Grants Announced for 8 Hanover Area Events

York, PA – The Cultural Alliance of York County is pleased to announce the recipients of Welcoming Communities, Hanover.  In partnership with Main Street Hanover, and supported by the William J. Warehime Foundation, the Welcoming Communities Grant Program was created in 2023 to provide financial support to community events which create a welcoming and connected community for all in the greater Hanover area (Littlestown, New Oxford, Abbottstown, Spring Grove, Hanover).  After being reviewed by a Hanover-based community panel, grants of up to $2,000 each were disbursed to 8 organizations for events happening May 2024-May 2025.

These focused funds create and expand access to cultural and arts experiences celebrating Hanover’s culture, history, and diversity as well as provide direct benefit to their local economy and businesses.

“Main Street Hanover is thrilled to be partnering with the Cultural Alliance of York County for a second year to bring the Welcoming Communities Grant Program to the Hanover area. The funding for these community events will play a vital role in fostering a vibrant and inclusive community.” – Dan Frey, Chairman, Board of Directors, Main Street Hanover.

Organizations and events which received funding are:

  • Guthrie Memorial Library to Make a Mural for Guthrie Memorial Library Visitor Center
  • Lyric Band of Hanover, PA for their Codorus State Park Sunday Night Summer Concert Series
  • White Rose Leadership Institute for Give Local York Events in Hanover
  • Hanover Area Diversity Alliance for the Hanover Diversity Festival
  • York Adams Film Club
  • The Succulent Hippie for Self Love Day!
  • Relay For Life of the Hanover Area for Paint The Town Purple
  • Aldus Brewing Co. for their 6th Annual Lager Fest 2024
  • Greater Hanover Area Fire Museum for the 2024 Holiday Train Garden

Information on upcoming arts and cultural events, including those which received funding, can be found at

The mission of Main Street Hanover is to expand the economic capacity of downtown Hanover, thus improving the business environment, enhancing the quality of place, and increasing community synergy.

Founded as a United Arts Fund in 1999, the Cultural Alliance’s annual campaign currently supports arts organizations and artists that are essential to arts and culture in our community. Over the past 23 years invested $12.2 million in cash and $2.5 million in in-kind support for the arts. Through critical operational grants, the Cultural Alliance is the lifeline for arts and culture in York County.

For more information, call the Cultural Alliance at 717-812-9255, visit our website at, visit the Cultural Alliance of York on Facebook, and follow @CulturalYork on Instagram.

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