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2020 Unfunded Grant Opportunities

Human Services

American Red Cross

Grant requested: $10,000

As responders to disasters, the most common of which are home fires, the Red Cross is working to reduce home fire deaths and injuries. In addition to providing critical home fire relief and recovery services, the Red Cross is delivering lifesaving tools and information, including the installation of free smoke alarms, to support home fire safety, specifically in at risk neighborhoods. This initiative is called the Home Fire Campaign.

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Anchorage Breakfast

Grant requested: $10,000

Anchorage Breakfast seeks general support for our Shower Program. Since October 2019, when the LCCF awarded us a grant to pilot a program using existing showers at our host facility, 12 guests facing homelessness per week have taken the opportunity to shower and improve their unhealthy physical state and hygiene. Due to the successful implementation and great need for this program, Anchorage plans to continue it and invites LCCF to continue this partnership.

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Canine Partners for Life

Grant requested: $30,000

Since 1989, Canine Partners for Life (CPL) has increased the independence and quality of life of individuals with disabilities by training and placing service and companion dogs to assist these individuals. CPL was one of the first organizations to be accredited by Assistance Dogs International and regularly sets the standards for best practices in the industry. This project will support the training of 1 service or companion dog and provide lifelong staff support to the graduate

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CASA

Grant requested: $26,000

CASA provides comprehensive citizenship promotion services for Lancaster’s immigrant and Latino residents.

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Friendship Community

Grant Requested: $10,000

Friendship Community provides tailored life support services through our Home-Based Services Program to Individuals with intellectual disabilities. Our program is a year-round, 24- hour care service, where Individuals are able to live with their parents or on their own in affordable housing. Teams of caring professionals work around the clock nurturing their everyday needs, helping them to feel secure, participate and live independently.

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Good Samaritan Shelter

Grant requested: $10,000

Men, women and families experiencing homelessness during the winter (December 14th through March 12th (subject to weather)) would be given services to assist basic needs such as a bed, food, shower facilities, and something warm to drink, while also providing local community resources to assist with other needs. Participants would be able to access services from 8pm-8am 7 nights a week with staff alert and on property for the entire evening.

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Hospice and Community Care

Grant requested: $25,000

Hospice & Community Care is seeking support to help cover costs of home hospice care, including bereavement support, for people who are coping with serious illness, facing end of life and loss. Hospice care covers the costs of all needed medications and equipment related to a patient’s serious illness, plus medical and nursing care, personal care, social work and spiritual support, and bereavement support. Home hospice care enables patients to receive needed care and support at home.

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Keystone Service Systems, DBA Keystone Human Services

Grant requested: $26,000

One of the greatest desires of individuals with intellectual disabilities is to live as independently as possible. A grant of up to $26,000 would help KHS invest in assistive and adaptive technology, such as Alexa devices, smart TVs and stoves and sensor systems. Implementation in homes would make greater independence and enhanced dignity a reality: it is a non-invasive means to both monitor health and safety, and to help establish meaningful routine and schedules.

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Lancaster County Council of Churches

Grant amount: $8,000

Food Insecurity profoundly impacts an individual’s life. In fact, in Lancaster County alone it is estimated that food insecurity increases health care costs by $55 million dollars annually. The focus of our Food Hub is to not only meet the immediate need of hunger but, just as importantly, to provide fresh and nutritious items that provide overarching health and well being benefits. Food Recovery moves fresh food that would otherwise go to waste into the hands of food insecure individuals.

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Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition

Grant requested: $21,400

In the absence of LGBTQ+ affirming social service organizations, the Coalition will offer emergency aide. Funding will provide short term financial aid (rental/emergency shelter assistance, grocery store gift cards, utility assistance, medical prescriptions/copays, direct social service, transportation. . .), information and referral, and follow up case management. The Coalition will be a convener and public advocate to address inequitable systems, helping organizations become LGBTQ+ affirming.

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Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership

Grant amount: $26,000

Launched in 2020 by SoWe, this loan program provides low-cost access to capital for necessary repairs on housing stock that is aged, often neglected & provides a tool to combat resident displacement. Here, 30% of residents live below the poverty line, with 75% of the housing stock built prior to 1939. It allows for low-to-moderate-income homeowners to access flexible capital to improve their homes & build equity. Due to COVID-19 funding for renovation projects can stimulate the local economy.

