An independent news publication of
United Way of Lancaster County


Community Foundation distributes grants totaling $300K+

Thirteen local nonprofits are receiving grants totaling $308,900 from the Lancaster County Community Foundation.

They are involved in areas including food distribution, education, the arts, economic development and more.

“These organizations are connecting individuals to critical services and growth opportunities, while strengthening existing systems to better meet the community’s needs,” the foundation said in a statement.

The organizations and projects receiving grants are as follows:

  • Canine Partners for Life ($31,700): Training for one service or companion dog and ongoing support.
  • CrossNet Ministries ($10,000) Access to food and education related to nutrition and healthy living.
  • Girls on the Run of Lancaster and Lebanon ($15,000): Scholarships to support girls in eastern Lancaster County for the Fall 2023 season.
  • Lighthouse Vocational Services ($3,300): Expansion of a program to assist individuals with developmental disabilities to work successfully in integrated settings.
  • Lancaster Science Factory ($10,000): Provision of hands-on STEM programs (science, technology, engineering, and math) at the sites of Pre-K providers that serve low-income students.
  • Lancaster Recreation Commission ($10,000): New materials, technology, and equipment for academic enrichment programs.
  • The Factory Ministries ($4,800): Support for the Brave Kids Early Learning Program.
  • Millersville University Office of Visual & Performing Arts
    • $15,000: Support for a cohort of five artists from historically underserved communities, such as BIPOC, LGBTQ+ or refugees.
    • $28,000: Arts programs for children and youth.
  • Mainspring of Ephrata ($107,000): Repair and preservation of a 140-year-old building in historic Ephrata.
  • Bethany Christian Services ($27,200): Temporary housing in Paradise for newly arrived refugees.
  • Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay ($31,900): Expansion of green infrastructure and related education and outreach in Lancaster city neighborhoods.
  • Music for Everyone ($7,500): Support for a musical collaboration between Songs for Justice and the students at The Mix, resulting in a record completely created by students.
  • Parish Resource Center ($7,500): Funding for the center’s annual William Cherry Memorial Academy. This year, training will focus on strategies for a medical debt forgiveness campaign.