Partnering to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

United Way of Lancaster County and the Rotary Club of Lancaster are partnering for the 14th year to provide mini grants of $1,000 to $5,000 to nonprofits who serve youth ages 5 to 16 for summer learning opportunities in Lancaster City. Both organizations have doubled their investment this year from $10,000 to $20,000 because of the positive impact being made on our future leaders.

“United Way and the Summer Youth Experience aligns with Rotary’s mission to provide service to others by improving health, quality education and alleviating poverty,” said Bill Boben, the Rotarian who spearheads Summer Youth Experience. “We recognize the value of this program to under-served children and youth in Lancaster City and we’re excited to provide increased funds to make an impact on more families.”

Grant applications will be open from Friday, March 25 through Friday, April 22, 2022.

Click here to view an offline PDF of the grant application

Click here to complete the online grant application

To qualify for consideration, programs must be provided by a registered nonprofit or collaboration of nonprofits and have a focus on fighting summer learning loss through curriculum in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). Curriculum and activities must be offered between June 15 and August 15, 2022.

Representatives from Rotary Club of Lancaster and United Way will review applications and determine awardees during the month of May, with notifications to selected programs by June 1.

Questions? Contact: or call 717.394.0731.