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Grants to York County, Pennsylvania Non-Profits for Education, Economy, & Non-Profit Collaboration


Geographic Focus

USA: Pennsylvania

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Strategic Community Grants

York County Community Foundation

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #148468

Grant Description

Grants of up to $10,000 to York County, Pennsylvania non-profit organizations that are working to promote quality education, a thriving downtown, and effective non-profits and municipalities in the area. These grants are intended to support effective and innovative programs or services that contribute to making York County a better place to live, work, and play by addressing one of the following strategic focus areas:

1. Education - Goal: Students are successful in school because they receive a premier education. The Community Foundation seeks to significantly improve the delivery of education to school-age and preschool children.

2. Downtown Revitalization - Goal: York County's towns and boroughs are economically and culturally vibrant places to live, work, and play. The Community Foundation seeks to strengthen York County's cities, towns, and boroughs by supporting projects that attract and retain residents, businesses, and visitors.

3. Non-profit and Municipal Strategic Alliances - Goal: York County non-profits and municipalities maximize their impact through powerful collaborations and alliances. The Community Foundation seeks to support organizations that are moving beyond collaboration and are actually consolidating services, combining locations, or merging to improve service-delivery, increase efficiency, and be more sustainable.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations applying for funds must be classified as a 501(c) (3) public charity under the Internal Revenue Code.

- Endowments, capital campaigns, budget shortfalls, debt retirement, or association dues.
- Sectarian religious projects.
- Organizations with discriminatory employment or program practices.
- Any form of direct financial assistance to individuals.
- Reimbursement for projects, programs or items purchased before grant is awarded.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be submitted via the Community Foundation's online application process by Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 5:00 PM.

Final decisions will be made at the end by March, 2015.

How to apply:

1. Please review the General Application Instructions for basic grant guidelines at:

2. Details about the required attachments to this application can be found in the attached PDF file below.

3. Please refer to the Online Application Instructions for additional assistance in using the online application program (see:

4. Submit the application by going to the following link: Applications can be started and saved prior to submission.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant award is $10,000.

Term of Contract:

Program/Project start date April 1, 2015 or later.

Contact Information:

Jane Conover
Chief Operating Officer
Vice President of Community Investment

Sandy Aulbach
Grants Administrator

Phone: 717-848-3733

RFP & Supporting Documents:

Full Grant Text RFP

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates / changes / addendums / conferences / LOIs.

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