(YORK, PA, April 17, 2023) – The York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is pleased to announce the first round of grants awarded this year to seven local organizations committed to making York County a place where everyone can THRIVE!
The Fund for York County is focused on supporting our community’s most pressing issues. Our new focus for THRIVE grants seeks to provide funding opportunities for programs and collaboratives that transform lives and our community. By building economic mobility for low-income individuals, YCCF can help people THRIVE!
Adrian Buckner, Vice President of Grants and Community Engagement at YCCF said, “Congratulations to the Grantees who have been selected for funding! YCCF is excited to continue partnering with organizations to fund projects and programs that help our community THRIVE!”
YCCF is excited to announce the following THRIVE grantees:
- $5,200 for Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center (PIRC) for its Building Hope in York for our Haitian Neighbors program. This program provides free assistance to Haitian immigrants in the York community to assist them with applying for Temporary Protected Status, making it possible for this population to obtain employment as a means to provide for themselves and their families.
- $5,000 to Hoffman Homes Inc for its Economic Mobility program. This program will help create a media center to support education and career paths for residents in HH’s Transitional Living Program; providing tools, and a space to work towards goals.
The Hahn Home Fund for Embracing Aging is focused on improving how people experience aging in York County. Grants from the fund support programs serving people age 50 and older.
Cathy Bollinger, Managing Director of Embracing Aging at YCCF says, “It is always exciting to see which organizations apply and which programs get awarded. We appreciate the creative ideas submitted by the applicants and the time and wisdom shared by the Community Grant Readers.”
YCCF is pleased to announce the following Hahn Home Fund for Embracing Aging grantees:
- $1,560 to Thrive Windy Hill Senior Center, Inc. for its Creative Writing & Expression program for Older Adults. This 8-session program is designed to empower older adults to explore their life experiences more deeply through creations of narratives, with the intention of being shared for generations to come.
- $6,000 to Theatre Arts for Everyone for its Theatre Connects program. This program allows seniors in the touring troupe to gather, connect, and create content that is then performed for other seniors across the county.
- $6,000 to the Rainbow Rose Center for its Silver Triangle Support for members of the LGBTQIA+ community ages 50+.
- $6,000 to the City of York for its Aging in Place Camera Program to help our seniors remain in their own homes as they grow older. This program provides security cameras for seniors in the community.
- $5,830 to Leg Up Farm, Inc. for its Embracing Volunteerism program to train and engage adults 50+ as volunteers within Leg Up Farm’s equine program.
Both THRIVE and EA grants under $6,000 are read, scored, and selected by YCCF’s volunteer Community Grant Readers. Representing over 14 zip codes in York County, these 24 Community Grant Readers help determine which programs to fund.
YCCF is proud to steward donor funds that benefit our community and help make York County a great place to work and thrive.
YCCF invited grantees to the office to take a picture with the check. The following pictures are of the four grantees that were available for this opportunity: