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Last call to register for the 2020 Virtual NEPA Learning Conference!

Date: 09.14.20

Last call to register for the 2020 Virtual NEPA Learning Conference! Join us this Thursday, September 17, and Friday, September 18, 2020, for two days of online learning with insights on how to help your organization become a learning organization! We'll dive into strategies for staying solvent during these unprecedented times, share how to visualize your organization's impact and sustainability, and learn how to maximize your...

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Updates from the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative

Date: 09.14.20

Updates from the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative Here are the latest updates and news from the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative... Upcoming Virtual Committee Meeting Dates  Steering Committee Thursday, October 8th, 5:30 pm Combined Programs/Summit/Communications & Advocacy Committees Tuesday, October 13th, 5:30 pm A zoom link will be sent to committee members closer to the meeting dates.  Flea Market Opportunity, 9/19 &...

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New Bus Route to Service Mid Valley Industrial Parks Meets Key NEPA Moves Transportation Goal

Date: 09.01.20

New Bus Route to Service Mid Valley Industrial Parks Meets Key NEPA Moves Transportation Goal NEPA Moves began as an initiative of the Scranton Area Community Foundation in 2017 as a collaborative focused on increasing access to equitable transportation in order to remove barriers to achieving a higher quality of life for NEPA residents. One of the key goals that NEPA Moves set...

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Congratulations to our 2020 Scholarship Recipients!

Date: 08.21.20

#GaryInspiredMe Scholarship Yasmin Ramirez (West Scranton) Robert Lugiano (Lake-Lehman) Caroline Ace, LPN/Angela Muchal, LPN Scholarship Kierra Kveragas (Career Technology Center) Catherine A. Alu Memorial Scholarship Maria Augusta Bell Pendon (Dunmore) Todd Angelo Memorial Scholarship Minahil Sami (University of Scranton) Blakely Borough Scholarship Allison Bennett (Valley View) Constance M. and Joseph A. Brocavich Memorial Scholarship Andrew Joseph Smith (Holy Cross) Travis...

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Get to know our keynote speakers!

Date: 08.17.20

  We are proud to announce that Wes Moore—bestselling author, Army combat veteran, social entrepreneur, and Robin Hood’s Chief Executive Officer—will be speaking at our 2020 Virtual NEPA Learning Conference! Mr. Moore’s first book, The Other Wes Moore, a perennial New York Times bestseller, captured the nation’s attention on the fine line between success and failure in our communities and in ourselves. That story...

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Elevating Our Communities’ Voices | The Power of Voting 📝

Date: 08.07.20

"Elevating Our Communities' Voices - How to Help Your Community through Voter Registration" A webinar hosted by Scranton Area Community Foundation and Women's Whistle Stop Join us on Friday, August 21, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. for an informative webinar on how to encourage and promote voter registration. This webinar is free and open to all who may wish to attend. To register,...

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Women in Philanthropy Summer 2020 e-Newsletter

Date: 08.03.20

Women in Philanthropy Summer 2020 e-Newsletter COVID-19 Relief Grants Provided in STEAM Fields Women in Philanthropy (WIP) recently awarded three COVID-19 Relief Grants (totaling $10,000) to support virtual learning in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) fields, funded by your generous support. Arts in Education in Northeastern Pennsylvania at Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit, Boys & Girls Clubs of NEPA, and Keystone College have each received a grant from...

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2020 NEPA Learning Conference Goes Virtual

Date: 07.28.20

The 2020 NEPA Learning Conference is going VIRTUAL! Registration is now open! Join us on September 17 - 18, 2020 for the 2020 Virtual NEPA Learning Conference! Back by popular demand... The Inaugural NEPA Learning Conference was such a success in 2019 and so many of you asked us to bring it back again. We're proud to announce that we are bringing it...

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Matthew’s Hope 4 Miracles Fund to Host Calendar Raffle

Date: 07.25.20

Matthew's Hope 4 Miracles Fund to Host Calendar Raffle Ten-year-old Matthew McDonnell, a fourth-grade student at South Abington Elementary School, has battled and defeated a rare form of kidney cancer four times since 2014. Now, he's on a mission to help others. Photo: Matthew McDonnell poses for a photo with WBRE Eyewitness News Reporter Anja Whitehead in 2019.  Through Matthew's Hope 4 Miracles, a fund at the...

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New Grant Opportunity from the Humor Therapy Fund

Date: 07.23.20

New Grant Opportunity from the Humor Therapy Fund The Humor Therapy Fund at the Scranton Area Community Foundation is currently seeking grant applications from nonprofit organizations that wish to promote laughter and/or humor for the therapeutic benefit of their clients, staff, and/or the community at large. Whether a nonprofit organization wants to bring smiles to children, hold a comedy improv workshop to...

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Know a dynamic woman committed to the community?

Date: 07.20.20

Know a dynamic woman committed to the community? Nominate her for the 2020 Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Award or the Roseann Smith Alperin Award! The Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Award and the Roseann Smith Alperin Award are two separate awards that are presented annually through charitable funds established at the Scranton Area Community Foundation. Both awards are provided from charitable funds that were established both to memorialize a loved...

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Robert H. Spitz Foundation Announces 2020 Grants

Date: 07.14.20

Robert H. Spitz Foundation Announces 2020 Grants The Robert H. Spitz Foundation, administered by the Scranton Area Community Foundation, announces its 2020 grants, awarding a total of $771,000 to 42 nonprofit organizations in Northeastern Pennsylvania.  The Foundation distributed a total of $771,000 in grants to the following nonprofit organizations: Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Bread Basket of Northeast Pennsylvania, Catherine McAuley Center, Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton, Inc., Dress for...

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