Leave a Legacy


Donor Portal

>> Give to the Community

>> Subscribe to our Newsletter


ATHENA Leadership Award presented to Laura Ducceschi

Date: 03.14.23

  Laura Ducceschi receives ATHENA Leadership Award on International Women's Day Scranton Area Community Foundation's President and CEO, Laura Ducceschi, was presented with the 2023 ATHENA Leadership Award during the International Women's Day Luncheon on Wednesday, March 8, at Marywood University hosted by the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce. The ATHENA Leadership Award, sponsored locally by Michael A. Barbetti LLC...


Scranton Area Community Foundation Receives National Recognition

Date: 03.14.23

  Local Organization Reaccredited with Rigorous Philanthropic Standards   Scranton, PA—The Scranton Area Community Foundation recently received reaccreditation with the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence. National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® establish legal, ethical, and effective practices for community foundations everywhere. “Meeting the National Standards benchmarks is a rigorous, comprehensive process,” said Randy Royster, board member of the Council...


News and updates from Women in Philanthropy…

Date: 03.14.23

  Save the Date for Women in Philanthropy's Spring Quarterly Meeting!   Women in Philanthropy's Spring Quarterly Meeting will take place on Thursday, April 20, 2023, from 5:30 - 7:30 PM at the Century Club in Scranton. More information will be announced soon.   Johnson College hosted STEM event, made possible through Women in Philanthropy!   To coincide with International...


NEPA Learning Conference returns in September 2023!

Date: 03.09.23

September 20-22, 2023 at the Hilton Scranton 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 philanthropy and the nonprofit sector in Northeastern Pennsylvania to gather, learn, network, and grow together.The conference will provide a venue for nonprofit, philanthropic, and civic leaders...


RSVP for Robert H. Spitz Foundation Open House

Date: 03.03.23

The Robert H. Spitz Foundation cordially invites local nonprofit organizations to attend an Open House on Thursday, March 30th, 2023 from 4 - 6 PM at the Robert H. Spitz House in Dickson City (609 Miles Avenue). The Robert H. Spitz Foundation cordially invites local nonprofit organizations to attend an Open House on Thursday, March 30th, 2023 from 4 -...


Now Accepting LOIs for Spring 2023 Community Needs Grants

Date: 03.01.23

501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations can submit an LOI by March 15th, 2023 Community Needs Grants (up to $25,000)The Scranton Area Community Foundation makes grants from our Unrestricted General Endowment Fund (Community Needs Fund) to foster good ideas that have the potential to strengthen our community and enrich the lives of the people of Lackawanna County.We respond to community needs and opportunities...


Join us in Celebrating The Rescue Vet!

Date: 02.22.23

Join us at the NEPA Rescue Vet Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!On Thursday, March 2nd from 5:00-7:00 PM, join us in celebrating The NEPA Rescue Veterinary Clinic. Indraloka Animal Sanctuary will be holding a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at their sanctuary, located at 336 Oak Dr, Dalton, PA 18414. After the ribbon is cut, there will be a small reception in their Art...


Registration for NEPA Gives is now OPEN

Date: 02.14.23

.  June 1-2, 2023 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm Registration is now OPEN!   Click the link below to register your organization to participate in NEPA Gives   Register now at NEPAGIVES.org   Registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and charitable funds at community organizations serving residents in Northeastern Pennsylvania are eligible to participate in NEPA Gives. NEPA Gives Registration Dates Register...


Melissa Chermak Liput Memorial Fund at the Scranton Area Community Foundation aims to help others diagnosed with colon cancer 

Date: 02.07.23

Scranton, PA—The Scranton Area Community Foundation announces a new charitable fund established to support others diagnosed with colon cancer.  Melissa Chermak Liput, remembered for her kindness and devotion to her family, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on February 7, 2020. Today, Melissa’s family wants to raise awareness and provide support for individuals with a colon cancer diagnosis...


Women in Philanthropy’s Spring 2023 Grant Cycle Now Open

Date: 02.06.23

Women in Philanthropy's Spring 2023 Grant Cycle Now Open Women in Philanthropy (WIP) aspires to engage supporters in collective decision making to help move women from places of disempowerment and poverty to levels of personal empowerment and economic self-sufficiency. This grant cycle will provide the opportunity for organizations working in the focus areas of WIP to receive grants to support...


Virtual Shared Services Forum

Date: 02.02.23

You're invited! Virtual Shared Services Forum A follow up to Elevating Voices for Community Solutions Listening Sessions On Thursday, February 23, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. (noon) the Scranton Area Community Foundation invites you to attend a virtual Shared Services Forum (via Zoom) to explore options for shared capacity services.At this forum, you’re invited to share your organization's specific capacity needs...


2023 Scholarship Portal is Now Open

Date: 02.01.23

Our Scholarship Portal is OPEN!We are now accepting applications for our many 2023 scholarship opportunitiesBeginning February 1, 2023, until April 1, 2023, The Scranton Area Community Foundation invites students to apply online for eligible scholarship opportunities through our online scholarship portal.This year, over 70 scholarships are available to graduating high school students and current college students for a variety of...


Sign Up For Our Newsletter

Join the Scranton Area Community Foundation email list for the latest news and happenings.