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YCCF takes very seriously the responsibility of stewarding community funds entrusted to our care by the extraordinary generosity of York County donors. Volunteers and staff vet every grant proposal to strive for the best possible community outcomes. Below is a list of the grants that were awarded in the past year through YCCF’s discretionary funds.


Discretionary Grants Awarded: $2,049,211


Arts & Culture – $14,997

  • Cultural Alliance of York County for Artist Professional Development
  • York Town Craft Guild Metals

Arts and culture grants come from the Margaret “Peggy” Knoch Memorial Fund, the Walter B. Loucks-Michael Alan Bose Arts Fund, and the L Charlotte R. Langione Fund.

Education – $453,277

  • Child Care Consultants, Inc. for Child Care Recruitment and Onboarding Support
  • Child Care Consultants, Inc. for First 10
  • Child Care Consultants, Inc. for Parents as Teachers
  • Cornerstone Youth Home for the Teaching the Whole Student Program
  • Leadership York for the Future Leaders of York Program
  • Leg Up Farm, Inc. for a Pre-K School Readiness Program for Children with Special Needs
  • NAMI for the P.A.U.S.E. Pilot Program
  • School District of the City of York for the Future Bearcats Scholars League
  • School District of the City of York for the Rising Stars Academic Growth and Achievement Scholarship
  • United Way of York County for C is for Community, A United Way Alphabet
  • York College of Pennsylvania Generating Hope Initiative
  • York Day Nursery to train early childhood educators at York County School of Technology
  • York YWCA to expand its Quantum Opportunities Program
  • Young Thinkers of York for the FIRST Tech Challenge Program


Education grants come from the Focus On Our Future Fund, the Doris E. Schwartz Education Fund, and the Fund for York County.

Aging – $465,924

  • Albright Care Services for a Pollinator Garden at Happy Trails Nature Park
  • Benjamin & Bond for the Navigating Aging Program
  • Greenstone Mosaic for a navigating aging program
  • Good News Consulting for developing, presenting, and evaluating a program for first responders
  • Golden Connection Community Center, Inc. for a memory care family support program
  • Hoffman Homes Inc. for a Digital Radio Project
  • Hospice & Community Care to develop and launch the Patient and Caregiver App
  • Pennsylvania Association of Area Agencies on Aging to support CERPA
  • Susquehanna Folk Music Society Inc. for the 2021 Susquehanna Folk Festival Online event
  • Theatre Arts for Everyone for TheatreConnects
  • Windy Hill Senior Center, Inc. for the York County Senior Center’s Co-Op Project
  • York County Community Foundation to support TroveStreet launch and operations
  • York Symphony Orchestra to support York Symphony Orchestra Concert Streaming to assisted living and residential care homes in York County


Embracing Aging grants come from the Hahn Home Fund for Embracing Aging.


Agriculture & Environment – $127,953

  • Genesis Church for the Act129 Matching Rebate program
  • The Sustainability Nexus Regenerating the YCCF Sustainable Energy Program
  • Watershed Alliance of York for the Youth Conservation and Fishing Day
  • York County Planning Commission for agricultural outreach and BMP implementation
  • York County Rail Trail Authority for Oil Creek Restoration Design & Permitting
  • York Fresh Food Farms for high tunnel upgrades for season extension


Agriculture and environmental grants come from the Agricultural and Land Preservation Fund, the Codorus Watershed Fund, and the Sustainable Energy Fund.

Memorial Health Fund  – $524,000

  • American Red Cross, to better meet the ongoing needs of people living with sickle cell disease by addressing healthcare disparities.
  • City of York – Bureau of Health, for its Healthy Moms Healthy Babies program to partner with Leg Up Farms to provide expanded options for therapy for children with special healthcare needs.
  • CONTACT Helpline, for its Emotional Listening Support Hotline to provide individuals with a 24 hotline that offers a safe place to talk about their issues, isolation, and other concerns, guiding them towards finding a solution.
  • Creative York, for a community-engaged project dedicated to healing through the arts and sculpting mental health conversations, awareness, and resources.
  • Family First Health, for its Pilot Medical Assistant Training and Externship Certification Program for Central York School District students.
  • Friends & Neighbors of Pennsylvania, Inc., for its Coordinated Street Outreach Medicine program which provides informal wellness checks, first aid, and telemedicine to the unsheltered population in York.
  • Healthy York County Coalition, for its development of public health messaging to positively influence the creation of the York County Public Health Department.
  • Leg Up Farm, Inc., for its Horses for Heroes group program designed to provide an experiential-based mental health program to local veterans, utilizing trained therapy horses.
  • Pappus House, for expansion of capacity through the creation of an 8-bedroom home for end-of-life care.
  • PennCares Support Services, for webinar trainings relating to the pandemic and focusing on grief, loss, anxiety, and depression.
  • Suicide Prevention of York, for its Hope Squad for Older Adults program aimed at reducing suicides through education, training, and peer intervention.
  • White Rose Leadership Institute, for its Give Local York Healthcare Stretch Pool
  • York College of Pennsylvania, for its Simulation Integration in Health Education Settings program to develop health professionals who are better prepared to tackle the challenges of wellness in the 21st century.
  • York County Community Foundation, to maximize the launch and reach of TroveStreet, an online platform and coaching service that provides important guidance, resources, information, and opportunities to help adults reimagine aging.
  • York County Planning Commission, for its Community Action for Recovery & Diversion (CARD) program that seeks to increase public safety and community wellbeing by transforming the way justice, health, and human services systems work together.



