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Op-Ed: Creating a Vibrant York County for Everyone

Op-Ed: Creating a Vibrant York County for Everyone

“Change is difficult, but often essential to survival.” – Les Brown The York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is dedicated to taking the necessary steps toward advancing racial equity in our community. As an organization, we are doing the work to identify the fundamental changes that are needed to allow YCCF to move in alignment with…


Community Grant Readers Select Second Round of Grants from York County Community Foundation

Community Grant Readers Select Second Round of Grants from York County Community Foundation

Members of the York community helped York County Community Foundation (YCCF) continue to advance its vision to create a vibrant York County by awarding 10 grants to nonprofits totaling $58,985.   These grants are part of a new grant making program started this year by YCCF, changing its competitive grant making by inviting members of…


12 York County Organizations Receive $284,350 for Health Programs

12 York County Organizations Receive $284,350 for Health Programs

September 23, 2020 (York, Pa.) – To address compelling health issues of the residents of York and its surrounding communities, Memorial Health Fund, a supporting organization of the York County Community Foundation, recently awarded $284,356 in grants to 12 York County organizations. “The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn national attention to disparities in healthcare and mental…


COVID-19 Response Fund Continues to Support Organizations Keeping York Countians Fed and in Their Homes

COVID-19 Response Fund Continues to Support Organizations Keeping York Countians Fed and in Their Homes

York, PA —  As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create economic hardships for many York Countians, the York County COVID-19 Response Fund continues to award grants to organizations providing much needed relief for families. To date, the fund, launched jointly by the York County Community Foundation (YCCF) and United Way of York County, has raised…


York County is Part of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities!

York County is Part of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities!

York County is committed to improve our community’s livability.  As such, we are proud to be included in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, which is part of the World Health Organization’s Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities.  A livable community is one that is safe and secure, has affordable and appropriate…


Grants from COVID-19 Response Fund Help Community Leverage Critical Federal CARES Rent Relief

Grants from COVID-19 Response Fund Help Community Leverage Critical Federal CARES Rent Relief

York, PA —  As our community continues to be impacted by economic hardships as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, grants from the York County COVID-19 Response Fund will continue to keep families fed and in their homes. To date, the fund, launched jointly by the York County Community Foundation (YCCF) and United Way of…


Grants from COVID-19 Response Fund Help Keep Families Fed and in Their Homes

Grants from COVID-19 Response Fund Help Keep Families Fed and in Their Homes

York, PA — The York County COVID-19 Response Fund, launched jointly by the York County Community Foundation (YCCF) and United Way of York County, has awarded a second round of grant funding to keep families fed and in their homes as they experience hardship due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis.  To date,…


Shining a Light on Star Teachers

Shining a Light on Star Teachers

For the past seven years, YCCF has been focused on improving educational outcomes for all children in York County. Across the country, student achievement in districts with higher rates of poverty lag far behind their more affluent counterparts. The School District of the City of York (YCSD) is tackling this challenge by investing in a…


Preserving Land to Preserve Our Roots

Preserving Land to Preserve Our Roots

Recent restrictions on group activities have highlighted the value of York County’s agricultural roots, scenic landscapes and open spaces to our way of life. Donors to YCCF’s Agriculture and Land Preservation Fund believed that protecting our natural environment from development creates a vibrant York County for both today’s residents and future generations. Over the past…


Sustaining the Cathedral Along the Codorus

Sustaining the Cathedral Along the Codorus

Places of worship offer comfort and hope as spiritual anchors in times of strife. During its 112 years, St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Spring Grove has been an anchor to thousands of congregants. Modeled after the great cathedrals of Europe, the building’s stunning architecture earned it a place on the National Registry of Historic…



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