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The Community Foundation is a place for donors from all backgrounds to invest in our community, now and forever. We offer various, easy giving options to help bring your generosity to our community’s needs.

Please reach out to our Forever Lancaster giving team at 717-397-1629 x118 or email Ashlinn Masland-Sarani to speak more about creating a fund now or leaving a gift through your will or estate. We’re here to help as you explore your giving options.

We can help you plan your giving.

Legacy Gifts

We can work with you to leave a gift through your estate that takes care of our community, well beyond any of our lifetimes. These endowed funds can be structured to flexibly meet community needs or to benefit a specific issue area or organization. 

Donor Advised Funds

Donor advised funds are a popular way for individuals, families, and businesses to give to organizations. They can be endowed, so that the fund grants out a specific, growing amount each year; or set up as a non-permanent fund. 

Give to an Existing Fund

The Community Foundation partners with organizations, individuals and families, and businesses to bolster their generosity and care for our community. From competitive grants for clean water to specific organizations, there are a variety of current community causes you can support.

Geoff and Sally Davis

Stories of Giving: Geoff and Sally Davis

We asked ourselves, how could we impact the next fifty years? How could we make a difference while providing an opportunity for our sons and granddaughters to share in the blessings we’ve received and support our vision?

Portrait of the Polite family, wearing tan colored business wear

Stories of Giving: Polite Community Association

When you mention the name “Mr. Polite” in Lancaster you receive a smile. “Our dad was here to serve and was a man of action,” his daughter, Deborah, explains.

Call us to talk about your giving goals

Portrait of Donor Services Officer Ashlinn Masland-Sarani


Ashlinn Masland-Sarani, Director of Forever Lancaster

717-397-1629 x118

[email protected]

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