At the Scranton Area Community Foundation, we provide foundation management services to other private and public foundations serving the people of the Lackawanna County region and beyond.
By partnering with us, foundations can substantially reduce the expenses related to operations, grant-making, accounting, and reporting because we perform this work on behalf of the partnering foundations. In addition to reducing overhead costs, the trustees or Boards of these foundations can focus their efforts on accomplishing their missions, knowing the back-office work will be completed in a thorough and professional manner by a competent team. In many cases, this also means that foundations using the Scranton Area Community Foundation’s management services have the ability to distribute more funds to the causes they care about!
The Scranton Area Community Foundation has over 65 years of experience managing charitable funds, and has successfully provided foundation management services for over the past five years. We are currently managing three foundations in various forms: the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation, the Robert H. Spitz Foundation, and the Gelb Foundation Fund.
The Robert H. Spitz Foundation is a tax-exempt, private foundation and supports initiatives and programs serving the residents of Lackawanna County and Northeastern Pennsylvania. Formed in 2015 through the estate of Mr. Spitz, the Robert H. Spitz Foundation supports an array of projects and programs that improve the Northeastern Pennsylvania region. The Scranton Area Community Foundation has served as administrator of the Robert H. Spitz Foundation since 2016.
The Robert Spitz Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations, providing support for programs that aim to break the cycle of poverty, remove economic barriers, and encourage independence in adults and children through access to safe, affordable housing, transportation, and education. Priority areas for funding also include veterans’ affairs and veteran-oriented programs, animal welfare, and support for Jewish culture, heritage, community, and cemetery support. To date, the Robert H. Spitz Foundation has provided over $1.3 million in funding to the community.
Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation is dedicated to improving the health and well being of the people of the region and particularly those most vulnerable and most underserved of the population. The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation was established in 2011 following the sale of Mercy Hospital in Scranton. The Scranton Area Community Foundation serves as the administrator of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation.