Embracing Aging Grants Program

Improve livability for adults
age 50+ in York County

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Embracing Aging Grants Program

Embracing Aging is a long-term initiative that focuses on changing how people perceive and experience aging in York County, PA.  We do this by working to:

  • improve attitudes on aging
  • reduce barriers to aging well

Our desire is for people to live more easily in their homes and communities and to have the best quality of life possible as they age.

The Hahn Home Fund supports the work of Embracing Aging and carries on the wishes of donor Anna Gardner, who nearly 110 years ago gifted her estate to care for older single women.

Today her legacy supports creating a more livable community, which includes grantmaking to organizations serving people age 50 and older.

Grants are awarded for new programs, expansion of existing programs, planning/research, or piloting a new idea.  Chester H. Thomas Fund is also included in Embracing Aging.

2022 Grant Programs

Community Grants

Embracing Aging is granting up to $50K through its community grant program in 2022.

Community grant applications are read and scored by community volunteers.  The applications are shorter than other YCCF applications. The maximum amount that can be requested is $6,000.

For the Community Grants, we will only accept applications that focus on helping adults age 50 and older who struggle to meet their basic needs. 

Important Dates
July 1  – Grant cycle opens
August 1   – Applications due
September 9  – Awards announced

Other Grants

Embracing Aging will entertain other grants of varying amounts on an individual basis.  If you have an idea that will help adults age 50 and older live more easily in their homes and communities, please schedule a time to talk with us.


Contact Cathy Bollinger, Managing Director of Embracing Aging at [email protected] or by phone at 717.848.3733, ext. 111.


Want to Get Involved?

To learn more about our Embracing Aging Initiative, please contact:

Adrian N. Buckner, MBA, MPP
Vice President of Grants and Community Engagement
Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer
Cathy Bollinger
Managing Director of Embracing Aging
Executive Director, TroveStreet
Layla Boyce
Grants and Scholarship Program Manager