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September 2021 // Funds News

Date: 09.16.21

News and updates about charitable funds making a difference in our communities! Cody Jude Barrasse Memorial Fund Holds Annual Fundraiser Created in 2013, the Cody Jude Barrasse Memorial Fund honors the life of Cody Judy Barrasse and his legacy by working to promote organ donor awareness and provide services to those awaiting transplantation. To support and grow the fund, Cody's...

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Nursing Scholarships Awarded in NEPA

Date: 09.02.21

NEPA Health Care Foundation Awards Careers In Care Nursing Scholarships   $189,622 awarded in Year 1 to support the growth and development of the nursing workforce in NEPA In response to the acute shortage of nurses across the region and its effect on the health and wellness of Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation announces it has awarded...

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Presenting the Grant Seeking Webinar and Coaching Series

Date: 08.31.21

Grants Plus and the Scranton Area Community Foundation Present: Grant Seeking Webinar and Coaching Series The Grant Seeking Webinar and Coaching Series is a 6 part, grant-focused educational program which intends to address the learning needs of nonprofit professionals with at least some experience in grant seeking. It consists of webinars and direct coaching. Participating organizations may also schedule one...

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Innovative Impact Grant LOIs due September 1st 2021

Date: 08.16.21

Apply today for an Innovative Impact Grant! The Scranton Area Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for its 2021 Innovative Impact Grants cycle and invites charitable organizations working to address the needs of people living in the Lackawanna County region to apply. Interested organizations must first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). LOIs (Letters of Intent) will be accepted until...

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Congratulations to our 2021 Scholarship Recipients!

Date: 07.28.21

Scholarship recipients are selected annually by various scholarship committees at the Foundation. “We are grateful to the generous donors who make these scholarships possible to benefit so many students from across the region,” stated Scranton Area Community Foundation President and CEO, Laura Ducceschi. “The Foundation proudly manages over 50 individual scholarship funds established by charitable donors who want to support...

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NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative to Host 2nd Mobile Spay/Neuter Event

Date: 07.28.21

Scranton, PA – The NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative, an initiative of the Scranton Area Community Foundation, will sponsor its second mobile spay/neuter event in partnership with Eastern PA Animal Alliance (EPAA), on Thursday, July 29, 2021, beginning at 8:00 a.m. in Luzerne County at 588 Hazel Street in Wilkes Barre. This is the second of three mobile spay/neuter events to...

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Applications are Now Open for the Humor Therapy Fund Grant Cycle

Date: 07.28.21

The Humor Therapy Fund at the Scranton Area Community Foundation is currently seeking grant applications from nonprofit organizations who 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 improve staff morale, or create a...

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Last chance to submit a nomination for the Roseann Smith Alperin Award and Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Award!

Date: 07.26.21

Last chance to submit a 2021 nomination! The deadline to nominate a deserving individual for the Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Award and the Roseann Smith Alperin Award is this Friday! Don't miss your chance to submit a nomination! Submit Your Nomination Leadership in empowering and transforming the lives of women and girls in the community The Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Award is...

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Announcing the 2021 Innovative Impact Grant Cycle

Date: 07.20.21

Apply now for an Innovative Impact Grant! The Scranton Area Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications for its 2021 Innovative Impact Grants cycle and invites charitable organizations working to address the needs of people living in the Lackawanna County region to apply. Innovative Impact Grants provide funding support to 501(c)(3) charitable organizations, quasi-governmental organizations, and government entities looking to...

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Just Released: 2020 Annual Report

Date: 07.15.21

Access Our 2020 Annual Report Highlights from the report include: Our regional response to COVID-19 | Your willingness to give allowed us to establish one of the first COVID-19 Response Funds in the nation, which provided critical, sustaining support to organizations on the front lines of the pandemic. Grants were quickly deployed to provide child care, virtual education, food and...

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Robert H. Spitz Foundation Announces 2021 Grants

Date: 07.13.21

  Scranton, PA – The Robert H. Spitz Foundation, administered by the Scranton Area Community Foundation, announces its 2021 grants, awarding a total of $717,500 to 45 nonprofit organizations in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Foundation distributed a total of $717,500 in grants to the following nonprofit organizations: Adopt A Boxer Rescue, Allied Services Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern PA,...

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Important Updates from the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative

Date: 07.07.21

Pennsylvania Transport and Services Survey You can help strengthen a more coordinated interstate transport program to benefit homeless animals! The Federated Humane Societies of Pennsylvania, the nation’s oldest continually active non-regulatory member organization representing animal welfare organizations and individuals from around Pennsylvania, is conducting a survey and asking members of the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative (that's you!) to participate to...

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