The concept of social enterprise can often be daunting. Building a business that aims not only to generate profit, but to solve a social and/or environmental problem is difficult enough, but finding a community that is receptive to adjusting traditional business approaches to this new model can be even harder. We are proud to say Read More
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
“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
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