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At the Scranton Area Community Foundation our mission is to enhance the quality of life for all people in Northeastern Pennsylvania through the development of organized philanthropy. Over the years, millions of dollars in grants have been made to assist the educational, human service, environmental, civic, and arts & cultural organizations in our area. As the Foundation’s endowment continues to grow, so does the impact to our community’s most immediate needs!

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The Scranton Area Community Foundation proudly leads various initiatives including Women in Philanthropy, the Center for Community Leadership and Nonprofit Excellence, NEPA Moves, and the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative.

At the Scranton Area Community Foundation, we provide foundation management services to other private and public foundations serving the people of Northeastern Pennsylvania and beyond.

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Women in Philanthropy (WIP) creates meaningful, positive change in the lives of women and girls and their families across Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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NEPA Moves focuses on understanding and solving the transportation challenges that limit access to affordable housing, job opportunities, education, and quality health care in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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The Center for Community Leadership and Nonprofit Excellence serves the capacity-building needs of nonprofit organizations in Northeastern Pennsylvania to help them meet their critical missions more effectively and to improve their impact throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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The NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative is a collective of animal shelters, rescues, advocates, and sanctuaries in the region that are interested in coming together to advance various causes in animal welfare and to increase the collective resources available to these agencies.

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Wow! Thank you, NEPA!

WOW! Thank you, NEPA! The results are in and, after 24 hours of giving on Friday, June 3, YOU helped NEPA Gives raise over $1.1 MILLION dollars for 212 local nonprofit organizations in the community! THANK YOU! View the Leaderboards On Friday, June 3, 2022—in just 24 hours—225+ local nonprofit organizations worked together across seven […]

Summer 2022 Community Needs Grants Now Accepting Letters of Intent

Community Needs Grants (up to $25,000) are made to support programmatic needs due to challenging circumstances such as those programs which are struggling to receive funding, expanding due to a growing need in the community, and/or facing higher costs due to inflation or other financial factors. Applications will be reviewed by Foundation Leadership and Grants […]

Join us for our first ever Give Gathering!

Join us for our first ever Give Gathering! Join us live and in-person at the Hilton Scranton Conference Center on Friday, June 3 between 3 and 8 PM for our Give Gathering. Come out to support the nonprofits and causes important to you! Attendees will enjoy live entertainment, meet some our participating nonprofits, and even […]


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