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Grant Recipient Spotlight

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The Rice Family Foundation is pleased to spotlight some of our grant recipients whose services greatly benefit our community.
Shining Stars Therapeutic Riding Program

Our mission is to provide therapeutic horsemanship programs to children, adults, and families with special needs in order to improve physical, mental, emotional, and social areas of their lives.

Our Vision: We exist to embrace our community with hope and unconditional love by serving individuals with special needs in order to develop strength, build confidence, and achieve goals. At Shining Stars, families get the therapy they need from the horses they love.

Ruth’s Harvest Littlestown

Ruth’s Harvest Littlestown is a non-profit organization that provides approximately 150 elementary students in the Littlestown School District with a backpack of food on the weekends.

We are committed to helping students have access to enough food to not go hungry over the weekend. In some cases, we know the only meals students are receiving are the breakfast and lunch which are served at school, so this is our way of ensuring food is available to them for weekend meals.

Hanover YMCA

Welcome to the Hanover Area YMCA. We’re part of a nonprofit organization of over 2,700 Ys located in 10,000 communities across the United States dedicated to strengthening the communities that they serve. With a focus on developing the potential of youth, improving individual health and well-being, and giving back to and supporting communities, your participation brings about meaningful change not just within yourself, but also in your community.

Visiting Nurse Assoc. of Hanover & Spring Grove


Since 1909, the VNA of Hanover & Spring Grove has provided compassionate, personal Home Health and Hospice Care services to the community. Our talented team of dedicated professionals is devoted to providing the highest level skilled home care services that our patients need and deserve. Because…for us, it’s personal.

God's Meal Barrel

God's Meal Barrel is a non-profit charitable corporation food pantry established over thirty years ago by Glenn and Doris Wolff. Our mission is to treat all of our customers with friendship, dignity and respect and to utilize all of our donations and resources to provide groceries and other merchandise to those in need.

Thrive Ministry

Thrive empowers victims of domestic violence to find healing, strength and freedom on their journey from victim to victor. By sharing life with them and loving them, we enable survivors to find their true identity and overcome the lies of their abuser. Thus helping them to realize that they can do more than just survive; they can Thrive!

Accountability for Life

Accountability For Life (AFL) is committed to preparing and mentoring at-risk adolescents for life-long success using an athletics-based platform to educate them on oft-forgotten yet simple, fundamental behaviors, concepts and actions that have the power to define one’s course in life.

Accountability For Life (AFL) mentors at-risk adolescents through a revival of the lost pathway of developing strong, traditional core values that were such a prevalent part of our parents’ and grandparents’ generations.

We provide coaches, educators and other community-based partners with a character-building resource toolkit aimed at promoting the importance of accountability in all areas of a student-athlete’s life by teaching and modeling the concept of integrity, and requiring ownership of one’s actions.

AFL’s time-tested “old school” approach arms students with the intangible tools they need to succeed in academics, behavioral and life skills, personal growth, benevolence, and leadership—all through the powerful vehicle of sports.

Anthony's Way

Anthony's Way is a non-profit, that helps anyone suffering from drug and alcohol addiction, and related conditions to achieve a better quality of life and become accountable individuals.


Anthony’s Way supports any one suffering with the disease of addiction and their families begin their journey to recovery. We have helped many people move past addiction and get back to living productive lives.

We help each individual take the first step whether it be detox ,rehab or sober living homes , we guide and navigate each person , through each aspect of recovery, as we know this is a lifetime journey where sobriety is possible an attainable.

Muscular Dystrophy Association
MDA's legacy of progress has always started with families at the heart of all we do. For more than 65 years, we have been committed to saving and improving the lives of kids and adults living with muscular dystrophy and related life-threatening diseases. We are proud of our rich history and grateful to the dedicated families and supporters who have made today's progress possible. The victories of our past will lead to tomorrow's treatments and cures.
ywca Hanover
We are a nonprofit organization with a rich history of 98 years of service in Hanover. Hanover has changed a great deal since our inception, and the programs and services we offer are in response to the current and projected needs of our community.

We are a service provider, a community convener, and advocates for peace, justice, freedom and dignity. The YWCA is also a partner with other nonprofits, lawmakers, police departments, local school districts, service organizations, businesses, and neighbors.

Most of all, we are our mission. Every day, we work and strive to meet the tenets of the mission: Eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Vision Corps
VisionCorps was founded in 1926 and is one of the oldest, and largest, non-profit organizations in Pennsylvania. Its goal is to empower people who are blind or vision impaired to attain independence.

