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Mission Statement

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for all people in Northeastern Pennsylvania through the development of organized philanthropy.

The Scranton Area Community Foundation is on a mission to enhance the quality of life for all people in Northeastern Pennsylvania through the development of organized philanthropy. A public 501c3 community foundation, the Scranton Area Community Foundation serves as a steward, a grantmaker, a charitable resource and a catalyst for change.

As a steward and grantmaker, the foundation manages more than 200 charitable funds established by philanthropic individuals in the community and has granted more than $18 million to assist the educational, human service, environmental, civic and arts and cultural organizations in Northeastern Pennsylvania. They also manage assets of more than $31 million through two private foundations, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation and the Robert H. Spitz Foundation.

As a catalyst for change, the Scranton Area Community Foundation leads numerous initiatives, including Women in Philanthropy, which empowers and transforms the lives of women and girls throughout the region; NEPA Moves, which brings together a council of community leaders who are focused on solving the transportation challenges across the region; the Center for Community Leadership and Nonprofit Excellence, which serves the capacity building needs of the nonprofit community through seminars and training programs facilitated by highly-skilled, nationally-recognized professionals; and the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative, which brings together animal shelters, rescues, advocates and sanctuaries interested in advancing various causes in animal welfare.

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