The York Revolution has set up a foundation to help local organizations hit home runs in their fields of service.

The baseball organization has recently set up the York Revolution Community Foundation to continue its philanthropic efforts in a "thoughtful, strategic fashion that will last in perpetuity," according to a news release from the York County Community Foundation.

The York Revolution annually makes contributions to nonprofit organizations and is interested in the long-term success of its business and the community, said Eric Menzer, the Revs' president and general manager.

Jason Kreiger, aka Cannonball Charlie, of Springettsbury Township prepares to ignite the cannon on the seventh hole of the Brooks Robinson Classic played
Jason Kreiger, aka Cannonball Charlie, of Springettsbury Township prepares to ignite the cannon on the seventh hole of the Brooks Robinson Classic played Monday on the Springwood Golf Course at Heritage Hills. The York Revolution partnered with the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation for the event to benefit York-area children s recreation programs. For a $50 donation, players could have the cannon shoot their golf ball. (Steven Goeller photo)

"We want to ensure the effectiveness of the money we are able to raise and share and look forward to the community foundation's advice to help us do so," he said. "And we want to do what we can to make sure that York County is a great place to live, work and raise a family."

Grants: The York Revolution will decide which organizations would receive grants from its fund and how much they receive, said Bryan Tate, the York Community Foundation's president of philanthropy.

"The fund will be used to enhance the York Revolution's existing community-giving program, which generates more than $200,000 annually for nonprofits in York County," Tate said. "The new fund will allow the Revolution to create a source of funding for ongoing, multi-year commitments."

The York Revolution Community Fund also will be used to invest in strategic community improvement efforts, according to the York County Community Foundation, which is led by president and chief executive officer Bill Hartman.

"It's a great example and makes a strong impact when an organization as important to our county as the Revolution works with the community foundation to meet our county's pressing needs, now and in perpetuity," he said.

-- Reach Eyana Adah McMillan at emcmillan@yorkdispatch.com.