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Learn about Community Foundations

A community foundation is a collection of separate funds established by individuals, organizations and others to support the future and sustain the present of a community.

These funds are pooled and invested through the auspices of a Board of Governors comprised of community citizens. The funds’ income, and sometimes principal, is distributed as grants. Community foundations are one of the fastest growing sectors of philanthropy in America today and often are in the vanguard of charitable giving. For example, community foundations were among the first to respond to challenges in affordable housing and community based development, and in fostering collaborative efforts to maximize community resources.

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LEARN How Your Donations Help the Community

Scranton Area Foundation is a local organization with deep roots in the community and our professional staff has broad expertise regarding community issues and needs. We pool the charitable donations of many donors into a coordinated investment into our community that results in many, many programs that provide scholarships to students and grants to local organizations. Your contributions to Scranton Area Foundation are invested back into the community to support existing, as well as foster the development of new organizations and programs. Your contributions help enhance economic development, promote arts and culture, support local programs and organizations, preserve items of historic significance, and generally enrich the lives of the residents of Lackawanna County.

See: 10 Reasons People Choose to Give Through Community Foundations

LEARN How to Start a Fund

Whether you are working with a Financial Advisor or you are looking to establish a fund on your own, Scranton Area Foundation can explain the various types of funds and provide you with the necessary resources to develop a charitable plan that matches your personal philanthropic goals with tax planning and financial needs.

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LEARN How Your Donations Help the Community

Whether you are working with a Financial Advisor or you are looking to establish a fund on your own, Scranton Area Foundation can explain the various types of funds and provide you with the necessary resources to develop a charitable plan that matches your personal philanthropic goals with tax planning and financial needs.

Learn about the various Types of Funds