Category: News

Community Foundation Week, November 12-18

Celebrate Community Foundation Week with York County Community Foundation! We invite you to learn about the Community Foundation and the role we play in driving positive change in our community. We’re proud to be one of hundreds of community foundations across the country creating social change hand in hand with nonprofits. Join us in celebrating […]


York County Community Foundation Honors Holly Mayer at Annual Professional Advisor Seminar Events

(YORK, PA, October 19) – York County Community Foundation (YCCF) inducted Holly A. Mayer, CFP into its Professional Advisor Recognition Society on October 12. This award recognizes accountants, attorneys, financial planners, investment advisors, and trust officers for their efforts in promoting charitable giving through YCCF’s endowment funds. Holly serves as First Vice President/Wealth Management, Financial […]


Nonprofit Resiliency Survey Launching to Gain Comprehensive Overview of York County’s Nonprofit Landscape

York, PA (October 16, 2023) – York County Community Foundation (YCCF) and partners at the Powder Mill Foundation and Warehime Foundation are investing in a comprehensive review of York County’s Nonprofit Landscape.  They are encouraging nonprofit leaders to complete the Nonprofit Resiliency Survey online survey by November 3rd.  As a token of appreciation, organizations completing […]


Sowing the Seeds of Sustainability

On the night of October 25, 2021, lightning struck the Horn Farm’s historic farmhouse, engulfing the second and third floors in flames. Instead of giving up and considering the property a loss, the organization used the devastating fire to rethink its goals and immediately began working on a reconstruction plan. The 186-acre property which is […]


Endowing Our Heritage

If you haven’t journeyed to the Susquehanna National Heritage Area (SHNA) visitor center recently, you don’t know what you’re missing! The organization works with partners and communities to advance a vision for the Susquehanna River and our region as a national destination for heritage and outdoor travelers. In addition to running the Zimmerman Center for […]


York County Community Foundation Earns Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar 

(YORK, PA,  August 2, 2023) – York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is proud to announce its recent Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, an online resource portal offering insight into millions of nonprofit organizations around the world. YCCF earned the highest Seal of Transparency by providing authoritative data from several validated sources, including 990s.  By updating […]


York County Community Foundation Awards Over $176,000 in Environmental Grants

(YORK, PA, July 12, 2023) – The York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is pleased to award over $176,000 in grants to support land and water preservation efforts in York County. The Codorus Watershed fund works to develop strategic direction and action plans to build on the work of existing watershed improvement programs. By leveraging new […]


York County Community Foundation’s Racial Equity Fund Awards $11,000 in Grants to Two Local Organizations

(YORK, PA, July 11, 2023) – The Racial Equity Fund (REF) Grant Program of the York County Community Foundation (YCCF) recently awarded $11,000 in grants to two 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 […]


Retaining Our Early Childhood Educators

YCCF is focusing our grantmaking on helping lower-income people achieve economic mobility. Quality childcare is critical to a child’s development and to a parent’s ability to sustain employment for the whole family to thrive. York County’s 2020 Economic Action Plan identified the lack of quality, reliable, and affordable childcare as a major barrier to attracting […]


York County Community Foundation Awards Over $720,000 in Grants to Eight Local Organizations

The York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is committed to building economic mobility for low-income people through its impactful THRIVE Grants from  the Fund for York County. The Fund for York County is focused on supporting our community’s most pressing issues. Our THRIVE grants support programs in the focus areas of housing, career development, transportation, childcare, […]