The Emerald Foundation is a hub or incubator for non-profits

Emerald Foundation “E” Rental Subsidy Program:

We are providing office space at a discounted rates to a diverse group of national non-profits:

Big Brothers Big Sisters 

Bringing the organization back to Lancaster. Expecting to service over 500 “littles”.

Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania 

Believe in the power of G.I.R.L.

Keystone Pet Enhanced Therapy Services 

Touching Lives ♥ Warming Hearts through Human/Animal Interactions

Merakey (formerly NHS) –  School for autistic children and young adults 

Merakey opened their first school in Lancaster in Septemer 2017,  and expects to service 50+ children/young adults ages 5-21 on the autism spectrum.

Parkinson’s Circle of Care & Rock Steady Boxing


  • Parkinson’s is an under appreciated health problem in South Central PA. Services for, and awareness of Parkinson’s, is very limited, but we hope to help change that.  
    For more information go to:



  • Rock Steady Boxing is a unique exercise program, based on training used by boxing pros, and adapted to people with Parkinson’s disease.
    For more information please email Sue Ludwig at
    For Class Schedules, call  Sue Ludwig at 717.271.3067.



T . Alexander Foundation  – Preparing Athletes for What’s Next

Merging athletics, academics and character development to facilitate the advancement and empowerment of dynamic individuals. For more information go to,  or email Tracy Jones at

The Emerald Foundation “E” Partnership Program:

In addition, we offer our ballroom, gym, and three meeting areas to non-profits at special subsidized rates. We have had over 60 non-profits rent space for fundraisers, meetings, educational events, and board meetings.  Agencies include:

  • Youth Advocate Program (weekly programming) – for more information please go to:
  • Kathy’s Circle of Friends (Dances and programs for adults with disabilities)
  • Literacy Council (appreciation dinners)
  • The Arch (Educational programming)
  • Tommy Foundation (fundraiser)
  • CASA (quarterly swearing-in ceremony)
  • Off the Streets (board meetings)
  • Special Olympics (Volunteer recruitment)
  • Jewish Family Services (educational programming)


In addition, we offer non-profits reduced rental fees for ballroom, conference room and gym on as-needed basis.

If you are a non-profit and are interested in holding programming at “The E”, please contact Laurie Cubell at

If you are a non-profit and are interested in renting space for an event, please contact our event director, Leraunt at