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Summer 2022 Community Needs Grants Now Accepting Letters of Intent

06.01.22

Community Needs Grants (up to $25,000) are made to support programmatic needs due to challenging circumstances such as those programs which are struggling to receive funding, expanding due to a growing need in the community, and/or facing higher costs due to inflation or other financial factors.

Applications will be reviewed by Foundation Leadership and Grants Distribution Committee. Grant applications are assessed and evaluated according to specific criteria including but not limited to:

All grants must be used for a charitable purpose and be granted to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Summer 2022 Community Needs Grant Cycle Deadline

Deadlines to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) for a Community Needs Grants:

Ready to apply? As part of our ongoing commitment to building the capacity of our nonprofit professionals and to better serve our grant seekers, our grant application process is now streamlined through our online grant management portal. All grant requests are handled through the online portal.

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Other 2022 Grant Opportunities

The Scranton Area Community Foundation makes grants from our Unrestricted General Endowment Fund to foster good ideas that have the potential to strengthen our community and enrich the lives of the people of Lackawanna County.

We respond to community needs and opportunities with grants in diverse fields such as children and youth, education, animal welfare, arts, human services, seniors, environmental, housing, and veteran’s issues.

Through our grants, we provide support to 501(c)(3) charitable organizations, schools, and government entities that work to address the needs of people living in Lackawanna County.

In addition to Community Needs grants, this year we will offer the following distinct grant opportunities from our Unrestricted General Endowment:

Critical Needs Grants (up to $10,000) are made for emergencies or pressing, unanticipated needs. Letters of Intent (LOIs) for Critical Needs Grants are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Innovative Impact Grants (up to $25,000) are made to nonprofit organizations serving Lackawanna County that are committing to new, innovative, transformational, and/or collaborative efforts to carry out important goals or address change, become more impactful and sustainable in their work, and achieve greater impact in their communities. LOIs for Innovative Impact Grants are being accepted and reviewed once annually.

Community Events Grants (up to $1,000) are made to Lackawanna County nonprofit organizations hosting community events which add value to the overall community and enrich the lives of those in our area. This program is not intended to support fundraising events. Letters of Intent (LOIs) for Community Events Grants are beings accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year.

All grants must be used for a charitable purpose and be granted to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


2022 Grant Deadlines

Community Needs Grants:
Deadlines to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) for a Community Needs Grants:

Innovative Impact Grants (Available Fall 2022):
Deadlines to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) for a Innovative Impact Grants:

Critical Needs Grants:
Letters of Intent (LOIs) for a Critical Needs Grants will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

Community Events Grants:
Letters of Intent (LOIs) for a Community Events Grants will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.


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