raised for nonprofits 

Give Local Lancaster is a 24-hour on-line crowdfunding event designed to empower individuals and business to give back to their local communities by supporting the nonprofit organizations they trust to tackle today‚Äôs most critical issues. All day long, your donations can be directed to nonprofit organizations whose good work makes our community stronger!

On May 1, 2018, we join other communities across the nation working together to strengthen local communities. Give Local Lancaster, provides a philanthropic platform to increase support for local nonprofit organizations during a national 24-hour crowdfunding celebration.

Please join us as we celebrate our local communities on May 1. Every gift matters! Sponsoring philanthropies to Give Local Lancaster are noted below.


About J. Marion Sims Foundation

Two Decades Impacting Our Community
Since inception the J. Marion Sims Foundation has made grant awards of over $50 million to support the needs of the Fort Lawn, Great Falls, and Lancaster communities. In 2016, based on the community's input, the J. Marion Sims Foundation Board of Trustees identified a new strategic direction for the Foundation.  This direction confirms the Foundation's commitment to:

    1. Supporting and building a healthy community

    2. Helping youth successfully transition to adulthood

    3. Elevating philanthropy

All our work is rooted in our commitment to collaboration, community engagement, communication, convening and community data and indicators.

The Foundation's North Star:

We envision the communities we serve as places where all people join together to build on community assets for current and future generations, and where all people have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

About Lancaster County Partners for Youth 

Originally founded in 1976 as the Lancaster Medical Endowment by Mr. Donald Scott, Lancaster County Partners for Youth Foundation is committed to the education of Lancaster County youth. The mission of Partners for Youth - in partnership with community, home and public schools - is to provide exceptional opportunities that elevate and enrich the children and youth of Lancaster County. Partners for Youth fulfills this charge by offering scholarships, grants, administering US Department of Education grants, and other opportunities for further education impacting Lancaster County. 

About Lancaster County Community Foundation 

The mission of the Lancaster County Community Foundation is to inspire philanthropy and strengthen our community by supporting initiatives that address local needs and providing quality services to donors and constituents.

The Board of Trustees supports their mission through the annual competitive grantmaking program. The Foundation is an investor in the community and is interested in creating the highest possible levels of community gain, focused on improving the lives of Lancaster County, South Carolina citizens.

About the City of Lancaster

The City of Lancaster was incorporated in 1830 , and since that time it has been the aim of the City to provide high quality services which promotes an active, safe, and healthy environment. The City is still committed to this goal of improving the quality of life in the City by strengthening our neighborhoods, delivering superior services, embracing the diversity of our citizens, and making Lancaster a desirable, safe city in which to live, work, raise a family, shop, study, play, pray, and grow old.