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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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It’s almost time to apply for scholarships!

  Starting on February 1st, 2022, The Scranton Area Community Foundation invites students to apply online for eligible scholarship opportunities through our online scholarship portal. Through the Scranton Area Community Foundation, over $800,000 in scholarship funding is available to eligible students seeking to continue their education. This year, over 60 scholarships are available to high […]

January 2022 // Funds 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 www.safdn.org  The Wilderness Fund Scholarship provides the full tuition cost plus travel expenses* for a student to participate in an Outward Bound program, the leading provider of outdoor education […]

Scranton Area Community Foundation Commits $1 Million Special Grant Distribution in 2022

Scranton Area Foundation Commits $1 Million Special Grant Distribution in 2022 The Board of Governors of the Scranton Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce a special distribution of $1 million in grant funding from the Unrestricted Endowment (Community Needs Fund) which will be available in 2022 through the Foundation’s competitive grant application process. This […]


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