Embracing Aging Grants Program
The Embracing Aging initiative works to make York County a great place to age by expanding age inclusive thinking and reducing barriers to aging well. The fund’s focus areas are attitudes around aging, community engagement, health and wellbeing, housing, and ways to get from one place to another. Grants are for programs serving people age 50 and older. YCCF’s Hahn Home Fund for Embracing Aging supports the initiative.
There are two types of grant programs: Competitive and Partnership grants.
Competitive grants are open to any qualified nonprofit interested in pursuing a grant in the Fund’s focus areas. Embracing Aging competitive grant awards have a maximum amount of either $6,000 (for small competitive grants that impact only the outcomes we seek to address) or $20,000 (for impact competitive grants that impact both the outcomes we seek to address, as well as have a significant impact on the indicators we use).
•Feb. 2, 2018 Competitive grant cycle opens
•May 7, 2018 Applications due
•June 22, 2018 Revised applications due
•Sept. 14, 2018 Grant awards announced
In general, large-scale programs designed to address a critical community issue are more likely to be eligible for partnership grant funding, especially if they are developed in partnership with YCCF’s Embracing Aging and designed in partnership with collaborating nonprofits. Partnership grants have the highest bar to get funded and a flexible cap for funds awarded.
Key components of partnership grants
- Larger grant, perhaps requiring longer time frame and/or multiyear funding.
- Will be broad in scope. Example: address the housing shortage for low-income seniors.
- Typically, will be a new approach, or will have nonprofits working together in new ways.
- YCCF’s level of engagement will be high throughout process.
Got an idea for “moving the needle” on community issues facing York Countians age 50 and older? Contact Cathy Bollinger, managing director of Embracing Aging at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to access our online grant application system
Read our eligibility requirements