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Supporting Artists to Make York Vibrant

Supporting Artists to Make York Vibrant

Thriving communities across America recognize that cultural activities are key attractors for talented workers and visitors, and provide a boost to the economy. In York County, the arts brought over $14 million in economic impact in 2018. As the Cultural Alliance of York County approached its 20th anniversary and prepared for a change in leadership,…


Setting the Stage for School Success

Setting the Stage for School Success

Do you remember who taught you to say your first word, use a spoon, to walk? Chances are, it was a parent. Parents are our earliest teachers, setting the course for how we learn for the rest of our lives. But parents often need support to be the best teachers for their children. Child Care…


Wider Paths Provide Access to Nature for All

Wider Paths Provide Access to Nature for All

The West Manchester Senior Trail and Nature Park will contain four acres of native plants and trees, birds, butterflies and bees in West Manchester Township, and incorporate many features for the senior residents at Normandie Ridge Senior Living Community and the young families at nearby The Greens at Westgate Apartment Homes. Supported by a grant…


Shining a Light on York’s Unique Assets

Shining a Light on York’s Unique Assets

York’s fabulous historic architecture has made it a national historic district, with an “historically edgy” downtown. At its center, stands Continental Square. The heart of revitalizing downtown, the Square was neglected until YCCF commissioned a study to revive it. The study envisioned lighting the exterior of its iconic buildings as a way to highlight their…


Flying High to Preserve Farming in York County

Flying High to Preserve Farming in York County

Through a grant from YCCF’s Agriculture and Land Preservation Fund, local farmers can now use drone imaging to have a bird’s-eye view of their fields to maximize yield while pinpointing where fertilizer and pesticide treatments are needed most. Contemporary farming techniques, including chemicals and fertilization, have exponentially increased farmers’ yield per acre. However, over-using these…


York County Community Foundation Awards $102,000 in Grants for Education, Workforce Development and Downtown and Neighborhood Revitalization

York County Community Foundation Awards $102,000 in Grants for Education, Workforce Development and Downtown and Neighborhood Revitalization

York, PA — Twelve programs designed to improve the quality of life in York County are the newest recipients of grants from the York County Community Foundation’s (YCCF) Fund for York County, Beautiful York Program Fund, and Children’s Program Fund. “These twelve grants represent the legacies of community members who wanted to make York County…


New Grants Program Associate Joins York County Community Foundation

New Grants Program Associate Joins York County Community Foundation

Roth J. Preap has joined the York County Community Foundation (YCCF), one of the fastest-growing community foundations in Pennsylvania, as grants program associate. As a member of the Community Investment Department, Roth supports the Foundation’s unrestricted grant making, as well as compiling and analyzing data to help maximize and promote community impact. “As a life-long…


YCCF Names Three New Members to Board of Directors

YCCF Names Three New Members to Board of Directors

York County Community Foundation (YCCF) has added three new community members to the board of directors to continue the organization’s commitment to connecting with a broader audience to strategically think about our growth and impact on the future of York County. At a board meeting prior to the organization’s 2019 Annual Meeting on May 16,…


Memorial Health Fund Awards $1 Million Grant for New UPMC Pinnacle Memorial Hospital

Memorial Health Fund Awards $1 Million Grant for New UPMC Pinnacle Memorial Hospital

April 1, 2019 (York, Pa.) – The board of the Memorial Health Fund (MHF) has awarded a $1 million grant for the inclusion of green spaces on the grounds of the new UPMC Pinnacle Memorial Hospital. The importance of green spaces to promote healing and mental health aligns with MHF’s focus on transforming the ways…


York County Community Foundation’s WellSpan EMS Fund Awards  $33,000 Grant for EMS Provider Merger

York County Community Foundation’s WellSpan EMS Fund Awards $33,000 Grant for EMS Provider Merger

York, PA — In an ongoing effort to create a uniform EMS system that provides high-quality service to all areas of York County, the York County Community Foundation’s (YCCF) WellSpan EMS Fund has awarded a grant of $33,000 to three local nonprofit EMS providers to create efficiencies and optimize service delivery. The three organizations in…



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