The Emerald Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2010. In September of 2017 the Emerald Foundation purchased a 30,000-square foot building in Lancaster, PA, now called The Emerald Community Campus (ECC) or the E. The Emerald Foundation has turned the building into a collaborative hub for non-profits and a community center. The Foundations vision is to engage the community and non-profit organizations in a way that will enrich and empower lives. Everyone is welcome at the E. With a focus on education, youth and healthcare, we strive to create a thriving community by providing (1) rental subsidies and collaborative programming opportunities for non-profits, (2) develop Emerald non-profit programming to fill unmet community needs, and (3) offer opportunities for diverse citizens to meet and learn from one another. Currently, the Emerald Foundation is home to five non-profit tenants, and has four of its own non-profit programs, including our “Access to Opportunities” After School program for at-risk youth, Autumns Food Pantry for food insecure families, Rise ‘N Shine programming training adults with disabilities, and our Educational E-Sports programming. We also hold many community educational events, and an emerging artist series.