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Responding with Kindness and Understanding

Responding with Kindness and Understanding

For older adults living with dementia and their caregivers, going about their daily routines can be difficult. Interactions with store associates, servers, tellers, and even in times of emergencies with first responders, can be challenging, because they may not know how best to engage with them. Last year, YCCF’s Hahn Home Fund supported a collaboration…


Board Member Spotlight: Harold Myers

Board Member Spotlight: Harold Myers

At YCCF, we know that our organization’s success is due in-part to our amazing Board of Directors. To show our appreciation, we’re highlighting them throughout the year and invite you to learn more about the work of these amazing individuals. Today, we’d like you to meet, Harold Myers. Harold is originally from Baltimore County (White…


Board of Directors Spotlight: Lisa Kennedy

Board of Directors Spotlight: Lisa Kennedy

At YCCF, we know that our organization’s success is due in-part to our amazing Board of Directors. To show our appreciation, we’re highlighting them throughout the year. We invite you to learn more about the amazing work of these individuals. Today, we’d like you to meet Lisa Kennedy. Lisa was born in Manhattan,  New York,…


Six York County Organizations Receive over $174,000 for Community Health Programs

Six York County Organizations Receive over $174,000 for Community Health Programs

(York, PA, June 7, 2021) – Memorial Health Fund, a supporting organization of the York County Community Foundation, recently awarded over $174,000 in grants to six local organizations. These grants seek to address the compelling health issues of the residents of York and its surrounding communities. “The board of the Memorial Health Fund (MHF) is…


The Conversation

The Conversation

con·ver·sa·tion noun a talk, especially an informal one, between two or more people, in which news and ideas are exchanged.   Most people enjoy catching up with friends and family about what’s going on in their lives.  But there are some conversations many choose to ignore. I recently attended a session titled Estate Planning Toolbox: …


Stabilizing Housing by Building Stronger Relationships

Stabilizing Housing by Building Stronger Relationships

With a grant from York County’s COVID-19 Response Fund, Tenfold, a local nonprofit organization, developed a plan to help stabilize the rental housing market in York during the pandemic. The York Rental Stability Network (YRSN) is a referral-based program offering two services: landlord risk-mitigation program and housing stabilization services. The goal is to avoid eviction…


York County Community Foundation Hosts Annual Meeting Event and Updates Community on New Initiatives

York County Community Foundation Hosts Annual Meeting Event and Updates Community on New Initiatives

On May 10, the York County Community Foundation (YCCF) held its Annual Meeting at Keystone Kidspace in downtown York. The event, which was attended by almost 200 people, highlighted the work of the Foundation over the past year and updated attendees on the organization’s progress and goal of encouraging transformational philanthropy. During the evening, YCCF…


Being a Friend in Times of Need

Being a Friend in Times of Need

Friends & Neighbors of Pennsylvania, Inc. (F&N) is an emerging nonprofit focused on assisting the unhoused population in York County with finding shelter and providing medical services. Shortly before the pandemic began, the York County Coalition on Homelessness counted 32 unsheltered people in York County. As of January 26, 2022, the unsheltered population was comprised…


Creating a Pathway to Lasting Financial Security

Creating a Pathway to Lasting Financial Security

While analyzing the needs of the York community, the team at Shiloh Baptist Church recognized a lack of professional advancement programs for people of color and created The Impact Project (TIP). TIP is a 10- week education and job readiness project for youth between 13-18 years old. The Project is designed to minimize equity gaps…


Krista Darr

Krista Darr

At YCCF, we know that our organization’s success is due in-part to our amazing Board of Directors. To show our appreciation, we’ll be highlighting some of them throughout the year. Today, we’d like you to meet, Krista Darr. Krista just completed her term as Board Chair at YCCF and we are grateful for her leadership…



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