Filling A Need
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.
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
"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."
"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."
Be The Change
Your support of our Non-profit Rental Subsidy Program help create a healthier and more vibrant community.