The Scranton Area Community Foundation is accepting letters of intent from charitable organizations in Lackawanna County now through September 1, 2018 for its second round of grants for 2018. Letters of intent should be one to two pages in length and include a summary of the project, a brief description of the organization, and the amount of funding requested. Letters of intent will be reviewed and select organizations will be invited to submit a full grant application before the grant application deadline of September 15, 2018. All letters of intent and grant applications should be submitted via email to

In general, grants will be awarded to 501c3 or related organizations which enhance the quality of life in Lackawanna County. Grant applications are evaluated according to specific criteria including community impact, organizational capability, and project feasibility and sustainability.

The Scranton Area Community Foundation recognizes the additional funding available to area nonprofit organizations for healthcare related projects through the NEPA Health Care Foundation, The Moses Taylor Foundation and the AllOne Foundation. The Scranton Area Community Foundation gives preference to non-health-related grant requests and recommends that healthcare related projects be submitted to the NEPA Health Care Foundation, for which the Scranton Area Community Foundation serves as Administrator.

The Scranton Area Community Foundation is a 501c3 public community foundation that works proactively with the community to solve problems and drive the process of social change while responding to the community’s greatest needs. To learn more about how to submit a letter of intent or apply for a grant with the Scranton Area Community Foundation, please visit: