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Community Benefit Organizations (CBOs)


Looking for funding? Check out our grant opportunities here


Ensure Sustainability for Your Organization Forever

When you create an endowment at the Lancaster County Community Foundation, we aren’t just creating a fund – we’re forming a partnership. We’re on your team when it comes to organizational stability and sustainable funding. The Community Foundation currently partners with over 60 community benefit organizations across Lancaster County to administer and support the growth of their endowments.

And we want to partner with your organization as well!

Learn more about our organizational endowments here

Be A Part of Extra Give

In one extraordinary day each year, our community is transformed into a community-wide celebration of generosity that supports more than 500 community benefit organizations serving our region. In just 7 days of giving, the Extraordinary Give has raised more than $42 million for more than 500 organizations and engaged more than 30,000 donors across Lancaster County.


Want to participate? Click here to add your 501(c)3 organization! 

COVID-19 Resources

As Lancaster responds to the coronavirus, our Community Benefit Organizations (nonprofits) need us more than ever. Local organizations are challenged to serve clients in creative ways while navigating budget shortfalls due to canceled fundraising events, the inability to fulfill government contracts due to school closures, and many other sources of revenue loss.

Are you a 501(c)3 and want to add your organization to the collective? Click here

Meet Up Groups

The Community Foundation is committed to working with our community benefit sector to build capacity, enhance networks, and create connection! We have created a series of meet-up groups for CBO professionals to gather together, share successes, build capacity, and learn from each other:

Developing Lancaster– a group specifically for CBO development/fundraising professionals.

COMM’A– a group for communications/marketing CBO professionals.

Executive Connection– a new peer group designed to support Executive Directors and CBO leadership during the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis.

DEI Idea Group– For CBO professionals interested in exploring and deepening the work of using diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in their organization’s mission.

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