Grants List

The following chart is a comprehensive summary of all grants that have been awarded since 2015. 

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Organization Project Amount Focus Area Project Summary Year
Friends of the Poor Annual Community Thanksgiving Program $5,000.00 Human Services To support the organization’s annual community Thanksgiving meal event in Scranton. Founded in 1984, Friends of the Poor is dedicated to easing the burden of living in poverty and enhancing the quality of life for all who live in low- to moderate-income communities. 2015
Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia Wishmaker Program $5,000.00 Human Services To support the wish of one Scranton-area child. Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The organization has served more than 15,000 children in 57 Pennsylvania counties and West Virginia during its 31-year history. 2015
The Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development 2016 Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties Regional Indicators Initiative $12,500.00 Human Services To support the 2016 Regional Indicators program.The program features the facilitation / convening / support of seven task forces encompassing jobs, economy, and economic development; health and healthcare; housing; education and workforce development; energy; public safety; and planning, land use transportation and infrastructure.Task force members work collaboratively to craft a regional indicators report and adopt an annual program of work.Additionally, they work to ensure that plan information reaches organizations and individuals in ways that that can help them drive programs or initiatives, and advocate public policy. 2015
Newport Township Police Department Life Saving Devices $10,110.57 Health and Healthcare To purchase life-saving automated external defibrillator (AED) devices and first-aid kits.The department was founded in 1914 with five full-time officers.Its officers respond to all emergent EMS calls in the Township; usually, they are the first responders on scene and have performed CPR six times in 2015 before EMS’ arrival.The department currently has no AED devices, and it requires updated first-aid kits to facilitate treatment until EMS technicians arrive on scene. 2015
Wyoming County United Way Children's Produce Market $20,000.00 Human Services To support the Children's Produce Market, a food distribution program which provides free produce and other nutritious food items for needy families with children.Of the approximate 6,000 children living in Wyoming County, 23.5% live in food-insecure households.The Children's Produce Market program was founded in 2014 as a summer-only program.During that time, an average of 45 families participated in the program each month.The Foundation’s support will help to extend the program’s reach during the school year. 2015
American Red Cross NEPA Chapter Home Fire Campaign $19,920.00 Human Services To support the Home Fire Campaign, an initiative that aims to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25% in five years by partnering with the Scranton and Wilkes-Barre Fire Departments to install free smoke alarms.The Red Cross will purchase three enclosed trailers to store installation supplies and equipment that when needed, are easily accessible. 2015
Children's Service Center of Wyoming Valley Program Expansion $400,000 over two years Health and Healthcare\Mental Health and Behavioral Health For use in constructing the Children's Service Center's 18,000 square-foot comprehensive outpatient clinic in downtown Wilkes-Barre.The clinic is designed to serve an increasing number of children, adolescents and families who will benefit from an on-site medical home with mental, behavioral and physical health services.The project will be constructed on the Wilkes-Barre campus of CSC and includes the renovation of the existing facility (housed in a 100-year-old structure) and the construction of an adjacent outpatient clinic.Resulting enhancements and improvements to CSC services include: physician offices and medical examination rooms; on-site pharmacy; and the potential for dental services.Additional improvements include a parent-child interaction therapy suite and physical plant improvements (e.g., handicap accessibility, modern HVAC system and energy efficiencies). 2015
Commission on Economic Opportunity Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank $350,000.00 Human Services To build capacity for CEO's Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank.Specifically, grant funds will be used to support the capital and operating budgets of the Monsignor Andrew J. McGowan Center for Healthy Living and implementation of its food distribution programs that focus on healthy foods and fresh fruits and vegetables.The Center opened in spring 2015. 2015
Lackawanna College Development of an Occupational Therapist Assistant Associate Degree Program $50,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Healthcare Workforce To create and implement an Occupational Therapist Associate (OTA) degree program.The program will be launched in response to national, state and local demands for OTAs. 2015
NEPA Community Health Care Community Health Center Expansion $140,350.00 Health and Healthcare\Primary Healthcare for the Economically Disadvantaged To support expansion of the new Community Health Center in Montrose, Pa. Susquehanna County is one of the poorest counties in Pennsylvania, with the greatest disparities evident among women and children.The County is a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) with limited primary medical, dental and mental health providers and no maternity services.The Center will provide primary healthcare throughout the region, along with prenatal and postpartum care, gynecology, and integrated psychiatric and behavioral health services.Grant funds will be used primarily for non-capital purchases and will mitigate the cost of rent and utilities during the initial phase of the revenue cycle. 2015
Scranton Primary Health Care Center Dental Expansion: General Dentist with Sedation Certification $200,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Dental Care and Oral Health To expand Scranton Primary Health Care Center's (SPHCC) dental services.Grant funds will be used to hire a general dentist with sedation credentials in order to increase capacity and better serve the homeless, uninsured, under-insured and generally underserved residents of greater Lackawanna County.This position will allow SPHCC to treat more pediatric patients, and it will eliminate the need to refer many adult patients out for procedures requiring some form of sedation. 2015
United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties Gift of Warmth Program $50,000.00 Human Services To support the Gift of Warmth Program, which focuses on emergency heating needs for low-income and senior populations.Grant funds can be used for three purposes: to fund emergency purchases of fossil fuels such as oil and coal; to avoid utility service terminations; and to fund furnace repairs. 2015
Volunteers in Medicine Access to Care Initiative $75,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Primary Healthcare for the Economically Disadvantaged To support the organization’s Access to Care initiative, which provides medical and dental care and other vital programs to low-income residents of Luzerne County.Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) is a community-based nonprofit organization established to provide primary and preventive medical and dental care.The VIM model includes more than 100 clinics throughout the country, with different sizes and scopes based on the specific needs of the community being served. 2015
The Arc of Northeastern Pa Capital Improvement Project $15,000.00 Human Services To assist in renovating the agency’s 30,000 square-foot flagship building on Meadow Avenue in Scranton.The building houses the agency’s second-floor administrative offices, and is also home to the agency's largest day service, serving approximately 90 men and women with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities. 2016
