NEPA Health Care Foundation Announces 2015 Grants

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation (NPHCF)announces their 2015 grant recipients, and will be honoring them at the Second Annual Grant Awards Ceremony to be held on March 16th at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre.

In 2015, $642,300 in grants has been distributed to the following organizations in Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Wyoming Counties:

Allied Services Foundation
Association for the Blind
Boys and Girls Club of NEPA
Catherine McAuley Center
Center for Independent Living
Commission on Economic Opportunity Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank
Family Services Association of NEPA
Greater Carbondale YMCA
Greater Scranton YMCA
Keystone Rescue Mission
Luzerne County Community College
Maternal and Family Health Services, Inc.
Misericordia University
St. Joseph’s Center
The Foundation for Cancer Cure
The Wright Center
United Neighborhood Centers
Voluntary Action Center
Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA
Women in Philanthropy

In addition to the grant totals above, The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation has also committed to $3.2 million in multi-year scholarship support to create the Northeastern PA Health Care Foundation scholars program at The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC). This scholars program will enable students from Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Wyoming counties who wish to practice medicine in Northeastern PA, to receive scholarship support while attending TCMC.

Since 2011, The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation has awarded over 2 million dollars in grants and scholarships. It is a public foundation with the mission of supporting community wellness; health education; medical care of the uninsured and underinsured; and the complete physical, mental, and social well-being of the residents of Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Wyoming counties is proud to announce its’ 2015 grants to non-profits in the community. The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation, a registered 501©3 not-for-profit organization, was established in 2011following the sale of Mercy Hospital in Scranton.

The Scranton Area Foundation, a public community foundation serving the people of Lackawanna County since 1954, serves as administrator of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation.