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Community Funds

The Community Foundation gives you a way to put your passions into action. We connect you to a wide spectrum of local community benefit organizations and help you make a long-term impact on the issues that matter to you. Learn more about Forever Lancaster, browse our community funds below, or get inspired by local stories of giving.

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Aastha Horizons Fund

The Aastha Horizons Fund will create significant impact while addressing community needs and will provide Asian-Indian American community members with a channel for collective philanthropy. 

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Animal Advocacy Fund

Support animal causes and animal safety programs in our community.

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Anne & Robert Bowman Family Fund

The Anne and Robert Bowman Family Fund supports our community in many ways that improve quality of life.

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Arts, Culture & Humanities Fund

Support programs that engage, enrich, and include individuals from across Lancaster County.

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Attollo: Children Deserve A Chance Fund

Attollo, meaning “Rise-Up” in Latin, is a rigorous college access/leadership program targeting students around Lancaster County.

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BB&T Economic Growth Fund

This fund supports BB&T’s effort to improve the standard of living and economic health of Lancaster County.

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Ben’s Golden Vision Fund

Support the Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue in its mission to provide for the continuing needs of surrendered Golden Retrievers.

Bethel AME Capital Campaign Flex Fund

Since its beginnings in Lancaster in 1817, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church has been a beacon of hope and refuge, sharing the love of Jesus Christ.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Endowment

Give at-risk children strong and enduring professionally-supported one-on-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Brown Plus Charitable Fund

The Brown Plus Gift Fund is a way to give team members another avenue by which they can contribute to the nonprofit organizations and related fundraisers that support our community.

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Byrnes Health Education Center Endowment Fund

This fund generates funding annually to underwrite the cost of health education programming to Lancaster County students.

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Camp Conquest Endowment: Bob Kern Memorial

Help provide scholarships for children and teens to experience positive life change in the camp setting.

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Cargas Community Fund

This fund supports STEM Diversity – Inspiring, educating, and supporting diverse young people as they work toward rewarding careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

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CASA of Lancaster County Endowment Fund

The CASA of Lancaster County Endowment Fund exists to provide perpetual support through volunteer advocacy for children who have been abused and neglected. CASA believes that every child deserves to grow up in a home free of abuse and neglect, and that growing up in a safe home is a basic human right.

Chip & Rebecca Cargas Fund

This fund works with and provides grants to community benefit organizations that work to improve income equity and wealth equity.

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Christ’s Home Children’s Services Fund

The Christ’s Home Endowment Fund supports the safe haven that we provide for children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or severe neglect. We maintain a family style environment where children’s physical, emotional, educational and social needs are lovingly met.

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Circle of Hope

The Circle of Hope Fund was implemented to express Heller Capital Group’s commitment and engagement with the communities where we live and work. We understand the responsibility of giving back to our communities and value the opportunity to impact and empower those in need. 

City Limits Realty Foundation Fund

This City Limits Foundation fund will support a variety of organizations that provide educational opportunities for individuals of all ages, personal growth and success resources for community members facing difficult circumstances, access to safe and affordable housing, and other social services.