Category: News

York County COVID-19 Response Fund Launched

York, PA — In challenging times like these, collaboration, generosity and community are most needed. That’s why York County Community Foundation (YCCF) has established the York County COVID-19 Response Fund in partnership with the United Way of York County and other philanthropic partners.  The Fund will provide financial support to nonprofit organizations rising to the…


Op-Ed: Let’s Reframe Travel with Seniors

Cathy Bollinger, managing director of Embracing Aging, York County Community Foundation York County Community Foundation’s Embracing Aging works to change the way people think about aging.  It’s through this lens that I speak out in response to a feature on the front page of the Living Section of the March 2nd York Daily Record edition…


YCCF Operational Update: Remote Operations in Effect 3/16 – 4/13

For the protection of our team, colleagues and for the health of our community, the Community Foundation is taking steps to prevent and contain the spread of COVID-19. Effective, Monday, March 16, York County Community Foundation has moved to complete remote operations through April 13. Any meetings currently scheduled in our office through April 13 …


York County Community Foundation Expands with Addition of Gift Planning Officer

York, PA — Philip A. Woods has joined York County Community Foundation (YCCF) as Gift Planning Officer in the development department, assisting York County citizens and organizations turn their passions into lasting legacies for our community.   A proven relationship builder with deep ties to the York Community, Woods joins the YCCF team after several…


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.…


2019 in Review


York County Community Foundation Awards $6.7 Million in Grants in 2019

York, PA — York County Community Foundation (YCCF) invested $6.7 million in the York County community by awarding grants to 375 nonprofits in 2019. This total reflects grants from YCCF’s Fund for York County, the Hahn Home Fund for Embracing Aging, Memorial Health Fund, and the rest of the 575 funds housed at the foundation.…


Former York County Resident Leaves a $1 Million Legacy to Help People and Animals in Need

York, PA —Mabel L. Slifer was the type of woman who cared about the less fortunate, making regular gifts to organizations like the Salvation Army and Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). Before Mabel passed in 2017, she developed a specially crafted estate plan that placed her entire residuary estate in the hands…


Bringing Fresh, Diverse Perspectives to Solving Community Challenges

What if all children in York County had access to the best education possible, regardless of their address? What if poverty, racism and ageism were relics of the past? What if every person in York County had access to healthy food? What if our downtowns and neighborhoods were thriving, with more businesses both small and…


York County Community Foundation Seeks Community Grant Readers to Bring Fresh Perspectives

Members of the community at large invited to score grants York, PA — York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is changing its competitive grant making by evaluating grants of $6,000 or less from the Fund for York County (FFYC) and the Embracing Aging Fund (EA) in a way that reaches a broader, more diverse audience. YCCF…