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YCCF takes  seriously the responsibility of stewarding community funds entrusted to us by the extraordinary generosity of York County donors. Volunteers and staff screen each grant proposal and strive to select those which will offer the best possible outcomes for our community. Below is a list of the grants that have been awarded this year through YCCF’s discretionary funds.

THRIVE Grants – $921,235        

  • American Red Cross for its Home Fire Relief program
  • Bell Socialization Services, Inc. for its Rental Application Fee Assistance Program
  • Bell Socialization Services for its Homeless Working Families Ready to be Rehoused Program
  • Bell Socialization Services to accommodate the increased capacity of its new shelter, Mabel Slifer Fund for People in Need
  • Bro2Go INC for its Careers Program to address the emergency needs and assist clients with job-readiness training
  • Community Connections for Children for its Early Childhood Education Initiative
  • Girls Who Code, Inc. for its Girls Who Code’s 3rd-12th Grade Afterschool Clubs Program
  • Hoffman Homes Inc for its Economic Mobility Program
  • Junior Achievement of South-Central PA for its 2023-24 Programs in York County Title 1 Schools
  • My Choice 2 Change, Inc for its Workforce Development for Specialized Population Project
  • Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center (PIRC) for its Building Hope in York for our Haitian Neighbors Program
  • Servants Inc. for its Servants’ Home Helps Project
  • Spring Grove Area School District to create a Lending Library for K-12 Teachers from the Doris E. Schwartz Fund for Education
  • United Way of York County for The Seedling Scholarship Program
  • United Way of York County for its ALICE Study/Survey (in partnership with York College of Pennsylvania)
  • York Area Development Corporation (Affordable Housing Advocates) for hiring a Housing Coordinator
  • York Builders Association WF NOW Foundation for its Building Trades Pre-Apprenticeship program
  • York College of Pennsylvania to support its Grassroots Growth Initiative Curriculum Program
  • York County Economic Alliance for its Pathways Workforce Collaborative
  • York Jewish Community Center to expand the Early Childhood Education services offered at the Gan Rimon campus in Jacobus
  • YMCA of the Roses for its New American Welcome Center ESL Initiative
  • YWCA Hanover for its Gen Zen Program Intergenerational Program

Racial Equity Grants – $42,000          

  • Girls on the Run Mid State PA for its Bridging the Gap between Participant and Volunteer Demographics
  • Shiloh Baptist Church for its Souls to the Polls 2023 Program
  • White Rose Leadership Institute Inheritance Project: Integration Group Coaching
  • York Bar Foundation for a panel discussion and film screening of the documentary PARDON ME
  • York Day Learning for its Dismantling Racism in the Early Childhood Classroom Program
  • YMCA of the Roses for travel expenses to participate in the 60th Anniversary March On Washington

Embracing Aging Grants – $25,390  

  • City of York for its Aging in Place Camera Program
  • Leg Up Farm, Inc. for its Embracing Volunteerism Program
  • Northern Central Railway of York for its All Aboard Train Excursions Via Accessible Sidewalk Program
  • Presbyterian Homes for its Healthier Days for York County Seniors Program
  • Rainbow Rose Center for its Silver Triangle Support for members of the LGBTQIA+ Community Ages 50+
  • Servants Inc. for its Servants Home Project
  • SpiriTrust Lutheran for its Sprenkle Sensory Room
  • Windy Hill Senior Center, Inc. for its Creative Writing & Expression Program for Older Adults
  • York Jewish Community Center for its Tuesday Club Expansion project

Agriculture & Environment Grants – $179,000

  • Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay for its Expanding Corporate Sustainability Initiative
  • Crispus Attucks York for its Codorus Corridor Summer Enrichment Program
  • Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association Greener Codorus Initiative
  • Watershed Alliance of York, Inc. to host a Youth & Family Fishing & Conservation Day

