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Grants and Scholarships

TO BETTER FOCUS OUR EFFORTS ON THE CHANGING NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS, SOME OF OUR GRANT DOLLARS WILL BE REDIRECTED TO SUPPORT EMERGING ISSUES WHILE OTHER GRANT PROGRAMS WILL CONTINUE AS PLANNED. PLEASE REVIEW OPPORTUNITIES BELOW.  

We know that CBOs have unparalleled knowledge and experience working with Lancaster residents and addressing the needs of our community. At the same time, Lancaster County students are part of the community, and the generation who will be tackling the needs of the future.

Rooted in our organizational philosophy and values, the Community Foundation has launched a new approach we’re calling Activate and Amplify. Moving forward, we’re committed to a cultivating a culture of equitable and inclusive opportunities in Lancaster County and we hope to partner with you.

Apply for Lancaster Cares!

Grant programs are closed until 2021 unless they run on a rolling basis. Lancaster Cares applications are open.

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

Eligibility Requirements

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

Grant Portal

Access the grant portal to manage any of your current grants.

Application Process and Timeline

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

Grant Information Webinars

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.

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.

Scholarships

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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