Coronavirus Response Center
The Community Foundation is monitoring the local situation closely, and are in contact with many community-leading and community-serving organizations about the most effective ways to support our residents.
In an effort to support our most vulnerable families in their time of need, the Lancaster County Community Foundation and the United Way of Lancaster County are working together to respond. We’ve mobilized a task force of key social service organizations and we’ve developed a plan that will get much needed support and resources effectively and efficiently to Lancaster County families in need through those organizations.
We’ve created a fund that we call Lancaster Cares. The fund is hyper-focused on the most basic needs of Food, Housing, and Rapid Response to Emerging Needs. The Community Foundation has made a lead gift of $250,000 to seed this much needed effort. We invite you to visit and contribute what you can. Together, through trusted local organizations, we can get resources to those in critical need. And, together, we will pull through this crisis and strengthen our community for tomorrow.
Community Foundation Updates
A cross-sector collaboration of organizations, businesses, and community members in Lancaster County is proud to announce its participation in the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s second annual Reinventing Our Communities (ROC) cohort program. This program will use a lens of racial justice to focus on equitable business recovery, and to support small business owners and entrepreneurs disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and those that have been historically and systematically oppressed.
We are proud to announce more than $380,000 in grants to support more than 30 organizations. The funds will be used to support programs that promote the arts, preserve Lancaster County's history and culture, address environmental issues, advance organizations capacity around equity and inclusion, and more!
COVID-19 Action Center
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We are fortunate to have extraordinary organizations working to keep our community engaged and informed throughout this epidemic. Check out local resources to stay up to date on developments:
Mental Health Resources
In times like these, it’s important to treat mental health as seriously as physical health. Whether you’re practicing social distancing or required to work in the field, be sure to check in with yourself and your team. This will be a marathon, not a sprint, and we may have a while to go. The Community Foundation team is working hard to check in with each other and share resources for relaxation, de-stress, and ways to keep developing. Here are some of the things we’re doing:
Questions, ideas, or concerns? Get in touch.
We are fully remote as an organization currently but we are responding to emails. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to a member of our team!