Category: Racial Equity

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…


Laying the Foundation for a Life of Success

Early childhood education and childcare are essential for working families and our community’s economic prosperity. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated already existing barriers to women’s economic participation, and further highlighted inequities that exist for families of color. Worldwide, statistics show an unprecedented number of women leaving the workforce to care for their children who were either…


YCCF Adds Half Million Dollars to Racial Equity Fund Grantmaking Program

(YORK, PA, June 21, 2022) – The York County Community Foundation (YCCF) board of directors recently approved an additional $500,000 commitment to the Racial Equity Fund Grant Program to address issues of racism and inequity in our community and create systemic change. $250,000 will be available for grantmaking as projects are presented to the committee…


Creating a Pathway to Lasting Financial Security

While analyzing the needs of the York community, the team at Shiloh Baptist Church recognized a lack of professional advancement programs for people of color and created The Impact Project (TIP). TIP is a 10- week education and job readiness project for youth between 13-18 years old. The Project is designed to minimize equity gaps…


YCCF’s Racial Equity Fund Announces Inaugural Grants to Focus on Inequities In York County

(YORK, PA, January 19, 2022) – York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is pleased to announce the first grants awarded from the Racial Equity Fund Grant Program focusing on “shifting the paradigm of equitable opportunities.” Grantees applied to the Racial Equity Fund for grants up to $10,000 each for projects that seek to address equity gaps…


Confronting Racism Coalition – York County’s Civic Action Group

On March 3rd, 2020, just a few days before the pandemic forced many of us to shelter in place, the Confronting Racism Coalition (CRC), a civic action group, held a highly productive retreat at Harrisburg Area Community College’s York campus. A grant from YCCF’s Fund for York County supported the retreat. The goal of the…


Latinos Unidos of York

The mission of Latinos Unidos (LU) of York is to empower the Latino community and strengthen bonds to promote social, civic, and economic integration of Latino families in the York area. To help build trust, respect and transparency in the York Latinx community, LU created an Ambassador Pilot program and hired an administrative coordinator to…


Keystones Oral Histories

YCCF is always ready to support educational initiatives to ensure our youth and adults receive the best access to resources and information. When former educator, Bryan Wade came to us with his plan to offer curricula and resources that would meet those needs, we were happy to support his community project. In his grant application,…


Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: José Santiago

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re spotlighting local members of the community who strive to make York a great place to live.   Meet, José Santiago. José identifies himself as a Latino of Puerto Rican descent. He currently works as the director of both the YMCA of York and York County’s New American Welcome…


York County Community Foundation Launches Racial Equity Fund to Focus On Inequities In York County

(YORK, PA, August 17) – York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is pleased to announce the launch of the Racial Equity Fund Grant Program that will focus on “shifting the paradigm of equitable opportunities.” The Racial Equity Fund Committee is comprised of community leaders of color. The grant program they designed supports projects that address issues of…