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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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Scranton Area Community Foundation Board in Motion

Date: 06.16.21

Our board members are doing amazing work in our communities! The Scranton Area Community Foundation’s Board of Governors is comprised of community leaders and volunteers who are committed to the Foundation’s mission of enhancing the quality of life of people in Northeastern Pennsylvania through the development of organized philanthropy. Our board members are elected because of their knowledge and understanding...

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Now Accepting Nominations of the 2021 Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Award

Date: 06.14.21

SUBMIT NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2021 MARGARETTA BELIN CHAMBERLIN AWARD!  Women in Philanthropy and the Scranton Area Community Foundation invite you to nominate an individual for the 2021 Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Award. The Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Award is presented annually to a woman who demonstrates the following qualities: Commitment to community: to the wellbeing of individuals regardless of socioeconomic status, race, religion, ethnic background, age or gender and to the common good Vision,...

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$1 MILLION DOLLAR FOUNDATION GRANT FUNDS NEW ROBERT H. SPITZ AQUATICS CENTER AT SCRANTON JCC

Date: 06.11.21

The Robert H. Spitz Foundation, administered by the Scranton Area Community Foundation hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. inside the Jewish Community Center of Scranton (601 Jefferson Avenue, Scranton) to celebrate the Scranton JCC’s new Robert H. Spitz Aquatics Center. The complete refurbishment of the Aquatics Center was made possible in large part by...

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NEPA Gives Raises Over $1.24 Million in 24 Hours for 200+ Nonprofits

Date: 06.08.21

24-Hour Regional Fundraiser Exceeds Ambitious $1 Million Dollar Goal! Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti officially proclaims June 4, 2021 as NEPA Gives Day Photo: Scranton Area Community Foundation Board Chair Ken Okrepkie and Scranton Area Community Foundation President and CEO Laura Ducceschi proudly hold the official proclamation from Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti declaring June 4, 2021, as NEPA Gives Day. The...

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NEPA Gives is TOMORROW!

Date: 06.03.21

NEPA Gives is TOMORROW! We are all getting ready for NEPA Gives! This Friday, June 4, 2021, for 24 hours, 240+ nonprofit organizations will work together to help boost awareness of the important work nonprofits do in our region, promote the importance of philanthropy, and secure donations to support the work that they do. At the Scranton Area Community Foundation,...

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Updates from the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative

Date: 06.02.21

  Updates from the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative Here are the latest updates and news from the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative… Join us for the next NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative Meeting! Please join us for the next (virtual) NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative Meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Audrey Lodato, NE...

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Join us for Part 2: Civic Engagement and Advocacy Webinar

Date: 04.16.21

Join us for Part 2: Civic Engagement and Advocacy Webinar On Thursday, April 22, 2021, we're looking forward to welcoming you back to the conversation surrounding the state of civic engagement and advocacy for women in our community. Last month, we hosted the first webinar on this topic, inviting panelists who gave insights and laid the groundwork to shape further...

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Join us for our next webinar | Topic of Affordable Housing

Date: 04.06.21

Join us for our next webinar! On Thursday, April 8, 2021, we're looking forward to you joining us for our next webinar in a series exploring regional challenges affecting women and girls in Northeastern Pennsylvania today. This webinar will take a local look at the state of and issues surrounding affordable housing for women and families in our community. AFFORDABLE...

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