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Off the Streets Now Lancaster Chapter

Grant requested: $15,985

Off The Streets Lancaster helps those experiencing homelessness who can pay rent. Funded by donations, & operating solely with volunteers, we assist those referred by local social services by paying a deposit directly to the landlord & delivering basic home furnishings. During Covid19, we will assist with emergency rental assistance. $15000 will be directed to help secure, or keep, people in housing; $985 for protective face shields. In 2019, of 687 persons helped, 84% were women & children.

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Parish Resource Center

Grant requested: $15,000

PRC seeks funding to strengthen the Lancaster Community Meal Program by establishing a local Food Security Network featuring: -A single point of contact to coordinate partners and address emerging community needs; -Consistent and reliable supply lines with cost-effective vendors; -Shared resources and training for community partners and volunteers; -Long-term relationships with local restaurants based on COVID-19 model; -Mobile-friendly web tools to list current community meal times/locations.

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Spanish American Civic Association

Grant requested: $15,000

Before the COVID emergency, SACA was serving over 100 meals per day to low-income individuals in addition to meals served to seniors in the Senior Center with the state-mandated closing, SACA has pivoted to providing “grab and go” meals to low-income individuals The program serves an average of 140 individuals per day and delivers and average of 25 meals to senior citizens per day. We require additional funding to pay for costs such as food preparation staff, and disposables.

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Tabor Community Services, Inc.

Grant requested: $10,028

Our request is for $10,028 to buy items to help our Lancaster County clients protect themselves from COVID19, ensure we can respond to their needs while preventing the virus’ spread, and help them stay connected during this time of social distancing. Funds will be used to buy masks, hand sanitizer, and sanitizing wipes to prevent the spread of germs; and used track phones/minutes for clients without phones to be able to contact their Tabor case manager, employer, landlord, and natural supports.

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The Factory Ministries

Grant requested: $15,000

Journey to MyHome works to meet the housing needs of those experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity in the Pequea Valley School District community. Participants will have the opportunity temporarily to be housed onsite in our Crisis Housing. While enrolled in this program, our Director of Housing meets regularly with participants to work with them to create a housing plan, which includes the attainment and maintenance of permanent housing, as well as a plan for self-sufficiency.

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United Disability Services

Grant requested: $10,000

UDS Resource Center assist individuals and their families with disabilities and those who are newly disabled to navigate the network of healthcare, agencies and funding sources that provide vital services to this vulnerable population. We anticipate the COVID-19 pandemic will make the Resource Center critical to the Lancaster community providing essential information to nearly 64,000 individuals with disabilities living in Lancaster County. The funds will be used towards staff salaries.

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Vision Corps

Grant requested: $30,000

VisionCorps (VC) is the only private agency serving Lancaster County residents experiencing vision loss with rehabilitative services – at no cost to the client. Independence is our Vision for all clients, and can be reached through specialized training through rehabilitation and support services. VC also aims to keep individuals in their homes and not rely on assisted living just because of lost vision.

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Eastern Lancaster County

Attollo: Children Deserve A Chance

Grant requested: $26,900

Attollo (college access program for underrepresented students) will partner with school districts in Eastern Lancaster County, to offer the proven successful college access and leadership program to students of diverse backgrounds. This 18-month program begins with a 6-week Attollo Recruit at 5:30AM which includes leadership training and self-introspection, followed by college planning, including SAT Prep, essay writing, college tours, and advocacy; to allow students to realize their potential.

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Aaron's Acres

Grant requested: $10,941

Aaron’s Acres is an organization that provides individuals with disabilities ages 5-21 an opportunity to participate in recreational programs in an atmosphere of acceptance that embraces the child and family. Our request is for $10,941 for 30 partial scholarships. Families would be able to register for camp and not experience any stress related to financial costs. Last year, we provided $40,000 in scholarships. Families living in Eastern Lancaster County would be the recipients of these funds.

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Garden Spot Village

Grant requested: $12,440 

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it is estimated that the number of people 65 and older in PA with Alzheimer’s is estimated to increase 14.3% between 2020 and 2025. To help those afflicted with dementia and their care partners in the Elanco area, Garden Spot Village with the Elanco Dementia Friendly Community (DFC) committee and other collaborators is planning for social opportunities and community education. This grant proposal seeks funds for a PT Elanco DFC coordinator.

