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Don’t miss these new education & training opportunities!

Date: 08.05.22

Learn how your organization can support voter engagement Join us for an informational webinar to explore tools for your nonprofit organization to engage voters both in-person and online. You'll be equipped with materials that will help your staff and volunteers start conversations about the importance of voting in elections, assist with voter registration, and educate voters on their options for...

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Save the Date for the 2023 NEPA Learning Conference!

Date: 08.02.22

    The NEPA Learning Conference will return in September 2023! Get ready! The NEPA Learning Conference will return in Summer 2023! Hosted through the Scranton Area Community Foundation's Center for Community Leadership and Nonprofit Excellence, the NEPA Learning Conference is a unique opportunity for all those involved in the nonprofit sector in Northeastern Pennsylvania to gather, learn, network, and...

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July 2022 // Fund News

Date: 07.22.22

News and updates about charitable funds making a difference in our communities!To learn more about all of our charitable funds in greater detail, please visit safdn.org   Matthew's Hope 4 Miracles hosting 5k Run & Walk Matthew McDonnell, a soon-to-be 7th-grade student at Abington Heights Middle School, was diagnosed with a rare form of Wilm’s Tumor (kidney cancer) at age...

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Scranton Area Community Foundation President and CEO Laura Ducceschi Celebrates 10 Years of Leadership

Date: 07.15.22

  Reflecting on growth, impact, and stability   On Wednesday, June 15, the Scranton Area Community Foundation Board of Governors recognized Laura Ducceschi for 10 years of service at the Foundation, serving in the executive leadership role as the Foundation’s President and CEO since 2012. Over the past 10 years, Ducceschi has led the Foundation, which works to create stronger,...

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American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Program Funding Available

Date: 07.14.22

Scranton's New American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Program to Aid Residents and OrganizationsVariety of grants will help nonprofits and city residents negatively impacted by COVID-19 The City of Scranton has been awarded a total of $68.7 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and its economic impact. “This pandemic has impacted...

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Minooka Subaru supports the Scranton Area Community Foundation with donation

Date: 07.13.22

Minooka Subaru recently presented the Scranton Area Community Foundation with a check in the amount of $44,149 which comes from their recent Share the Love® event where the Scranton Area Community Foundation was selected as the hometown charity for Minooka Subaru's customers to support during the event. This is the fourth year that Minooka Subaru has partnered with the Scranton...

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Updates from the Center for Center for Community Leadership & Nonprofit Excellence

Date: 07.11.22

The Center for Community Leadership & Nonprofit Excellence Invites You and Your Team to Attend: Empathetic Leadership: Part 2 in the Empathetic Workplace Training Series Empathy is the key to trust, creativity, productivity, and loyalty. This session covers the steps we can take to build a culture of empathy for a stronger workplace, more productive teams, and a healthier workforce....

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Scranton Area Community Foundation Announces 2022 James F. Swift Scholarship Recipients

Date: 07.08.22

Twenty students from twelve different high schools in the area have been awarded a prestigious scholarship through the James F. Swift Scholarship Fund administered by the Scranton Area Community Foundation, which provides $5,000 per year for each recipient for up to four years to assist with continuing education expenses. Photo: James F. Swift Scholarship Recipients 1st row (left to right):...

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Now accepting applications for grants from the MHA Memorial Shelter/Rescue Fund at the Scranton Area Community Foundation

Date: 07.08.22

Applications will be accepted until Sunday, July 31, 2022. The MHA Memorial Shelter/Rescue Fund at the Scranton Area Community Foundation is seeking applications from nonprofit organizations in support of animal shelters or animal rescue efforts working to help abused, abandoned, or injured dogs. Applications will be accepted until July 31, 2022 and will then be reviewed by a committee. Decisions will be made no...

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Now Accepting Nominations for the 2022 Roseann Smith Alperin & Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Awards

Date: 06.29.22

2022 Roseann Smith Alperin Award Women in Philanthropy and the Scranton Area Community Foundation invite you to nominate an individual for the 2022 Roseann Smith Alperin Award. The Roseann Smith Alperin Award was established by the Junior League of Scranton to recognize an outstanding female volunteer who exhibits the heart and spirit of Roseann Smith Alperin by demonstrating the capacity...

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Wow! Thank you, NEPA!

Date: 06.08.22

WOW! Thank you, NEPA! The results are in and, after 24 hours of giving on Friday, June 3, YOU helped NEPA Gives raise over $1.1 MILLION dollars for 212 local nonprofit organizations in the community! THANK YOU! View the Leaderboards On Friday, June 3, 2022—in just 24 hours—225+ local nonprofit organizations worked together across seven counties in Northeastern Pennsylvania to...

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Summer 2022 Community Needs Grants Now Accepting Letters of Intent

Date: 06.01.22

Community Needs Grants (up to $25,000) are made to support programmatic needs due to challenging circumstances such as those programs which are struggling to receive funding, expanding due to a growing need in the community, and/or facing higher costs due to inflation or other financial factors. Applications will be reviewed by Foundation Leadership and Grants Distribution Committee. Grant applications are...

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