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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.

Donor Advised Funds

Gifts build on the very personal mission set out by the donors who created the fund. The establishing donors remain involved in recommending grants to the organizations they choose.

Anne & Robert Bowman Family Fund

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

Chip & Rebecca Cargas Fund

Helping local people work from poverty to rewarding careers.

Dr. Rita Smith-Wade-El Legacy Fund

Honoring Rita Smith-Wade-El’s legacy of tireless advocacy on behalf of the African American community, this fund exists to support the creation and advancement of arts and education focused on people of African descent.

Farzin Charitable Fund of Pennsylvania

The Herr Charitable Family Fund

The Herr Family Fund supports our community in a variety of ways to enhance quality of life.

Mayor J. Richard and Gail Gray Fund

Join the Executive Staff of Mayor Gray’s Administration in celebrating Mayor Rick and Gail Gray’s legacy of arts and arts advocacy. This fund will support the sustainability of the arts in Lancaster by exploring and promoting the nature, value and significance of arts in and for our community.

The Koser Family Fund

This fund helps support the physical and emotional needs of vulnerable children.

Lancaster South Rotary Fund

This fund supports community activities that foster educational opportunities, leadership training, and athletics for youth from Southern Lancaster County.

The Next 50 Years Fund

The goal of this fund is to make each child feel valued and to give children a learning foundation.

Polite Family Community Association

Your support helps mentor, coach, and foster community service and education for generations.

The Troy D. McIlwaine Memorial Fund

This fund celebrates Troy’s life by providing education and support for individuals and families around issues of depression.
Welsh Mountain

Scholarship Funds

Your gift builds on scholarship funds established to provide educational opportunities for local students.

Students may apply for funding on the Scholarships page.

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