Recent Grants

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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.

Agriculture & Land Preservation Fund

  • $10,000 to York College of Pennsylvania for Drone and Multispectral Analysis Project to reduce water runoff and help farmers save money
  • $12,500 to The Nature Conservancy for expansion of 4R Nutrient education and implementation

AIDS Fund

  • $1,700 to Family First Health for Caring Together Community Advisory Board (CAB)

Atkins House Endowment Fund

  • $2,290 to County of York Probation Department to facilitate successful re-entry of female prisoners

Beautiful York Downtown Alive

  • $878 to Downtown Inc for Downtown Planters

Beautiful York Fund

  • $46,750 to Downtown Inc for Continental Square Facade Illumination Program
  • $10,000 to York City Parks Conservancy to support hiring a consultant to administer the Endowment Building Campaign

Children’s Program Fund

  • $10,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of York & Adams Counties for Kindred Spirits
  • $6,000 to WITF Inc. for Media Literacy

Codorus Watershed Endowment Fund

  • $10,740 to Red Lion Borough for MA & PA Greenway Construction
  • $15,000 to Spring Garden Township for Virginia Avenue Storm Water Project
  • $10,000 to Spring Grove Borough for Spring Forge Shopping Center Swale Improvements
  • $10,000 to York County Parks Foundation Charitable Trust for Nixon County Park Nature Center, outdoor classroom
  • $28,592 to York County Planning Commission for York County Stream BANCS Assessment and Stream Restoration
  • $20,000 to York County Rail Trail Authority for Improvements to Willis Run-Codorus Creek Area

Focus on Our Future Fund

  • $15,000 to United Way of York County for FOCUS Program provides affordable and quality learning experiences for York County children

Fund For York County

  • $1,010 to Centro Hispano José Hernández for the Puerto Rican Relief Event
  • $55,000 to Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania for Site Coordinators in York City Schools
  • $1,356 to Downtown Inc for Latin American flags for community events
  • $3,500 to Leadership York for FLY Program year 3/3 funding
  • $4,250 to Leadership York for Leadership Training Diversity Scholarship
  • $200 to Leave A Legacy York County for Lead partner
  • $2,300 to Leave A Legacy York County for Lead Partner
  • $33,333 to Martin Library for Workforce development at Salem Square
  • $10,000 to Mason-Dixon Business Association for Delta Borough Revitalization–New contract with Pe
  • $9,198 to Northeast Neighborhood Association, Inc. for Chrystal’s Place Rehab Project
  • $9,000 to PA Child for Jook University 101
  • $500 to Philanthropic Endeavors Foundation/ GUSA World Music Festival for GUSA World Music Festival
  • $8,000 to Philanthropic Endeavors Foundation/ Ophelia Chambliss for Community Voices through Community Mural and Arts
  • $6,000 to Philanthropic Endeavors Foundation/ Studio 117 for Mobile Music Lab
  • $25,000 to Philanthropic Endeavors Foundation/Give Local York for Stretch Pool for May 4, 2018 Day of giving event
  • $500 to SOFM, Inc. for Fence/Barricade Sponsor
  • $6,000 to SpiriTrust Lutheran for Educating the Next Generation of Certified Nursing
  • $3,000 to YMCA of York and York County for New American Welcome Center
  • $10,000 to York Academy Regional Charter School for SapphireK12 Child Accounting Software
  • $1,000 to York College of Pennsylvania for Sponsorship for lecture event
  • $20,000 to York County History Center for Support the hiring of a Community Historian for Diversity and Inclusion
  • $15,000 to YWCA York for Racial and Social Justice program

Edgar I. Garrett Fund

  • $5,000 to YMCA of York and York County for Diabetes Awareness & Education Program- Spanish Ex

Embracing Aging

  • $20,000 to Albright Care Services for West Manchester Senior Trail and Nature Park
  • $3,500 to Appell Center for the Performing Arts for Creating Film Accessibility for the Aging, Hearing
  • $4,000 to Crispus Attucks Association for Cultivating Healthy Living
  • $5,000 to Faith United Methodist Church-Hellam for June 2018 Eastern York WorkCamp Initiative
  • $10,000 to Golden Connections Community Center for Facility Functionality Enhancements
  • $8,245 to Jessica and Friends Community Inc. for Dragonfly Program – Healthy Today, Healthier Tomorrow
  • $5,998 to Leg Up Farm, Inc. for Silver Saddles
  • $1,000 to Penn State York for Gold Sponsorship
  • $4,395 to September House Senior Center for September House Amateur Radio Station Program
  • $74,980 to Servants, Inc. for Home Helps Program
  • $6,000 to Theatre Arts for Everyone for You Are NEVER Too Old to ACT!
  • $1,850 to Windy Hill on the Campus for Ageless Art
  • $5,000 to York City Bureau of Health for Age is Just a Number – Sexual Health and Vitality!
  • $20,000 to York County Food Bank, Inc. for Senior Food Box Program
  • $7,000 to York County Planning Commission for Senior Initiatives Community Partnership-Housing