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Junior Achievement of South Central Pa

Grant requested: $10,000

The middle school years are critical to future academic success, yet are often a point where students disengage from school. Junior Achievement’s YES! program is a half-day of engagement and connection for middle school students as they interact with volunteer mentors and explore how their classroom learning relates to real-world careers, issues, and experiences. The YES! program provides a critical opportunity for students to recognize the role education plays in their future plans.

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Lancaster County Conservancy

Grant requested: $19,000

The Lancaster County Conservancy seeks $19,000 to implement an interpretive ranger program serving our nature preserves in eastern Lancaster County, with a focus on the Welsh Mountain region. Welsh Mountain includes a Conservancy nature preserve and adjacent county park, which together provide the region’s largest tract of publicly accessible natural lands and are a hub for outdoor recreation. A ranger program will allow us to better steward these lands and recreational assets.

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Lancaster Farmland Trust

Grant requested: $14,800

Lancaster Farmland Trust seeks funding to pursue clean water in Salisbury Township. In the last two years, we’ve worked closely with farmers to create a sense of community conservation. Now, instead of individual farms making improvements, full-stream sections of landowners are coordinating to restore stream banks and plant critical buffers, working as a community. This grant will fund another one of these full-stream “frolics”, and provide critical clean water in Eastern Lancaster County.

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Lancaster Emergency Medical Services

Grant requested: $10,000

We want to support students/ families of Eastern Lancaster County, with an in-home, vaccination program to include CDC recommended- VARICELLA (chickenpox) for students 18 and younger. With funds for storage equipment, we want students & families healthy by providing temperature-controlled frozen Varicella. The vaccination program would reach patients who are past due or face barriers to healthcare access. This vaccine program will directly help families with fewer hospital or ER visits.

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Samaritan Counseling Center

Grant requested: $10,000

TeenHope is a school-based mental health screening program designed to connect teens struggling with depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts to treatment. TeenHope will be screening students in Conestoga Valley and Pequea Valley Schools this year. Statistics are 36% of teens report feeling depressed or sad MOST days; 9% have attempted suicide. In Pequea Valley, from 2014-19, 966 teens were screened with 170 (17.5%) at-risk. In 2019, 307 teens were screened at CV, with 40 (13%) at-risk.

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Environment

Attollo: Children Deserve A Chance

Grant requested: $31,140

COVID-19 pandemic has brought health disparities to a national spotlight. Air pollution affects Black and Latinos, causing increased respiratory illness, heart disease and death, which Chantal Morales, a Penn Manor student, examined in her AMed project. The air we breathe is not a lifestyle choice. This grant will fund an Attollo and Patients R Waiting collaboration to increase public awareness and examine effects of air pollution effects on minority communities in our city through research.

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CASA

Grant requested: $31,140

Our focus is on ensuring that Lancaster’s Municipal Climate Action Plan is implemented equitably and that disproportionately affected communities are at the forefront of the decision-making process. This includes community education to engage Latino and immigrant residents, public forums to increase community engagement, and continued advocacy with local and state governments to integrate climate justice into ongoing efforts around infrastructure investment, housing, and employment initiatives.

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Hands on House, Children's Museum of Lancaster

Grant requested: $13,500

We want to add a potting shed, increase plantings in our Discovery Meadow, develop placards to identify plants, insects, birds and trees that share our space. Children & adults will be able to better identify, understand our environment and its inhabitants through hands-on experiences as a junior botanist, ecologist, entomologist, and even backyard gardener. We need to buy a potting shed, benches, tools, biodegradable pots, soil, sign posts, & signs to add to our current bug exploration program. 

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Lancaster County Conservancy

Grant requested: $16,000

The Lancaster County Conservancy seeks $16,000 to augment existing funds for interpretive rangers to patrol the River Hills Nature Preserves of Southern Lancaster County. The COVID19 pandemic highlights the importance that our preserves have for Lancastrians as places providing opportunities for maintaining physical and mental health in nature. With unprecedented levels of visitation, funding will support rangers in protecting fragile habitats from overuse and sustainably keeping preserves open.