Family Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania Northeast Pennsylvania 211 $20,000.00 Human Services To support Northeast Pennsylvania 211, a 24-hour helpline providing information and referral services, advocacy and after-hours crisis services for a 17-county region.Trained caseworkers and an online information service connect community members to area providers of energy assistance, shelter, food, sexual assault, mental health, child abuse/neglect, disaster assistance, elder abuse and substance abuse services. 2016
Nami Pennsylvania Mental Health Education $19,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Mental Health and Behavioral Health To increase the availability of youth mental health first aid training for adults who regularly interact with young people, as well as crisis intervention training for first responders who frequently encounter people in crisis.Both programs work to increase awareness of mental illness and local resources available to assist people in crisis. 2016
Maternal & Family Health Services Inc Health Information Technology Initiative $209,482.00 Capacity Building To support the organization’s Health Information Technology Initiative, and specifically, the implementation of an electronic health record.MFHS provides healthcare and services to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured women, children and families across 16 Northeastern Pennsylvania counties.Adoption of an electronic health record will result in improved patient care, improved care coordination, practice efficiencies, cost savings, increased patient participation and improved diagnostics and patient outcomes. 2016
Pocono Alliance Inc Behavioral Health Improvement Plan $75,000.00 Capacity Building To develop a comprehensive behavioral health improvement plan in Monroe County.Pocono Alliance will serve as the convener to support area business, university, government and community stakeholders in evaluating the continuum of behavioral health services in the region, identifying gaps and opportunities to increase access and awareness. 2016
Scranton School District School-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support Program (SWPBIS) $99,825.00 Health and Healthcare\Mental Health and Behavioral Health To expand implementation of the school-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support Program across the school district.The program works to build a school culture that promotes wellness and academic success, teaches appropriate social skills to students, prevents problem behavior, directs targeted students to specialized and individualized support, and uses data for decision-making. 2016
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine Behavioral Health Initiative - Access, Need and Partnership $1,225,000 over three years Health and Healthcare\Mental Health and Behavioral Health To provide infrastructure and support for the Behavioral Health Initiative, aimed at addressing critical needs in mental health and substance abuse in our 17-county region of Northeastern and North Central Pennsylvania.A collaboration of more than 41 area stakeholders, the Initiative aims to increase the capacity of the healthcare workforce to serve people with mental health and substance abuse disorders and promote community awareness of behavioral health issues and resources. 2016
The Wright Center Oral Health Clinic $234,301.00 Health and Healthcare\Dental Care and Oral Health To expand an oral health clinic on The Wright Center’s Jermyn campus.Expansion will increase the Center’s capacity to provide comprehensive, convenient, cost-effective and efficient dental care to underserved populations, as well as expand learning opportunities for dental hygiene students, medical assistant students and dental residents. 2016
United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania Community Health Department $150,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Primary Healthcare for the Economically Disadvantaged To expand the Community Health Department’s efforts to connect community members to a medical home, reduce barriers to accessing care, and coordinate community-wide health education and awareness programming.A trusted community resource, UNC serves as a bridge between area healthcare providers and community members who have been unable to access care. 2016
Enrichment Audio Resource Services, Inc. E.A.R.S. for Eyes Community Education Project $10,000.00 Health and Healthcare To support an outreach program to 10 Lackawanna County senior centers and six senior housing facilities.The program provides general information about age-related eye diseases.Participants receive information about vision rehabilitation and other services available to manage diminished vision and extend independence. 2016
FM Kirby Center For The Performing Arts Jamie Tworkowski, founder of To Write Love on Her Arms $5,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Mental Health and Behavioral Health To support a free community presentation by the founder of To Write Love on Her Arms.The program focuses on teen behavioral health challenges (e.g., suicide, cutting, depression) and was presented in partnership with area nonprofit organizations that provide crisis services and support programs.This was the Kirby Center’s first effort to use its venue to deliver this type of health education program. 2016
Northeastern Pennsylvania Nonprofit & Community Assistance Center Staff Capacity Building for NEPA Grantmakers Forum $1,500.00 Capacity Building To attend the Grantmakers for Effective Organizations 2016 National Conference during May 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.The three-day conference offers participants the opportunity to explore the most relevant topics in the philanthropic field, hear new ideas for smarter grantmaking practices that enable nonprofits to grow stronger and achieve better results, and engage in meaningful discussions with peers. 2016
Greater Carbondale YMCA Capital Debt Reduction $20,000.00 Human Services To assist with reduction of capital debt from the YMCA’s recent building expansion. 2016
Friendship House An Initiative to Expand Services to Children with Autism and their Families $106,610.00 Health and Healthcare\Mental Health and Behavioral Health To expand the agency’s tele-medicine clinical program, and to enroll six clinical staff members in a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) certification program.New computer hardware and video equipment will be used to hold clinical consultations via video call, linking together professionals, parents and caregivers who may not otherwise be able to attend treatment meetings or observe a child within the program.The expanded program will increase access to agency resources, providing more opportunities for parent education and support. 2016
Greater Carbondale YMCA Wellness Programs $40,000.00 Health and Healthcare To expand wellness programming.The Greater Carbondale YMCA facilitates programs and classes aimed at heart and lung health, cancer rehabilitation exercise and smoking cessation.The YMCA staffs a nurse, a dietician and a personal trainer, and it offers affordable programming to residents of the Carbondale area. 2016
Meals On Wheels of Northeastern PA Home Delivered Meals Programming $20,000.00 Human Services To assist with the operation of its Home Delivered Meals program.Funding will assist Meals on Wheels in continuing its weekday hot meal delivery to the homebound elderly and disabled population throughout Lackawanna County. 2016
Northeast Pennsylvania Center For Independent Living Transitional Skills Center $47,000.00 Human Services To support the construction of the new Transitional Skills Center.A portion of the funds will be used for the purchase of sensory room equipment.Funds will also be used to purchase a driving simulator, which will assist the center in teaching driving skills using adaptive equipment for persons with disabilities. 2016
