#PhilanthropyFriday: Grant Opportunity from the Steamtown Museum Association Fund of Scranton Area Community Foundation 

The Scranton Area Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications for the annual distribution from the Steamtown Museum Association Fund. Grants can be used for the restoration and preservation of railroad artifacts and related educational projects. The proposed activity should benefit Steamtown National Historical Site either directly or indirectly. Applications must be received at the Scranton Area Community Foundation via email by March 1, 2019. No letter of intent is required for this grant.

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Please submit your application with attachments via email to

For assistance, please contact Cathy Fitzpatrick, Scranton Area Community Foundation Grants and Scholarship Manager, at 570-347-6203.

Steamtown Museum Association Fund is a donor-designated fund at the Scranton Area Community Foundation established in September 2010 through the Steamtown Museum Association to support the restoration and preservation of railroad artifacts and for educational projects related to the Steamtown National Historic Site.

More about Donor-Designated Funds… 
A donor-designated fund is created by a donor where the donor selects a recipient organization or a specific purpose to carry out charitable giving. The fund’s income is used to make grants in the name of the fund to perpetually benefit one or more specific charities or organizations that are in line with the fund’s charitable purpose.

Interested in starting your own donor-designated fund for charitable giving? Please contact Kevin Salaway, Senior Director of Development, at or learn about planned giving options by visiting our planned giving website