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Lancaster Farmland Trust

Grant received: $16,300

Lancaster Farmland Trust will build on its strong, trusted relationship with farmers in Lancaster County to “scale up” its existing presence by training and deploying a “street team” of volunteer community liaisons. This team will expand LFT’s reach into the community and help us to raise awareness and importance of protecting natural resources on farms by meeting with farmers, engaging in dialogue about natural resource protection and providing resources for sustainable improvements on farms.

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Lancaster Redevelopment Fund, Inc.

Grant requested: $25,000

The Lancaster Redevelopment Fund is working with local partners to clean up and develop a former industrial site and blighted historic train depot in Marietta into a community trailhead facility for Northwest Lancaster County River Trail users. Funds will pay part of the estimated $155,000 in environmental, engineering, and architectural studies needed to prepare the property for development and construction.The pandemic increased interest in local rail trails which have seen a spike in usage.

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Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association

Grant requested: $10,000

The Susquehanna by Paddle – Discovering the Past, Present & Future of this Mighty River. Series run in cooperation with the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper and Shank’s Mare Outfitters. Riverkeeper and staff will lead participants from Lake Frederic past Chicques Rock along the footprints of the Susquehanna Canal to the Conestoga River and beyond. Guides will highlight the natural wonders of the River while explaining how industry is impacting water quality. Learn why the River must be protected.

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Parish Resource Center

Grant requested: $26,800

Parish Resource Center seeks funding to pilot a self-sustaining services-and-utility cooperative that: Saves local community benefit organizations thousands of dollars a year Benefits local woman- and minority-owned business Provides workshops for co-op members on how to negotiate collaborative contracts Reduces the carbon footprint of members and vendors To complete this project, PRC has forged a relationship with the highly successful Community Purchasing Alliance (CPA) in Washington, D.C. 

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Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation

Grant requested: $10,000

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, people are escaping to nature to relieve stress and enjoy the fresh air, but this is putting pressure on these sensitive natural resources. One of PPFF’s primary foci is to enhance these resources to improve visitors’ experiences and the environment. The funds will be used to plant native trees and shrubs at Susquehannock State Park to replace those killed by emerald ash borer and to pay for tree tubes, mulch, and GatorBags to ensure the trees’ survival.

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Visual Arts

Demuth Foundation

Grant requested: $7,500

During our COVID closure, we have created online content including exhibitions. We want to explore this outreach more after our museums reopen. Online exhibitions allow us to reach audiences who have never visited our museums and can provide access to our second floor galleries that are not handicap accessible. This grant request is for consultation fees, staff training, tools, and marketing to enable further development of online exhibitions while improving the quality and presentation.

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Friendship Community

Grant requested: $10,000

Artist’s (adults with an intellectual disability or autism) goals are to express themselves creatively through art, to become advocates for themselves and to increase their community arts engagement. At the same time, they grow artistically, while they attend virtual art classes in the safety of their own homes, collaborate with professional artists and then have the option to submit their art work to the Gallery and earn a commission off of their sold pieces online.

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Hands on House, Children's Museum of Lancaster

Grant requested: $12,000

Our recent survey of families found that 84.43% were interested in more art programs. Our plan is to introduce 3-5 art classes per week to Hands-on House. We need tables, chairs, smocks/aprons, kiln, and disposable and reusable art supplies.

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Red Rose Film Festival

Grant requested: $15,000

The Red Rose Film Festival (RRFF) is dedicated to the growth and enrichment of Central Pennsylvania, Lancaster Co. and the local film community. RRFF’s goals are to expand tourism, educate the region about the film industry, incentivize Pennsylvania film production and celebrate local, regional, national and international filmmakers. We believe that an exposure to global perspectives has a local impact, and we are committed to creating a community event that connects our region to the world.

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Human Rights/Inclusion

Aaron's Acres

Grant requested: $10,708

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, Aaron’s Acres cancelled camp for this summer. Many of the campers have compromised immune systems and are considered medically fragile.It was a difficult decision but one that was in the best interest of the campers. Parents expressed sadness about the decision; they also expressed gratitude in that their children’s health was the first priority. In order to meet the needs of our famlies, the Administrative Team has created a virtual camp program for this summer.

