Nonprofits serving York County children to receive grants
The Foundation for Enhancing Communities has donated nearly $14,000 to local nonprofit organizations that dedicate services to young people in York County.
All grants given to organizations serving York County were donated from The Kids Trust, a separate fund within TFEC that was created in 2005 and supports organizations and services for children suffering from abuse or neglect.
Of the $33,138 awarded to organizations across the state under The Kids Trust, $13,886 was donated to nonprofits providing services to children in York.
Three area organizations will benefit from the grants, including the Adams-based Children's Aid Society, which will receive $5,000 for the Lehman Center Crisis Nursery in York City. The 365-day-a-year nursery provides short-term care for children whose parents are unable to provide adequate care, said Eric Chase, executive director and CEO of the Children's Aid Society.
Leg Up Farm will receive $3,866 for an animal-assisted therapy group program. The therapy will assist 7- to 18-year-old female victims of sexual assault, according to a news release.
The Salvation Army of York will receive $5,000 for its “Bridging the Gap: Abuse Prevention through Empowering Students with Character Education and Life Skills” program, according to the release. The six-week summer program teaches students about suicide and self-harm prevention and social skills, the release states.
The Harrisburg-based Foundation for Enhancing Communities previously provided grants on a yearly basis, but it has streamlined the grant application process to a biannual schedule, according to Jennifer Strechay, program officer for community investment at TFEC.