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York County Community Foundation was founded in 1961 by generous visionaries who saw an opportunity to perpetually support their community by pooling charitable giving, investing it to grow over time and make grants to charity from the earnings on the pooled fund. It wasn’t until 1991 that the Community Foundation made a real push to build its assets so that it could become the kind of leading organization it is today. Donors are the crux of our existence; they are the reason we have been so successful over the years. Today, thanks to encouragement from many community leaders, we have enhanced our mission to include being a community leader and changemaker by working with community stakeholders to leverage our grantmaking and expertise for powerful community improvement.

In 1961, the Community Foundation awarded 7 grants of $100 each to area nonprofits. Today our annual grantmaking has reached nearly $5.4 million. The Community Foundation grew rapidly beginning in 1991, when we set a goal of $5 million in endowment. The goal was reached in 1995, and since then, we have achieved assets of $155 million.

The following donors contributed leadership gifts through two initiatives designed to preserve the future of the Community Foundation. Through our Revitalization and Growth Initiatives, we raised nearly $3 million to support operations. We thank our Founders and Sustainers for their support.


Sustainers

  • Josephine D. and Louis J.* Appell Jr.
  • W. Dale Brougher Foundation
  • Chloé R. Eichelberger
  • Glatfelter
  • Glatfelter Insurance Group
  • Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J.* Glatfelter
  • Michael L. and Catherine A. Gleim
  • The Graham Foundation
  • Tim and Nancy* Grumbacher
  • John Schmidt Foundation
  • William H. Kerlin Jr.
  • Delores Kerlin
  • Kinsley Family Foundation
  • Frank* and Susanne Motter
  • Tom and Joan Norris
  • PeoplesBank, A Codorus Valley Company
  • W. Scott and Brenda S. Rhinehart
  • Bill* and Judy Simpson
  • Carolyn Eyster Steinhauser
  • The Stewart Foundation
  • Susquehanna Pfaltzgraff Co.
  • Perform Group, LLC
  • The Wolf Organization
  • William T.* and Cornelia W.* Wolf
  • The York Water Company
  • John D. and Kathryn W.* Zimmerman

 

Founders

  • William B. Anstine Jr., Esq.
  • Josephine D. and Louis J. Appell Jr.
  • The Bon-Ton Stores Foundation
  • Alice Marie and Michael Boustead
  • W. Dale Brougher Foundation
  • CoreStates Bank, N.A.
  • DALLCO Industries
  • Donald C. Dallmeyer
  • Dauphin Deposit Bank and Trust Company
  • Drovers and Mechanics Bank
  • Chloé R. Eichelberger
  • Glatfelter Company
  • Glatfelter Insurance Group
  • Michael L. and Catherine A. Gleim
  • The Graham Group
  • Grumbacher Family Foundation
  • The M. S. Grumbacher Foundation
  • George W. and Martha Z. Hodges
  • Leslie A. and Jill Jones
  • The Kinsley Family Foundation
  • M&T Bank
  • Fred B. Minnich
  • Frank* and Susanne Motter
  • New Standard Corporation
  • ParenteBeard, LLC
  • PeoplesBank, A Codorus Valley Company
  • Perform Group, LLC
  • Robert W. and Donna J. Pullo
  • The RG Charitable Foundation
  • Mike and Jane Rice
  • Carolyn Eyster Steinhauser
  • The Stewart Foundation
  • Susquehanna Pfaltzgraff Foundation
  • The Wolf Foundation
  • Coni L. Wolf
  • Thomas W. and Frances D. Wolf
  • William T. and Cornelia W. Wolf
  • York Federal Savings & Loan Foundation
  • York International
  • York Newspaper Company
  • The York Water Company
  • John D. and Kathryn W.* Zimmerman
  • William B. and Patty T. Zimmerman
  • Anonymous

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