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Rotary Summer Youth Experience



Rotary Club of Lancaster and United Way of Lancaster County are partnering to offer mini-grants to 501(c)3 organizations that provide programs for youth in preschool to age 17 to learn and enhance leadership, social, and academic skills through one or more of the following:

  • Increased Awareness of Civic Responsibility (increased awareness of community needs, increased participation in volunteer opportunities)
  • Youth Engagement in Positive Adult Relationships (role models, mentors, tutors)
  • Youth Skill Enrichment (increased academic skills, increased appreciation of arts/music, increased awareness of earth-friendly environmental practices)

Important Dates:

  • Application period begins: Tuesday, April 2, 2019
  • Application deadline: Friday, April 26, 2019 at 3 pm
  • Award notification: Week of May 13
  • Funding period: Summer 2019
  • Outcomes Report: Friday, September 27

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Services must be provided in Lancaster County and benefit youths residing in Lancaster County
  • Current 501(c)3 designation from the IRS
  • Proof of registration with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Charitable Organizations (unless exempt)
  • W-9 form
  • Annual audit or financial review by an independent CPA within last 12 months
  • Compliance with United Way’s Patriot Act policy (form below)
  • Current Background Clearance policy

Application Instructions:

The following documents must be submitted by the deadline to Melina Godshall at  :

  1. Program application
  2. Budget workbook
  3. Client Demographic Form
  4. 501(c)3 designation
  5. Pennsylvania BCO certificate
  6. W-9 form
  7. Annual audit or financial review (for consistency)
  8. Patriot Act form
  9. Background Clearance policy

Application Documents  (Download and Save before filling out form)

Program Application

Budget Workbook

Client Demographic Form

Patriot Act Form

Funds Available:

Grants range from $500 - $3,000
Programs within Lancaster are given primary funding consideration.


Questions? Please contact Melina Godshall at


In 2018, the following programs were awarded funding:

  • Advantage Lancaster – Advantage Lancaster 101
  • Community Action Partnership (CAP) – Kindergarten Readiness Camp
  • Church World Service – Refugee Youth Soccer Summer Camp
  • Faith Tabernacle – Academic Summer Camp
  • Lancaster Country Day School – Horizons Summer Camp
  • Lancaster Public Library – Ticket 2 Read
  • Lancaster Science Center – Youth Access Summer Camp
  • Music For Everyone – Camp MFE
  • San Juan Bautista Catholic Church – San Juan Bautista Summer Camp