Working Together to Create a Vibrant York County
The Community Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations that have the highest likelihood of impacting our strategic focus areas, which are determined by volunteer committees and Community Foundation staff using the YorkCounts Community Indicators Report, community plans, research and the intentions of donors who have established funds at the Community Foundation.
The Community Foundation knows that strategic philanthropy is the most effective way to achieve significant results with limited resources. Grant proposals may be solicited or requested through a competitive grant application process or the Community Foundation may develop partnerships to achieve its goals.
Fund for York County Grants
The Fund for York County is the foundation’s fund to address the needs of a changing York County. This Fund’s focus areas are: Education, Workforce Development and Downtown and Neighborhood Revitalization.
Embracing Aging Grants
Embracing Aging focuses on improving how people experience aging in York County. We work to improve attitudes around aging as well as reduce barriers to aging well.
Memorial Health Fund Grants
The Memorial Health Fund Grant seeks to transform the way our community addresses compelling health issues, funding programs that improve the complete physical, mental and social well-being of the residents of York County.
The Community Foundation has three field of interest environmental funds in Agricultural and Land Preservation, the Codorus Watershed and Sustainable Energy. Each fund is staffed with volunteer committees who steward the grant funds to have the highest environmental impact in York County.
YCCF holds additional funds that are earmarked for specific purposes. See how generous donors supported specific causes they love in perpetuity.
York Federal Fellows Program
The Fellows Program offers outstanding nonprofit executive leaders the opportunity to spend a year developing professionally and personally while expanding their leadership skills.
Additional Grant Opportunities
YCCF holds additional funds that are earmarked for specific purposes. Learn more about the WellSpan EMS Fund and other directed funds.