The Community Foundation of Monroe County encourages and facilitates philanthropic collaboration and growth to improve the quality of life of Monroe County residents. The Community Foundation of Monroe County is a public charity that builds, over time, charitable funds through large and small contributions to provide grants and distribute funds to nonprofits to address community needs for the residents of Monroe County. The Community Foundation of Monroe County back office administrative and investment services are administered by the Scranton Area Community Foundation. This agreement enables the Community Foundation of Monroe County to draw on the nearly 70 years of experience and expertise that the nationally-recognized Scranton Area Community Foundation possesses. The Scranton Area Community Foundation is a trusted community partner working in partnership with people to transform lives since 1954. The Scranton Area Community Foundation is accredited by National Standards of U.S. Community Foundations, philanthropy’s most rigorous standards for operational excellence in community philanthropy.