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Memorial Health Fund

Our new grant program seeks to transform the way our community addresses compelling health issues, seeking to fund programs that address issues to improve the complete physical, mental and social well-being of the residents of York and its surrounding communities.

To see the information session slide presentation, click here.

 Important dates:

  • May 7                  Competitive grant cycle opens
  • July 31                 Grant applications due
  • August 1              Nonprofit vetting (best practice in the field to confirm NPO organizational capacity)
  • August 6              YCCF staff reads grants
  • August 22           YCCF staff meets to discuss grants; compile questions and clarifications
  • August 28            Questions emailed to applicants
  • September 14   Second draft of grant applications, with questions answered, due
  • September 17     Grants are sent to MHF’s Distribution Committee’s volunteer grant readers
  • October 9            Volunteers’ initial ratings of grants are due to YCCF
  • October 11          Volunteers discuss grants; recommend grants to be funded
  • November 7        MHF board meets and ratifies recommendations
  • November 12    Award announcements emailed/mailed to NPOs
  • November 19     Meetings with YCCF staff begin, signing grant contracts, receiving grant checks


The Memorial Health Fund grant program is designed to be flexible. Small grant requests will be considered, as well as those for up to $50,000 for grants with a large scope. Grant applications must address one of the following:

  • Improve overall community health
  • Provide resources for the restoration and maintenance of health
  • Bring high-quality health care services to the greater York area
  • Promote general health and wellness of persons in the greater York area
  • Promote health education
  • Engage in fundraising and related activities or programs
  • Engage in other activities directly or indirectly including making grants to other nonprofit organizations to enable them to carry out these activities.

New for 2018, we are introducing one-on-one workshop sessions if you would like to get feedback on your grant idea from Community Foundation grants staff members! Sign up for a 20 minute slot here. The planned dates for these sessions are:

June 4 from 10:00-1:00 and June 15 from 10:00-1:00.

Click here to access our online grant application system

Read our eligibility requirements

About Memorial Health Fund

Previously, MHF was a supporting organization of Memorial Hospital. After Memorial Hospital was bought by Community Health Systems, Memorial Health Fund began to look for a partner to help it carry out its charitable purposes. In 2015, we became a supporting organization of York County Community Foundation.

All grantmaking decisions will be made by the MHF board of directors.

See a list of our 2017 grants here.

Memorial Health Fund Board of Directors

  • Chloé R. Eichelberger, Chair
  • Michael H. Hady III
  • Michelle Hovis
  • Matthew Howie, M.D.
  • Jack Kay
  • Lori O. Mitrick
  • Josette Myers
  • Michael Newsome
  • Laura Niesen de Abruna, Ph.D.
  • John J. Shorb
  • Margaret Z. Swartz
  • Terry N. York, D.O.

York County Community Foundation

14 West Market Street, York, PA 17401
717-848-3733 (York) | 717-630-1843 (Hanover) | 717-854-7231 (Fax) |
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