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2016-2017 Giving Spree Book now available for download! Click here!

Save the Date! The 2016 Giving Spree date has been set - Tuesday, November 15 from 4-6:30.

IRA Charitable Rollover is permanent. Learn more...

Update! The 2015 Giving Spree was an amazing success.  $251,161 was returned to non profit organizations serving Adams County residents. Watch for information about the 2016 Giving Spree.

Nov 20, 2015 For Immediate Release - STAND FOR ADAMS COUNTY. . . PASS A BUDGET NOW, Gettysburg, PA. On Monday, November 23, the PA budget impasse enters its 146th day. What that means to Adams County non-profits and school districts, indeed, non-profit organizations and school districts across PA is that since July 1, no state funding has been provided to support the operations and services they provide. In many instances the State is also holding Federal money that is typically passed through the State to non-profit organizations. Read the full Press Release

May 1, 2014 - When you shop, AmazonSmile gives. For every purchase you make on AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the qualifying purchase price to Adams County Community Foundation, Inc. Search and purchase hundreds of the same products and same prices you love on Amazon, while supporting our charitable organization. Start shopping to donate.

Adams County Community Foundation announces its Grant-making support to the Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust. Our professional staff will be guiding the Advisory Committee of the Trust in their 2014 Grant Rounds this season. Organizations wishing to apply for a grant from the Hoffman Trust may access the Grant Proposal Packet for the Hoffman Trust on this website in RECEIVE. Adams County Community Foundation looks forward to a dynamic relationship with Hoffman. Spread the word and “Like” us on Linked In If you approve.

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Please visit the new Adams County Dollars for Scholars website! A user-friendly way to help students in the community access more local and nation-wide scholarships.


The Adams County Arts Council established this Agency Endowment Fund in 2008 to support its mission of cultivating an arts-rich community. To ensure the organization's future growth in service to its community, Arts Council Advisory Board member Lisa Pack secured a donation from an anonymous donor which provided the corpus of the fund. To give to this fund or to find out more about the many different funds available, click here.

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Who We Have Helped

Adams County Community Foundation has provided grants to qualified non-profit organizations since 2008. 2017 grant application deadline: Due to the impact of "Stella" the deadline for the Adams County Community Foundation grant applications will be Friday, March 17. Grant applications must be postmarked by this date to be eligible for the current round. A grant writing workshop will be held 9AM-Noon, Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Harrisburg Area Community College. Call 337-0060 to register.

Grant Application
Grant Timeline Worksheet
Grant Budget Worksheet

Serving the Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust:
Qualified non-profits may download the RCHCET Proposal Packet for the Summer 2017 grant round due July 15, 2017.

RCH 2017 Proposal Packet
Grant Timeline
Grant Budget

We are especially grateful to all of our donors.

Grant Recipient 2015:

Organizational Name Project name Grant
Adams County Arts Council Marketing for classes $5,000.00
Adams County Children's Advocacy Center Technological Upgrade $2,262.00
Adams County Historical Society Microfilm Reader $6,000.00
Adams County Library System Audiovisual Equipment $4,600.00
Adams County SPCA Building Expansion $15,000.00
Barlow Volunteer Fire Co. Hazardous Gas Detectors $3,000.00
Barlow Volunteer Fire Co. Portable Water Pumps $2,500.00
Buchanan Valley Fire Dept Person Protective Equipment $7,500.00
Conewago Valley Intermediate School Summer Reading Program $6,816.00
East Berlin Community Library Building Renovation $10,000.00
Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra Concert $2,000.00
Gettysburg Children's Choir Operating Budget and Scholarships $1,300.00
Gettysburg Community Concert Association Concert $1,000.00
Interfaith Center for Peace and Justice Heritage Festival $1,000.00
Main Street Street Lamp $4,000.00
Project Gettysburg/Leon Inc Salsa on the Square $1,000.00
Shining Stars Therapeutic Riding Program Indoor Riding Arena Flooring $5,000.00
Survivors, Inc. Trauma Specialist Project $3,240.00
The Learning Lamp, Inc. Preschool Program $5,000.00
United Hook & Ladder Co. #33 Air System for rescue $5,000.00
United Way of Adams County Technological Upgrade $4,000.00
Upper Adams School District Artist-in-Residency $1,500.00
Upper Adams School District Homework Help $5,000.00
YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County Child Program Kitchen $7,100.00