Lancfound Blog

The Great Social Enterprise Pitch Crowdfunding is Live!


We’re open for voting!  After twelve weeks of business training and idea incubation, the Great Social Enterprise Pitch has finally launched its crowdfunding phase! The top eight social enterprise ideas are now available for the public to support, share, and—of course—fund!

The Great Social Enterprise Pitch is a friendly business competition and idea incubator bringing Read More

Elder Storytelling- Nelson Polite Sr.

“Parents, older people in general, should be careful how they walk in life. Because these youngsters are looking for examples” -Nelson Polite, Sr.


The Community Foundation had the great pleasure of featuring local community leader Nelson Polite Sr. as part of our appreciation of great individuals in our midst. Mr. Polite’s own life is Read More

Our Work in Columbia


Throughout our 90 year history, the Lancaster County Community Foundation has been investing in Columbia through funds such as the Paris H. Meyers Music Endowment Fund. However, in 2010 the Community Foundation identified Columbia, along with Lancaster City, as focus of our Long Term Creative Solutions Program, one program of our Ah-Ha Project; Creative Solutions 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