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Area nonprofits may apply for grant offered through York College philanthropy course

October 03, 2016
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 York City nonprofits interested in applying for grants offered through a York College course may now do so by completing a Request for Proposals (RFP).

“Philanthropy, Social Impact and the Nonprofit Sector” addresses a growing student interest in nonprofit sector studies at the College. Last year, students awarded $5,000 to the York County Literacy Council (YCLC). “We are very grateful to York College and the students of the 2015 Philanthropy, Nonprofits and Social Impact course…,” said YCLC Executive Director Bobbi Anne Deleo. “The Great to Greater award has removed a significant roadblock for adults living at or below poverty levels and opened the door to self-sufficiency.”

Funding for the course’s work is provided by the College’s Great to Greater grant program. This program includes several grants funded through President Pamela Gunter-Smith’s office and directed at strengthening the College’s ties to the City of York.

The course is modeled after others funded through the Learning by Giving Foundation, which was created by Doris Buffet, sister of Warren Buffet.

The RFP is available at www.ycp.edu/philanthropyrfp; the deadline for completion is Nov. 11. Organizations seeking more information may contact the course instructor, Adjunct Professor Jessica Brubaker, at jbrubaker1@ycp.edu.

 A private college located in southcentral Pennsylvania, York College offers more than 50 baccalaureate majors in professional programs, the sciences and humanities to its 4,600 undergraduate students. The College also offers master's programs in business, education and nursing, and a doctorate in nursing practice. York College students enjoy a high-quality education that emphasizes practical application and a community invested in their success. The College provides a personal plan to help students focus their passions and attain their goals so they are prepared for a lifetime of meaningful careers – ready to meet the challenges of their profession and feeling confident and proud of their achievements.