York, PA — The York County Community Foundation (YCCF) awarded $217,751 to community nonprofits from its Fund for York County, Children’s Program Fund, and the White Rose Foundation Fund during its most recent grant cycle. Eleven organizations received grants, ranging from $4,500 to $140,000.
YCCF committed to continuing support for Communities in Schools in the York City School District with a $140,000 grant over two additional years. The grant will support in-school coordinators to work with students in need.
“Communities in Schools (CIS) coordinators have improved the outcomes for York City students,” says Jane Conover, YCCF President and CEO. “Eighty-three percent of the students they work with are doing better academically, seventy-four percent have better attendance and sixty-eight percent are demonstrating fewer behavior issues. High-impact initiatives like this need time to develop and be fully implemented – it’s important for us to stay the course, and we’re proud to see such strong outcomes in our fourth year of funding.”
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.
Fund for York County Grants:
York College of Pennsylvania (YCP): $4,500 for YCP Hacks 2017, a 36-hour hackathon where students come together for a weekend dedicated to developing creative solutions to local challenges.
CASA: $9,965 for a Bilingual Workforce and Economic Empowerment Program, to remove barriers that Latino York County residents face to obtaining family-sustaining employment.
South Mountain Partnership/Appalachian Trail Conservancy: $5,000 for a feasibility study for the South Mountain Trolley Greenway Rail-Trail that would connect Dillsburg to Mechanicsburg.
YMCA of York and York County: $7,400 for a feasibility study to implement an aquaponics program to provide a STEM curriculum option for youth, and help fill the skills shortage in the food and agriculture industry in Pennsylvania.
Leg Up Farm: $8,360 to use music interventions to support speech and occupational gains in special needs students.
Susquehanna SCORE: $8,000 for New Business Hot List to encourage minority entrepreneurs and provide business training.
MANTEC: $10,000 for the “What's So Cool About Manufacturing?” Student Video Contest to raise awareness among students and parents about the engaging career paths and opportunities available in today’s advanced manufacturing sector.
Communities in Schools: $140,000 to support the CIS service coordinators in the York City School District.
Children’s Program Fund Grants:
York Fresh Food Farms: $9,526 for Get York Hands Dirty Program, that connects children to the environment, their community and the role of agriculture in their lives through its urban farm.
Children’s Home of York: $10,000 for the BRIDGES™ program, a Psychiatric Partial Hospitalization Program providing stabilization and treatment for children and adolescents who are experiencing psychiatric symptoms and emotional disturbance.
White Rose Foundation Fund Grants:
Steam Into History, Inc.: $5,000 to for the Steam Into Summer Program, a fun-filled and educational day on the railroad for kids in kindergarten and up from York County Libraries’ Summer Reading Program.
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
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
Dominick DelliCarpini 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
Bernard and Doris Gordon Fund for York County
Michael L. and Catherine A. Gleim 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
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
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
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