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Attollo: Children Deserve A Chance

Grant requested: $15,000

Attollo (college access program for underrepresented students) will partner with area school districts to provide Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training for primarily white teachers and administrators, to enhance the educational atmosphere for underrepresented students. Attollo crafted the training for Penn Manor School District and is positioned to extend the training to other districts to enhance education, especially in light of COVID19, while eliminating bigotry and hatred in our schools.

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Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

Grant requested: $12,000

Our vision is diverse communities connecting across boundaries by knowing and valuing their own and each others’ stories. Lancaster Longhouse hosts 5,000+ visitors annually, 3,300 of whom are local school students learning about Pennsylvania’s Indigenous peoples. This funding enables us, in collaboration with Native partners, to complete a Native cultures student curriculum to help teachers leverage the experience. Students learn both history and that Native people are here today contributing.

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Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition

Grant requested: $15,000

The Coalition offers educational seminars to any organization that requests them. The seminars include LGBTQ+ overview, transgender and nonbinary education, and a comprehensive and inclusive sex education course. All content was created by local experts and members of the Coalition using best practices from the field. Training also includes six months consultation to become LGBTQ+ affirming. Funds will be used to provide outreach, provide general public seminars, and advocacy.

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YWCA Lancaster

Grant requested: $15,000

YWCA Lancaster is expanding our reach and approach to community social justice education. This year our annual MLK Jr. Birthday Celebration welcomed 300 children! Each child received an age appropriate book to take home. In March we launched the Dorothy Height Book Club which meets monthly to discuss a book related to our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. We want each participant to have the book to read and share. We provide copies for each event so cost is not prohibitive.

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Performing Arts

Ephrata Cloister Associates

Grant requested: $10,000

The grant is for bridge funding for the continuation and adaptation of the Ephrata Cloister Chorus during this time of pandemic. Founded in 1959, the community chorus offers concerts & educational programs of the historic music of the Cloister and other early American music. The chorus is an integral part of the state-run historic site. As we adapt new funding and performance models, we ask for funds to maintain and ensure future of the chorus as well as build online programming.

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Fulton Opera House Foundation

Grant requested: $15,000

The Fulton Theatre looks to explore the themes of race, class structure, labor relations and morality through its Groff Series production of Sweat. A powerful drama focusing on a group of lifelong friends / co-workers divided by the collapse of the American Dream, Sweat will see the Fulton collaborate with fellow community benefit organizations, area business chambers and unions, and educational institutions in discussing the roles identity, race, economy and humanity play in each of our lives.

Gretna Productions Inc DBA Gretna Theatre

Grant requested: $10,000

Touring Outreach Program brings theatre productions into schools; students who encounter these educational components about topics such as bullying and diversity/inclusion are provided with hands-on, arts-education. Study guides are provided to ensure that lessons address PA Common Core curriculum; talk-backs encourage questions to facilitate further conversation. Grant funds would allow this opportunity, at no cost to the schools, in the underserved communities of Lancaster County.

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Music for Everyone

Grant recieved: $10,000

Music for Everyone provides a summer camp experience for students in elementary through high school. Due to the current health crisis MFE postponed Camp for the summer of 2020. This project will enable Music for Everyone the ability to plan and implement camp for when the time is right. This project also includes opportunities for MFE to create performance opportunities for students. We believe this will give our community opportunities for gathering and healing.

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PRiMA Arts Inc

Grant requested: $10,000

Partnering with Kathy’s Circle of Friends (KCOF), a non-profit founded to plan bi-monthly themed social events for adults with disabilities, Prima has embarked on a venture to offer engaging, invigorating theatrical experiences to this population. Funding will be used to help supplement private special performances – Motherhood the Musical (Covering all the zany twists and turns of being a Mom) and OZ (A new and immersive theatrical concert with the favorite characters from Wizard of Oz.)

Infant, Toddler, & Preschool Children

A Woman's Concern

Grant requestde: $10,000

We are requesting $10,000 to benefit our Cradle and All Initiative that empowers mothers and families working diligently through our free Parenting Education Program. The funds would allow us to purchase safe, new items such as cribs and infant and toddler car seats for the mothers who have earned an item in our program. Each woman receives a tremendous amount of education, resources, and support in our program, allowing her to grow as a person and give her child a healthy, happy start to life.

