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Thanks to your support, the Extraordinary Give has become the largest per capita giving day in the country. As we approach the 2021 event, I want to share a bit of the behind-the-scenes work of our organization and update you on some new additions to the ExtraGive platform designed to better support your thoughtful giving efforts.
We're proud to share with you our latest report on the work we've taken on together to build a more equitable, caring, and extraordinary Lancaster County. To celebrate our successes, learn from our challenges, and take the next steps towards our shared future.
We recognize that Lancaster County residents who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) have been historically and systemically marginalized in a multitude of ways: higher rates of poverty, inequity in educational systems, higher incarceration rates, prevailing job discrimination, inequitable assess to quality and affordable housing, among many other unfavorable conditions. As we continue […]
The LGBTQ+ Giving Circle is taking shape thanks to the leadership of community volunteers. Their leadership is helping to create an Advisory Committee, which will guide the overall vision of the Giving Circle. The individuals on the committee will reflect diversity in : career/vocation, age, race, gender identities and sexualities within the LGBTQ communities, ally-identifying, and lived experiences.
We are honored to announce the establishment of the High Foundation Fund at the Lancaster County Community Foundation. This new fund joins the Community Foundation’s Forever Lancaster movement which is building our community’s philanthropic legacy.
As we move forward, we want to identify structural barriers that business owners face, and develop recommendations for equitable business recovery using input from the community, to enhance and fill in gaps that may exist in current initiatives. We want to invite small business owners to share your stories, what is important to your business, your aspirations for small business support, and what the community can do to help you succeed.
NEW THIS YEAR! For the 2021 Extraordinary Give, we're proud to partner with The Steinman Foundation to present ten $5,000 prize awards to organizations striving to ensure equity within our community. P
We're thrilled to welcome the latest class of Baldwin Leaders into the Lancaster County Community Foundation family! Through an 18 month process, these extraordinary Baldwin Leaders will pursue a project of their choice and design, meant to inspire personal leadership development.
We are proud to announce more than $140,000 in grants to support organizational capacity building, partnerships between community benefit organizations and businesses, and music education in Columbia. We appreciate all the organizations striving to make Lancaster County extraordinary!