Grant Application


The Grants Program of the York Community Foundation, Inc. (YCF) is a means by which not-for-profit charitable organizations may secure financial assistance for programs and/or projects which will enhance the quality of life for all residents of the York area and surrounding communities. The YCF is a “community” foundation, in that we collect and administer charitable funds under Section 509 (a) (1) of the Internal Revenue Code. We are technically a charity. We channel gifts from donors to a variety of non profit organizations. The YCF serves the York area in three major ways: 1.) seeking and soliciting gifts and bequests from individuals, families, corporations, and other not-for profit organizations, 2.) managing assets for preservation of principal, optimum return, and perpetuity of the donor’s intentions, and 3.) distributing funds through grants. This application form pertains to request for grants from the unrestricted assets of the YCF. Unrestricted assets are those assets that have not been designated for a specific purpose or beneficiary and over which the YCF Board of Directors has full discretion. The YCF awards grants in seven fields of interest: education, arts/culture, human services, community/civic, health, recreation, and religion (non-denominational).

Grants are made for such charitable purposes which will enhance the quality of life for the residents of the York area, regardless of race, creed, color, sex, national origin or age, and must be consistent with such specific charitable areas of interest as recognized by the YCF. Grants are not made to individuals or organizations that operate for profit. A grant cannot be used for political purposes.

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Grant Application

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