Category: Community Grants

YCCF Staff Witness the Impact of Recent Grant to York College of Pennsylvania

York County Community Foundation (YCCF) staff members recently visited York College of Pennsylvania (YCP) to tour the simulation lab of the Dr. Donald E. and Lois J. Myers School of Nursing and Health Professions (MSNHP). The outing was arranged for staff to witness the positive impact of a recent grant to the college’s nursing program…


How a Local Nonprofit Heals the Hearts, Minds, and Spirits of Local Veterans

A native of Rochester, New York, Mr. Sandy Walker had never heard of York, PA. As an air traffic controller for the United States Air Force and a Vietnam veteran, he was accustomed to moving around, but knew he needed a stable home for his growing family. While traveling to Washington D.C. to visit relatives,…


York County Community Foundation Awards Grants Scored by Volunteer Community Grant Readers

(YORK, PA, October 24) – Local community members helped York County Community Foundation (YCCF) advance its vision to create a vibrant York County by awarding eleven nonprofits with grants totaling $63,040. The community grant making program of YCCF invites residents from across York County to bring a wider perspective to the review process. Volunteer grant…


Granting Equal Access Through Translation Services

In the summer of 2022, York County Community Foundation’s Racial Equity Fund awarded a grant to Community Progress Council (CPC) for its Language Access and Equity Project. This program was implemented by CPC’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee to ensure its program participants are provided with services in their native language. With the grant from…


York County Community Foundation Awards Over $150,000 in Environmental and Community Development Grants

(YORK, PA, July 25) – The York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is pleased to award three grants to support land and water preservation and downtown revitalization efforts. The three grants include: $60,000 from YCCF’s Agriculture and Land Preservation Program Fund to the Farm and Natural Lands Trust. This grant will support the hiring of a…


Six York County Organizations Receive over $174,000 for Community Health Programs

(York, PA, June 7, 2021) – Memorial Health Fund, a supporting organization of the York County Community Foundation, recently awarded over $174,000 in grants to six local organizations. These grants seek to address the compelling health issues of the residents of York and its surrounding communities. “The board of the Memorial Health Fund (MHF) is…


York County Community Foundation Awards Grants Scored by the Grant Reader Program

(YORK, PA, April 21) – Members of the community helped York County Community Foundation (YCCF) create a thriving York County by awarding grants to 9 nonprofits totaling $47,584. The community grant making program of YCCF invites residents from across York County to bring a wider perspective to the review process. Volunteer grant readers evaluated grants…


Community Grant Reader: Sharon Christ

Read what inspired Sharon Christ to become a community grant reader with YCCF and learn how you can join this passionate group of volunteers. How did you learn about this volunteer opportunity? I learned about the grant reader opportunity through Cathy Bollinger and my connection with her through Embracing Aging. What do you like best…


Community Grant Reader: Elyse Byrnes

Read what inspired Else Byrnes to become a community grant reader with YCCF and learn how you can join this passionate group of volunteers. How did you learn about this volunteer opportunity? As a former employee of York County Community Foundation, I know firsthand the good work the foundation does to affect change for a…


Community Grant Reader: Peggy Davidson

Read what inspired Peggy Davidson to become a community grant reader with YCCF and learn how to join this passionate group of volunteers. How did you learn about this volunteer opportunity? I heard about the opportunity to read grant applications from a friend, and I was all in. I had written many grant proposals asking for…