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Robert H. Spitz Foundation Announces Its Spring 2024 Grant Cycle

03.29.24

The Robert H. Spitz Foundation will open the first of two grant cycles this year on April 1, 2024. Note that priority areas for funding will be divided between the two cycles:

Priority funding areas for the Spring grant cycle include:

  • Veterans’ Affairs and Veteran-oriented Programs
  • Animal Welfare
    • Including but not limited to programs that support humane education, adoption for homeless animals, spay/neuter, trap neuter release (TNR), rescue, veterinary care and which help the economically disadvantaged and the elderly to keep their companion animals.
  • Jewish Culture and Jewish Cemetary Support

The Robert H. Spitz Foundation will consider requests in the priority areas of Breaking the Cycle of Poverty and Environmental Projects and Initiatives during its Fall 2024 grant cycle.


The Robert H. Spitz Foundation, administered by the Scranton Area Community Foundation, is pleased to announce its Spring 2024 grant cycle.

Beginning on Monday, April 1, 2024, local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for grant funding. The grant application process begins with submitting a Letter of Intent (LOI) through the online portal.

LOIs for the Robert H. Spitz Foundation grant cycle will be due by
Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at 11:59 PM.


If invited to apply, grant applications will be due by Friday, May 31, 2024, at 11:59 PM.

The Robert H. Spitz Foundation primarily awards grants to registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that support initiatives and programs serving the residents of Lackawanna County and Northeastern Pennsylvania.


Please note that the Robert H. Spitz Foundation will ONLY accept grant requests through the online portal. No paper or emailed applications will be accepted.

How to Apply

The grant application process generally begins with submitting a Letter of Intent (LOI) through the online portal. To submit an LOI, simply log on to your organization’s account in our online grant management portal. If your organization does not have an account established, you will need to create an account. If you are unsure of your organization’s account credentials, please contact your organization’s leadership to inquire or email us at grants@safdn.org for further instruction.

ACCESS ONLINE GRANT MANAGEMENT PORTAL

1. At the login page, please follow the appropriate next step:

a. If you have already created a login: you must login using the credentials you’ve utilized for previous grant applications. NOTE: username is always an email.

b. If someone else in your organization has already created a login: please email grants@safdn.org to have a new user added to your organization.

c. If your organization has never accessed our online grant portal, create your account using the following information: 

  • A username that is an email address
  • Your contact information
  • Your organization’s information, including the EIN/Tax ID number (required)
  • Contact information for the organization’s Executive Officer

2. On the applicant dashboard, select “Apply” along the top menu to view available grants.
       

All submitted LOIs will be reviewed and select organizations will be invited to submit a full grant application through the online portal before the grant application deadline.  

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT FUNDING PRIORITIES…

This Spring grant cycle is the first of two planned grant cycles for 2024 from the Robert H. Spitz Foundation. Please note that priority areas for funding will be divided between the two cycles.

Spring 2024 Priority Areas for Funding Include:

  • Veterans’ Affairs and Veteran-oriented Programs
  • Animal Welfare
    • Including but not limited to programs that support humane education, adoption for homeless animals, spay/neuter, trap neuter release (TNR), rescue, veterinary care and which help the economically disadvantaged and the elderly to keep their companion animals.
  • Jewish Culture and Support for Jewish Cemeteries

The Robert H. Spitz Foundation will consider requests in the priority areas of Breaking the Cycle of Poverty and Environmental Projects and Initiatives during its Fall 2024 grant cycle.

If you have any questions about the Robert H. Spitz Foundation grant application process, please contact us via email at grants@safdn.org.