Community Stewardship

Through the Community Stewardship Grant Program, The Steinman Foundation evaluates funding opportunities in a variety of categories central to improving the quality of life in Lancaster County that are not within the Foundation’s primary areas of focus.  Community Stewardship grant applications are reviewed on a yearly basis, in September, and have a minimum grant amount of $5,000.

Priority will be given to funding opportunities that fall within the following categories:

Environmental Conservation & Sustainability

The Foundation invests in land preservation, environmental conservation, water quality improvement, and environmental education in Lancaster County.

Health & Human Services

The Foundation supports programs and initiatives that focus on the needs of underserved members of the Lancaster County community.

Civic & Community

The Foundation supports programs and initiatives that prioritize health and safety within the community. Examples include leadership development, affordable housing, public safety, youth development, and parks & recreation.


The Foundation continues to support the art related initiatives with an emphasis on youth and creating vibrant downtown business districts.


The Foundation supports educational opportunities and initiatives for learners of all ages throughout Lancaster County.