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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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Announcing the 2021 James F. Swift Scholarship Recipients

Date: 07.06.21

The Scranton Area Community Foundation is proud to announce the 2021 James F. Swift Scholarship recipients. Twenty students from thirteen 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...

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Scranton Area Community Foundation Staff in Motion

Date: 07.02.21

Here's a look at what some of our team members have been up to recently... Congratulations to our Communications Manager, Brittany Pagnotti, who recently earned her Master's Degree in Business Administration with a focus in Digital Marketing from Messiah University!   Brittany attended her graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Congratulations to our President and CEO, Laura Ducceschi, who...

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Join us for Women in Philanthropy’s Quarterly Event

Date: 06.30.21

Join us in our first IN PERSON event since 2019! On Thursday, August 12, 2021, Women in Philanthropy’s Quarterly Event will be held from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at Constantino’s Event Venue in Clarks Summit. Join us in person to network, mingle, and hear about all that Women in Philanthropy is accomplishing, because of YOUR support! Women in Philanthropy Quarterly...

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LAST CALL to apply for a grant from the MHA Memorial Shelter/Rescue Fund!

Date: 06.25.21

LAST CALL to apply for a grant from the MHA Memorial Shelter/Rescue Fund! Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, June 30, 2021. 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. The MHA Memorial Shelter/Rescue...

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