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Rutter’s Children’s Charities, Inc. supports charitable organizations that promote the success of the communities where Rutter’s operates.


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Youth Sports Giveaway

We believe youth sports help children build their self-esteem and lower the risk for depression, loneliness, and suicide while helping them build lifelong social skills and friendships leading them to one day become active members of our communities.


Annually in April, we donate over $50,000 to local youth sports leagues/teams! View previous recipients.


If you would like us to consider your youth sports league/team please submit your donation request by clicking Apply below. Submissions for 2024 are now closed. Submissions for 2025 will open in September 2024.


May for Heros

We rely on our local community response teams to provide service to the members of our communities when they need it most.


Annually in May, we donate over $50,000 to local community emergency response teams!


If your organization provides emergency services in one of our communities, please submit your donation request by clicking Apply below. Submissions are open annually through April 30th.

Community Programs

We believe in giving to the organizations that provide services to the members of our communities.


Throughout the year, we review requests quarterly and select local community organizations to donate to!


If your organization operates in Rutter’s footprint and fosters the betterment of children, please submit your donation request by clicking Apply below.

*Only requests submitted on our website will be considered. Requests submitted by mail, phone or e-mail will not be considered and will be directed to complete the online application process.

Employee Programs

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Ridge Scholarship

Eight $2,500 scholarships are available annually for Rutter’s employees or children of Rutter’s employees.


The scholarships are named in honor of Thomas R. and Laura Ridge, parents of former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge.


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Each year, Rutter’s Children’s Charities selects a group of Rutter’s employees to choose a worthy charity for a $1,000 donation.


The program began in 2016, and has donated more than $450,000.

*Only requests submitted on our website will be considered. Requests submitted by mail, phone or e-mail will not be considered and will be directed to complete the online application process.

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request Guidelines

Only registered 501© (3) non-profit organizations operating in Rutter’s footprint are eligible to apply.


Requests submitted by mail, phone or e-mail will not be considered and will be directed to complete the online application process.


Due to the large number of requests, we do not participate in-kind or gift card donations. If your request falls outside of one of our programs please feel free to submit your request here.

*Only requests submitted on our website will be considered. Requests submitted by mail, phone or e-mail will not be considered and will be directed to complete the online application process.

Rutter’s Children’s Charities is funded primarily through support from Rutter’s vendors for our Annual Golf Outing.


All of the money raised at these outings stays local to the communities we serve and benefits local children and other organizations.


YOUTH SPORTS GIVEAWAY

Rutter’s Children’s Charities donated over $50,000 for the 2024 Youth Sports Giveaway! Congratulations to this year’s 50 local youth sports programs chosen to receive a $1,000 donation for use towards uniforms, equipment, travel expenses, and other team needs.

Altoona District USBC Association

Big E Booster Club (Elizabethtown High School Boys’ Basketball)

Bishop Guilfoyle Dance Team

Bulldog Baseball Club League

Carlisle Lacrosse Association

Carlisle Area Little League

Catasauqua Youth Athletic Association- Cheerleading

Cedar Cliff Football Boosters

Cedar Cliff High School Baseball Boosters

Central Dauphin High Field Hockey Association

Central Dauphin Youth Rams Football

Central York Football

Centre Elite Gymnastics Booster Club

Chambersburg Lady Trojan Softball

Conemaugh Valley Youth Football League

CV Softball Booster Club

Dover Diamond Sports - Scream Eagles

East End Youth Baseball Organization

Eastern York Golden Knights Athletic Booster Club

Eastern York Recreation Authority

Gallitzin little league

Gettysburg Youth Soccer club

Greater Elizabethtown Area Recreation & Community Services (GEARS)

Hampden Hurricanes Softball

Lady Steel West Softball

Lancaster Recreation Commission

Lower Swatara Township Athletic Association

Martinsburg Fastpitch Softball, Inc.

MD Dynasty 18U




New Cumberland Colts

NEYSA - Flag Football

Northeastern Youth Sports Association (NEYSA) Boys Basketball

Northern Lebanon Football Boosters

Octorara Area Little League

PA Soccer Academy

PA United Baseball

Panthers Select Softball

Pequea Valley Wrestling Club

Performing Arts Foundation of Hanover

Pottsville Area Little league

Red Land High School Lacrosse Booster Club

Schuylkill Valley Football and Cheerleading Association

Schuylkill Valley Youth Soccer

South Eastern Rams Softball

Spring Grove Athletic Booster Club

Spring Grove Youth Lacrosse Club

Tripletown Aces

Tussey Mt Youth Football and Cheerleading

Tyrone Area Youth Baseball Little League

West York Boys Club

York Ballers

York City little league

Young Knights Football & Cheerleading


*Only requests submitted on our website will be considered. Requests submitted by mail, phone or e-mail will not be considered and will be directed to complete the online application process.

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Each year, Rutter’s Children’s Charities selects a group of Rutter’s employees to choose a worthy charity for a $1,000 donation. The program began in 2016, and has donated more than $450,000.

2023 Recipients

2nd Chance 4 Life Rescue

Adams County SPCA

American Foundation for Children with AIDS

Bartz Brigade - The Trent Bartz Foundation

Bell Socialization Services

Best Little Cat House in PA

Blair County Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Foundation

Boy Scout Troop 184

Bridge of Hope York County

Brougher Companion Animal Shelter - SPCA

Caitlin's Smiles

Catholic Harvest Food Pantry

Children's Home of York

Children's Home Society of WV

Children's Miracle Network

Four Diamonds Foundation

Fusion F.C.

Gigi's Playhouse - Lancaster

Grey Muzzle Manor

H.O.P.E

Harrisburg Big Brothers and Sisters

Heather's Kup

Heavenly Paws Animal Shelter, Inc

Homeward Bound Animal Rescue

Honey's RAID

Hope Walks Inc

IM ABLE Foundation

JDRF

Junior Achievement

Lancaster Conservancy

Leg Up Farm

Let's Be the Change

Loganville Volunteer Fire Department

Make A Wish

Manheim Community Library

Marine Toys for Tots

Olivia's House Grief and Loss

Olivia's House, Penn Twp

PA Vent Camp

Ronald McDonald House

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South Western School District: Education Foundation

Speranza Animal Rescue

St. Jude Children's Hospital

Susquehanna Service Dogs/Keystone Human Services

The Bair Foundation

The Belmont Theatre

The Cedar Foundation of the Lebanon School District

The Frederick Rescue Mission

The Lebanon County Humane Society

V Foundation

Veterans Outreach of Pennsylvania

Vickie's Angel Foundation

VisionCorps

West Point Retreats

Women's Care Center of York

York Day Early Learning

YWCA Harrisburg

*Only requests submitted on our website will be considered. Requests submitted by mail, phone or e-mail will not be considered and will be directed to complete the online application process.