Saint Joseph's Center Staff Development and Information Technology Initiative $245,000 over two years Capacity Building To provide staff development and information technology services in a more efficient manner. The funds will be used to create two new, full-time staff positions, along with technology upgrades and educational resources for conducting staff orientation and ongoing training. The two new positions will enable Saint Joseph’s Center to provide improved training to almost 500 employees working multiple shifts at over 20 locations. 2016
Rural Health Corporation Of Northeastern Pennsylvania Monroe Noxen Dental Equipment Project $36,788.00 Health and Healthcare\Dental Care and Oral Health To purchase two new, modernly equipped dental chairs.The new chairs will allow the dental clinic staff to provide more efficient services and will help to reduce costs associated with equipment maintenance. 2016
Wilkes University Pharmacists Role in Improving Care Transitions $41,000.00 Health and Healthcare To improve and expand its Transition of Care service to Regional Hospital of Scranton.The service provides patient education, evidence-based management of chronic disease, and comprehensive medication management to prevent medication-related problems.The goal is to reduce hospital readmissions through improved efficiency and patient outcomes, particularly for patients with multiple chronic diseases. 2016
Lackawanna County Department of Human Services/Area Agency on Aging Aging Needs Assessment and Service Gap Analysis $56,680.00 Human Services To conduct a needs assessment survey of Lackawanna County’s aging population.The study will be used to determine unmet needs in healthcare, preventive care, access to transportation, social and senior programs, employment and education.Survey data will be used in a gap analysis study to identify service gaps and construct a plan to address those gaps. 2016
The Salvation Army Soup Kitchen Equipment $5,000.00 Human Services To replace a 30-year-old meat slicer with a new one that is safe, efficient and easy to use.This will allow the kitchen to continue providing fresh, sliced meat, cheese and vegetables with its daily prepared meals and will also promote a safe work environment for kitchen staff. 2016
Telespond Senior Services, Inc. Safe Chairs $18,816.00 Health and Healthcare To replace 40 client chairs in the Adult Day Center.The new chairs are designed specifically for healthcare environments, provide lumbar, leg and hip support, increase client safety, and decrease the chance of falling, overturning or sliding. 2016
The Advocacy Alliance Crisis Intervention Team Training (CIT) and Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) $139,575 over three years Health and Healthcare\Mental Health and Behavioral Health To deliver two nationally recognized, evidence-based training models, Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) and Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), to police officers and first responders in Lackawanna, Susquehanna and Wayne counties.These programs help to reduce the stigma of mental illness and connect individuals who are in a mental health crisis with the mental health system while minimizing involvement with the criminal justice system. 2016
American Heart Association Healthy Way to Grow - Northeastern Pennsylvania $75,000 over two years Health and Healthcare To implement the Healthy Way to Grow program in early education and child care centers throughout Lackawanna and Luzerne counties.The program aims to create healthy eating habits at a young age by working directly with providers to improve and sustain policies and practices around key behaviors including improving nutrition, increasing physical activity and decreasing screen time. 2016
Childrens Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania Mental and Behavioral Health Services Program Expansion $144,149 over two years Health and Healthcare\Mental Health and Behavioral Health To expand its current services to include two additional evidence-based treatment programs, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).The TF-CBT model addresses depression, anxiety, and cognitive and behavioral problems in victims of abuse, while PCIT focuses on young children with emotional and behavior disorders and places emphasis on improving the quality of parent-child relationships. 2016
Scranton Area Community Foundation Building Capacity Amongst NEPA Nonprofit Organizations $76,575.00 Capacity Building To facilitate a series of five workshops intended to address capacity building needs of nonprofit organizations in Lackawanna County.Workshop topics include measuring and evaluating program impact, developing strong and engaging boards, developing successful grant proposals, researching federal and public grant opportunities, and building capacity around the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).A portion of the funding will also be used to support this year’s NEPA Match Day program. 2016
Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Program $125,000 over three years Health and Healthcare For a collaborative Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Program between the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA and the Greater Scranton YMCA.Funding will support the cost of a full-time program coordinator and other costs related to providing all chronic disease programming, including LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, In the Cardiac Direction, Enhance®Fitness, Healthy Families/Happy Families, and Road to Wellness.A portion of funding will also be used to implement the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), a program serving adults diagnosed with prediabetes, in both Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties. 2016
Women's Resource Center Crisis Services, Economic Advocacy Project & Safe Housing Program Support $88,004.00 Human Services To provide comprehensive support services through its Crisis, Economic Advocacy and Safe Housing Programs.Additionally, Women’s Resource Center will provide an agency-wide training on The Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model (TREM), providing staff with additional tools to better meet the complex needs of people who have been victims of domestic violence and other incidents of trauma. 2016
Friends of the Poor 40th Annual Community Thanksgiving Program $5,000.00 Human Services To support the organization’s annual community Thanksgiving meal event in Scranton. Founded in 1984, Friends of the Poor is dedicated to easing the burden of living in poverty and enhancing the quality of life for all who live in low- to moderate income communities. 2016
The Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development 2017 Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties Regional Indicators Initiative $10,000.00 Human Services To support the 2017 Regional Indicators program.The program features the facilitation, convening and support of seven task forces that work collaboratively to craft a regional indicators report and to ensure that the information reaches organizations and individuals in ways that can help drive programs or initiatives and advocate public policy. 2016
Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton Mental Health Counseling Services $20,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Mental Health and Behavioral Health To assist with general counseling program operating expenses.Catholic Social Services has had a presence in Lackawanna County since 1928, offering programs aimed at strengthening family life and helping individuals to reach their full potential. 2016
Scranton School District Updated Fitness Equipment $5,000.00 Health and Healthcare To update strength and fitness training equipment at West Scranton High School.The funds will be used to purchase equipment that promotes safety and efficiency during physical education class and after-school strength training. 2016
