Working to ensure a safe tomorrow for the children of Pennsylvania.

Welcome and thank you for visiting the Pennsylvania Children’s Trust Fund.  The Pennsylvania Children’s Trust Fund is dedicated to funding community-based child abuse and neglect prevention programs.

Prevention is the best solution for reducing child abuse and neglect and improving the lives of children and families; while preventable, an estimated one million children are confirmed victims of child maltreatment each year in the United States.  The impact of child maltreatment is profound.  Research shows that maltreatment is associated with adverse health and mental health outcomes in children and families, and those negative effects can last a lifetime.  Abuse and neglect have pervasive and long-lasting effects on children, their families and the society.  Adverse consequences for children’s development often are evident immediately, encompassing multiple domains including physical, emotional, social and cognitive.  For many, these effects extend far beyond childhood into adolescence and adulthood, potentially compromising the lifetime productivity of abused and neglected victims.  We urge you to get involved today and help us make a difference. 

New and Noteworthy

2015 Request for Application Issued


The 2015 Children's Trust Fund Request for Application (RFA) was issued on April 24, 2015 to fund community-based child abuse and neglect prevention programs. Please click on the following link for more information.


2015 Children's Trust Fund Request for Application (RFA)


To be added to the e-mail distribution list to receive RFA notifications, please send an e-mail to Theresa Campisi at






Round 24 Children's Trust Fund Grantees Selected


Department of Public Welfare Awards Nearly $1 Million to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect

A list of grant recipients is below. The grants cover the period of Nov. 1, 2014, through Oct. 31, 2017.  

1.   Lackawanna County – Employment Opportunity & Training Center, $150,000

2.   Philadelphia County – Jewish Family and Children’s Service, $150,000

3.   Clarion County – Clarion County’s Promise, $55,645

4.   Lancaster County – Lancaster General Hospital, $65,000

5.   Montgomery County – Carson Valley Children’s Aid, $150,000

6.   Philadelphia County – Turning Points for Children, $150,000

7.   Cumberland County – Pressley Ridge, $69,805

8.   Wyoming County – H.A.N.D.S. of Wyoming, $150,000