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Reclaiming Continental Square

Reclaiming Continental Square

The Beautiful York Committee of York County Community Foundation has been hard at work with architects Murphy & Dittenhafer to Reclaim Continental Square. Check out some of the exciting ideas that came from those and public meetings! The goals of the project are to establish a destination and emphasize the town square; unify the space…


York County Community Foundation Receives Record-Breaking Gift!

York County Community Foundation Receives Record-Breaking Gift!

The Community Foundation has received the largest ever gift to the Fund for York County! The $2.25 M gift to the Foundation’s most flexible fund for driving community improvement came from the estates of Roland and Lillian Whitmire. The Whitmires’ attorney, Jon Countess, guided them through the charitable giving process in helping them to create…


The 2012 YorkCounts Indicators Report: Live and Interactive!

The 2012 YorkCounts Indicators Report: Live and Interactive!

The latest YorkCounts Indicators Report is available! Check it out online: there are some new and exciting possibilities offered by YorkCounts’ revised website. The Indicators Report presents current trends and provides insight into the quality of life in York County. YorkCounts is an initiative of York County Community Foundation.</div


YorkCounts Releases Study on County Police Services

YorkCounts Releases Study on County Police Services

The YorkCounts policing study has been completed and is available for review. YorkCounts, an initiative of York County Community Foundation, and the City of York contracted with the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) in 2011 to conduct the study, which was funded by private contributions and with a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community…


Public Unveiling of Continental Square Redesign Concepts

Public Unveiling of Continental Square Redesign Concepts

Join the Community Foundation for a public unveiling of Continental Square redesign concepts, created with community input! The meeting is free, so come see what your ideas produced! The Continental Square project is an initiative of the Foundation’s Beautiful York Committee. Event Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at 7 pm. Event Location: York City Council Chambers, 101 S. George…


Local Nonprofits Develop Plans for Endowment Building

Local Nonprofits Develop Plans for Endowment Building

Fifty nonprofits joined York County Community Foundation on June 18 at The Yorktowne Hotel to meet with Ralph Serpe, CFRE, Vice President of Development, Baltimore Community Foundation. Ralph’s presentation, Foreseeing Your Endowment’s Future: There’s No Crystal Ball, helped nonprofit staff and board members to review their current planned giving and endowment building programs and work toward identifying,…


YorIt’s Impact Investing Helps Build Business in Downtown York

YorIt’s Impact Investing Helps Build Business in Downtown York

YorIt membership recently voted to grant a $5,000 Social Venture Challenge award to the energetic and committed arts collective The Parliament. The award will be used as seed money to grow their efforts to organize music and art events in downtown York, provide venues for local artists to show their work, and create opportunities for all…


Share the Square!

Share the Square!

Join the Community Foundation’s Beautiful York Committee for a Continental Square Community Charrette! The Committee has been gathering ideas for changes to Continental Square that could attract visitors and businesses while accentuating the history and architecture. We would like to hear your thoughts and ideas at our upcoming public discussion! Event Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2012…


York County Nonprofits Recognized by Peers

York County Nonprofits Recognized by Peers

People from all around Central Pennsylvania came together on February 21 to celebrate the good works of 35 organizations and nonprofit leaders being honored at the Nonprofit Innovation Awards. This year, two York County nonprofits were recognized for their innovation: Leg Up Farm in the category of Management Operations; and The United Way of York County in the…


York County Community Foundation Supports Nonprofit Innovation

York County Community Foundation Supports Nonprofit Innovation

It’s that time of year again – the Nonprofit Innovation Awards are just around the corner! The event is open to the public, so come support central Pennsylvania nonprofits as we recognize the great work they do every day. York County Community Foundation is a partner in the event, along with Central Penn Business Journal, Lancaster County Community…



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