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Capacity Building Resources

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LEAP Sessions

As the Community Foundation, we know that Lancaster County is at its most extraordinary when we’re all challenging ourselves to learn, grow, and find new (or time-tested) ways to develop ways to care for our community. We are proud to leverage the wealth of local expertise, insight, and innovation to bring our community the most exciting slate of free learning sessions yet. We hope you will join us for one or all of these opportunities, and bring your questions, ideas, and hopes for taking this learning beyond the session into our shared work of building a more equitable future for our community!

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Baldwin Leadership Program

The Baldwin Leadership program supports the personal leadership development of individuals in Lancaster County. This 18-month program consists of each Baldwin Leader’s development plan, an overnight retreat, monthly cohort meetings, and informal gatherings throughout the year. 

Baldwin Leaders represent a strong cohort of leaders who reflect the diversity and passion of our community.


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PRC Workshops

PRC is hosting three series of workshops that address fundraising, finance, and organizational leadership. 


Lancaster Chamber CBO Partnership

From grant writing to volunteer management, governance to leadership development, this program offers strategies, resources and insights you need for your community benefit organization to succeed. 

Each session will provide a deeper dive on critical topics influencing your efforts to serve as a catalyst for change in Lancaster County. Collaborate with other nonprofit professionals and share your own experiences to take your organization to the next level!


High Center for Nonprofits

The High Center for Nonprofits serves to strengthen nonprofit leadership, governance, and organizational development through education, executive peer groups and fostering best practices. The Center’s peer groups provide invaluable leadership development for executives and create pathways for emerging leaders who may assume executive positions or serve on boards within the greater community. The High Center seeks to support those who are underrepresented in leadership roles, particularly women and BIPOC communities.

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Lancaster County Racial Equity Profile

Last year, our community released the Lancaster County Racial Equity Profile. We know that having fair access to resources and opportunities is essential for a just and truly prosperous community. Now, for the first time, Lancaster County has data to back up what so many in our community have already known and experienced first-hand: people of color have not had fair and equal access to opportunities, leading to an unequal quality of life. The information is free and accessible to all and we hope you will explore the data yourself. We encourage you to read it, sit with it, understand it, and apply it to your organization’s work.


Lancaster County Hunger Map

Our role as a community foundation is to help shape a future where everybody has the opportunity to thrive. We know that having access to adequate food and nutrition is a baseline necessity, and that as cost of living continues to rise and subsidy benefits are reduced, more people will be faced with food insecurity. We are honored that the community’s endowment could be part of funding the Lancaster County Food Mapping Project, a road map of data designed to close the gaps that keep households from accessing the nutrition they need and reduce the number of individuals and households challenged with food insecurity.

Grant Opportunities 

We know that Community Benefit Organizations (CBOs)  have unparalleled knowledge and experience working with Lancaster residents and addressing the needs of our community. Your work inspires us and brings essential support to residents across our community. 

Rooted in our organizational philosophy and values, the Community Foundation remains committed to cultivating a culture of equitable and inclusive opportunities in Lancaster County and we hope to partner with you.

Organizational Endowments 

Endowments are a tool for your organization’s long-term sustainability. They are assets (cash, stocks, real estate, and more) that are donated to your community benefit organization, with the expectation that the principal is not spent and is invested to earn interest. 

When you create an endowment at the Lancaster County Community Foundation, we aren’t just creating a fund – we’re forming a partnership. We’re on your team when it comes to organizational stability and sustainable funding. The Community Foundation currently partners with over 70 community benefit organizations across Lancaster County to administer and support the growth of their endowments.

And we want to partner with your organization as well!