Four Lancaster County nonprofits will share a total of $150,000 in grants for workforce development.
The funding, announced last week, comes from Truist Financial Corp., the parent of Truist Bank. The awards, made in partnership with the Lancaster County Community Foundation, are as follows:
- Lancaster County Conservancy ($50,000): Funding will underwrite the hiring of four summer interns through the conservancy’s Green Collar Workforce Initiative.
- Lancaster YWCA ($50,000): Funding will increase the capacity of the New Choices Career Development Program; including support for a case manager for program graduates and funds for graduates to buy educational supplies.
- Milagro House ($25,000): Funding will support GED and job training and counseling.
- CrossNet Ministries ($25,000): Funding will enhance job training in the Pathways to Housing program.
Truist was formed by the 2019 merger of BB&T and SunTrust banks. When BB&T arrived in Lancaster County in 2015 through the acquisition of Susquehanna Bank, it launched the BB&T Economic Growth Fund, now the Truist Economic Growth Fund, managed by the foundation. To date, it has provided more than $10 million to local community initiatives.