York, PA — Frank A. Grumbine is the newest member of the York County Community Foundation (YCCF) grantmaking team in the role of Community Investment Officer. As a member of the Community Investment Department, Grumbine is responsible for implementing high-impact grantmaking programs in conjunction with volunteer advisory committees, as well as compiling and analyzing data to help maximize and promote community impact.
Grumbine’s background in environmental areas such as wetlands, conservation, waterways and air quality will help him identify and research best practices as he supports YCCF’s Codorus Watershed, Agriculture and Land Preservation, and Sustainable Energy field of interest funds. Working with grantees to educate them about the grant application process and coaching them in best practices for successful grants will also be a key component of the role. Grumbine will also compile and analyze grant data to quantify and promote the community impact of grants awarded by YCCF.
Lise Levin, Vice President of Community Investment says “We’re excited for Frank to begin work with our volunteer advisory committees for agriculture and environment, knowing that he will bring a deep understanding to the opportunities for YCCF grant funding towards stewardship of our environment. His exceptional research and education skills will help us analyze grant-giving patterns over time to maximize impact, identify synergies, and evaluate the results to ensure that we are making York County a vibrant place to live.”
Grumbine is a graduate of Shippensburg University, where he was a member of both the Phi Alpha Theta and Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Societies. Most recently he served as an architectural consultant for Colonial Keystone, overseeing projects to interpret and preserve culturally or historically significant structures and landscapes. He is currently a volunteer educator at the York County History Center, performing historical research and curation, as well as guiding tours and reenacting various roles portraying 18th century Pennsylvania lifestyles.