Additional Grant Opportunities

United Way of Lancaster County is honored to serve as the grant administrator for the following grant opportunities:

Emergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP)

Created in 1983, the Emergency Food & Shelter Program works to supplement and expand the work of local social service agencies, both nonprofit and governmental, in an effort to help people with economic emergencies. The EFSP is open to all organizations helping hungry and homeless people. The EFSP funding is open to all organizations helping hungry and homeless people. EFSP is governed by a National Board that selects jurisdictions for funding. Learn more about the possibility of local funding through EFSP.

Joint Homeless Funding

LCCEH provides funding for programs to serve households experiencing homelessness and at-risk of experiencing homelessness in Lancaster County. Funds for this grant process are made available through the County of Lancaster, the City of Lancaster, United Way of Lancaster County and LCCEH. Generally, this grant opportunity is open in January and February with the grants being awarded in July. Learn more about this funding opportunity.

Pre-K EITC Scholarships

United Way of Lancaster County has been approved as a Pre-K Scholarship Organization by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. This designation allows us to deploy business tax credits to provide scholarships for young children in low-income families to Keystone STARS certified, high-quality, Pre-K programs across Lancaster County. Learn more about this funding opportunity.

Rotary Summer Youth Experience

Mini-grants are made available through a Rotary Club of Lancaster and United Way of Lancaster County partnership to programs that offer opportunities for youth to learn and enhance leadership, social and academic skills. Generally, this grant opportunity is open in the spring each year. Learn more about this funding opportunity.