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.
Thanks to all students who submitted scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 school year. Applications are now closed, look forward to the program again in October 2021. Custom scholarships have separate deadlines and are managed by the individual schools. Looking for even more resources? Browse our community resources and scholarships section below.
Grant applications are open!
our grant opportunities:
Big Idea Grants
Emboldening strategies to shape the future of Lancaster County
CBO & Business Partnership
The Clean Water Fund
CBO Fuel Grants
CBO Fuel grants encourage community benefit organizations to invest in self-examination and growth, increasing their impact and effectiveness in Lancaster.
CBO Equity & Inclusion
Baldwin Leadership Program
CBO Capacity Building
These funds support projects that turn love of community into lasting change.
John J. Snyder Fund
Our scholarships connect generous donors with enterprising students. We offer both general scholarships and school-specific scholarships.
General scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 school year now closed. School-specific scholarships are managed by the individual schools and have different deadlines.
Community Resources and Scholarships for Students
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.