$111,000 in Grants From York County Community Foundation to Support Education, Workforce Development and Downtown and Neighborhood Revitalization
York, PA — Twelve programs designed to improve the quality of life in York County are the newest recipients of grants from the York County Community Foundation’s (YCCF) Fund for York County, Beautiful York Program Fund, Children’s Program Fund, and the White Rose Foundation Fund.
“Through building relationships with the organizations applying for grants from the Fund for York County, we received some outstanding programs during this round. While we weren’t able to fund every application, we are constantly amazed by the commitment and great work being led by strong nonprofit leaders in York County,” said Lise Levin, Vice President of Community Investment for YCCF.
The Fund for York County is the foundation’s fund for high-impact initiatives that support quality education, workforce development and revitalizing downtowns and neighborhoods. It is comprised of nearly 60 funds designated to meet the community’s most pressing needs.
Additional funds that advised grants recently include the Beautiful York Fund, which helps to assure that the beauty of York City lasts forever. The Children’s Program Fund is a field of interest fund for programs that improve the lives of York County’s children. The White Rose Foundation Fund was created when the White Rose Foundation dissolved and moved its assets to YCCF.
YCCF Fund for York County Grants:
$3,000 to YMCA of York and York County to support The New American Welcome Center. The New American Welcome Center will strengthen immigrant access to vital social services and strengthen bridge-building and community integration strategies to advance newcomer inclusion.
$6,000 to SpiriTrust Lutheran to support Educating the Next Generation of Certified Nursing Assistants program. SpiriTrust Lutheran plans to test an innovative workforce development program that would transition part-time personal care aides into full-time certified nursing assistants.
$10,000 to Mason-Dixon Business Association to support Delta Borough Revitalization. A third annual contract for Delta Borough revitalization with PA Downtown Center will continue efforts to create economic vitality, promotion, town improvements and marketing.
$8,000 to Philanthropic Endeavors, fiscal sponsor for Oliver Bliss Designs, to support Community Murals and Arts Program on Demand in three York City neighborhoods. This program is designed to allow for community voices through public murals in city neighborhoods, by community residents.
$17,000 to Northeast Neighborhood Association to support Chrystal’s Place Rehab demolition project. Chrystal’s Place Rehab Project will increase safety and clean, green space by removing several unsuitable buildings from the property at 216 Chestnut Street.
$10,000 to York Academy Regional Charter School to purchase SapphireK12 Child Accounting Software. The SapphireK12 software will be used to store the York Academy’s child accounting information. The software has the ability for parents to monitor their child’s academic achievement.
$6,000 Philanthropic Endeavors, fiscal sponsor for Studio 117, to support a Mobile Music Lab. The Mobile Music Lab is a traveling music production teaching lab. The MML will operate within York County and beyond to serve the overwhelming need for “sound” instruction in the areas of musical production and technology to students of all ages.
$9,000 to Pa Child to support Jook University 101. Training a core of fundamental values and best practices in building relationships to youth program leaders throughout York City.
$10,000 to York County Bar Foundation to support Hard Bargains 1777. A dynamic mix of art and history: a public art installation celebrating adoption, in York, of the Articles of Confederation, precursor to the U.S. Constitution.
The YCCF Beautiful York Program Fund also awarded $10,000 to York County Bar Foundation to support Hard Bargains 1777.
The YCCF White Rose Foundation Fund announced a $6,000 grant to City of York-Bureau of Health to support Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies Read Together. The Bureau of Health’s nurse home visiting program strives to promote literacy and the love of reading from pregnancy through kindergarten.
Big Brothers Big Sisters received a $10,000 grant from YCCF Children’s Program Fund to support the Kindred Spirit program. Kindred Spirits is an outreach campaign to recruit volunteers from the minority community to be mentors for children in Big Brothers Big Sisters’ programs.
The Children’s Program Fund also awarded $6,000 to WITF to support a Media Literacy program that provides a hands-on learning opportunity to teach Middle School students how to COMPREHEND, CREATE and CHALLENGE media.
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 500 endowed funds and assists donors and nonprofits in reaching their charitable goals. The Community Foundation granted $5.3 million in 2017 throughout York County and stewards more than $150 million in assets.
The following funds make up the Fund for York County:
|Anstine Family Fund for York County
Barbara F. Appell Fund for York County
Louis J. and Josephine D. Appell Fund for York County
Edith Allen Barber Fund
Marie G. Baumeister Fund
Alma J. Beck Fund for York County
Former Judge Albert G. Blakey III Memorial Fund for York County
The Bon-Ton Stores Foundation Fund
Ralph and Charlotte Brooks Fund
Alice Marie and Michael Boustead Fund for York County
Clair S. and Mary S. Buchart Fund for York County
Lester L. Buchart Fund
Chairmen Emeriti Fund for York County
Jane Conover and Steven Izzo Fund for York County
Linda and Dave Davidson Fund for York County
Louise S. Deane Fund
Philip B. Deane Fund
Robert W. Erdos Fund for York County
Marsha Everton & Jack Stover Fund for York County
Mary Lou Frick Fund for York County
Charles and Adaline Frysinger Fund
Rodger K. Furse Fund
Michael L. and Catherine A. Gleim Fund for York County
Bernard and Doris Gordon Fund for York County
Grace UCC Endowment Fund for York County
M. S. Grumbacher Foundation Fund
Bill and Reenie Hartman Fund for York County
Hodges Family Fund
Dolores E. and Ernest O. Horn, Jr. Fund
Donna B. Jones Fund for York County
Kerlin Family Fund for York County
Robert and Anne Kinsley Fund
|Loren and Faye Kroh Fund for York County
Drs. George and Lois Kushner Fund
Lori and Michael Mitrick Family Fund for York County
Frank and Susanne Motter Fund
Raymond L. Ness Fund for York County
Michael and Eloise Newsome Fund for York County
Tom and Joan Norris Fund for York County
Ray Rife Charitable Fund – FFYC portion
Paul and Lori Rudy Family Fund for York County
Michael and Judy Rutter Fund
Charles and Louise Sawmiller Fund
George and Josephine Schmidt Fund for York County
Sue C. and John C. Schmidt Fund
Ralph Serpe and Bryan Tate Fund for York County
Phil and Kay Sheridan Fund for York County
Rick and Carol Smith Community Endowment Fund
Charles E. & Berdella Emig Snyder Memorial Fund
Joan F. and David E. Stauffer Jr. Fund for York County
Carolyn Eyster Steinhauser Fund for York County
Eugene C. Struckhoff Fund
Donald A. and Gretchen Wolf Swartz Fund for York County
Harriet R. Venus Fund for York County
Mary Ellen Venus Fund for York County
Joseph G. and Susan G. Wagman Fund for York County
Fred A. and Naomi K. Werner Fund
Roland M. and Lillian R. Whitmire Fund for York County
Roy and Margaret Williams Fund for York County
Wolf Foundation Fund
Thomas and Frances Wolf Fund for York County
William T. and Cornelia W. Wolf Fund for York County
York Water Company Fund for York County
John and Kathryn Zimmerman Fund for York County
The following funds make up the Children’s Program Fund:
|W. L. Cook and Jeannette B. Cook Fund
Flo A. Rider Children’s Fund
G. Stuart and Margaret A. Rohler Fund
James Sadler & Catherine Halsted Fund
May D. MacBride Fund
|National Leasing Company Fund
Shearer Industrial Supply Company Fund
York Penn Machinery Company Fund
Wolf Foundation Fund – Standing Advice
Philip A. and Elizabeth J. Hoover Fund