Pat & Carol Innerst Fund for Education and Fund for York County

  • $4,800 to Martin Library for York City Girls Tell Their Neighborhood Story

Crull S. Kister Fund

  • $1,602 to Boy Scout Troop 16 for general support
  • $1,869 to Boy Scout Troop 19 for general support
  • $2,403 to Boy Scout Troop 23 for general support
  • $1,335 to Boy Scout Troop 37 for general support
  • $5,073 to Cub Scout Pack 23 for general support

Margaret “Peggy” Knoch Memorial Fund

  • $5,087 to York Town Craft Guild for Metals Program

Charlotte R. Langione Fund

  • $6,000 to Cultural Alliance of York County for Artist Community Building Project

Walter B. Loucks – Michael Alan Bose Arts Fund

  • $1,500 to Philanthropic Endeavors Foundation/ What the Food Trucks for What the Food Trucks event 2018
  • $4,000 to Cultural Alliance of York County for Artist Community Building Project

Memorial Health Fund

  • $3,580 to SpiriTrust Lutheran to provide vulnerable older adults with music therapy
  • $7,239 to Golden Connections Community Center, Inc. to create an advanced cardio, balance and strength training program
  • $30,000 to the York County Literacy Council for Healthcare Career Entry Level Training
  • $19,845.92 to Susquehanna Valley Community Mental Health Services for Human Trafficking Education, Training and Treatment
  • $25,000 to Gaudenzia Inc. for Gaudenzia Delta Outpatient Services
  • $25,000 to the York County Department of Veterans Affairs for the Higher Standard Project
  • $50,000 to the City of York, Bureau of Health for Health Moms Healthy Babies
  • $10,000 to Normandie Ridge for West Manchester Senior Life Trail and Nature Park
  • $7,000 to Susquehanna Area Senior Center for Spectrum Fitness Program 60-100
  • $15,000 to Communities in Schools of Pennsylvania for Hannah Penn Communities of Hope
  • $10,000 to ALS Association Great Philadelphia Chapter for the South Central Region Care Services Enhancement Program
  • $22,946 to YWCA York for Protect Love Expansion
  • $2,280 to York Suburban Communities that Care for Wellness Yoga for Students
  • $5,000 to WellSpan Health for Healthy York County Coalition Sponsor
  • $2,200 to WellSpan Health for York County Walks Video Project

Multiple Funds

  • $20,000 to York County Bar Foundation for Hard Bargains 1777

Doris E. Schwartz Education Fund

  • $81,130 to Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12 for School Retool, design thinking for school leadership
  • $48,400 to Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12 for York County School District Innovation Lab

Chester H. Thomas Foundation Fund

  • $1,000 to York Area Development Corporation for Alliance for Low Income Personal Care Home Advance

WellSpan Emergency Services Fund

  • $33,000 to York Regional Emergency Medical Services Inc. for EMS Consolidation Phase I consulting services

White Rose Foundation Fund

  • $6,000 to York City Bureau of Health for Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies Read Together

Women’s Giving Circle of the York County Community Foundation

  • $17,900 to City of York for Gates Project Northeast Neighborhood
  • $16,900 to City of York for York City Police for the Gates Project
  • $1,400 to Cultural Alliance of York County to CelebrateARTS! MLK Jr. Celebration
  • $2,500 to Downtown Inc for Foundry Park Security Camera Project
  • $1,000 to Leadership York for Project TEAM at Spring Grove School District
  • $5,000 to LifePath Christian Ministries for Group Violence Intervention Initiative
  • $1,000 to Watershed Alliance of York, Inc. for Expansion/Promotion of Codorus Water Rail
  • $10,000 to York Academy Regional Charter School for Makerspace Program at Upper School
  • $9,000 to York City Bureau of Health for Zagster Bike Program
  • $9,500 to York College of Pennsylvania for YCCOSP Generations of Hope
  • $10,000 to York County Bar Foundation for Hard Bargains 1777 permanent outdoor public art installation

YCCF Management Assistance Fund

  • $50,000 to Partnership for Economic Development in York to support newly created position of a YCEA VP of Strategic Development

YCCF Sustainable Energy Fund

  • $192 to Eastern York County Sewer Authority for Act 129 match, Exterior LED Upgrade Project
  • $2,618 to Penn State York for Act 129 Program
  • $62 to Eastern York County Sewer Authority for Act 129 match grant, Exterior LED Upgrade Project
  • $507 to Grace Fellowship for Act 129 Program
  • $164 to South Western School District for Act 129 match grant
  • $928 to WellSpan Health for Act 129 Program
  • $2,096 to WellSpan Health for Act 129 Program

YorIt

  • $20,000 to Downtown Inc/Our York Media LLC for York’s Good News Initiative
  • $4,759 to Unforgettable Big Band, Inc. for YorIt Social Venture Challenge York Swings!