The mission of the Scranton Area Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for all people in Lackawanna County through the development of organized philanthropy. The Foundation strives to carry out this mission: As a Steward … by developing and managing permanent endowment funds. As a Grant Maker … by awarding grants and support to enable the community to respond to emerging and changing needs and opportunities. As a Charitable Resource … by encouraging and educating donors and providing a flexible vehicle for individual donors, non-profit organizations and the community-at-large. As a Catalyst … by mobilizing community leadership in response to issues.