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Robert H. Spitz Foundation Gifts $100,000 to Launch Special Grants Program

01.15.21


ROBERT H. SPITZ FOUNDATION GIFTS $100,000 TO SCRANTON AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION TO LAUNCH SPECIAL GRANTS PROGRAM

Funding will support those experiencing hardship from the COVID-19 pandemic

Today, the Scranton Area Community Foundation is launching a special funding opportunity to provide critical, emergency grants to address needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Scranton Area Community has received a $100,000 gift from the Robert H. Spitz Foundation to support those in the community experiencing hardship, and 501c3 charitable organizations in the Lackawanna County area can apply for grants up to $10,000.

The Scranton Area Community Foundation, administrator of the Robert H. Spitz Foundation, will accept applications for this grant cycle through the online grant management portal until Monday, February 1, 2021.

SUBMIT AN APPLICATION HERE

“We are extremely grateful for this generous gift from the Robert H. Spitz Foundation during this time when there are so many continued needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic,” stated Laura Ducceschi, Scranton Area Community Foundation’s President and CEO.

This special grants program is in addition to the regular Robert H. Spitz Foundation grants cycle which will begin in Spring 2021.


About the Robert H. Spitz Foundation

The Robert H. Spitz Foundation is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization that supports initiatives and programs serving the residents of Lackawanna County and Northeastern Pennsylvania. In 2020, the Robert H. Spitz Foundation awarded a total of $771,000 to 42 nonprofit organizations in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The Robert H. Spitz Foundation was established from the estate of Robert H. Spitz in 2015. Mr. Spitz was born in Scranton and was a 1955 graduate of Scranton Central High School and the University of Miami, Florida. Before retirement, Mr. Spitz had been employed by the U.S. Department of Labor and was also the owner of several local Arby’s restaurants. To date, the Robert H. Spitz Foundation has provided over $3 million in funding to the community. The Scranton Area Community Foundation has served as the administrator of the Robert H. Spitz Foundation since 2016.


Please note that the Scranton Area Community Foundation will ONLY accept grant requests through the online portal. No paper or emailed applications will be accepted.
SUBMIT A GRANT APPLICATION

Questions about this grant opportunity? Please email grants@safdn.org or contact Cathy Fitzpatrick, Scranton Area Community Foundation Grants and Scholarship Manager at 570-347-6203.


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