Fund for York County Grants

York County Community Foundation

Grant amount: Up to US $10,000

Next anticipated deadline: Mar 9, 2019 (Pre proposal)

Later anticipated deadlines: Apr 23, 2019 (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Nonprofit Government Entity

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: York County, Pennsylvania

Location of residency: Pennsylvania

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The Fund for York County is the foundation’s fund to address the needs of a changing York County. This Fund’s focus areas are:

  • Education,
  • Workforce Development and
  • Downtown or Neighborhood Revitalization.


  • Education:
    • Increased # of disadvantaged students stay in school;
    • Graduation rates of disadvantaged students approach statewide averages;
    • test scores of disadvantaged students approach statewide averages.
  • Workforce Development:
    • Students/workers are prepared for successful employment;
    • People move from poverty to family-sustaining employment.
  • Downtown and Neighborhood Revitalization:
    • Increased median home prices;
    • increased net of new businesses/residents;
    • reduced gap in real estate taxes between York City/neighboring municipalities.

There are two types of grant programs within the Fund for York County:

Competitive Grants

Competitive grants are open to any qualified nonprofit interested in pursuing a grant in the Fund’s focus areas. Fund for York County competitive grant awards have a maximum amount of $10,000. Prospective grant applicants are strongly encouraged to attend a grant information session. Grant information sessions are free, but registration is required.

Partnership Grants

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 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 timeframe and/or multiyear funding.
  • Will be broad in scope, e.g., not a single school population but an entire sector.
    • Examples include:
      • collaborative programs to reduce the rate of low birthweight babies throughout York City;
      • foster county-wide economic prosperity;
      • address the housing shortage for low-income seniors; or
      • foster economic and community development in Delta.
  • 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.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations, government agencies or public school districts.
  • The following is the criteria for a qualifying organization:
    • If a nonprofit, must be classified as a 501(c) (3) public charity under the Internal Revenue Code (this does not apply to government agencies or public school districts). 
    • If a nonprofit, must have 501(c) (3) status for at least one year.
    • Must provide services directly to York County.
    • Must be up-to-date on any active interim or post-grant reports before applying for a new grant.


  • Individuals are not qualified applicants.
  • Grants are NOT provided for:
    • Endowments, capital campaigns, budget shortfalls, debt retirement or association dues. 
    • Sectarian religious programs.
    • Organizations with discriminatory employment or program practices.
    • Any form of direct financial assistance to individuals.
    • Reimbursement for programs, programs or items purchased before grant is authorized.

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