Partners in Family and Community Development Strengthening Families Program $18,058.00 Health and Healthcare\Mental Health and Behavioral Health To support the Strengthening Families Program, an evidence-based program designed to help parents learn to provide guidance and rules for their pre- and early-teen youth.This program is offered to families in Bradford County and has demonstrated effectiveness in reducing drug abuse, alcohol abuse and other self-destructive behaviors. 2016
Family Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania 211/Help Line Web Enhancement $18,365.00 Human Services To update the 211 Northeast PA website.Updates will include implementing greater search capacity of resources, designing a chat room for people who are hesitant to text personal issues, and establishing a system for updating provider information. 2016
Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia Wishmaker Program $4,400.00 Human Services To support the wish of one child in Northeastern PA.Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.The organization is proud to have served more than 17,000 children in 57 Pennsylvania counties in their 33-year history. 2016
The Pennsylvania State University - Worthington Scranton campus SimMom Manikin $74,110.86 Health and Healthcare\Healthcare Workforce For the purchase of a high-fidelity human mannequin simulator.The advanced full-body birthing simulator "patient" can be safely used for obstetric training of birth management from pre- to post-natal care.This simulated patient will be used for training local Penn State nursing students on campus in a lab setting.The nursing program is also committed to providing critical training for area EMTs, police and fire departments, and hospital staff who may infrequently face rare emergency situations but need these critical skills to save lives. 2016
Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeastern Pennsylvania After School Program $50,000.00 Human Services To provide operating support for its after-school program.The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeastern PA has been providing after-school programming for children for over 100 years.The organization offers a safe and healthy environment where children and teenagers can have fun, eat a healthy dinner and snacks, and participate in activities that are preventative, nutritional and physical in nature.It operates after-school programs in Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties throughout the school year. 2016
Employment Opportunity & Training Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania Program Outcomes Evaluation Technology $56,826 over two years Capacity Building For the purchase and implementation of a new web-based outcomes management system that will bolster agency-wide case management, program evaluation, data-based decision making and communications.This new evaluation technology will support integrated child/family programs that promote the safety, education, recovery, healthy development and self-sufficiency of Lackawanna County area residents. 2016
Wyoming Valley Catholic Youth Center Child Care Expansion, Quality Improvement, and Training Initiative $75,000.00 Human Services To re-open the child care center at St. Mary's Church.Funding will be used to improve the St. Mary's Child Care Center and provide additional staff training so the organization can reach Keystone STARS Level 3.Keystone Stars is an initiative of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) to improve, support and recognize the continuous quality improvement efforts of early learning programs in Pennsylvania. 2016
Wyoming County United Way Children's Produce Market $20,000.00 Human Services To support the Children’s Produce Market, a food distribution program which provides free produce and other nutritious food items to food-insecure households.The Foundation’s support will help to continue the program throughout the remainder of this school year. 2016
Northeast Regional Cancer Institute Community Based Cancer Screening Navigation Program $100,000.00 Health and Healthcare To support the Community Based Cancer Screening Navigation Program.Cancer Institute Navigators help facilitate access to the health care system for underserved, underinsured and uninsured populations who are not up to date with colon, breast and cervical cancer screenings.In 2017/2018, lung cancer screening will be added to the Navigation Program. 2016
The Arc of Northeastern Pa AED Devices and Training $35,750.70 Health and Healthcare To purchase automated external defibrillator (AED) devices for its group homes, summer camp, and adult day and senior programs.Funding will also support the cost of staff training associated with the new AED devices. 2016
Sullivan County Action (SCA) Inc., dba Sullivan County Dental Clinic Relocation of the Sullivan County Dental Clinic $100,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Dental Care and Oral Health To relocate and expand the Sullivan County Dental Clinic.The clinic is currently housed in one room in the Sullivan County Medical Center and will be moving to a larger space with separate and private examination rooms and a dedicated sterilization area, enhancing the delivery of dental services to better meet the needs of patients. 2016
North Pocono Public Library The Garden Project $10,000.00 Human Services To expand its community garden.The Library has developed a garden that is maintained by community volunteers and provides benefits and learning opportunities for children and adults in the North Pocono community.Produce raised by the Garden Project is donated weekly to the North Pocono Food Pantry.In 2015, over 500 pounds of fresh produce was donated, and in 2016, the garden provided over 700 pounds of fresh produce. 2017
University of Scranton Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program $7,000.00 Capacity Building To support two scholarships for The University of Scranton's Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program.The program will provide high potential leaders with the knowledge and insight required to enable their organizations to achieve and sustain their respective missions and ensure positive community outcomes. 2017
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Living Well with Breast Cancer and Beyond, 1st Annual Symposium on Metastatic Breast Cancer $20,000.00 Health and Healthcare For the "Living Well with Breast Cancer and Beyond" Symposium in collaboration with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. This all-day event will be designed for breast cancer survivors, their families and health care professionals with the overall goal of addressing the information needs of individuals living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) by providing a comprehensive overview of MBC, available treatments and strategies for living well in the face of a diagnosis of MBC. 2017
Northeast Sight Services Low Vision Clinic $19,000.00 Health and Healthcare To support the Association’s Low Vision Clinic. Since low vision devices are not covered through insurance, the Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services (BBVS) refers clients to the Low Vision Clinic.Grant funds will help to supplement the purchase of many of the low vision products that most impact those served. 2017
Treatment Court Advocacy Center of Lackawanna County Lackawanna County Mental Health Court $40,000 over two years Health and Healthcare\Mental Health and Behavioral Health To fund a part-time Certified Peer Specialist and support transitional needs of its participants, including housing, clothing, toiletries, food, medication, transportation and treatment. A portion of the funding will also provide an opportunity for several Mental Health Court team members to attend a forensic conference. The Treatment Court Advocacy Center seeks to assist and facilitate individuals participating in the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas, Treatment Court division with challenges of daily living as they move into a life focused on recovery from addiction and mental illness. 2017
