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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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2023 Scholarship Portal is Now Open

Our Scholarship Portal is OPEN! We are now accepting applications for our many 2023 scholarship opportunities Beginning February 1, 2023, until April 1, 2023, The Scranton Area Community Foundation invites students to apply online for eligible scholarship opportunities through our online scholarship portal. This year, over 70 scholarships are available to graduating high school students […]

WIP Spring 2023 Announcements

Women in Philanthropy Announcements for Spring 2023 Happy new year! Thank you for all your support in 2022 and over the past years. Here is a look at what’s ahead for the first quarter of 2023 for Women in Philanthropy. In February Women in Philanthropy will hold Advisory Circle Meetings via Zoom to discuss relevant areas […]

NEPA Workforce Leadership Academy Fellowship Application Deadline Extended

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Apply today for the NEPA Workforce Leadership Academy Fellowship! The deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, February 3, 2023, at 5:00 PM. The NEPA Workforce Leadership Academy is accepting applications for the 2023 Fellowship Cohort until Friday, February 3, 2023. APPLY NOW More details can be found at safdn.org/wla. What is […]


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