Grants and Scholarships
We know that Community Benefit Organizations (CBOs) 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.
Rolling Grants are OPEN. Scholarship applications for the 2024-2025 school year are CLOSED. Grants OPEN March 12.
Learn the multiple ways your organization might connect with the Community Foundation in 2024!
March 12, 10 am
The Ware Center
SHAPING TOMORROW AWARDS
To celebrate 100 years of impact, we want to catalyze ideas that will inspire our community to change the next 100! Through the Shaping Tomorrow Awards, we will invest more than $1 Million into Lancaster County. Whether your ideas are big dreams or small steps, we want to support the very best projects that focus on 4 broad categories: Creative Expression, Well-Being and Vibrancy, Our Planet, and Next Generation.
Well-Being & Vibrancy
Stage 1 opens: June 3, 2024
Stage 1 Deadline: July 22, 2024
Stage 2 Invitations sent: July 31, 2024
Stage 2 Deadline: August 19, 2024
Application drafts for staff feedback: April 19
Letter of Intent: May 10
Final application: May 17
John J. Snyder Fund
For this program, applications will be accepted at any time until December 2, 2024, or until available funding is exhausted.
Partnership grants each have their own application process and deadlines.
The Clean Water Fund
Lancaster Equity Grant
LGBTQ+ Giving Circle
2024 ROC Giving Circle Grant
Aastha Horizons Grant
We will temporarily pause new grantmaking with our Cultivating Beloved Community and Community Bridge Builders programs, so we can focus our team’s time and energy into Shaping Tomorrow Awards. We will continue to support previous cohorts throughout 2024, but we will not offer new grants through these programs next year.
Our scholarships connect generous donors with enterprising students. We offer both general scholarships and school-specific scholarships.
Scholarship applications for the 2024-2025 school year are now CLOSED.
Community Resources and Scholarships
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.