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York County Community Foundation Awards Over $150,000 in Environmental and Community Development Grants

York County Community Foundation Awards Over $150,000 in Environmental and Community Development Grants

(YORK, PA, July 25) – The York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is pleased to award three grants to support land and water preservation and downtown revitalization efforts. The three grants include: $60,000 from YCCF’s Agriculture and Land Preservation Program Fund to the Farm and Natural Lands Trust. This grant will support the hiring of a…


Blazing Trails and Saving Waterways

Blazing Trails and Saving Waterways

The York County Rail Trail Authority (YCRTA) has been designing and building rail trails in York County since 1990. At the completion of their first project in the summer of 1999, the Heritage Rail Trail’s former President Commissioner, Robert Minnich, declared with a smile, “On to Hanover!” Over twenty years later, the Authority was presented…


Matthew Poff

Matthew Poff

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 them throughout the year. Today, we’d like you to meet, Matthew Poff. Matthew grew up in York County and has always loved living in an area that experiences all four seasons. …


York County Community Foundation Announces Evolution of Team

York County Community Foundation Announces Evolution of Team

(YORK, PA July 20, 2022) – The past several years were a time of reflection and strategic thinking for York County Community Foundation. As part of that reflection, we are proud to announce several promotions and title changes. “I am so proud to have such a talented and committed staff. Each member of the team…


Laying the Foundation for a Life of Success

Laying the Foundation for a Life of Success

Early childhood education and childcare are essential for working families and our community’s economic prosperity. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated already existing barriers to women’s economic participation, and further highlighted inequities that exist for families of color. Worldwide, statistics show an unprecedented number of women leaving the workforce to care for their children who were either…


Just Get Moving

Just Get Moving

Did you know that there is an intervention that can: Relieve knee arthritis pain by 47% Slow the progression of Alzheimer’s and dementia by 50% Help reduce the progression of diabetes by 58% Lessen anxiety by 48% Relieve depression by 30% This intervention reduces fatigue, provides endless health benefits, and lowers your risk of death.…


YCCF Adds Half Million Dollars to Racial Equity Fund Grantmaking Program

YCCF Adds Half Million Dollars to Racial Equity Fund Grantmaking Program

(YORK, PA, June 21, 2022) – The York County Community Foundation (YCCF) board of directors recently approved an additional $500,000 commitment to the Racial Equity Fund Grant Program to address issues of racism and inequity in our community and create systemic change. $250,000 will be available for grantmaking as projects are presented to the committee…


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,…



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