Category: Education & Workforce

$111,000 in Grants From York County Community Foundation to Support Education, Workforce Development and Downtown and Neighborhood Revitalization

York, PA — Twelve programs designed to improve the quality of life in York County are the newest recipients of grants from the York County Community Foundation’s (YCCF) Fund for York County, Beautiful York Program Fund, Children’s Program Fund, and the White Rose Foundation Fund. “Through building relationships with the organizations applying for grants from…


Our York Media Takes Home $20,000 Grant from YorIt Live Pitch Event

Rebecca and Will Hanlon of Our York Media came out victorious in an exciting YorIt Social Venture Challenge (SVC) Live Pitch on April 18. Four finalists shared their ideas with the York community, and YorIt members voted for the SVC winner who received a $20,000 grant from the organization. The community was also invited to…


Finalists to Compete in YorIt Live Pitch Event for $20,000

Finalists will pitch their ideas to the York community at the YorIt Social Venture Challenge (SVC) on April 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Warehaus, 320 N. George Street, York. For the first time, the live pitch will be free and open to the public. YorIt is an initiative of York County Community Foundation (YCCF) that…


YCCF Announces Class of 2018 York Federal Fellows

York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is pleased to announce that five local nonprofit leaders have been named to the 2018 class of York Federal Fellows. This year’s fellows include Todd Fogdall, Appell Center for the Performing Arts; Deb Gogniat, Healthy York County Coalition; Christy Renjilian, Childcare Consultants; Joyce Santiago, York Area Development Corporation; and Mary…


Preparing The Workforce of Tomorrow

By 2024 more than 1 million skilled jobs will need to be filled in Pennsylvania, according to a June 2016 report from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Based on current data, this need cannot be met, specifically for the “middle skills” jobs, or those that require training beyond high school, but less than…


Innovative Approaches To Education

In 2009, the Community Foundation’s Fund for York County and the Women’s Giving Circle awarded grants to YorkCounts to support the application of a new charter school to the Commonwealth. Just two years later, York Academy Regional Charter School opened in downtown York with students in kindergarten, first, and second grades and with 200 children…


Call of the Wild

On a beautiful May day, 66 fifth grade students and their teachers flocked outside to study bird habitats and stream health at Kiwanis Lake and Noonan Park. The students, all from Jacob L. Devers School in York City, were part of an Audubon Pennsylvania program to get York City students excited about science and nature.…


Education And Healthcare Executives Join YCCF Board Of Directors

Darryl E. Jones, Ph.D. and Maria L. Royce were named to the York County Community Foundation (YCCF) board of directors to further the organization’s impact on the community. They bring expertise in two key focus areas of YCCF: education and health. Jones is a recent transplant to York, as the relatively new vice president of…


Former West York Teacher And Flight Attendant Leaves $3.4 Million Gift In Will To York County Community Foundation; Creates Fund For Education

Doris Schwartz, a former West York teacher and flight attendant who died in 2013,is helping York County educators foster innovation across lines with a fund at York County Community Foundation (YCCF). The Doris E. Schwartz Education Fund was created with a $3.4 million gift to YCCF from Ms. Schwartz’s estate. The fund recently made its…


Shift Toward Collaboration Among Nonprofits Helps Meet Community Need

York County Community Foundation has advocated for collaboration among nonprofits for years, and the trend is picking up momentum across the country. Collaboration helps break down barriers that hinder real solutions to everyday community needs. The Community Foundation recently awarded collaborative grants totaling $76,000 to several local nonprofits, but the surprise behind the grants is…