How we work

How the Adams County Community Foundation works:

The Adams County Community Foundation is a public charitable foundation created by and for the people of Adams County, Pennsylvania, where many donors join together to make our county and the surrounding region they love a better place, today and for future generations.

The Community Foundation serves Adams County by:

  • Building a civic endowment, a permanent source of charitable dollars to address the needs of Adams County residents,


  • Helping donors and their professional advisors plan and carry out their charitable giving in Adams County, South Central PA, and across the country, by giving to an existing charitable fund or creating their own charitable fund, and


  • Working across all sectors of our community as a convener and catalyst to address current critical civic issues