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NEPA Health Care Foundation Announces 2015 Grant Cycle

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation is dedicated to improving the health and well- being of the people of the region, particularly those most vulnerable and underserved.

Grant Opportunities

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation announces 2015 grant opportunities. The Foundation holds one annual grant cycle. The Northeastern PA Health Care Foundation is pleased to invite grant applications from 501(c)(3) organizations for projects designed to support health and wellness initiatives serving the people of Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Wyoming Counties.

Application Process

The application process begins with a Letter of Intent (LOI) submitted via email to cathyf@safdn.org.   Letters of Intent may be submitted until June 1, 2015, and responses regarding LOI approvals or denials will not be provided until after the deadline date. Applicants invited to submit a full application will be notified by the Foundation and assigned login credentials to access the online application through the NPHCF Website. Application deadline is September 1, 2015.

Criteria for Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation Grants

The grant-funded projects must be consistent with the mission of the Northeastern PA Health Care Foundation: to support the health care needs including, but not limited to, health education, community wellness, payment for medical care of uninsured and underinsured regardless of the facility of treatment, and to improve the complete physical, mental, and social well-being of the residents of Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Wyoming Counties.

In general, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation does not support:

Capital expenses will be considered on a case by case basis and organizations should contact the NPHCF prior to a letter of intent.

Until 4/1/2016 the NPHCF is prevented the funding of any organization considered a competitor of Community Health System.

The NPHCF encourages the following:

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation is not meant as a sustaining source of funding for any organization. Multi-year grants and repetitive funding is decided on a case by case basis.

Any questions regarding the Grants should be sent to cathyf@safdn.org, or by calling the Foundation at 570-347-6203.

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation was established in 2011 following the sale of Mercy Hospital in Scranton. The Scranton Area Foundation serves as the administrator of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation. The Scranton Area Foundation is a public community foundation that has been serving the people of Lackawanna County since 1954.