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Grants and Scholarships

We know that CBOs (Community Benefit Organizations) have unparalleled knowledge and experience working with Lancaster residents and addressing the needs of our community. Your work inspires us and brings essential support to residents across our community. 

Rooted in our organizational philosophy and values, the Community Foundation remains committed to cultivating a culture of equitable and inclusive opportunities in Lancaster County and we hope to partner with you. Grant opportunities for 2021 will be announced in March. 

SAVE THE DATE: March 3, 3 PM for our 2021 Grant Opportunity Session

All Grant programs open March 3

Thanks to all students who submitted scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 school year. Deadline to apply was February 4, 2021, at 3:00 PM CT.  Applications are now closed. Custom scholarships have separate deadlines and are managed by the individual schools.

Eligibility Requirements

Before starting an application for any grant, review our general eligibility requirements.

Grant Portal

Apply to new grants or manage any of your current grants.

Application Process and Timeline

Read about our application process and see our full application timeline.

Grant Information Sessions

Sign up for upcoming grant information sessions and see recordings of past webinars to learn more about each grant program.

our grant opportunities:

Lancaster Cares COVID-19 Response Fund

 The Lancaster Cares Fund is designed to support our most vulnerable residents quickly and effectively.

Lancaster Cares application is currently closed.

CBO Fuel Grants

CBO Fuel grants encourage community benefit organizations to invest in self-examination and growth, increasing their impact and effectiveness in Lancaster.

*Applications are closed. Look forward to these programs in 2021.


Our scholarships connect generous donors with enterprising students. We offer both general scholarships and school-specific scholarships.

Scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 school year now open! Deadline to apply is February 4, 2021, at 3:00 PM CT.

*School-specific scholarships are managed by the individual schools and have different deadlines.

More ways to expand impact

The Community Foundation is committed to supporting our community benefit sector through more than just grant dollars. We’re proud to provide opportunities for continued development and long-term sustainability.

LEAP Sessions

Join us for our 2020 LEAP Sessions: a slate of exciting and free capacity-building opportunities for you and your organization!

CBO Sustainability

Build a sustainable source of income for your organization forever.

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