Category: Memorial Health Fund

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…


Memorial Health Fund Welcomes Two New Board Members

February 25, 2020 (York, Pa.) –  The Memorial Health Fund board of directors welcomes Anika Jackson and Grace Quartey, CPA as the newest members committed to transforming the way York County addresses compelling health issues. Ms. Jackson is the director of new initiatives at Family First Health. She’s been with the organization for 3 years.…


14 York County Organizations Receive $239,000 for Health Programs

York, Pa. –  To address compelling health issues of the residents of York and its surrounding communities, Memorial Health Fund, a supporting organization of the York County Community Foundation, recently awarded $239,360 in grants to 14 York County organizations. “Having access to programs and organizations that support health and well-being shouldn’t be limited because of…


Building Connections for a Healthy Community

Children born underweight face huge developmental challenges with lifelong consequences for them, their families, and their communities. The March of Dimes estimates the societal cost of low birthweight babies at an estimated $26 billion annually nationwide. In York City, 11.5 percent of babies born in 2012 were low birth weight, weighing less than five pounds,…


Memorial Health Fund Awards $1 Million Grant for New UPMC Pinnacle Memorial Hospital

April 1, 2019 (York, Pa.) – The board of the Memorial Health Fund (MHF) has awarded a $1 million grant for the inclusion of green spaces on the grounds of the new UPMC Pinnacle Memorial Hospital. The importance of green spaces to promote healing and mental health aligns with MHF’s focus on transforming the ways…