Fund for York County Grant Opportunities
The Fund for York County is the foundation’s fund to address the needs of a changing York County. This Fund’s focus areas are: Education, Workforce Development and Downtown and Neighborhood Revitalization.
Competitive grants are open to any qualified organization interested in pursuing a grant in the Fund’s focus areas. Fund for York County competitive grant awards have a maximum amount of either $6,000 (for small competitive grants) or $20,000 (for higher impact competitive grants). Click here for examples of our different funding levels.
The Fund for York County’s competitive grant cycle is closed for 2018. Watch for information on the 2019 competitive grant cycle.
In general, large-scale programs designed to address a critical community issue are more likely to be eligible for partnership grant funding, especially if they are developed in partnership with YCCF and designed in partnership with collaborating nonprofits. Partnership grants have the highest bar to get funded and a flexible cap for funds awarded.
Key components of partnership grants
- Larger grant, perhaps requiring longer timeframe and/or multiyear funding.
- Will be broad in scope, e.g., not a single population but an entire sector. Examples include collaborative programs to reduce the rate of low birthweight babies throughout York City; foster county-wide economic prosperity; address the housing shortage for low-income seniors; or foster economic and community development in Delta.
- Typically, will be a new approach, or will have nonprofits working together in new ways.
- YCCF’s level of engagement will be high throughout process.