Critical Needs Grants will be made for emergencies or pressing, unanticipated needs.
Letters of Intent (LOIs) for Critical Needs Grants will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year.
Critical needs grants will be made for up to $10,000. These grants are intended to be (relatively) quickly deployed where and when needed. Requests should be “critical” in nature as defined below:
To provide resources to fill in a gap where there may have been a loss of funding which will interrupt the delivery of basic necessities or critical program delivery.
To provide resources to fill in a gap where there may be a loss of equipment or technical failure which, due to its loss or breakdown, will interrupt the delivery of basic necessities or critical programs delivery.
To provide important resources to help an organization meet its mission while managing an unbudgeted, unplanned, and timely emergency.
To meet the needs for a quick funding response where the alternative traditional timeline would result in loss of a critical service.
To provide support to mitigate damage sustained by Health-related or Natural Disasters.
To Support emergency building or property repairs where failure will interfere with a service or program delivery or safety.
Ready to Apply?
Our grant application process is streamlined through our online grant management portal. The grant application process begins with submitting a Letter of Intent (LOI) through the online portal. 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.
Scranton Area Community Foundation’s Online Grant Management Portal: