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Announcing our Second Grant Cycle for 2019


Scranton Area Community Foundation announces its second grant cycle for 2019 Community Needs Grants.

As part of our ongoing commitment to building the capacity of our nonprofit professionals and to better serve our grant seekers, we have simplified our grant application process, beginning with this grant cycle!

Our new grant application process is streamlined through our brand-new online grant management portal. The grant application process begins with submitting a Letter of Intent (LOI) through the online portal. LOIs will be accepted from charitable organizations in Lackawanna County through Sunday, September 15, 2019.

To submit an LOI, you will need to first create an account in our online grant management portal. All applicants are required to create an account. [Note that your LOI/grant application can be saved as a draft, and when you log on again it’s easy to return to that draft, make edits, and submit the application when you’re ready to do so.]


Click “Submit a Letter of Intent” above to access the online portal to create your new account and get started. 
To create your account and begin the grant application process, enter the following information:

We have provided additional resources, including a written tutorial, to help you with our new grant application process. To access the written applicant tutorial, visit Applicant Tutorial – Grants.

All submitted LOIs will be reviewed and select organizations will be invited to submit a full grant application through the online portal before the grant application deadline of October 1, 2019.

Please note that the Scranton Area Community Foundation will ONLY accept grant requests through the online portal. No paper or emailed applications will be accepted. 

Community Needs Grants are awarded to registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that help to enhance the quality of life in Lackawanna County. Grant applications are evaluated according to specific criteria including community impact, organizational capability, and project feasibility and sustainability.

The deadline to submit an LOI for this second grant cycle of 2019 is Sunday, September 15, 2019.
If you have any questions about our grant application process, please contact us at 570-347-6203 or grants@safdn.org.

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