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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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Your Response Needed! Announcing the NEPA Rescue Veterinary Clinic

    Your Response Needed!   Announcing the NEPA Rescue Veterinary ClinicThe NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative, through various discussions and through a survey conducted in early 2000, has identified a critical shortage of veterinarians available to support the community’s rescue animals. Indraloka Animal Sanctuary, one of our partners in the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative, is […]

Join us for our next webinar | Topic of Affordable Housing

Join us for our next webinar! On Thursday, April 8, 2021, we’re looking forward to you joining us for our next webinar in a series exploring regional challenges affecting women and girls in Northeastern Pennsylvania today. This webinar will take a local look at the state of and issues surrounding affordable housing for women and […]

April 1st, 2021 Scranton Area Community Foundation Scholarship Deadline Approaching!

  Calling all students! Are you graduating from a high school in Lackawanna or Luzerne County and looking for a way to help pay for higher education? You may qualify for one or more of our 30+ scholarship opportunities! We have over $420,000 in scholarship funding available through our online scholarship portal! A full list […]


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