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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.

2020 grants are now open!

Scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 school year are closed. Stay tuned for information on scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year.

Eligibility Requirements

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

Apply Now!

Start a Letter of Intent (LOI) and complete an application for any of these grants by their deadlines. Also use this link 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.

Scholarships

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

*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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