NEPA Community Health Care Quality of Care Improvements $120,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Primary Healthcare for the Economically Disadvantaged To support the organization’s Quality of Care Improvement through Workplace Transformation initiative. Funds will be used to defray the cost of renovating two sites, one in Susquehanna and one in Hallstead, and to contribute to the cost of upgrading the organization’s Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system. Physical renovations will enhance patient privacy and improve workflow for staff.An updated EMR will assist the organization in compiling and tracking high-quality patient data. 2017
United Way of Wyoming Valley Child Maltreatment Prevention Collaboration $255,306 over two years Human Services To establish child maltreatment prevention strategies within the community. A partnership of organizations, including Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance, Maternal and Family Health Services, and Catholic Social Services, will create public awareness of child maltreatment, build the capacity of local agencies and the larger community, promote prevention strategies, and provide needed support for at-risk families. 2017
Commission on Economic Opportunity Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank $125,000.00 Human Services To provide operating support for its Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank. Grant funds will be used to support the operation of food distribution programs that focus on healthy foods and fresh fruits and vegetables. 2017
Meals On Wheels of Northeastern PA Home Delivered Meals Programming and Strategic Planning $30,000.00 Human Services To assist with the operation of its Home Delivered Meals program. Funding will assist Meals on Wheels in continuing its weekday hot meal delivery to the homebound elderly and disabled population throughout Lackawanna County. A portion of the funding will also be used to support strategic planning and organizational development. 2017
Serving Seniors, Inc. Guardianship of Person Program $20,000.00 Human Services For general operating support of its Guardianship of Person Program. Serving Seniors aims to improve the quality of life and care of residents who reside in nursing homes and assisted living/personal care homes, as well as older adults who reside within our community. In providing Guardianship of Person services, the agency advocates for all consumers of long-term living, as well as individuals who are age 18 and older who are in need of a court-appointed guardian to provide consent for medical treatment, surgeries, hospice care, home health services, and end-of-life decision making. 2017
United Cerebral Palsy of Northeastern Pennsylvania Lekotek / Compuplay $40,000 over two years Human Services To support the Lekotek and Compuplay program. Lekotek is a unique learning and resource center for children with special needs ages 0-12 and their families. This includes individual monthly sessions, monthly playgroup sessions and a toy lending library. Compuplay, the computer-based component of the Lekotek program, increases access to technology for children with special needs in order to maximize their capabilities. The program's mission is to facilitate the inclusion of children with disabilities and developmental delays into the full range of family and community life. 2017
The Wright Center Expanding School-Based Health Services $279,149.00 Health and Healthcare\Primary Healthcare for the Economically Disadvantaged To support the renovation and construction of expanded clinical space at West Scranton Intermediate School. The project will extend the hours of the current School-Based Health Center operations and open the location to the general public 2017
CASA of Luzerne County Recruiting and Training Court-Appointed Special Advocates $20,000.00 Human Services To support recruiting and training of volunteers from the community to serve as court-appointed special advocates for children in foster care in Luzerne County.An advocate monitors a child's case to ensure he or she is receiving the necessary services, education, and treatment during the period of placement, and submits a written report and recommendation to the Court as to what permanent placement will serve the child's best interests. 2017
The Cooperage Project AED for The Cooperage Project $1,500.00 Health and Healthcare To purchase a new automated external defibrillator and accessories.The Cooperage Project offers a range of instructive and entertaining activities for the community, including concerts, recitals, a farmers' market, theater productions, lectures, and workshops.Project staff and board have completed CPR/AED certification, and the addition of an AED allows them to assist in an emergency until paramedics arrive. 2017
Lackawanna College Purchase of Equipment for Allied Medical Programs $120,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Healthcare Workforce To purchase equipment for the hands-on training laboratories for its Allied Health programs.An updated sonography lab will support the College in expanding the three existing Sonography Programs--Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS), Cardiac and Vascular.This grant award will also be used to purchase equipment to complete the new Occupational Therapist Assistant program's hands-on lab. 2017
Goodwill Industries of Northeastern PA Quality Management Project $36,500.00 Capacity Building For the purchase of computers and software.Updated technology systems will support Goodwill Industries in providing quality services throughout a four-county region.Program staff will have the ability to update goals, data, and program participation efficiently, effectively, and timely and will have access to essential real time data used to monitor quality programing. 2017
Valley Youth House Mental Health Therapy Support for Homeless Luzerne County Youth $108,800 over two years Health and Healthcare\Mental Health and Behavioral Health To support a full-time Mental Health Therapist in the rapid re-housing project for homeless Luzerne County youth over 24 months.VYH is the only agency in Luzerne County devoted solely to transition-age youth (ages 18-24), assisting youth in developing skills that support long-term self-sufficiency, independence, and community involvement.The Mental Health Therapist will remove barriers to care by delivering services in the home. 2017
United Community Outreach Helping Hands Food Pantry, Inc. Outdoor Refrigerator/Freezer Combination Unit $52,000.00 Human Services For a free-standing outdoor, walk-in combination freezer/cooler.The planned unit of 13,000 cubic feet will provide adequate cooler and freezer storage with easy access to the pallets of fresh meat, dairy, produce, and frozen products.United Community Outreach receives and distributes 5 to 7 tons of fresh and frozen food weekly. 2017
Allied Services Foundation Palliative Care Program $58,805.00 Health and Healthcare To launch a community-based Palliative Care program.Palliative Care has been demonstrated to significantly reduce both human suffering and healthcare costs by achieving better symptom and pain control, improved care planning and coordination, and greater engagement of patients in their own care.Funding will be used to support advanced Palliative Care staff training and credentialing; clinical and program management consulting; teleconferencing equipment; and a local outreach event to introduce area healthcare providers and consumers to Palliative Care. 2017
