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Announcing our 2022 Grant Cycles

02.01.22

Earlier this month, The Board of Governors of the Scranton Area Community Foundation announced a special distribution of $1 million in grant funding for 2022 in response to the significant and unprecedented challenges facing our communities at this time.

The Scranton Area Community Foundation is proud to announce our 2022 Grant Cycle.

We invite charitable organizations working to address the needs of people living in Lackawanna County to apply.

We hope this special $1 million distribution, which will be granted throughout the entire year through the different grant cycles, will help to support the nonprofit organizations, causes, and projects that continue to face challenges in 2022, and in doing so, bolsters the quality of life in our communities.

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The Scranton Area Community Foundation makes grants from our Unrestricted General Endowment Fund to foster good ideas that have the potential to strengthen our community and enrich the lives of the people of Lackawanna County.

We respond to community needs and opportunities with grants in diverse fields such as children and youth, education, animal welfare, arts, human services, seniors, environmental, housing, and veteran’s issues.

Through our grants, we provide support to 501(c)(3) charitable organizations, schools, and government entities that work to address the needs of people living in Lackawanna County.


This year we will offer four distinct grant opportunities from our Unrestricted General Endowment:

Critical Needs Grants (up to $10,000) are made for emergencies or pressing, unanticipated needs. Letters of Intent (LOIs) for Critical Needs Grants are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Community Needs Grants (up to $25,000) are made to support programmatic needs due to challenging circumstances such as those programs which are struggling to receive funding, expanding due to a growing need in the community, and/or facing higher costs due to inflation or other financial factors. LOIs for Innovative Impact Grants will be accepted and reviewed twice annually.

Innovative Impact Grants (up to $25,000) are made to nonprofit organizations serving Lackawanna County that are committing to new, innovative, transformational, and/or collaborative efforts to carry out important goals or address change, become more impactful and sustainable in their work, and achieve greater impact in their communities. LOIs for Innovative Impact Grants will be accepted and reviewed once annually.

Community Events Grants (up to $1,000) are made to Lackawanna County nonprofit organizations hosting community events which add value to the overall community and enrich the lives of those in our area. This program is not intended to support fundraising events. Letters of Intent (LOIs) for Community Events Grants will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year.

All grants must be used for a charitable purpose be granted to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


2022 Grant Deadlines

Community Needs Grants
Deadlines to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) for a Community Needs Grant:

Innovative Impact Grants
Deadline to submit LOIs for a Innovative Impact Grant:

Critical Needs Grants
LOIs for Critical Needs Grants will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Community Events Grants
LOIs for Community Events Grants will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year.


 

ACCESS ONLINE GRANT MANAGEMENT PORTAL

 
Ready to apply? As part of our ongoing commitment to building the capacity of our nonprofit professionals and to better serve our grant seekers, our grant application process is now streamlined through our online grant management portal. All grant requests are handled through the online portal.

No paper or emailed applications will be accepted.

The grant application process generally begins with submitting a Letter of Intent (LOI) through the online portal. To submit an LOI, you will need to log on to your organization’s account in our online grant management portal. If your organization does not have an account established, you will need to create an account. If you are unsure of your organization’s account credentials, please contact your organization’s leadership to inquire or email us at grants@safdn.org for further instruction.


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