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2022 New Funds

2022 New Funds

We are pleased to announce the 17 new funds created in 2022: Agency Funds: DreamWrights Center for Community Arts Flexible Fund Gretchen Wolf Swartz Scholarship Fund, Inc. Flexible Fund Susquehanna Heritage Corporation Flex Fund York Academy Foundation Endowment Fund Designated Funds: Dale “Sid” Trump Memorial Scholarship Fund Edmund and Esther Miller Scholarship Fund James V. […]


Embracing Aging’s Work in Addressing Ageism Gets National Attention!

Embracing Aging’s Work in Addressing Ageism Gets National Attention!

In September 2013, Embracing Aging was selected as one of six communities from across the country to participate in N4A’s (National Association of Area Agencies on Aging) Livable Communities Collaborative.  This was a one-year commitment funded by Met-Life Foundation. Participants learned alongside some of the country’s leading experts about strategies and resources to create communities […]


YCCF Staff Witness the Impact of Recent Grant to York College of Pennsylvania

YCCF Staff Witness the Impact of Recent Grant to York College of Pennsylvania

York County Community Foundation (YCCF) staff members recently visited York College of Pennsylvania (YCP) to tour the simulation lab of the Dr. Donald E. and Lois J. Myers School of Nursing and Health Professions (MSNHP). The outing was arranged for staff to witness the positive impact of a recent grant to the college’s nursing program […]


How a Local Nonprofit Heals the Hearts, Minds, and Spirits of Local Veterans

How a Local Nonprofit Heals the Hearts, Minds, and Spirits of Local Veterans

A native of Rochester, New York, Mr. Sandy Walker had never heard of York, PA. As an air traffic controller for the United States Air Force and a Vietnam veteran, he was accustomed to moving around, but knew he needed a stable home for his growing family. While traveling to Washington D.C. to visit relatives, […]


York County Community Foundation’s Racial Equity Fund  Grants $69,000 to Eight Local Nonprofits

York County Community Foundation’s Racial Equity Fund Grants $69,000 to Eight Local Nonprofits

(YORK, PA,  November 10) – The Racial Equity Fund (REF) Grant Program of York County Community Foundation (YCCF) provided over $69,000 in grants to eight local nonprofits. The REF Committee is comprised of community leaders of color who select projects that address issues of racism and inequity, with a focus on “shifting the paradigm of […]


York County Community Foundation Awards Grants Scored by Volunteer Community Grant Readers

York County Community Foundation Awards Grants Scored by Volunteer Community Grant Readers

(YORK, PA, October 24) – Local community members helped York County Community Foundation (YCCF) advance its vision to create a vibrant York County by awarding eleven nonprofits with grants totaling $63,040. The community grant making program of YCCF invites residents from across York County to bring a wider perspective to the review process. Volunteer grant […]


Granting Equal Access Through Translation Services

Granting Equal Access Through Translation Services

In the summer of 2022, York County Community Foundation’s Racial Equity Fund awarded a grant to Community Progress Council (CPC) for its Language Access and Equity Project. This program was implemented by CPC’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee to ensure its program participants are provided with services in their native language. With the grant from […]


Launching Embracing Aging

Launching Embracing Aging

Celebrating Our 10th Year of Working to Improve How People Experience Aging September 2022 – August 2023 marks Embracing Aging’s 10th anniversary year. To commemorate this milestone, we will share highlights from our work to make York County a great place to age. Our first memory honors how Embracing Aging began. Although this month marks […]


Roth J. Preap, YCCF Grants Program Officer, Named to Central Penn Business Journal 2022 Forty Under 40

Roth J. Preap, YCCF Grants Program Officer, Named to Central Penn Business Journal 2022 Forty Under 40

York, PA (September 19, 2022) – York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is proud to announce Central Penn Business Journal has selected Roth J. Preap, Grants Program Officer, as a Forty Under 40 recipient. Forty Under 40 recognizes professionals 40 years of age and younger who have been successful in the Central Pennsylvania area. Honorees, chosen […]


How Local HAM Radio Operators Make Connections Around the World and Beyond!

How Local HAM Radio Operators Make Connections Around the World and Beyond!

Scientists say that staying connected and having a strong social network is crucial to living a healthier, longer, and more fulfilling life. Having a hobby and a group of friends to enjoy that hobby with is even more important as we age. At September House, a community center for people age 60 and older, some […]



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