Northampton County Area Community College Foundation Monroe Healthcare Workforce Expansion Project $136,043.00 Health and Healthcare\Healthcare Workforce To support the Monroe Healthcare Workforce Expansion Project with a full-time Simulation Coordinator and a Nursing Support Specialist.These new positions will be responsible for preparing and implementing a high-technology simulation training center and assist in the development of curriculum and support services for the new Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Registered Nursing program at the NCC Monroe Campus. 2017
Volunteers in Medicine Increase Access to Dental Care $100,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Dental Care and Oral Health To support a paid dentist and hygienist, as well as the purchase of necessary supplies, marketing material, equipment, and educational material.The clinic has a dedicated volunteer group of dentists, but paid staff assists with continuity of care and efficient operations of the clinic.A paid dental provider will increase the patient volume to 25 new visits per week. 2017
United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania Community Health Patient Navigation $150,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Primary Healthcare for the Economically Disadvantaged To support the Community Health Patient Navigation Program.Consumers enrolled in the program receive one-on-one assistance from a nurse to determine and meet their individual needs and help in overcoming barriers to care.As of January 1, 2017, the program is approved for reimbursement through the Medical Assistance Waiver Programs.Funding will be used to continue navigation services until the time it becomes self-sustaining through reimbursement. 2017
United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Recovery Fund $50,000.00 Human Services For the Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Recovery Fund.This fund will help local United Ways meet the storm-related needs and support long-term recovery throughout the affected regions.100% of donations given to the Harvey and Irma Recovery Fund will be distributed to the affected areas. 2017
Friends of the Poor Strategic Plan & Thanksgiving Program $20,000.00 Capacity Building For a strategic plan and Thanksgiving Program support. Funding will be used to support strategic planning and organizational development, and to support the Family to Family Thanksgiving food basket program. Founded in 1984, Friends of the Poor is dedicated to easing the burden of living in poverty and enhancing the quality of life for all who live in low- to moderate income communities. 2017
Friendship House Feasibility and Implementation Study of the Princeton Model for the Pennsylvania Regional Institute of Excellence for Autism (PRIEA) $19,860.00 Capacity Building To conduct a feasibility study for replicating and implementing the Princeton Child Development Institute (PCDI) model in Pennsylvania's Northeastern/Northcentral region. The study will include researching PCDI as a model program and best practices for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at national and international levels; a needs analysis; analysis of the professional work force available to serve individuals with ASD; and cost projections for start-up and sustainability. 2017
Greater Carbondale YMCA 7th Grade Initiative $15,548.00 Human Services To enhance the 7th Grade Membership Initiative at the Greater Carbondale YMCA. Funds will assist in expanding the program in the number of participants and types of programming offered. In addition to a traditional membership, the YMCA will offer specialized wellness classes for 7th graders, community service opportunities, Red Cross babysitting/CPR/first aid certification, and junior lifeguarding. 2017
Servants to All Showering Room $19,500.00 Human Services For the development and construction of a showering room that will be available for the homeless population of Schuylkill County. This project will enable all clients the opportunity to receive showering in addition to inclusive services such as meal, clothing and personal care already provided at the Servants to All day program. Servants to All is Schuylkill County's only homeless program that serves both men and women. 2017
Northern Tier Industry & Education Consortium Health Care Careers For At Risk Youth $19,680.00 Health and Healthcare\Healthcare Workforce To support this year’s Health Care Careers for At Risk Youth program. Specific program plans for 2017-18 include healthcare career events for over 350 high school students from 10 area school districts, a week-long summer health care career camp for up to 15 students to gain an in-depth understanding of the health care field, and a hospital internship experience for over 50 area students. 2017
Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA Scholarship Funding and Community Outreach $17,756.00 Health and Healthcare To provide full scholarships to 48 Diabetes Prevention Program participants. A portion of the funding will support community education, including a locally produced and aired television commercial promoting chronic disease programming. 2017
3rd District Dental Society Opioid Abuse Recognition and Prevention $10,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Dental Care and Oral Health To support continuing education for the Society’s members. This year’s program focuses on opioid abuse due to the timeliness and pervasiveness of the issue and a new requirement for education on the practices of prescribing opioids for license renewal by the State Board of Dentistry. The Society works to promote public awareness of oral health and the availability of dental care and provide professional development for its members. 2017
Scranton School District Identifying, Assisting and Reducing Barriers to Academic Success $349,360.00 Health and Healthcare\Mental Health and Behavioral Health To continue the services of LSWs in the Scranton School District’s elementary schools for the 2018 calendar year. This project aims to increase the number of LSWs in the Scranton School District to assess, address and reduce barriers to academic success through individual and group social and emotional learning curriculum, referral to local agencies, home-school collaboration, truancy reduction, and participation in Child Study meetings and Student Assistant Program (SAP) teams. 2017
Scranton Area Community Foundation Building Capacity Amongst NEPA Nonprofit Organizations $100,000.00 Capacity Building To facilitate a series of eight workshops intended to address capacity building needs of nonprofit organizations in our region.Workshop topics include researching federal and public grant opportunities, understanding business planning, and creating a fundraising culture. A portion of the funding will also be used to support this year’s NEPA Match Day program. 2017
Telespond Senior Services, Inc. Adult Day Services in Wayne County $46,877.00 Health and Healthcare To expand Adult Day Services into Wayne County. This expansion will help residents of Wayne and Pike counties remain in their homes rather than having to reside in a nursing home. The Day Program also helps caregivers by providing respite while knowing their loved ones are in a safe environment. The program is geared toward people with Alzheimer's and Dementia. Participants engage in cognitive activities to help stimulate their minds as well as physical activities within their capabilities. A hot lunch is provided, and transportation will be provided by Wayne and Pike Counties' transportation systems. 2017
The Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development Initiatives to Support the Philanthropic Community, Grantees, Non-profit Community, Policymakers, Local Government, Media and the Community at Large $50,000.00 Human Services To support a three-year pilot in an effort to inform and educate grantmakers, grantees, nonprofits, elected officials and stakeholders. The Institute proposes strategic solutions to inform decision making in the following sectors: demographic reports; federal/state bulletins; quarterly research studies; and legislative issues briefing booklets. 2017
