During the pandemic, these services are more necessary than ever, providing hot lunches, transportation to grocery stores, and other activities to keep its residents engaged.

For more information and to view a complete list of this year's grant recipients, visit The Rice Family Foundation website at, or contact:

About The Rice Family Foundation

The Rice Family Foundation, located in Hanover, Pennsylvania, funds eligible local area non-profits who are focused on education, health and the well-being of families in the greater Hanover, Pennsylvania area. The Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, provides financial grants directly to eligible organizations.

For more information, visit The Rice Family Foundation website at:

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