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Our Funds

We’re proud to honor all of our donors who have created their legacies through the Community Foundation. We hope you’ll take some time to browse through our fund list and find someone who inspires you to create your own legacy. We can’t wait to hear from you! If you are interested in receiving a grant, please contact our Community Investment Department or visit our grants page.

William B. Anstine, Jr. Fund
Established: 1990

This Fund is named for a former president of York County Community Foundation who worked tirelessly to launch the Community Foundation's Revitalization Initiative in 1991. Mr. Anstine created the Donor Advised Fund to support his multiple charitable interests in the community.

Robert R. Anderson Family Fund
Established: 1995

The Robert R. Anderson Family Fund is the remarkable legacy of a woman who wished to prevent the decline of farming and farmland in York County. It was established with a $1 million gift from the estate of Dr. Isabel Anderson, Mr. Anderson's daughter and a Temple University professor who returned regularly to her beloved family home in Lower Chanceford Township.

W. Burg Anstine Fund
Established: 1995

The Fund benefits two organizations Burg Anstine cared deeply about-York College of Pennsylvania and the YMCA of York and York County. Mr. Anstine was a trustee of the College, and his leadership roles in the YMCA led to national and international offices. A practicing attorney, he also taught public speaking at both institutions. The Fund was created by his children, Suzanna Anstine Norbeck and William B. Anstine Jr.

The Rozella Olp Anstine Fund For Music And Art
Established: 1995

The Rozella Olp Anstine Fund for Music and Art was created by her children, Suzanna Anstine Norbeck and William B. Anstine, Jr., to support the continuation of Mrs. Anstine's lifelong interests in art, music and theatre. Her children advise the Fund, with support from Community Foundation staff to identify grantmaking opportunities of special interest to them.

Helen Pfaltzgraff Appell Fund
Established: 1997

The Fund was established by Mrs. Appell's son, Louis J. Appell, Jr., to benefit York City Dollars For Scholars and honor the memory of his mother, who was a 1918 honor graduate of York High School. In establishing the Fund, Mr. Appell said, "Making this gift gives me the twin satisfactions of helping a wonderful cause and honoring a person who has meant so much to me."

Atkins House Endowment Fund
Established: 1998

This fund was originally created for Atkins House, which was a residential and out-patient treatment center for women offenders, but when the organization closed in 2014, the fund became a Field of Interest Fund. The Fund now benefits organizations that assist women in York County who are in the correctional system or transitioning out of the system and need assistance with housing or other social services.

Tom Adams, Jo Hunger, George LaMotte Scholarship Fund
Established: 1999

The York County Dental Society established the Fund to provide financial assistance to York Countians studying to become dentists, as well as dental specialists and dental hygienists. The Fund is named in memory of Drs. Thomas Adams and George LaMotte, former members of the York County Dental Society, and Mrs. Arthur Hunger, Jr., former member of the York County Dental Auxiliary, who administered the Dental Society's student loan program which preceded the establishment of this Fund in 1999.

Sanfra Anstine Fund
Established: 2006

The Anstine Family has been dedicated to supporting the community, as well as their particular charitable interests. Sanfra's personal passion for health-related issues will be the focus of this donor advised fund. "I am excited to be starting my own fund, to support the work of organizations dedicated to asthma and related disorders."

Josephine and Louis J. Appell Jr Fund for York County
Established: 2010

Louis and Jody Appell share a love of York and its downtown that is unmatched. They can be found strolling downtown on First Fridays, cheering on the York Revolution during baseball season, attending the Strand and the Symphony regularly, and always with their basket at Central Market on market days. When they see a need, they do more than talk about it. They initiate change. Louis and Jody know when to call people to rally the troops and make positive change occur. "Louis and Jody Appell have always had an unwavering and steadfast vision of an ever-improving quality of life for our community, especially when it comes to the City of York, the center of our community," said their friend Tony Campisi. "Their vision and leadership has had an immeasurably positive impact on our community, both in the present and for future generations to come." At the Community Foundation's 2013 Donor Event honoring the Appells, Louis praised the efforts of the Community Foundation and specifically its initiative to revitalize downtown York. "The future of the City and its central core looks brighter than at any time since our leading retailers either closed up shop or moved to the suburbs. The recognition of the City's importance to our entire region is taking hold and producing results," said Louis. He and Jody created their Fund for York County, the Foundation's most flexible fund, several years ago to help the Community Foundation take a leading role in addressing these issues. The great leadership offered by the Appells has been inspirational to the community, and especially to the Community Foundation. As native Yorkers, Jody and Louis describe their commitment as having fun as they fulfill their responsibility to the community.

Anstine Family Fund for York County
Established: 2013
Angels Giving to Those in Need Fund
Established: 2014

The Angels are a group of women who came together in 2006 to raise awareness and funds for The Cancer Patient Help Fund. Each Angel had been touched in some way by the disease and wanted to do something positive for those in similar situations. Their grass-roots efforts led to six very popular "Jeans and Gems events" that raised more than $500,000. All funds raised stayed in York County and 100% went to cancer patients. The Angels were proud of their success, but wanted a way to make their money work more effectively. After doing some research on building endowment, one of the Angels introduced the group to York County Community Foundation. The Angels have taken a hiatus from their work while building their endowment, but plan to regroup in the near future to leverage their fundraising efforts.

Barbara F. Appell Fund for York County
Established: 2015

When Barbara Appell passed away in 2014, her father, Louis Appell Jr., asked that memorial gifts be directed to the Community Foundation's Fund for York County. He was so inspired by the outpouring of support that when he added his own memorial gift, he was able to create the Barbara F. Appell Fund for York County as a permanent way to honor his daughter. Barbara was a kind, caring person who loved animals, nature, and gardening, was musically talented, and was a willing and generous donor to a wide variety of charitable causes. Mr. Appell, who has been a longtime friend and supporter of the Community Foundation and its mission, believed Barbara's appreciation of everything life had to offer would be reflected well by a fund that could address important community issues as they change over time.

Albright Care Services at Normandie Ridge Endowment Fund
Established: 2017

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