About the YorIt Initiative
The YorIt Leaders
We are comprised of people who are excited to build their lives in York, who are enthusiastic about York's potential and who wish to contribute to the future of York. Members join YorIt by making multi-year pledges of at least $500 per year for five years.
Through the YorIt Social Venture Challenge, we fund innovative out-of-the-box solutions to make York a great place. Half of the funds raised through memberships go toward creating a YorIt endowment and half go toward the Social Venture Challenge grant program. We solicit ideas, interview applicants, and vote on the projects that mean the most to us. We can grant up to $20,000 to the idea or startup that makes York an exciting place to be.
We use social events to meet exciting people, visit new places (or old) and research new initiatives and ideas in York. Our events demonstrate the tremendous potential and energy that exists here in our own backyard, inspiring enthusiasm in what we can accomplish.