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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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Learn how your organization can support voter engagement Join us for an informational webinar to explore tools for your nonprofit organization to engage voters both in-person and online. You’ll be equipped with materials that will help your staff and volunteers start conversations about the importance of voting in elections, assist with voter registration, and educate […]

Save the Date for the 2023 NEPA Learning Conference!

    The NEPA Learning Conference will return in September 2023! Get ready! The NEPA Learning Conference will return in Summer 2023! Hosted through the Scranton Area Community Foundation’s Center for Community Leadership and Nonprofit Excellence, the NEPA Learning Conference is a unique opportunity for all those involved in the nonprofit sector in Northeastern Pennsylvania […]

July 2022 // Fund News

News and updates about charitable funds making a difference in our communities!To learn more about all of our charitable funds in greater detail, please visit safdn.org   Matthew’s Hope 4 Miracles hosting 5k Run & Walk Matthew McDonnell, a soon-to-be 7th-grade student at Abington Heights Middle School, was diagnosed with a rare form of Wilm’s […]


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