Category: News

Inspiring Our Youth and Protecting Our Waterways

On August 16, 2023, thirteen high school students graduated from Crispus Attucks’ Codorus Corridor Summer Enrichment Program. During this six-week program, students met with several York County business leaders to engage in hands-on learning opportunities. Each week, they examined improvement strategies for the Codorus corridor while being introduced to workforce development opportunities in architecture, engineering, […]

Finding a Place to Call Home

The lack of affordable and safe housing in York is impacting thousands of residents in our County. The 2023 State of the Nation’s Housing Report by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies reinforces what local agencies already know: America is experiencing record disparities in income and significant housing shortages. Allocating over 30% of your […]

York County Community Foundation Welcomes New Vice President of Grants & Community Engagement

(York, PA, July 2, 2024) – The York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is pleased to welcome Michele Mummert as the Vice President of Grants and Community Engagement. In this role, Michele will lead the Grants Department and set the strategic direction of YCCF’s grantmaking. Michele’s experience with program development and collaboration will encourage and fuel […]

Sustaining Support for Our Kids

Children’s Home of York (CHOY) has been a cornerstone of York County’s social fabric since its founding in 1865. For over 150 years, CHOY has been supporting children and their families with programs and services that meet their complex needs. As the organization has grown, CHOY has adapted and expanded to incorporate innovative approaches. However, […]

A Fund for Our Furry Friends

Michele McKinney works as the Finance and Payroll Specialist at YCCF and is a long-time supporter of the York County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (YCSPCA). After a staff visit, Michele fondly remembered the day her family welcomed Gracie Mae into their home. “We would randomly stop in to see which dogs […]

Cathy Bollinger of York County Community Foundation Earns National Certification

York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is proud to announce the successful completion of an accredited certification earned by Cathy Bollinger, Executive Director of Embracing Aging & TroveStreet®. With her new designation as a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)® issued by the Society of Certified Senior Advisors, Cathy Bollinger has demonstrated advanced knowledge in the multiple processes […]

Marching to the Beat of York’s Drum.

Last summer, a chartered bus of York County residents, including 20 youth from YMCA’s Temple Guard Drill Team traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in the 60th Anniversary of the March On Washington. Organizers included York’s Confronting Racism Coalition, NAACP, YMCA, and youth activist, Jamiel Alexander. The march commemorates the 1963 March On Washington for […]

Meeting People Where They Are

The team at Family First Health (FFH) often says they “meet people where they are” on their healthcare journey. The organization took this literally when implementing a partnership with Lifepath Christian Ministries. Through a grant from the Memorial Health Fund, FFH’s Community Medical Team started providing weekly onsite services at Lifepath’s shelters. “We started by […]

Treating the Root Causes

York County Court of Common Pleas Judge Craig T. Trebilcock began to notice how invisible factors like substance abuse, trauma, mental health disorders, unemployment, and homelessness were driving repeated criminal behaviors. That’s when the now retired judge started to see the whole person standing inside his courtroom, not just their criminal record. Judge Trebilcock also […]

York County Community Foundation Awards Over $144,000 In Grants to Local Nonprofits

York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is excited to announce its most recent round of grants to local nonprofits serving the York County community. Natalee Gunderson, President & CEO of YCCF, expressed her pride in the partnerships YCCF has created with both its donors and local nonprofits, stating, “YCCF’s donors are truly committed to investing in […]