Lancfound Blog

On Mentoring

MentoringThis year, I had the opportunity to be partnered with a local high school student, Danaja, who taught me about mentoring.

I had signed up to be part of the Lancaster Chamber’s Women in Business Mentorship program. I filled out a brief survey about my interests and experiences, and asked to be partnered with a Read More


Tec Centro Program: Tec Centro

 Partner Organization: SACA Lancaster (and many other community organizations!)

 Grant: $315,000 Long Term Creative Solutions Matching Fund 

For the past several years, we’ve been proud to partner with the Spanish American Civic Association (and many other organizations in our community!) to make Tec Centro- an innovative bilingual technology center- a reality in Read More

Ten Ideas advance in the Great Social Enterprise Pitch

Social Enterprise group


This spring the Community Foundation, in partnership with Assets Lancaster, launched the Great Social Enterprise Pitch. One of our Ah-Ha Conversations in action, the goal of the Pitch is to empower budding local businesses that operate with a unique “triple-bottom line” approach- People, Planet & Profit. First, we hosted two Idea Incubator sessions Read More

A Fresh Idea

Local Food

Program: Food Hub

Partner Organization: Lancaster County Council of Churches

Grant: $100,000 Long Term Creative Solutions Matching Fund

The Lancaster County Council of Churches has seen the number of people coming to its food bank double in the past five years. But in addition to serving more, the organization wanted to serve our community’s at-risk Read More