Category: Memorial Health Fund

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…


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…


Being a Friend in Times of Need

Friends & Neighbors of Pennsylvania, Inc. (F&N) is an emerging nonprofit focused on assisting the unhoused population in York County with finding shelter and providing medical services. Shortly before the pandemic began, the York County Coalition on Homelessness counted 32 unsheltered people in York County. As of January 26, 2022, the unsheltered population was comprised…


15 York County Organizations Receive over $524,000 for Community Health Programs

(York, PA, November 11, 2021) – 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 over $524,000 in grants to 15 York County organizations. One of the most significant grants was to York County Planning Commission’s…


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…


12 York County Organizations Receive $284,350 for Health Programs

September 23, 2020 (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 $284,356 in grants to 12 York County organizations. “The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn national attention to disparities in healthcare and mental…


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,…