York County Community Foundation (YCCF) builds and energizes a community of philanthropists that strengthens the common good. By bringing together diverse voices, we encourage collaboration among funders, businesses, and the public sector. Our initiatives and committees involve hundreds of volunteers who are all striving to create a vibrant York County.
Strategic alliances among nonprofits
is one Community Foundation effort to encourage collaboration and cooperation in York County. For example, a recent grant of $9,200 from the Fund for York County to Katallasso Family Health Center helped the nonprofit open a health center within the York Rescue Mission on West Market Street. The partnership between the two organizations allows participants of York Rescue Mission programs to receive free health services, including family practice and associated labs.
Katallasso Family Health Center is a faith-based nonprofit that opened in 2013 in the city's Salem Square neighborhood. Grant funding from YCCF as well as WellSpan supported renovations and equipment purchases, and will also cover part of the center's first-year operations.
Collaboration. It strengthens the common good.
The YorkCounts Indicators are another YCCF initiative that help
drive strategic grantmaking in our community. The YorkCounts Indicators
were updated in 2016 and will be updated annually.
Other Community Foundation efforts, such as high-impact
initiatives - our long-term strategic priorities that will bring about positive
community change - are selected through a careful process of fact-based
research that allows us to assess critical community improvement needs. We then
convene resources, participate in task forces, advocate for positions, and take
the lead implementation role that will improve our community.
Through these high-impact initiatives, we invest in
grantmaking that will support and will cumulatively create the highest possible
positive change in our community. Our high-impact areas currently are:education, downtown revitalization, and aging.
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