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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’s Racial Equity Fund Grants $69,000 to Eight Local Nonprofits

(YORK, PA,  November 10) – The Racial Equity Fund (REF) Grant Program of York County Community Foundation (YCCF) provided over $69,000 in grants to eight local nonprofits. The REF Committee is comprised of community leaders of color who select projects that address issues of racism and inequity, with a focus on “shifting the paradigm of…


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…


Launching Embracing Aging

Celebrating Our 10th Year of Working to Improve How People Experience Aging September 2022 – August 2023 marks Embracing Aging’s 10th anniversary year. To commemorate this milestone, we will share highlights from our work to make York County a great place to age. Our first memory honors how Embracing Aging began. Although this month marks…


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…


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…


Matthew Poff

At YCCF, we know that our organization’s success is due in-part to our amazing Board of Directors. To show our appreciation, we’ll be highlighting them throughout the year. Today, we’d like you to meet, Matthew Poff. Matthew grew up in York County and has always loved living in an area that experiences all four seasons. …


Krista Darr

At YCCF, we know that our organization’s success is due in-part to our amazing Board of Directors. To show our appreciation, we’ll be highlighting some of them throughout the year. Today, we’d like you to meet, Krista Darr. Krista just completed her term as Board Chair at YCCF and we are grateful for her leadership…


Elizabeth Dellinger

In honor of Women’s History Month, we are highlighting inspirational leaders who help make York County a place where everyone is given the opportunity to thrive. Some of these leaders happen to be members of our Board of Directors. Today, we’d like you to get to know, Elizabeth Dellinger, Secretary of our board. Here is…