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.
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!
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!
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!