Health & Human Needs – $62,064

  • Community Progress Council for Community Progress Council’s Self-Sufficiency Program
  • County of York for Trauma Informed Yoga for Women in the Wellness Courts
  • Family First Health for Caring Together Community Advisory Board (CAB)
  • Friends and Neighbors for Survival Aid for Pets and Their People to support the pets of our unsheltered neighbors by providing food, vaccinations, supplies, and help with hotel fees for pet stays.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness York County for P.A.U.S.E. – Pilot Program
  • York Jewish Community Center for Parkinson’s Movement at the J!

Health and human needs grants come from the AIDS Fund, the Edgar I. Garrett Fund, the Mabel L. Slifer Fund for People and Animals in Need, and the Fund for York County.

Economic & Community Development – $123,000

  • CASA for a Workforce Development Program
  • City of York for the City of York Kiva Hub
  • County of York for York County Broadband – Demand Aggregation and Analysis Project
  • Partnership for Economic Development in York to support York County Recovery Data
  • York County Industrial Development Authority for the Yorktowne Hotel Workforce Training Program
  • York County Literacy Council for Workplace Literacy


Economic and Community Development grants come from the Fund for York County.


Children & Youth – $67,702

  • Best Buddies in Pennsylvania for York County Social Inclusion & Leadership Development
  • Boy Scout Troop 23 for general support for troops
  • Boy Scout Troop 37B for general support for troops
  • Children’s Home of York to help the Independent Living Program at George Street feel like home
  • Leadership York for Future Leaders of York
  • PennCares Support Services for Take a Moment to Breathe: Kids Yoga & Mindfulness Classes
  • Salem Square Community Association for Pedal 4 Peace Youth Program Hub #1
  • Stick-N-Move Boxing to purchase equipment needed for their new space at Voni Grimes Gym
  • York Suburban Education Foundation to replenish the York Suburban Education Foundation Impact Foundation Impact Closets
  • Young Thinkers of York, Inc. for FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Program


Children and Youth grants come from the Children’s Program Fund, the Crull S. Kister Fund, and the Fund for York County.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – $237,928

  • CASA for their Solidarity Fund
  • Grace Manor Bed and Breakfast for Sojourn: Travelers of Color- Destination York City, PA
  • Keystones Oral Histories for educational series Keystones – African American Military Service in York County
  • Latinos Unidos of York Ambassador Pilot Program
  • Leadership York for planning for the Leadership for Diverse Schools 2.0 Conference
  • Leadership York to provide scholarships to incentivize low participating districts to enroll educators in Leadership for Diverse Schools program
  • PFLAG of Carroll County for a Book Talk Initiative for Gay Straight Alliances (GSAs) in Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) to provide and present LGBTQ+ related titles to media centers in all CCPS high schools (HS) and Middle Schools (MS).
  • Partnership for Economic Development of York County, an Entity of YCEA to provide funding for initiatives and programs of YCEA’s Bloom Empowerment Center and Small Business Classes to support BIPOC and Women-owned small businesses
  • Rainbow Rose Center for its Clothing Closet
  • School District of the City of York for Project CAP (College Acceleration Program) to embed preparatory activities enabling students to gain familiarity with college behaviors while charting an educational road map
  • School District of the City of York (SDCY) for Project Breakthrough to enable the SDCY to increase the number of teacher candidates of color being exposed to the district through a grow your own training program
  • Shiloh Baptist Church for The Impact Project – an education/job readiness project that addresses and/or seeks to address equity gaps (and racial disparities) for communities of color through job training, career preparedness, and income equity and wealth for youth from these communities
  • York County Libraries to support the purchase of Collection HQ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion module that will analyze and evaluate YCL collections to ensure they are diverse, relevant, useful, and relevant to the York County Community
  • York County Literacy Council for ESL High Intermediate/Low Advanced and ESL High Advanced Classes focused on improving basic conversation skills and speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills
  • YWCA York for Confronting Racism Coalition (CRC) Director


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion grants come from the Jeffrey D. Myers LGBTQ+ Fund, the Mabel L. Slifer Fund for People and Animals in Need, the Racial Equity Fund, and the Fund for York County.

Other – $27,500

  • Give Local York for the Stretch Pool Fund
  • Leave A Legacy to be a Lead Partner to inspire people to make a charitable bequest

Additional grants were awarded from the Fund for York County.

COVID Relief – $416,466.17

  • New Hope Ministries Inc for Housing Assistance
  • Salvation Army for Rental Assistance
  • Tenfold to create a risk mitigation/tenant mediation program to support housing York County residents by allowing them to retain or secure rental housing.

COVID-19 Relief grants closed out the York County COVID-19 Response Fund.