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The York YMCA is giving away money to neighborhood groups in York City who are looking to fund various beautification projects. The projects, if selected, are eligible to receive a grant from the YMCA for between $500 and $1500 dollars. The dollar amount will be determined by the scope of the project. This could be for tree-planting or flower-planting, for example. Basically any projects that help make city neighborhoods more attractive will be considered.
The $30,000 pool of money, available in 2011, is being donated by the Women’s Giving Circle and the York County Community Foundation. The York YMCA has a “Resources for Urban Neighborhoods” program that will be the initial recipient of this money. In turn, the YMCA will distribute these fund based on the applications they receive.
If you are a York City resident who would like more information, a meeting is scheduled for January 11th at 6:00 p.m. at the York YMCA which is located at 90 N. Newberry Street.
Grant applications can be found online at http://www.runyork.org starting January 1st.
You may contact York YMCA Community Service Director, Jessica Fieldhouse at (717) 843-7884 ext. 243 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.