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Attollo: Children Deserve A Chance

Grant requested: $23,700

By age 3, 85% of a child’s core brain structure is formed, but less than 4% of public educational funds are dedicated to this period. Budget cuts in the wake of the COVID19 pandemic will exacerbate education inequity in our most vulnerable groups. Free programs targeting these needs in Lancaster need to reach Black and Latino families. This grant will fund an Attollo and Patients R Waiting collaboration to bring early childhood development and education programming to Black and Latino families.

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CHI St. Joseph Children's Health

Grant requested: $17,504

Children with exposure and access to healthy foods in early childhood are more likely to have healthier eating habits throughout their lives. At the St. John Neumann School for Children and Families – opening soon in the heart of downtown Columbia – nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices are central elements of the curriculum and the school environment. Parents/caregivers are considered essential partners in learning and central in teaching children healthy food choices early in life.

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COBYS Family Services

Grant requested: $10,046

The Incredible Beginnings is an evidence-based program for childcare providers of children ages 1-5 years old. Early childcare providers do much to shape the social, emotional, and behavioral health of the children in their care. Though social and emotional development in this life stage is vital to children’s future success, childcare providers rarely receive training in this area. COBYS proposes to facilitate 6 Incredible Beginnings 9-hr courses for early childcare provider organizations.

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The Factory Ministries

Grant requested: $10,000

Little Braves aspires to level the playing field for our youngest residents in the Pequea Valley School District. Through collaborative efforts, we empower parents to build better lives for themselves and their children by providing equitable access to high quality early educational opportunities. Little Braves supports, nurtures, and connects families with tools to ensure their children enter kindergarten ready to learn.

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Fulton Opera House Foundation

Grant requested: $20,000

Building Bridges is a comprehensive arts education program for preschoolers (3-5 yrs) built around a curriculum of storytelling and dramatic play that contributes to the learning of critical literacy skills, expanded expressiveness and creativity, and social and emotional growth vital to school readiness. The Bridges program is offered to area early learning centers serving multicultural families living at or below poverty level, as well as through the Fulton’s Academy of Theatre programming.

Hands on House, Children's Museum of Lancaster

Grant requested: $20,500

STEM for Kids includes a) BEAM laser projection equipment with educational games requiring full-body movement; b) Grab-N-Go discovery bags for kids to bring the learning home to play & learn at home c) Pre-K STEM brings our staff and age-specific programming to 525 HeadStart students throughout Lancaster; d) STEM lending program so kits can be used at home. Funds would be used to purchase BEAM projector and software, STEM materials for Grab-NGo, Head-Start, and lending kit materials.

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Lancaster County Partner for Public Health

Grant requested: $23,100

At least 100 babies were born in Lancaster County last year to mothers with Substance Use Disorder, a rate higher than the state or national average. Without intervention, those children may suffer mental and physical impairments for years to come. A group representing more than 30 local maternal health agencies plan to start a clinic offering prenatal care and intensive, wraparound medical and social services for mothers and their children until the child reaches the age of 3.

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Lancaster Public Library

Grant requested: $14,500

LPL is seeking funding for an in-library and remote learning tool for children ages 2 – 5. LPL will partner with Launchpad to develop Preschool Curiosity Packs. The curated backpacks will include a preloaded Launchpad device (no WIFI needed), coordinating books, toys, and manipulatives in a variety of subjects suitable for young learners. Subjects will include early literacy and STEM. The packs may circulate outside of the library and future programs will be planned when safe to do so.

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Lancaster Science Factory

Grant requested: $15,000

Science that Sticks is a free program at the Lancaster Science Factory, intended for pre-K students and their caregivers to attend together. Held four times a month, these classes expose pre-K children to topics in science, technology, engineering, and math through hands-on activities. Having caregivers and children attend together adds a crucial element of sharing with parents ways to deepen learning later at home. Offering the program for free allows anyone in our community to participate.

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Luthercare for Kids

Grant requested: $23,700

The Luthercare for Kids Mentor will work closely with our skilled teachers by observing behaviors of children in our centers, identifying specific needs of any vulnerable children, and building relationships with them and their parents. This program will provide mentoring directly to the families of vulnerable children who attend our Early Learning Centers in Lancaster County. By working with the whole family, our mentor will be able to prepare more children for Kindergarten and beyond.

