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.
Applications for the 2024-2025 school year will open November 1st.
Cycle 1 and 2 grants are now CLOSED!
Rolling Grants and Clean Water Fund applications are open!
Custom scholarships have separate deadlines and are managed by the individual schools. Looking for even more resources? Browse our community resources and scholarships section
Our Grant Opportunities:
Shaping Tomorrow Awards
First round of awards will open on December 7th. Stay up to date by checking this page often.
Application drafts for staff feedback: April 21
Letter of Intent: May 12
Final application: May 19th
Baldwin Leadership Program
John J. Snyder Fund
Application drafts for staff feedback: June 23
Letter of Intent: July 14
Final application: July 21
Community Bridge Builders Program
Cultivating Beloved Community
For this program, applications will be accepted at any time until December 1, 2023, 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
Our scholarships connect generous donors with enterprising students. We offer both general scholarships and school-specific scholarships.
Scholarship applications for the 2023-2024 school year are now CLOSED. Applications for the 2024-2025 school year will open in November.
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.