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Leap Sessions

LEAP Sessions focus on capacity-building informational sessions for community benefit organizations. 

2019 LEAP sessions included:

  • “Building Beloved Community through Equitable & Inclusive CBOs” with Tanay Lynn Harris of Tenacity
  • “Amplifying CBO and Business Partners” with local business leaders 
  • “Becoming an Approachable and Welcoming CBO” with Jaime Arroyo, Sarah Colantonio, Donunshae Sanders as speakers  
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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 cadre of leaders who reflect the diversity and passion of our community.

Applications for this class of Baldwin Leaders are closed and will reopen in 2021.

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Meet-Up Groups

The Community Foundation is committed to working with our community benefit sector to build capacity, enhance networks, and create connection! We have created a series of meet-up groups for CBO professionals to gather together, share successes, build capacity, and learn from each other. 

We have sessions for CBO development/fundraising professionals, communications/marketing CBO professionals, Executive Directors, and CBO professionals interested in exploring and deepening the work of using diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in their organization’s mission.

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The Extra Give

In one extraordinary day each year, our community is transformed into a community-wide celebration of generosity that supports more than 500 community benefit organizations serving our region. In just 8 days of giving, the Extraordinary Give has raised more than $50 million for more than 500 organizations and engaged more than 40,000 donors across Lancaster County. Save the date for this year’s Extra Give on November 20th! 

Applications are now open for 2020!

Grant Opportunities 

Lancaster Cares– At its core, Lancaster Cares is a partnership with you. Our community contains countless vital community benefit organizations, and we know that our sector can meet this unprecedented challenge. Our hope is that together, we will be able to provide significant, substantive support for community members in need. In the end, when we have weathered this crisis together, we will proudly share the stories of the hard work and resilience that are hallmarks of our beloved Lancaster. Learn more about Lancaster Cares here!

Passion Grants convert The Community Foundation’s donors’ passions into impact through supporting programming in a broad range of focus areas including human services, the environment, restoring historical structures, clean water, human rights/inclusion, the arts, preschool child development, and projects in Eastern Lancaster County. Learn more here

See our most recent 2020 Passion Grants!

CBO Capacity Building Grants help community benefit organizations (CBO) fulfull their missions through capacity building which can include strategic planning, marketing or staff development. Upon successful completion of the cohort experience, organizations will be awarded additional dollars to implement a project advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the organization. Learn more about CBO Capacity Building Grants here!

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 60 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!

Other Resources 

After COVID-19 the Community Benefit Collective was designed to respond to organizational emerging needs- navigating budget shortfalls due to canceled fundraising events, the inability to fulfill government contracts due to school closures, and many other sources of revenue loss. When looking at the collective, CBOs are listed by field of interest allowing donors to target their dollars to specific areas in need. Learn more about the Community Benefit Collective here!

We’ve also created the COVID-19 Response Center to connect individuals, businesses, and organizations to various resources and opportunities around the county. Learn more here!

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