|The Scranton Area Community Foundation believes that coordination is critical in order to respond to the most immediate needs of our communities. During this challenging time for our region, we are working with other philanthropic partners and government officials in the Northeastern Pennsylvania region to ensure that these urgent needs are being addressed in a responsive and effective manner.
We are collaborating in various ways in order to assist organizations who are deeply affected by this crisis. Like our other funding partners, we strongly encourage the continual updating and use of the resources 211 and Neighborly PA so that the most relevant, impactful information is available to all individuals.
A sampling of the resources that we are working on to assist our community is as follows:
NEPA COVID-19 Response Fund
A field of interest fund will be established with other partners with the goal of responding to the needs of organizations working with those who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and the related consequences of the outbreak. The Fund will be designed to expand local capacity to address aspects of the outbreak as efficiently as possible, particularly those that might be unable to be effectively addressed otherwise. The Scranton Area Community Foundation will serve as administrator of the NEPA COVID-19 Response Fund with the disbursement of funds suggested by a collaborative of partners from the philanthropic, nonprofit, and civic sectors. The goal is to move resources effectively as the need arises to meet needs.
Gifts to this fund may be made online here or by check indicating “NEPA COVID-19 Response Fund” in the memo line payable to Scranton Area Community Foundation, 615 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 102, Scranton, PA 18510.