Misericordia University Simulation Equipment for Physician Assistant, Medical Imaging and Sonography Programs $100,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Healthcare Workforce For the purchase of simulation equipment for the Medical Imaging (MI), Physician Assistant (PA) and Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) programs. Simulation-based education will provide MI, PA and DMS program students with new training opportunities to test clinical procedures and improve individual and team skills. 2017
Family Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania 211 Resource Database Enhancement $67,230.00 Human Services To further develop the 211 resource database for 17 counties throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA). The goal of this project is to increase the database by an additional 2,000 resources in NEPA, bringing the total database listing of local resources to over 4,500. Funding is for one full-time worker and three temporary workers, resulting in a rapid building of the resource database. 2017
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Living Well with Breast Cancer and Beyond, 2nd Annual Symposium on Metastatic Breast Cancer $10,000.00 Health and Healthcare To support the second annual "Living Well with Breast Cancer and Beyond" Symposium in collaboration with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. This all-day event is designed for breast cancer survivors, their families, and health care professionals, with the goal of providing a comprehensive overview of metastatic breast cancer and the available treatments and strategies for living well in the face of a diagnosis of MBC. 2018
Friendship House Neil Armstrong Elementary - School Based Therapist $20,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Mental Health and Behavioral Health To support a bi-lingual Mental Health Professional at Neil Armstrong Elementary School in the Scranton School District. This licensed therapist is available to students during school hours. Grant funding will enable this positon to continue throughout the remainder of the school year. 2018
North Central Sight Services Social Services $20,000.00 Human Services To provide supportive services throughout Bradford County. Life Skills Coordinators drive and escort clients to medical appointments and other essential resources, and also assist with tasks such as reading mail and paying bills. A Vision Rehabilitation teacher provides individualized in-home instruction on the use of low vision devices and products, and how to function safely in the home and community. 2018
Rural Health Corporation of Northeastern Pennsylvania Vaccine Refrigerators $14,840.00 Health and Healthcare\Primary Healthcare for the Economically Disadvantaged For the purchase of vaccine refrigerators for the Valley Pediatrics, Monroe-Noxen, and Black Creek clinical sites. Rural Health Corporation administers thousands of vaccines throughout the year, as well as specific Vaccines for Children (VFC) vaccines provided by the state. New medical grade refrigerators will increase storage capacity and will ensure consistent temperature regulation that is required for vaccines. 2018
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Fund for Shared Insight’s Listen for Good Initiative $75,000.00 Capacity Building To provide five local nonprofits with resources and technical assistance for step-by-step collecting, interpreting, and responding to beneficiary feedback. Listen for Good grantees receive $45,000 over two years: $30,000 from Fund for Shared Insight and $15,000 from Moses Taylor Foundation. 2018
Keystone College Allied Health Training Software $24,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Healthcare Workforce For the acquisition of BIOPAC training software for students majoring in Pre-Med, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Allied Health. The BIOPAC software will provide students with lessons on various medical topics and will allow students to perform real-world and virtual health assessments. It will also be utilized for faculty-mentored undergraduate research projects. 2018
The Wright Center Preventive Dental Care Equipment $19,855.00 Health and Healthcare\Dental Care and Oral Health To support the purchase of dental equipment, including three portable dental chairs, a compressor, and hand tools, for the full-service primary care clinic located inside Children's Service Center. Two public health dental hygienists will provide oral healthcare services, including cleanings, fluoridation, and dental sealant services, to medically underserved individuals as well as children enrolled in area Head Start Programs. 2018
S.A.F.E., Inc. Water Safety Skills $20,000.00 Human Services To provide water safety skills classes to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Drowning is the number one leading cause of death of individuals with autism. Through a partnership with the YMCA, water safety lessons will be taught by certified lifeguards trained in CPR and First Aid and who have experience working with children with ASD. 2018
Wyoming County Special Needs Association Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) Training $3,651.00 Health and Healthcare\Healthcare Workforce To support staff development at a 4-day training course in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI). This is a widely recognized training model used in many behavioral health facilities, hospitals, and schools. This Train-the-Trainer course will certify staff members in CPI, allowing for continual training of direct support professionals and family members on-site. 2018
Scranton Area Community Foundation Equitable Transportation Coordinator $20,000 over two years Human Services To support the NEPA Equitable Transportation Council and the hiring of an Equitable Transport Coordinator. The goals of the Council include more equitable access to health care, employment, social services, child care, grocery and other retail establishments, through improved access to public transportation. The Equitable Transportation Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the convenings of the Council and working to achieve the Council's goals. 2018
The Wright Center Naloxone Administration Training $16,220.00 Health and Healthcare To offer no-cost NARCAN® (naloxone HCl) administration training to employees of non-profit organizations in Lackawanna and Susquehanna counties.Training will include best safety practices; understanding the stigmatization of drug users; sample policies for organizations; talking points for colleagues and volunteers on the necessity of NARCAN preparedness; and how to refer a patient to more advanced medical help and appropriate addiction recovery centers. 2018
Serving Seniors, Inc. Guardianship of Person Program $20,000.00 Human Services To support the Guardianship of Person Program. Serving Seniors provides Guardianship of Person services to individuals who have been deemed incapable by the Courts.Through this program, the Agency provides consents for medical treatment, surgeries, hospice care, and home health services; secures home and community based services; consults with medical specialists; obtains second opinions as needed for medical treatment; and end of life decision making in the absence of a living will. 2018
United Way of Monroe County Food System Strengthening in the Pocono Mountains $60,950 over 18 months Human Services To increase access to summer meals for children from low-income families throughout Monroe County. Funding will support the operation of new meal distribution sites throughout the Stroudsburg area. A portion of the grant will also support a strategic planning initiative for future programming. 2018
NEPA Community Health Care Expanding Services at the Andrew C. Mazza Memorial Health Center $300,000 over three years Health and Healthcare\Primary Healthcare for the Economically Disadvantaged To expand the Andrew C. Mazza Memorial Health Center in Greenfield Township. This second phase will add an additional three medical exam rooms, two behavioral health offices, two provider offices, a nurse's station, triage room, and three dental exam spaces. 2018
