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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…


Creating “A Seat at the Table”

Creating “A Seat at the Table”

A four-million-pound food gap filled. 55,000 lives changed. Hunger eradicated. In 2017, five charitable food organizations in York County came together as the first collaborative effort in Pennsylvania to address health-related needs and recommendations identified by Governor Wolf’s “Blueprint for a Hunger-Free PA.” They approached the Memorial Health Fund (MHF) board for a $250,000 grant…


Building Blocks for Family-Sustaining Success

Building Blocks for Family-Sustaining Success

Community Progress Council (CPC) was started as an initiative of the war on poverty in 1965 and has been on the front lines helping people rise out of poverty. In 2018, YCCF’s Fund for York County awarded a multi-year grant for CPC to implement an economic self-sufficiency program based on a successful model that starts…


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

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

York, PA — Launched jointly by the York County Community Foundation (YCCF) and United Way of York County, the York County COVID-19 Response Fund has awarded $56,000 in grants to ensure that families can stay in their homes as they experience hardship due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis. To date, the fund…


$186,000 Invested in York County Nonprofits Providing Food

$186,000 Invested in York County Nonprofits Providing Food

York, PA — In just a few weeks, gifts to the York County COVID-19 Response Fund have already surpassed $845,000 for nonprofit organizations that are providing assistance to our neighbors facing hardships due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Launched jointly by the York County Community Foundation (YCCF) and United Way of York…


York County Community Foundation Awards First Round of Grants Scored by Community Grant Readers

York County Community Foundation Awards First Round of Grants Scored by Community Grant Readers

York, PA —  Members of the York community helped York County Community Foundation (YCCF) continue to advance its vision to create a vibrant York County by awarding 12 grants to nonprofits totaling $59,828. These grants are part of a new grant making program started this year by YCCF, changing its competitive grant making by inviting…


York County COVID-19 Response Fund Launched

York County COVID-19 Response Fund Launched

York, PA — In challenging times like these, collaboration, generosity and community are most needed. That’s why York County Community Foundation (YCCF) has established the York County COVID-19 Response Fund in partnership with the United Way of York County and other philanthropic partners.  The Fund will provide financial support to nonprofit organizations rising to the…


Op-Ed: Let’s Reframe Travel with Seniors

Op-Ed: Let’s Reframe Travel with Seniors

Cathy Bollinger, managing director of Embracing Aging, York County Community Foundation York County Community Foundation’s Embracing Aging works to change the way people think about aging.  It’s through this lens that I speak out in response to a feature on the front page of the Living Section of the March 2nd York Daily Record edition…


YCCF Operational Update: Remote Operations in Effect Starting 3/16

YCCF Operational Update: Remote Operations in Effect Starting 3/16

For the protection of our team, colleagues and for the health of our community, the Community Foundation is taking steps to prevent and contain the spread of COVID-19. Effective, Monday, March 16, York County Community Foundation has moved to complete remote operations  until further notice. Any meetings currently scheduled in our office will either be…



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