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Who We Serve

At the Scranton Area Community Foundation, we serve the community by providing grant funding to support projects and programs that enhance the quality of life for people of Northeastern Pennsylvania.  

We are committed to serving nonprofit organizations and we work to build the capacity of the nonprofit organizations in our community through our Center for Community Leadership and Nonprofit Excellence.  

We take pride in our commitment to donors, as we help charitably-minded individuals carry out their philanthropic goals. We offer a wide variety of charitable planning tools, including donor-advised funds and charitable gift annuities that help you give to the causes you care most about.  

We serve professional advisors through ourProfessional Advisor Council, which is a network comprised of legal, wealth management, accounting, and insurance professionals who work with us to help their clients achieve philanthropic goals. The Professional Advisor Council also advises us about the changing needs of professional advisors, attends education sessions and networking events, and is featured periodically in our publications. Through the professional advisors we work with, we help connect donor’s inspirations to needs within the community.  

We serve students in Lackawanna County through scholarship opportunities provided by scholarship funds established by donors. Annually, we provide over 140 scholarships that benefit a variety of local students who are looking to continue their education.  

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt organization accredited in compliance with National Standards of U.S. Community Foundations. National Standards is a voluntary accreditation that indicates our commitment to excellence and accountability. Learn more about our accreditation with National Standards of U.S. Community Foundations at www.cfstandards.org

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