Category: News

YCCF Staff Witness the Impact of Recent Grant to York College of Pennsylvania

York County Community Foundation (YCCF) staff members recently visited York College of Pennsylvania (YCP) to tour the simulation lab of the Dr. Donald E. and Lois J. Myers School of Nursing and Health Professions (MSNHP). The outing was arranged for staff to witness the positive impact of a recent grant to the college’s nursing program…


How a Local Nonprofit Heals the Hearts, Minds, and Spirits of Local Veterans

A native of Rochester, New York, Mr. Sandy Walker had never heard of York, PA. As an air traffic controller for the United States Air Force and a Vietnam veteran, he was accustomed to moving around, but knew he needed a stable home for his growing family. While traveling to Washington D.C. to visit relatives,…


York County Community Foundation Awards Grants Scored by Volunteer Community Grant Readers

(YORK, PA, October 24) – Local community members helped York County Community Foundation (YCCF) advance its vision to create a vibrant York County by awarding eleven nonprofits with grants totaling $63,040. The community grant making program of YCCF invites residents from across York County to bring a wider perspective to the review process. Volunteer grant…


Granting Equal Access Through Translation Services

In the summer of 2022, York County Community Foundation’s Racial Equity Fund awarded a grant to Community Progress Council (CPC) for its Language Access and Equity Project. This program was implemented by CPC’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee to ensure its program participants are provided with services in their native language. With the grant from…


Roth J. Preap, YCCF Grants Program Officer, Named to Central Penn Business Journal 2022 Forty Under 40

York, PA (September 19, 2022) – York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is proud to announce Central Penn Business Journal has selected Roth J. Preap, Grants Program Officer, as a Forty Under 40 recipient. Forty Under 40 recognizes professionals 40 years of age and younger who have been successful in the Central Pennsylvania area. Honorees, chosen…


How Local HAM Radio Operators Make Connections Around the World and Beyond!

Scientists say that staying connected and having a strong social network is crucial to living a healthier, longer, and more fulfilling life. Having a hobby and a group of friends to enjoy that hobby with is even more important as we age. At September House, a community center for people age 60 and older, some…


Sustaining an Entertainment Gem

The Appell Center for the Performing Arts has been the premier location for entertainment in York for nearly 100 years. However, when the pandemic hit, venues, including the Appell Center’s two theatres, were forced to close and operate at reduced capacity for 18 months. Staff at the Appell Center credit the generosity of the York…


YCCF Receives $300,000 Grant from The Heinz Endowments to Support Early Childhood Educators in York

Program has already provided over $450,000 in incentives to 63 childcare providers. (YORK, PA, August 29, 2022) – The York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is proud to accept a $300,000 grant from The Heinz Endowments to support the York County Early Childhood Educator Awards Program. To address the issue of attracting and retaining qualified childcare…


YCCF is excited to welcome Meredith Schreffler as its new Vice President of Finance & Operations.

(York, PA, August 1, 2022) – The York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is excited to welcome Meredith Schreffler as its new Vice President of Finance & Operations. In this role, Meredith will advance the mission of the Community Foundation primarily by retaining the confidence of its stakeholders by ensuring good stewardship of the funds entrusted…


York County Community Foundation Awards Over $150,000 in Environmental and Community Development Grants

(YORK, PA, July 25) – The York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is pleased to award three grants to support land and water preservation and downtown revitalization efforts. The three grants include: $60,000 from YCCF’s Agriculture and Land Preservation Program Fund to the Farm and Natural Lands Trust. This grant will support the hiring of a…