OPERATION EMERALD: Protect our Doctors, Nurses, Police, EMS and Fire Fighters! Donating to Operation Emerald allows us to distribute much-needed personal protective equipment to our front line. Click the Donate button below, choose Operation Emerald as the fund and contribute what you can via online donations. Checks are accepted and can be mailed to The Emerald Foundation 2120 Oregon PikeLancaster, PA 17601.

OPERATION EMERALD

Protect our Doctors, Nurses, Police, EMS and Fire Fighters! Donating to Operation Emerald allows us to distribute much-needed personal protective equipment to our front line. Click the Donate button below, choose Operation Emerald as the fund and contribute what you can via online donations. Checks are accepted and can be mailed to The Emerald Foundation 2120 Oregon PikeLancaster, PA 17601.

Non-Profit Rental Subsidies

We provide permanent office space at a reduced rate to a diverse group of national and local non-profits as well as competitively priced leased space to for-profit organizations.

Filling A Need

Unpredictable Market.

Surveys of major cities show that less than 20% of non-profits own their office space which makes them subject to the unpredictability of the commercial real estate market.

Savings On Overhead Costs.

Office space typically comprises as much as 20% of overhead costs at a national level which leaves non-profits that work with low-income communities who are particularly under-resourced.

Reinvestment In The Non-Profits.

Non-profit created facilities allow non-profits to invest in the communities and less on the for-profit real estate market.

Our Solution

The primary focus of the Emerald Foundation Community Campus is to support local and national non-profits by offering reduced-priced shared office, programming, meeting and event space.

Built On Partnership

We partner with institutions and individuals to create long-term solutions to the non-profit space and infrastructure crisis. The Emerald Foundation Community Campus has hosted over 60 non-profits that needed space for meetings, conferences, seminars, and fundraising events. By having so many non-profits working together within the campus, we are cultivating new ideas, learning from each other, and encouraging the sharing of space and resources between agencies.

We offer non-profits reduced rental fees for ballroom, conference room, café, tech center, and gym on an as-needed basis. Over 60 non-profits have rented space. Examples include:
• Youth Advocate Program (Weekly programming)
• Literacy Council (appreciation dinner)
• The Arch (educational meetings)
• Tommy Foundation (Fundraiser)
• San Juan Batista (Fundraiser)
• CASA (quarterly swearing-in ceremonies)
• Knights of Malta (presentation)
• Off the Streets (monthly board meetings)
• Special Olympics (volunteer recruiting event)
• Lancaster young professionals (mixer)
• Excentia (fundraiser)
• Kathy’s Circle of Friends – dances for adults with intellectual disabilities

Meet our current non-profit tenants!

Community Voices

"Finding something affordable for our rapidly-growing non-profit, K-PETS was a challenge. We were excited when things worked out to move here. We are thankful that they are 'pet-friendly' and allow our KPETS dogs to come to work with staff."

Karen Gerth

Executive Director, KPETS

Community Voices

"We knew we were looking for a location, and when we heard what Emerald was doing in the community, they seemed like a natural fit...The building is beautiful, handicap accessible, and you couldn't ask for a more centrally located spot."

Susan Ludwig

Owner, Rock Steady Boxing

Be The Change

Your support of our Non-profit Rental Subsidy Program help create a healthier and more vibrant community.