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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…


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…


York County Community Foundation Announces New Vice President of Development

York, PA — York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is proud to announce that a proven nonprofit leader will be joining its staff as Vice President of Development to help York County citizens turn their passions into lasting legacies for our community. Mary Kay Bernosky, Esq. will join the YCCF team on January 6, 2020, after…


YCCF Seeks Gift Planning Officer

The Organization: MISSION: To create a vibrant York County by engaging donors, providing community leadership, investing in high-impact initiatives while building endowment for future generations.  York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is one of the fastest- growing community foundations in Pennsylvania, playing a central role in creating a vibrant York County. It achieves its mission by…


Grants Improve How People Experience Aging in York County

York, PA — York County Community Foundation’s (YCCF) Hahn Home Fund for Embracing Aging works to improve the way people experience aging in York County by awarding grants to programs that enhance the quality of life for people age 50 and older. Nine grants were recently awarded for programs ranging from health to the arts…


York County Community Foundation Honors Professional Advisors

York, PA — To celebrate their contributions to creating a vibrant York County, York County Community Foundation (YCCF) inducted Leon Butler and Donald (Don) Dellinger, Jr. into its Professional Advisor Recognition Society at an event on Thursday, October 3 at the Heritage Hills Resort. Induction into the Professional Advisor Recognition Society allows the Community Foundation…