Environmental Funds

Environmental Funds At York County Community Foundation

For Grant Seekers Grant Programs Environmental Funds

Codorus Watershed

The Codorus Watershed fund was established in 2001 and 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. If you are interested in applying for a grant from the Codorus Watershed Fund, please contact Roth Preap at rpreap@yccf.org or 717-848-3733.


In 2018, the Codorus Watershed Endowment Committee of the York County Community Foundation will award up to $100,000 in stormwater pre-construction costs, such as design, permitting and engineering. Applicants may apply for up to $15,000 for their projects. This is a continuation of a successful year in 2017 in which the committee awarded $45,000 to York County municipalities for vital stormwater projects that will reduce pollutants in the Codorus Watershed.

The application to apply for funds is now available on York County Community Foundation’s website here. We invite you to browse the website, create an account on our online grantmaking system and consider applying. If you have any questions, please contact Roth Preap at rpreap@yccf.org or 717-848-3733. The committee meets quarterly to review grant requests, so the deadline is rolling.

Thank you for helping to make the Codorus Watershed a great York County asset!

Agriculture and Land Preservation

Established with the Robert R. Anderson Family Fund; 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. Current priority areas are strategic land preservation and supporting the economic welfare of farmers. If you are interested in applying for a grant from the Agriculture and Land Preservation Fund, please contact Roth Preap at rpreap@yccf.org or 717-848-3733.

Sustainable Energy

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. If you are interested in applying for a grant from the Sustainable Energy Fund, please contact Roth Preap at rpreap@yccf.org or 717-848-3733.


The York County Community Foundation’s Sustainable Energy Fund is now offering matching grant funds to Pennsylvania’s Act 129 energy saving program. Visit https://energysavepa-business.com/ to learn more about incentives you could earn by making energy-saving upgrades to your facility! The Sustainable Energy Fund will match funds up to $5,000 per project. Please contact Roth Preap at rpreap@yccf.org or 717-848-3733 with any questions.