York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is pleased to announce the launch of the Racial Equity Fund Grant Program which will focus on “shifting the paradigm of equitable opportunities.”
The Racial Equity Fund Committee comprised of community leaders of color designed the grant program. The committee seeks to support projects that address issues of racism and inequity in our community so that everyone has an opportunity to thrive.
The Racial Equity Fund will offer grants up to $10,000 each for projects that seek to address equity gaps for communities of color in the following areas:
- Education and job readiness
- Criminal justice system
- Community leadership and development
- Income and wealth creation
- Racial and cultural education
- Health and wellness
To qualify for a grant, nonprofits or individuals must be working directly with people of color, with a preference for projects that are led by people of color.
To download and print an application or to view materials from the virtual information session, including the presentation, click HERE and scroll to the Racial Equity Fund section towards the bottom of the page.
Important Dates for 2022 Grant Cycle
|Monday, August 1, 2022||Grant cycle opens|
|Tuesday, August 30, 2022||Grant cycle closes|
Applications will be reviewed and recommended by the Racial Equity Fund Committee. YCCF staff are available to answer questions and will assist applicants with the overall application process.
- Contact Adrian Buckner at [email protected] regarding your idea for a grant request.
- If you have technical questions such as how to access the application or how to create an account, please contact Roth Preap, Grants Program Officer, at [email protected]
|Lisa Kennedy – Family Peer Support Specialist, York County Department of Human Services and York City School Board Director|
|Timothy Warfield – Chairman, PA Community Development & Finance Corp.; member of the YCCF Board of Directors; and retired from the National Association for State Community Services Programs.|
|Natalee C. Gunderson – VP of Human Resources, York Water Company|
|Jamiel Alexander – CEO of E5 Enterprises and Aspen Institute: Forum For Community Solutions Youth Led Change Program Manager|
|José Santiago – Director, YMCA New American Welcome Center|
|Kim Brister – Vice President, Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer|
|Delores Penn – Educational Consultant; retired from the School District of the City of York|
YCCF created the Racial Equity Fund in 2020 to establish a dedicated grant program to support meaningful, positive action towards addressing racial inequities in our community. Additional contributions are being sought to sustain an endowment so that meaningful grants are distributed every year.
For more information on the Racial Equity Fund including how to donate, please visit: https://yccf.org/racial-equity-fund/