Memorial Health Fund Grants – $687,479       

  • Bethany Christian Services of Central Pennsylvania for its Safe Families for Children™ (SFFC) Program that supports at-risk families in crisis
  • CASA for its Community Health Education Project to bring together community members, medical providers, and mental health practitioners to learn about health topics of particular importance and relevance to immigrants and Latinos in York.
  • Chasing the Rainbows Inc for its Daily Support Services program which seeks to increase daily peer to peer support for those living after fertility, pregnancy, and baby loss. By partnering with experts, Chasing Rainbows will develop effective and efficient materials to give survivors the support they need.
  • Children’s Aid Society for its York CARES Code Blue Emergency Shelter for Singles to provide emergency shelter through church partnerships to single adult males and females during the coldest evenings of the winter season mid-December through the end of March
  • Children’s Home of York (CHOY) for its Wellness Program to purchase fitness equipment for the establishment of a wellness room on CHOY’s main campus.
  • Community REACH, Inc. for its Food Project to increase food insecurity needs and provide York County families with nutritious food.
  • Crispus Attucks Association for its Cultivating Healthy Living program which provides nutrition and fitness programming for York County senior citizens.
  • Family First Health for its William Penn High School Health Center Start-Up to support a new full-service school-based primary medical and behavioral health center at William Penn High School.
  • Friends & Neighbors of Pennsylvania Inc for expansion of its Coordinated Street Outreach services at The Coffee Spot Day Shelter in York City to provide health snacks, first aid medical supplies, and other services for unsheltered, homeless, and at-risk neighbors.
  • Girls on the Run Mid State PA for its Holistic Health Outcomes program to inspire girls in 3rd through 8th grade to be joyful, healthy, and confident, leading to positive social, mental, emotional, and physical health outcomes for girls
  • Help for Oncology Problems & Emotional Support (HOPE) for programming support of Hope Haven, a retreat residence for cancer patients and their families in York County.
  • Junior Achievement of South-Central PA for its STEM Summit – Helping to Expose York County Students to Health Care Careers program to help students explore health care concepts and careers through hands-on activities and volunteer interactions.
  • Just 4 Today Sober Living to purchase a new vehicle
  • Margaret E. Moul Home’s Cerebral Palsy Therapy Center to enhance its Therapy Center’s Occupational/Restorative Services
  • New Hope Ministries to provide hygiene and health products to low-income individuals in York County to improve the health, dignity, and wellbeing of women.
  • Pappus House to provide equipment to support the property management maintenance needs at its new home for end-of-life care.
  • Planned Parenthood Keystone for its Rapid STI Combo Testing program to test for chlamydia and gonorrhea with results available in 30 minutes, instead of results taking a few days.
  • Rising Stars Football Academy Foundation for its Football Summer Camp program to provide participants with educational, health, and financial literacy resources for student-athletes and their families.
  • The APJ Foundation for its Mental Health Counseling Services and Mentorship Program to help youth and young adults heal, grow, and be challenged in a safe and emotionally supportive environment through mental health services and mentorship
  • The WELL for its Outreach 2023 program to extend the operating hours of its food pantry due to the increase in need in the community.
  • TrueNorth Wellness Services for its Enhanced Supplemental Nutrition Pilot Project to provide clients with higher quality foods, education, and tools to improve their physical and mental health. Data will be collected on changes to clients’ health to advocate for appropriate local and state funding to improve access to nutritious food.
  • Union Lutheran Church to provide security equipment to vulnerable neighbors who are often targeted as they participate in service programs as well as partner organizations
  • UPMC Pinnacle Foundation for its Farm to Hospital program, a partnership with York Fresh Food Farms to establish a farm on the UPMC Memorial campus to grow fresh produce year-round to benefit the York community.
  • White Rose Leadership Institute for its Give Local York Healthcare Stretch Pool. Give Local York is an initiative to grow local giving and build nonprofit capacity.
  • White Rose Pickleball Association to construct a pavilion with bathrooms
  • Wrightsville Steam Fire Engine & Hose Company #1 for its Rope Rescue Equipment Replacement program to replace outdated rope rescue equipment.
  • YWCA Hanover for its Gen Zen Program to bring together young people and senior living adults for an intergenerational program that benefits their mental health.
  • YWCA York for its Swimming Towards a Whole and Healthy York program to transform health and wellness through comprehensive aquatics programming which benefits all ages and abilities in our community.