York County Community Foundation Awards Over $176,000 in Environmental Grants

York County Community Foundation Awards Over $176,000 in Environmental Grants

(YORK, PA, July 12, 2023) – The York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is pleased to award over $176,000 in grants to support land and water preservation efforts in York County. The Codorus Watershed fund works to develop strategic direction and action plans to build on the work of existing watershed improvement programs. By leveraging new public and private investments, this fund seeks to improve the health and vitality of the Codorus and its environs. The Codorus Watershed Advisory Committee is overseen by volunteers who steward the grant funds to ensure the highest environmental impact.

Matthew Poff, YCCF Board member and Chair of YCCF’s Codorus Watershed Endowment Advisory Committee said, “We are pleased to partner with and support organizations that are doing important work in the area of environmental stewardship. We understand the connection between a healthy and sustainable environment and a vibrant community with opportunities for our residents and business community to both thrive.”

The three grants include:

  • $150,000.00 to the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay for its Expanding Corporate Sustainability Initiative. This initiative seeks to implement best management practices on farmlands to improve the health of local waterways.
  • $21,700.00 to Crispus Attucks York for its Codorus Corridor Summer Enrichment Program. This program seeks to enhance summer learning opportunities for York City School District students using the Codorus Creek Greenway project.
  • $4,980 for the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association Greener Codorus Initiative. The initiative is an annual maintenance program along the banks of the Codorus Creek in York City to maintain the vegetation along the creek.

To learn more about YCCF’s environmental funds, please visit: https://yccf.org/for-grant-seekers/grant-programs/environment/

Kate Fritz, Chief Executive Officer of Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay with Adrian Buckner, Vice President of Grants and Community Engagement and Jason Andrews, Grants Program Manager at YCCF