Category: News

COVID-19 Response Fund Awards Grant to Address Childcare Staffing Crisis

Early childhood education and childcare are essential for working families and for our community’s economic future. The COVID-19 pandemic escalated already existing barriers to women’s economic participation, inequities for women and families of color. Child Care Consultants, Inc. reports that, from March 2020 to March 2021, 1,773 fewer children are enrolled in childcare programs in…


Thriving As We Grow Older

Margaret Manning was extremely excited to turn 70 on March 6, 2020. Little did she know that less than two weeks later, our state and much of the world would be going into lockdown. Margaret, who is usually busy doing things for others, found herself having little contact with friends and family. Her excitement of…


YCCF’s Embracing Aging Helps You Be Proactive

For Joel Conway, his decision to get involved with YCCF’s Embracing Aging stemmed from his desire to be more proactive about his own aging and to be more mindful of his interactions with older adults. Joel is only in his 50s but says the group discussions have helped him become a better listener. Hearing others…


York City Students Get in Gear

The GEAR Project is a new 36- week robotics and engineering pilot program for York City students in grades 9-12, supported by a grant from YCCF’s Children’s Program Fund. This innovative program is “geared” toward providing a well-rounded experience in all 4 disciplines of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Students meet once a week for…


Embracing Aging Grant Offers Retired Adults A Second Chance with the Second Career Service Entrepreneurial Project

What would you do If you were given the opportunity to start a second career after retiring? A few lucky participants of a local program at Crispus Attucks had the opportunity to answer that question last year thanks to a grant from the York County Community Foundation’s Hahn Home Fund for Embracing Aging. The grant…


York County Community Foundation Welcomes Four New Board Members

The York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is pleased to welcome four exceptional women onto its board of directors. Randy Freedman is a self-employed consultant who helps organizations with mission-driven leadership, strategic planning, donor cultivation, program development, CEO searches and transitions, and cultivation of workplace diversity. Before starting her own business, Randy served as the CEO…


Women’s Giving Circle of York County Community Foundation Awards the Carolyn Eyster Steinhauser Prize

The Women’s Giving Circle (WGC) of York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is pleased to announce the winner of this year’s Carolyn Eyster Steinhauser Prize, created in 2017 by the WGC.  The award honors individuals or organizations whose contributions to community-building in York County have been marked by singular excellence, reflecting Ms. Steinhauser’s decades of effective…


York County Community Foundation Awards Land Preservation and Educational Training Grants

(YORK, PA, March 18) – The York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is pleased to award three grants to two local agencies to help improve the health and well-being of York County residents, including homeless youth. $40,000 from the YCCF Agriculture & Land Preservation Program Fund to the York County Planning Commission for Pilot Partnership to…


York County Community Foundation Grows Team to Fuel Community Transformation

The York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is pleased to welcome two new members to its Communications and Finance teams. Rabiya Khan is their newest member of the Communications Department. Rabiya joins the YCCF team with over 10 years of experience in the field of journalism, marketing and communications, and is excited for the opportunity to…


Decades of Generosity

This year the York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is celebrating 60 years of partnerships with givers who created legacies that extend beyond their lifetimes and probably beyond their imaginations.  People like you and organizations like the one you work for, give to the Community Foundation because they know that giving to an endowment means their…