October 2021 Fund News
NEPA Invitational Fund Raises $50,000 through Inaugural NEPA Invitational
Earlier this month, pro golfer and Pittston Area graduate Brandon Matthews established the NEPA Invitational Fund at the Scranton Area Community Foundation to raise money for charitable endeavors. On October 9-10, 2021, he founded and hosted the inaugural NEPA Invitational event, a pro-am event that was held at the Country Club of Scranton which brought together many of the best pros and amateurs from around the area and raised $50,000 to support local charities.
The Scranton Area Community Foundation is proud to work with Brandon Matthews through the NEPA Invitational Fund, which will continue to support local charities through the NEPA Invitational and other charitable events for many years to come.
Working Together for a Change: How to Advocate for Racial Justice
Greater Scranton Martin Luther King Commission Fund at the Scranton Area Community Foundation is collaborating with the Scranton Area Ministerium to host workshop series to advocate for Racial Justice
The Scranton Area Ministerium in collaboration with the Greater Scranton Martin Luther King Commission is hosting Working Together for Change: How to Advocate for Racial Justice, a multi-session workshop series featuring speakers and facilitators Itzel Hayward and Kathy Simon from Attuned Living, Inc. to discuss how to be an effective ally, learn non-violent communication, and advocate for racial justice.
This workshop series is a unique opportunity to come together across religious traditions, cultures, and experiences to challenge everyday biases in ways that encourage conversation, talk about deeply charged topics with openness and clarity, and step into your power to create a more just world.
The 5-part series will take place every Thursday evening from 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. beginning Thursday, October 14, 2021.
Dates and Location
Session 1: October 14 via Zoom
Session 2: October 21 via Zoom
Session 3: October 28 via Zoom
Session 4: November 4 via Zoom
Session 5: November 11 at The Jewish Community Center (JCC), 601 Jefferson Ave, Scranton, PA 18503
Registration Fee: $25
The Scranton Area Community Foundation is proud to work with The Greater Scranton MLK Commission through managing the Greater Scranton Martin Luther King Commission Fund.
The Greater Scranton MLK Commission Fund at the Scranton Area Community Foundation is a donor-advised fund that supports the charitable works and activities of the Greater Scranton MLK Commission. Through the fund, the Greater Scranton MLK Commission seeks to support its mission through projects and programs designed to promote principles of nonviolence, equity, and love through education and service.
Matthew’s Hope 4 Miracles Fund Now Accepting Grant Applications
Eleven-year-old Matthew McDonnell, a sixth-grade student at South Abington Elementary School, has battled and defeated a rare form of kidney cancer four times since 2014. Now, he’s on a mission to help others.
Through the Matthew’s Hope 4 Miracles Family Support Fund at the Scranton Area Community Foundation, Matthew and his family work to support other families who have a child with a cancer diagnosis and who may be experiencing financial hardship.
Applications to the Matthew’s Hope 4 Miracles Family Support Fund are considered on a rolling basis.
The support through this fund could go towards an expense incurred by the family, such as travel expenses, utility bills, mortgage or rent payments, car payment, hotel stays for medical visits, and other related expenses. Applications can be completed by friends, family, or clergy on behalf of the family.
Awardees are selected on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis that includes a determination of need and the program must serve a charitable purpose. Grant awards do not benefit a Foundation employee or volunteer, the award selection committee, or the family members of either group. Donations are not accepted for the benefit of a pre-selected or specific individual or group of individuals.
To review the selection criteria and for more information about how to apply for a grant from the Matthew’s Hope 4 Miracles Fund, visit: https://safdn.org/matthews-hope-4-miracles-family-support-fund/
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