Category: News

York County Community Foundation Awards Over $10.6 Million in Grants in 2023

(York, PA, January 18, 2024) — York County Community Foundation (YCCF) strives to create a vibrant York County by engaging donors, providing community leadership, and investing in high-impact initiatives while building endowments for future generations. In 2023, YCCF awarded a total of $10.6 million in grants to 424 nonprofit organizations. Grants were issued from YCCF’s…


Thank you, Jody Appell

York has suffered a great loss with the passing of Josephine “Jody” Schmidt Davidson Appell at the amazing age of 100. Her leadership, steadfast support, and kind spirit will be greatly missed, not only by the York County Community Foundation (YCCF) but by the many people she helped through her giving of time, talent, and…


Natalee Colón Gunderson Named President and CEO of York County Community Foundation

After an extensive national search using one of the preeminent DEI focused search firms, York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is thrilled to announce that Natalee Colón Gunderson will be joining the YCCF team as President & CEO. Natalee comes to the Foundation after 12 years with The York Water Company, where she most recently served…


Memorial Health Fund of YCCF Awards Over $477,479 for Community Health Programs to Twenty-One Local Nonprofits

(York, PA, January 9, 2024) – Memorial Health Fund, a supporting organization of the York County Community Foundation, recently awarded over $477,000 in grants to twenty-one York County organizations to address compelling health issues of the residents of York and its surrounding communities. “These grants target many basic needs for struggling families and offer a…


Women’s Giving Circle of York County Community Foundation Seeks Nominations for Carolyn Eyster Steinhauser Prize Award

January 8, 2024 (York, PA) – The Women’s Giving Circle (WGC) of York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is pleased to announce that applications for this year’s Carolyn Eyster Steinhauser Prize are now available. Created in 2017 by the WGC, the award honors individuals whose contributions to community-building in York County have been marked by singular…


Help York County THRIVE with a Gift to The Fund for York County

Dear Friend: The Fund for York County is your community’s endowment – it’s the source of funding that provides opportunities for everyone to thrive now and into the future. By analyzing local data and studying our community’s greatest needs, we can focus our grantmaking to address these needs. Our efforts are collaborative and provide long-term…


Community Foundations Have an Impact on the Future of York County

Imagine being in a situation where you are looking for a home in York County, only to learn that thanks to one of the fastest selling housing markets in the nation, you are priced out of nearly everything available. Then imagine being connected to someone who not only understands your situation, but can help you…


The Hahn Home Fund for Embracing Aging Awards over $29,000 in Grants

The Hahn Home Fund for Embracing Aging is pleased to announce the recent grants totaling $29,999 awarded to five local nonprofits serving York County. The Hahn Home Fund for Embracing Aging is focused on improving how people experience aging in York County.  Grants from the fund support programs serving people age 50 and older. Cathy…


York County Community Foundation’s Racial Equity Fund Awards Over $30,000 in Grants to Four Local Organizations

The Racial Equity Fund (REF) Grant Program of the York County Community Foundation (YCCF) recently awarded $31,482 in grants to local nonprofits. The REF Committee is comprised of community leaders of color who select projects that address issues of racism and inequity. The Racial Equity Fund offers grants for projects that address equity gaps for…


York County Community Foundation Awards Over $220,000 in Grants

The York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is pleased to announce the recent $221,034 awarded in grants from its THRIVE grant program and the Codorus Watershed Fund to 13 deserving local organizations serving York County. The Fund for York County is focused on supporting our community’s most pressing issues. THRIVE grants seek to provide funding opportunities…