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YorIt Awards $26,500 for Social Venture Challenge Projects

YorIt Awards $26,500 for Social Venture Challenge Projects

YorIt received so many great ideas for its 2013 Social Venture Challenge that the growing organization of young philanthropists decided to select two organizations to receive funding totaling $26,500. A Social Venture Challenge grant of $20,000 was awarded to CoWork 155, a co-working office site and community gathering place in the heart of downtown York…


$1 M for Agriculture!

$1 M for Agriculture!

York County Community Foundation received a $1 million bequest from the Estate of John T. Smith, a local philanthropist and icon in the farming community. Mr. Smith, who died in July 2012, was an advocate for the agricultural community and a staunch supporter of student scholarships for agricultural studies. Mr. Smith’s bequest supports the Community…


Congratulations to the 2013 York Federal Fellows!

Congratulations to the 2013 York Federal Fellows!

We’re very excited to announce our newest class of York Federal Fellows! The group of four went through a grueling application and interview process to earn a self-directed program of professional and personal growth that will take them from Minneapolis to Boston to Nashville. 2013 York Federal Fellows: Joan Mummert, York County Heritage Trust; Trent Davis, Servants…


Community Foundation Week, November 12-18

Community Foundation Week, November 12-18

Celebrate Community Foundation Week with York County Community Foundation! We invite you to learn about the Community Foundation (we are one of more than 700 community foundations nationwide) and the role we play in driving positive change in our community. How can you get involved? Give us a call at 717-848-3733 and we’ll talk about your…


York County Community Foundation Launches Professional Advisor Recognition Society

York County Community Foundation Launches Professional Advisor Recognition Society

The Community Foundation launched its Professional Advisor Recognition Society at an event at The Yorktowne Hotel this morning. Thirteen local attorneys, financial planners, and tax planners were inducted in the Society to recognize them and thank them for their efforts in promoting charitable giving with their clients through the Community Foundation. Pictured are (top from…


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…



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