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Mom's House of Lancaster

Grant requested: $10,000

Remote Childcare/Early Education Projects and Parent Employ-ability Model We communicate with parents on our parent message boards, as well as, send parents weekly homework care packages for them to do activities with the children based off of our records of the child’s development before COVID-19. Mom’s House will break bullet points listed under project plan into a weekly goal to complete by the end of the week for parents to accumulate points towards a reward for each child.

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San Juan Bautista Church

Grant requested: $20,000

We are requesting $20,000 to help build a love of early learning in the children at San Juan Bautista Preschool. This bilingual Preschool operates at a minimum tuition amount but offers a maximum amount of love and hands-on learning for the children in our care. Through an integrated thematic approach, children learn to cultivate a sense of independence, positive self-esteem and self-control while interacting with others. The support of our community help keep costs low for our families.

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Susquehanna Waldorf School

Grant requested: $12,400

This program integrates song, craft, movement and mentoring to support the social-emotional development of children ages three and half to five years old. Creativity and exploration are key elements. Non-toxic classroom furniture and toys are provided; new materials are needed. Staffing has been impacted by Covid-19. Continuing Ed/DEI/classroom trainings and modifications are needed to provide therapeutic services, sensory integration, occupational therapy, speech therapy, vision therapy, etc.

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Historical Preservation

Community Basics Inc.

Grant requested: $90,900

Community Basics Inc. owns and manages the Fordney House Apartments that offers 14 single room occupancy units of permanent supportive housing to individuals who are homeless and have special needs. Due to the age of the building, major components and systems are in need of replacement.

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Demuth Foundation

Grant requested: $35,000

The Demuth Snuff Mill is one of the oldest commercial brick structures in Lancaster City. For 100+ years the building was used to manufacture cigars and snuff that were sold in the Demuth Tobacco Shop. Repairs occurred in fall 2018-spring 2019 and included replacement of window panes, sashes and sills; roof repair; rejoisting a floor; and repointing the western facade. This grant request is for funding to finish replacing and repointing deteriorating brick on the northern and eastern sides.

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Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County

Grant requested: $20,500

Funds would be used for new roof, painting, and steps at the Sehner-Ellicott-von Hess House (1787) located at 123 N. Prince Street. It is the home of the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County which John J. Snyder was instrumental in founding in 1966 to “stem the rapid destruction of historic properties in Lancaster County.” The house was originally the home of Andrew Ellicott, the first U.S. Surveyor General who famously helped map the western territories and the District of Columbia.

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Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley

Grant requested: $58,358

The Connell Mansion & Carriage House were built circa 1869; the interior of the Mansion was restored for re-use as a Museum for exhibits & period room settings with artifacts from our collections. Restoration of the property exterior is required to obviate potential damage to the interior. It will include maintenance to the roof, replacement of gutters, front porch flooring and cupola window sashes, reglazing & painting of all windows, & repair & repainting of the Carriage House exterior.

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Lancaster Theological Seminary

Grant requested: $45,000

This project will thoroughly renovate two bathrooms in the iconic Lark Building, the 1893 centerpiece of our campus. Last updated in the 1980s, these bathrooms serve all Seminary students and faculty, most staff, and visitors to the newly renovated Santee Chapel. The new fixtures and trim will beautifully complement Lark’s historic interior, and the bathrooms will be made more accessible. A Snyder Fund grant will be used as a 1:1 matching challenge fund to complete the $90,000 project.

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Rock Ford Foundation

Grant requested: $48,166

The exterior of the circa 1794 Mansion at Rock Ford has not been thoroughly and professionally painted for over 20 years. Over the years, painting has been done incrementally by section by a local handyman. However, without adequate prep work and professional painting, the years of amateur painting are beginning to show and some wood is at risk of degrading. Additionally, the wooden picket fence fronting Williamson Road is badly deteriorated beyond repair and must now be replaced.

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St. Joseph Parish Lancaster

Grant requested: $50,000

St. Joseph Catholic Church is requesting funds to repair and preserve the historic integrity of its stained glass windows. These windows are not only meaningful to the St. Joseph parishioners and community but add tremendous beauty and value to the entire Cabbage Hill neighborhood. The church partners with SoWe Lancaster and contributes to community engagement in various ways. These funds will greatly help the church in its efforts to preserve and maintain these timeless works of art.

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