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New Charitable Fund at Scranton Area Community Foundation Establishes the Community Resource Network and Launches Neighborly

03.05.20

New Charitable Fund at Scranton Area Community Foundation Establishes the Community Resource Network and Launches Neighborly

Scranton, PA – Scranton Area Community Foundation is proud to announce the creation of the Community Resource Network (CRN) Fund to establish Neighborly, a one-stop, easily accessible web-enabled network of social, human, and health services available in our community. Neighborly is an open access, free-to-use searchable online social care network available to both individuals and organizations that makes finding local resources easier. The Community Resource Network Fund will also provide support for community engagement, referral tracking, and information sharing.

Neighborly is powered by Aunt Bertha and can be accessed at NeighborlyPA.com. Neighborly aims to be the go-to resource to connect our neighbors with the programs and services they need such as food, housing, and medical care. The initial launch this month will target Lackawanna County with the plan to expand the network by incorporating new social and health care partners in other counties throughout Northeastern and Northcentral Pennsylvania over the coming months.

Neighborly will offer two public information sessions and training days at the Hilton Scranton and Conference Center on Tuesday, March 10, from 9-11 AM or Wednesday, March 11, from 2-4 PM. The sessions are open to everyone who would like to learn more about Neighborly and the tools available through the platform. Individuals can RSVP to NeighborlyPA@gmail.com with the session they plan to attend.

“We appreciate the initial contribution to the CRN Fund made by Geisinger,” said Scranton Area Community Foundation President and CEO, Laura Ducceschi. “Following an extended period of deep conversations with community stakeholders, government agencies and our neighbors, we are excited to see Neighborly introduced as a new resource for those seeking services or those helping others to seek services in the region.”

“We have turned conversations, frustration, and ‘wouldn’t it be nice’ into a social care platform available to everyone in our community that will address social needs, align resources, and make it easier to help our neighbors,” said Brian Ebersole, Senior Director of Springboard Health at Geisinger. “Go ahead and add NeighborlyPA.com to your favorites as the place to go to connect with programs and services in our community that can help our neighbors thrive.”

For more information on the Community Resource Network Fund at the Scranton Area Community Foundation, please contact Brittany Pagnotti, Communications Manager of the Scranton Area Community Foundation at 570-347-6203. For more information about Neighborly, please contact Brian Ebersole at NeighborlyPA@gmail.com or by phone at 570-351-1145.

Scranton Area Community Foundation is on a mission to enhance the quality of life for all people in Northeastern Pennsylvania through the development of organized philanthropy. With assets of more than $44 million and more than 200 charitable funds, the Scranton Area Community Foundation distributed over $2 million in grants and scholarships in 2019. Additionally, through its foundation management services offered to other private and public foundations, the Scranton Area Community Foundation manages assets of more than $31 million and distributed an additional $1.2 million in grants and scholarships in 2019 through assets under management. As a public 501c3 community foundation, the Scranton Area Community Foundation serves as a steward, a grantmaker, a charitable resource, and a catalyst for change. The Scranton Area Community Foundation leads various initiatives including Women in Philanthropy, the Center for Community Leadership and Nonprofit Excellence, NEPA Moves, and the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative. More information about the Scranton Area Community Foundation can be found at www.safdn.org.

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