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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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Scranton Area Community Foundation Board in Motion

Our board members are doing amazing work in our communities! The Scranton Area Community Foundation’s Board of Governors is comprised of community leaders and volunteers who are committed to the Foundation’s mission of enhancing the quality of life of people in Northeastern Pennsylvania through the development of organized philanthropy. Our board members are elected because […]

Now Accepting Nominations of the 2021 Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Award

SUBMIT NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2021 MARGARETTA BELIN CHAMBERLIN AWARD!  Women in Philanthropy and the Scranton Area Community Foundation invite you to nominate an individual for the 2021 Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Award. The Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Award is presented annually to a woman who demonstrates the following qualities: Commitment to community: to the wellbeing of individuals regardless of socioeconomic status, race, religion, ethnic background, age or gender and […]

$1 MILLION DOLLAR FOUNDATION GRANT FUNDS NEW ROBERT H. SPITZ AQUATICS CENTER AT SCRANTON JCC

The Robert H. Spitz Foundation, administered by the Scranton Area Community Foundation hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. inside the Jewish Community Center of Scranton (601 Jefferson Avenue, Scranton) to celebrate the Scranton JCC’s new Robert H. Spitz Aquatics Center. The complete refurbishment of the Aquatics Center was made […]


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