(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 full-time Land Stewardship Manager who will work to support efforts in preserving agricultural and environmental landscapes for future generations to enjoy.
- $71,595 from YCCF’s Codorus Watershed Program Fund to the Watershed Alliance of York for a West Branch Codorus Creek Ecological Restoration Study. This grant will support the creation of an assessment of two degraded reaches of West Branch Codorus Creek and provide data needed to design a resilient, sustainable stream restoration project.
- $20,000 to the Y Community Development Corporation for the South Penn Street Physical Vision Plan. This grant will support engagement and revitalization efforts for the South Penn Street Community.
Roth J. Preap, Grants Program Officer at YCCF says, “The grants from the Agriculture and Land Preservation fund and Codorus Watershed fund both display the advancement of environmental protection efforts in York County.
The Watershed Alliance of York has established great partners who are dedicated to restoring the west branch of the Codorus to not only improve water quality but the overall habitat.
Farms and Natural Land Trust will hire a new Land Stewardship Manager who will not only protect agricultural and environmentally sensitive landscapes, but also help engage and work with landowners connecting them with the resources they need to protect conservation values on preserved lands.”
Sharing Roth’s excitement, Adrian Buckner, Vice President of Grants and Community Engagement, said, “YCCF is committed to creating financial security for low-income children, families, and individuals through its impactful THRIVE grantmaking. The grant to the Y Community Development Corporation further demonstrates that commitment. Through this grant, Y Community Development Corporation will begin the process of identifying and outlining housing needs and organize activities to revitalize the South Penn Street Community. With affordable housing being such a major barrier, funding collaborative efforts such as this will continue to be necessary to build a stronger York and provide safe and affordable housing to those in need.”
YCCF is proud to steward donor funds that benefit our community and help make York County a great place to work and thrive.
York County Community Foundation creates a vibrant York County by engaging donors, providing community leadership, and investing in high-impact initiatives while building endowment for future generations. York County Community Foundation holds more than 630 endowed funds and assists donors and nonprofits in reaching their charitable goals. The Community Foundation granted $6.5 million in 2021 throughout York County and beyond, and stewards approximately $211 million in assets. For more information, please visit www.yccf.org.