In 1926, a group of six people created a small workshop for several blind individuals in a few rented rooms at 218 East King Street. The group hired a shop supervisor who taught workers skills such as basket making and chair caning/weaving. The products were then sold in a store.

Today, VisionCorps’ Enterprise Group focuses on employing people who are blind in manufacturing, food processing, and administrative services. The organization currently employs more than 150 individuals, 75 percent of whom are blind or vision impaired.

VisionCorps’ Rehabilitation and Youth Services provide the tools and training to empower individuals who are blind or vision impaired to attain independence.

Olivia's House - A Grief and Loss Center for Children


Olivia's House is an organization of caregiving professionals and volunteers committed to supporting grieving children. Its purpose is to facilitate healing through grief and loss education.

As the premier free-standing, independent grief and loss center, we are dedicated to having the capabilities to support the growing needs of the community. In doing so, Olivia's House will become the primary resource for local and national grief and loss education.

Roots for Boots


MISSION: To cultivate and sustain partnerships within the community in order to provide support for the current needs of military heroes and their families, while preparing for future challenges that may arise

GOAL: To meet the current needs and future challenges of military families, predominantly in rural areas.  This grassroots organization attempts to simplify the process of locating services and funds available to our servicemen and women by providing a single source for information and/or assistance regarding their specific needs and interests. 

True North Wellness Services


TrueNorth Wellness Services provides comprehensive and personal approaches to empower individuals in maintaining a life of wellness through preventative and healing services. Through counseling services, emergency crisis support, residential and vocational services, education and prevention, and lifestyle management services including chronic disease management, weight management, and pain management, our entire focus is to provide expert support and all-around care designed for the individual’s needs. Our skilled staff works to provide a comforting environment that inspires healthy living and moves clients toward achieving a lifetime of wellness.

Customizing our behavioral health and wellness services to support our clients’ needs has, and always will be, our first priority. Our team of qualified professionals strives to create a place for healing where clients feel welcome and are encouraged to play an active role in their own well-being. Quite simply, we are a partner in their success—working together to develop a wellness plan.

Our service programs offer flexible and accessible solutions designed with results in mind. From behavioral health to wellness, TrueNorth Wellness Services is continuing to expand to accommodate our clients with all of the necessary tools they need to achieve their wellness goals. Working one-on-one, our expert staff guides individuals to achieving their personal best.

Survivors Inc.


Survivors, Inc. started as a group of local women who came together to provide support and discussion to one another as a result of their individual experiences with violence. This first meeting occurred September of 1982, and the recurrent thread was one of survival. The group formalized and took a name, Survivors, to honor that theme in their work together. Following the initial gathering, a needs assessment was conducted among human service agencies and other professionals, and at that time 759 women had accessed those organizations seeking help from battering in a 12 month period. Recognizing an unmet need, the volunteer group mobilized. A short time later Survivors incorporated, applied for tax exempt status and sought to be recognized as a nonprofit organization.

Survivors, Inc. strives to provide client-centered, confidential,
and free services to women, men, and children.

Provided Services:

  • 24 Hour Hotline that provides crisis counseling, safety planning, and arrangements for counseling, medical and legal accompaniment, and other referral services.

  • Supportive Individual Counseling to help our clients process the effects of domestic violence and sexual assault.

  • Support Group for adults, children and significant others to help with safety planning, support, and learn new coping skills.

  • Emergency Shelter Services and Bridge Housing for those who are eligible.

  • Legal Advocacy to help with filing Protection From Abuse orders with accompaniment to legal services and the courthouse.

  • Medical Accompaniment at the local hospitals for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

  • Bilingual and Bicultural Staff – Spanish/English.

  • Systems Advocacy.

  • Community Education with Prevention Outreach and Primary Prevention Projects.

  • Mandated Reporter Training.

New Hope Ministries


New Hope Ministries is a Christian social service agency that shows the love and hope of Christ by serving our neighbors in times of need and supporting their efforts toward stability.

Provided Services:

  • Food & Basic Needs: New Hope provides support for low-income families in the PA communities we serve.

  • Stability & Workforce Development Programs: New Hope equips individuals and families to move toward long-term success.

  • Youth Programs: New Hope reaches out to “at risk” children and youth in the PA communities we serve.



Club ODAT is organized for use by Board-Approved Recovery Groups and Club Members for the purpose of supporting and furthering addiction recovery movements that aid and assist persons to recover from addiction and, as a part of such activities, to provide, furnish, and maintain physical facilities for recreational and meeting uses.

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