The Codorus Watershed fund works to develop strategic direction and action plans to build on the work of existing watershed improvement programs and leverage new public and private investment to improve the health and vitality of the Codorus and its environs.
- Watershed Improvement: Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded for pre-construction costs, such as design, permitting, engineering, and other technical assistance-oriented activities.
- Engagement and Education: Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded for projects that enhance the local capacity to implement present and future on-the-ground actions by supporting community-based assessments, planning, educational experience, workshops, and recreation.
- Larger Requests: Grant requests that are larger than $15,000 will be entertained by the committee on a rolling basis. Grant request must be related to our fund priorities.
All projects must have a focus on decreasing pollution (and increase water quality) and/or an increase in recreational/educational activities.
Agriculture and Land Preservation
Established with the Robert R. Anderson Family Fund. This also includes the Kristen E. Baylor Memorial and Early and Margaret Brown Family funds.
The Agriculture and Land Preservation fund supports education, study, and research in agriculture to improve farms, farming and land preservation in York County.
- Land Preservation: Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded for projects that enhance restore/establish wildlife habitat, maintain, or improve grassland productivity, reduce soil erosion, increase control of critical invasive species, enhance critical threatened and endangered plant and animal species services survival.
- Education and Implementation: Grants of up to $10,000 awarded for projects that enhance education, study and research in agriculture that will improve farms and farming in York County, provide technical assistance to further farm productivity.
- Larger Requests: Grant requests that are larger than $10,000 will be entertained by the committee on a rolling basis. Grant request must be related to our fund priorities.
Number of acres of preserved lands and/or number of farmers/farms served/reached.
Established with the Charles G. Eyster Family Fund.
The Sustainable Energy Fund provides education and technical assistance to help nonprofit organizations and municipal entities conserve energy and reduce operating costs. The fund is currently exploring large-scale demonstration projects to transform the way York Countians think about energy conservation.
Environmental Funds 2023 Grant Cycle:
- Applications to YCCF’s Environmental Funds will be accepted on a rolling basis in 2023.
- The grant cycle will open on February 13, 2023, and remain open until the end of the year. (Program start date must not be before February 13, 2023.)
- Grant requests will be reviewed by the appropriate committee during their quarterly meeting immediately following a submission.
- Prior to submitting an Environmental Fund grant application, all potential grantees must schedule a meeting with Jason Andrews to discuss the program or project idea to ensure it meets the funding source requirements.
- For more information regarding application review dates or to receive an access code to apply, please contact, Jason Andrews at [email protected]