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York County Community Foundation’s WellSpan Emergency Services Fund Awards $337,000 Grant for EMS Provider Merger

York, PA — In an ongoing effort to create a uniform EMS system that provides high-quality service to all areas of York County, the WellSpan Emergency Services Fund of York County Community Foundation (YCCF)  has awarded a grant of $337,000 to three local nonprofit EMS providers to create efficiencies and optimize service delivery. The three…


COVID-19 Response Fund Awards Grant to Open Code Blue Emergency Homeless Shelter

Additional grants continue to support food and rental assistance York, PA —  As winter weather quickly approaches, and COVID-19 cases increase, the York County COVID-19 Response Fund has recently awarded $143,300 to nonprofits helping our neighbors. To date, the fund, launched jointly by the York County Community Foundation (YCCF) and United Way of York County,…


Op-Ed: Nonprofit sector makes York County a great place to live

The beating heart of York County is the nonprofits that entertain us, uplift us, and ensure the most vulnerable among us have food on their tables and a roof over their heads.   As supporters of the nonprofit sector, it’s our privilege to see their amazing work first-hand. In York County, over 1,000 charitable organizations…


The First 10 Initiative

YCCF focuses on improving children’s ability to succeed academically and reducing stresses that prevent them from coming to school each day ready to learn. Teaching children so they are well-prepared for life and work is the key to their future and the future of our community. But what about making sure young children are prepared…


York County Community Foundation Honors Professional Advisor

York, PA — To celebrate contributions to creating a vibrant York County, York County Community Foundation (YCCF) inducted Jeffrey C. Goss, Esq. into its Professional Advisor Recognition Society at a virtual event on Thursday, October 8. Induction into the Professional Advisor Recognition Society allows the Community Foundation to recognize and thank local accountants, attorneys, financial…


York County Community Foundation Launches Fund for Racial Equity Initiatives

York, PA — The York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is taking a tangible step to advance racial equity in our community with the creation of a grant fund dedicated to support racial equity efforts. The Racial Equity Fund will have two components – a pool of resources to make grants now and a permanently endowed…


Op-Ed: Creating a Vibrant York County for Everyone

“Change is difficult, but often essential to survival.” – Les Brown The York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is dedicated to taking the necessary steps toward advancing racial equity in our community. As an organization, we are doing the work to identify the fundamental changes that are needed to allow YCCF to move in alignment with…


Community Grant Readers Select Second Round of Grants from York County Community Foundation

Members of the York community helped York County Community Foundation (YCCF) continue to advance its vision to create a vibrant York County by awarding 10 grants to nonprofits totaling $58,985.   These grants are part of a new grant making program started this year by YCCF, changing its competitive grant making by inviting members of…


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…


COVID-19 Response Fund Continues to Support Organizations Keeping York Countians Fed and in Their Homes

York, PA —  As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create economic hardships for many York Countians, the York County COVID-19 Response Fund continues to award grants to organizations providing much needed relief for families. To date, the fund, launched jointly by the York County Community Foundation (YCCF) and United Way of York County, has raised…