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March 20: Building Organizational Sustainability through Foundations, Endowment Funds, and Gift Planning Tools: A Seminar for Nonprofit Organizations

Date: 02.26.20

Join us for Building Organizational Sustainability through Foundations, Endowment Funds, and Gift Planning Tools: A Seminar for Nonprofit Organizations Presented by Laura Ducceschi, MBA, MA, CAP® On Friday, March 20, 2020, join us for breakfast and learn how to help your donors meet their personal financial and legacy goals while building sustainable support for your organization. Explore simple gift planning...

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May 21: Purposeful Philanthropy: Making an Impact Through Giving

Date: 02.26.20

Purposeful Philanthropy: Making an Impact Through Giving An evening of hors d’oeuvres and cocktails as we share the latest trends in philanthropy across the country. Featuring guest speakers Director of Community Philanthropy at Council on Foundations, Brad Ward, and President and CEO of Berks County Community Foundation, Kevin Murphy. Thursday, May 21, 2020

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June 5: NEPA Gives

Date: 02.26.20

On Friday, June 5, 2020, we’re aiming to make giving history in Northeastern Pennsylvania! The Scranton Area Community Foundation has teamed up with our friends at The Luzerne Foundation, Greater Pike Community Foundation, Wayne County Community Foundation, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Nonprofit & Community Assistance Center (NCAC), and other community sponsors to host NEPA Gives—a one-day giving extravaganza that’s all about...

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Please join us for the next NEPA Moves Quarterly Meeting!

Date: 02.25.20

Please join us for the next NEPA Moves Quarterly Meeting! NEPA Moves Quarterly Meeting Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. @ Benco Dental (295 Centerpoint Blvd, Pittston, PA 18640) Light breakfast refreshments will be served. At this quarterly meeting, we look forward to sharing updates on the current work of NEPA Moves including mass transit, workforce, and...

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Announcing New NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative Committees, and More!

Date: 02.24.20

ANNOUNCING NEW COMMITTEES, AND MORE! A follow-up from the last NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative meeting... Thanks to all who have expressed interest in participating in a NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative committee. We are pleased to announce the Committees List for the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative.   VIEW COMMITTEES LIST   Here are the first meeting dates of each committee: Steering/Governance Committee Tuesday, March 10,...

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Get Ready for NEPA Gives!

Date: 02.24.20

Get ready for NEPA Gives!   Earlier this week, we hosted a NEPA GivesRollout/Information Session at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center where we answered questions and provided additional information about NEPA Gives. Thanks to all who attended this meeting.  Here is a recap of what we shared during the NEPA Gives Rollout/Information Session:  Important Dates February 18, 2020: Nonprofits can begin opting-in to participate in...

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Please Join Us for the Spring Women In Philanthropy Quarterly Meeting & Reception

Date: 02.24.20

Please Join Us for the Spring Women In Philanthropy Quarterly Meeting & Reception Please join us for the Spring Women in Philanthropy Quarterly Meeting and Reception on Thursday, March 12, 2020, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Century Club of Scranton (612 Jefferson Avenue, Scranton). This meeting will be held in partnership with Women's Whistle Stop Scranton. Women in...

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PA State Director of the Humane Society of the United States to speak at the next NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative Meeting

Date: 02.12.20

PA State Director of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to speak at the February 19th NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative Meeting Join us as we learn about effective advocacy! We are pleased to announce that Kristen Tullo, PA State Director from the Humane Society of the United States, will be speaking at our next NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative Meeting, which will take...

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Now Accepting Applications for 2020 James F. Swift Scholarship

Date: 02.12.20

SCRANTON AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR PRESTIGIOUS 2020 JAMES F. SWIFT SCHOLARSHIP Scranton, PA – The Scranton Area Community Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2020 James F. Swift Scholarship, which provides local high school seniors graduating from a Lackawanna County high school $4,000 per year for each recipient for up to four years to assist with...

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Announcing our 2020 Grant Cycle

Date: 01.27.20

Scranton Area Community Foundation is proud to announce the 2020 grant cycle and invites charitable organizations working to address the needs of people living in the Lackawanna County region to apply. The Scranton Area Community Foundation makes grants from our Unrestricted General Endowment Fund to foster good ideas that have the potential to strengthen our community and enrich the lives of the...

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Scranton Area Community Foundation Receives National Recognition

Date: 01.23.20

  Scranton, PA—The Scranton Area Community Foundation (SAF) recently received reaccreditation with the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence. National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® establish legal, ethical, effective practices for community foundations everywhere. “Meeting the National Standards benchmarks is a rigorous, comprehensive process,” said Randy Royster, board member of the Council on Foundations. “This accreditation is a significant accomplishment that indicates the Scranton Area Community...

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Tomorrow is the Deadline to Apply for a 2020 Tomorrow’s Leaders Today (TLT) Grant!

Date: 01.14.20

      The Scranton Area Community Foundation is proud to partner with Leadership Lackawanna in introducing the concept of philanthropy and grantmaking to our region’s youth through the Tomorrow’s Leaders Today (TLT) grants program and is pleased to allocate a total of $8,000 for the 2019–2020 TLT class to grant.In 2020, TLT grants will be provided to organizations working to make a difference...

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