Category: Annual Report

Thriving As We Grow Older

Margaret Manning was extremely excited to turn 70 on March 6, 2020. Little did she know that less than two weeks later, our state and much of the world would be going into lockdown. Margaret, who is usually busy doing things for others, found herself having little contact with friends and family. Her excitement of…


York City Students Get in Gear

The GEAR Project is a new 36- week robotics and engineering pilot program for York City students in grades 9-12, supported by a grant from YCCF’s Children’s Program Fund. This innovative program is “geared” toward providing a well-rounded experience in all 4 disciplines of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Students meet once a week for…


Building Momentum to Healthy Living

Chris Kustanbauter developed Young Onset Parkinson’s disease at age 48. Now 57, he attributes his wellness to his healthcare providers and to the instructors of the Momentum Class offered at the Jewish Community Center (JCC). “When the program first launched in 2019, I was excited because it gave me the opportunity to take classes focused…


Facing Challenges: Hand-in-Hand

In 2020, York County Community Foundation (YCCF) leaned into doing what we do best – inspire charitable giving, understand the most critical community needs and target grantmaking to ensure maximum impact. This is what YCCF does every day, to embrace the York County spirit of taking action in a crisis. Our community is at its…


2020 New Funds

2020 New Funds: The Richard Guyer Fund was started in recognition of Coach Guyer’s retirement in 2009. Coach Guyer and the assistants who have supported him for more than 40 years created a swimming legacy at York Suburban. More importantly, these coaches support academic excellence at York Suburban High School. Coach Guyer has since returned…


Spark a Childhood of Happy Memories

All children deserve places to run, play, laugh and gather with friends. Especially the children of York City, who have limited access to safe outdoor play space. At this time, York City maintains the city parks, but has limited resources to invest in capital improvements. Thanks to the vision of one man, that’s about to…


Shining a Light on Star Teachers

For the past seven years, YCCF has been focused on improving educational outcomes for all children in York County. Across the country, student achievement in districts with higher rates of poverty lag far behind their more affluent counterparts. The School District of the City of York (YCSD) is tackling this challenge by investing in a…


Preserving Land to Preserve Our Roots

Recent restrictions on group activities have highlighted the value of York County’s agricultural roots, scenic landscapes and open spaces to our way of life. Donors to YCCF’s Agriculture and Land Preservation Fund believed that protecting our natural environment from development creates a vibrant York County for both today’s residents and future generations. Over the past…


Sustaining the Cathedral Along the Codorus

Places of worship offer comfort and hope as spiritual anchors in times of strife. During its 112 years, St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Spring Grove has been an anchor to thousands of congregants. Modeled after the great cathedrals of Europe, the building’s stunning architecture earned it a place on the National Registry of Historic…


Creating “A Seat at the Table”

A four-million-pound food gap filled. 55,000 lives changed. Hunger eradicated. In 2017, five charitable food organizations in York County came together as the first collaborative effort in Pennsylvania to address health-related needs and recommendations identified by Governor Wolf’s “Blueprint for a Hunger-Free PA.” They approached the Memorial Health Fund (MHF) board for a $250,000 grant…