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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

View The 2023 Grant Guide

Watch the 2023 Grants & Opportunities Information Session

Eligibility Requirements & Resources

Before starting an application for any grant, review our eligibility requirements for funding. You can also access resources to help you meet our requirements.

Grant Portal

Apply to new grants or manage any of your current grant programs.

Application Process and Timeline

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

Grant Information Sessions

Sign up for upcoming grant information sessions and see recordings of past webinars to learn more about each grant program.

Our Grant Opportunities:

Shaping Tomorrow Awards

First round of awards will open on December 7th. Stay up to date by checking this page often.



For this program, applications will be accepted at any time until December 1, 2023, or until available funding is exhausted.


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.

CBO Capacity Building Resources

Workshops, resources, and roundtables that will equip your organization for success!

CBO Sustainability

Build a sustainable source of income for your organization forever.

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