York County Community Foundation Grows Grants Department

York County Community Foundation Grows Grants Department

(York, PA, January 19, 2023) The York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is excited to welcome two new members to the grants team. Jason Andrews, the new Grants Program Manager and Chawna Griffith, YCCF’s new Grants Administrative Assistant.

As YCCF’s Grants Program Manager, Jason will assist the grants department by compiling and analyzing data to help develop high-impact grantmaking programs. In his role, Jason will meet with grant applicants, evaluate applications, and coordinate several volunteer advisory committees, including YCCF’s Sustainable Energy, Codorus Watershed, and Agriculture & Land Preservation committees. In addition, he will lend support for YCCF’s Distribution, Racial Equity Fund, and Embracing Aging Committees. Jason will also work with the Memorial Health Fund Board. Jason previously served as the Foundation Program Assistant for The Steinman Foundation in Lancaster, PA. He successfully met aggressive programmatic targets in the areas of education, STEM literacy, and economic development. Jason holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The University of Pittsburgh.

As the Grants Administrative Assistant, Chawna will support YCCF’s grantmaking department by coordinating meetings, following up with grantees, and tracking the progress of the grant team’s goals, programs, and events. Chawna joins YCCF from the Edgar Fahs Smith STEAM Academy where she served as Office Manager and excelled in maintaining and auditing school finances, while adhering to budget guidelines. She effectively coordinated student, staff, and administrator schedules and has extensive experience utilizing data entry software. Chawna studied history at the University of Maryland and is a certified corrections officer.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Jason and Chawna to the YCCF team! They both bring tremendous experience to the organization and have a strong passion and commitment for community improvement,” expressed YCCF’s Vice President of Grants & Community Engagement and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Adrian Buckner.

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. The Community Foundation holds more than 630 endowed funds and assists donors and nonprofits in reaching their charitable goals. York County 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.