Supporting Youth Development

United Way of Lancaster County and Rotary Club of Lancaster have partnered 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


Funding available: $20,000. Grants range from $500-$3,000. Programs in Lancaster County are given primary consideration.

DUE TO COVID-19, this year's funding supported bellxcel, a program designed to decrease summer learning loss. In collaboration with Steinman Foundation, internet access and devices were provided for children in need so more than 35 teachers could provide 4 weeks of summer online classes to children in grades 1-8. 

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