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Scranton Area Foundation Announces Two New Additions to the 2014 Grant Cycle

The Scranton Area Foundation is the community foundation of Lackawanna County.  We proactively work with the community to solve problems, driving the process of social change, while responding to our community’s greatest needs.  As a community foundation, we provide funding based on a variety of issues which serve to best enhance the quality of life, and which define our community. In general, grants will be awarded to 501c3 organizations which enhance the quality of life in Lackawanna County.

 

Grant Opportunities & Deadlines

The Scranton Area Foundation is pleased to announce two new grant opportunities for the 2014 grant cycle: Collaborative Impact Grants and Matching Grants.  Corresponding requirements and deadlines for both grants are as follows:

 

Collaborative Impact Grants

The Scranton Area Foundation would like to foster our local non-profits to work together to solve large scale community problems and to advance the quality of life in our community.

Criteria

Once a year Collaborative Grants are available to fund large-scale projects developed and implemented by three or more organizations working together to address an issue in our community.  One organization must be identified as the lead fiscal agent and the roles of all organizations involved must be clearly defined.   Four joint meetings of the collaborative shall be required during the grant period with minutes submitted to the Foundation periodically.  Up to half of the grant amount will be distributed at the time of the award.  The remaining funds will be disbursed pending receipt of documentation from awardees.  The funding period is one year from the date of the award.  Grant applications are assessed and evaluated according to specific criteria including but not limited to:

In general, the Scranton Area Foundation does not fund capital campaigns*, annual campaigns, or multi-year grants.

*In situations where capital improvements can be directly related to program impact or are integral to enhancing the quality of life of our area, they may be considered.  Please contact the foundation before submitting a LOI.

 

 

 

Matching Grants

The Scranton Area Foundation realizes the value that matching funds can provide to an organization seeking grant funding.  It may be seed money to allow an organization to leverage other funds or the additional funds an organization is required to obtain from another funder.

Criteria

Applications will be accepted once a year from organizations in this situation.  Organizations approved for Matching Grants will have until December 1st of that calendar year to submit confirmation of a match.  Funding is not released until that secured commitment has been documented.  Grant applications are assessed and evaluated according to specific criteria including but not limited to:

In general, the Scranton Area Foundation does not fund capital campaigns*, annual campaigns, or multi-year grants.

*In situations where capital improvements can be directly related to program impact or are integral to enhancing the quality of life of our area, they may be considered.  Please contact the foundation before submitting a LOI.

 

Organizations may apply for multiple types of grants at the Scranton Area Foundation within the same funding period.