Children's Service Center of Wyoming Valley Integrating Clinical Health Care $200,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Mental Health and Behavioral Health For the development of an electronic medical record that will allow professionals across all of CSC's integrated programs to confer electronically. CSC will also purchase tablets for the 275 employees who work remotely or spend much of their time in client homes or in the community. 2018
Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers Forest City Family Health Center $100,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Primary Healthcare for the Economically Disadvantaged To support the construction of a new primary medical care facility in Forest City. The new center will have capacity to handle increased patient demand, provide adequate parking and handicapped access, and will be more accessible to public transportation. 2018
Meals On Wheels of Northeastern PA Home Delivered Meals Programming and Supportive Services $20,000.00 Human Services To assist with the operation of its Home Delivered Meals program.Funding will assist Meals on Wheels in continuing its weekday hot meal delivery to the homebound elderly and disabled population throughout Lackawanna County. 2018
Center for Vision Loss Monroe County Low Vision Clinic $16,000.00 Health and Healthcare To purchase new and upgraded technology for the Center's low vision clinic in Monroe County.Along with low vision optometrist exams, the clinic offers a selection of optical products, adaptive tools, and accessible technologies that allow patients to perform daily tasks, avoid isolation, and access critical information. 2018
University of Scranton Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program $9,000.00 Capacity Building To support three scholarships for The University of Scranton's Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program.The program will provide high potential leaders with the knowledge and insight required to enable their organizations to achieve and sustain their respective missions and ensure positive community outcomes. 2018
FM Kirby Center For The Performing Arts Sensory Friendly Performances $5,000.00 Human Services To support the Center's first sensory-friendly performance.Sensory-friendly programming makes theater accessible to audience members who may be sensitive to sensory stimuli, along with their families.The message of this production, entitled Freckleface Strawberry, is one of inclusion: with the help of her schoolmates and teacher, Freckleface Strawberry learns that everyone is different, and that's what makes everyone special. 2018
American Red Cross NEPA Chapter Disaster Response Vehicle $17,985.00 Human Services To support the purchase of a new Disaster Response Vehicle.In combination with funding secured from ESSA Bank and Trust, this vehicle will aid in the transportation and use of three enclosed trailers previously funded by Moses Taylor Foundation in December 2015.The new vehicle will be utilized for the Home Fire Campaign and to support disaster relief efforts throughout northeastern Pennsylvania. 2018
Marywood University Early Childhood Screening for Hearing Loss and Speech-Language Disorders $18,287.00 Health and Healthcare\Healthcare Workforce To complete preventative screenings and speech-language stimulation with children enrolled in Head Start centers throughout Lackawanna County.Marywood University student clinicians will conduct hearing and speech-language screenings and facilitate language stimulation groups for children, as well as conduct professional development activities for Head Start teachers to help them identify speech, language, and hearing challenges in children. 2018
PA Treatment & Healing Building Expansion for Program Development $107,300.00 Health and Healthcare\Mental Health and Behavioral Health To support construction costs for the expansion of the Intensive Adolescent Day Treatment Program and the Alternative Education Program.With the additional space, PATH will be able to accept more young adults into the two programs. 2018
Commission on Economic Opportunity Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank $750,000 over three years Human Services To provide operating support for its Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank. Grant funds will be used to support the operation of food distribution programs that focus on healthy foods and fresh fruits and vegetables. 2018
Johnson College Equipment for Healthcare Workforce Training $49,070.00 Health and Healthcare\Healthcare Workforce To purchase updated equipment for the Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiological Technology, and Biomedical Equipment Technology programs.New equipment includes parallel bars, wheelchairs, defibrillator analyzers, patient simulators, and centrifuges, among others. 2018
Lackawanna County District Attorney's Office Lackawanna County Operation Prevention Opioid Education $9,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Mental Health and Behavioral Health To support an opioid prevention program entitled Operation Prevention, in conjunction with the Lackawanna County Drug and Alcohol Prevention Unit.A Lackawanna County Prevention Specialist will implement this pilot program within the Dunmore School District, with potential to expand to other school districts throughout the county. 2018
Waverly Community House Kids Interactive Learning Center with Sensory Technology $30,000.00 Human Services To complete and outfit a fully developed childcare center designed to serve those with Sensory Processing Disorder.The center will include various recreational and therapeutic elements, such as adjustable lighting, specialized seating, and interactive elements, and will enable families to participate freely without time or financial restrictions. 2018
Diakon Child, Family & Community Ministries Diakon APPRISE Expansion $20,000 over two years Human Services To increase the capacity of the APPRISE program in Pike County.The APPRISE program provides free health insurance counseling to Medicare beneficiaries to help them navigate the complexities of the Medicare system and other medical benefits.The APPRISE program is available to help seniors understand their options and make decisions related to their healthcare coverage. 2018
Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeastern Pennsylvania Developing a Fundraising Strategy $20,000.00 Capacity Building To hire a consultant group to create a fundraising strategy that will sustain the Lois Kearney Arts, Education and Prevention Program.Consultants will help the Club in developing an endowment campaign plan; implementing a feasibility study; meeting with potential donors; and creating a series of activities to help ensure a successful campaign that will sustain the Program. 2018
Leadership Lackawanna SIMSOC (Simulated Society) $2,475.00 Human Services To support a day-long society simulation for the Core Leadership program.The simulation teaches various aspects of social issues that affect members of our community, including diversity, economic development, quality of life, distribution of wealth, fair and equal justice, unemployment and under-employment, and leadership. 2018
Women's Resource Center Security & Infrastructure Improvements $20,000.00 Human Services To upgrade security and technology equipment.Women's Resource Center operates a crisis hotline along with a continuum of housing services including crisis housing, temporary transitional housing, and rental and relocation assistance. 2018
Jewish Family Service of Northeastern Pennsylvania Mental Health/Counseling Service $20,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Mental Health and Behavioral Health To support mental health and counseling services.Jewish Family Service has had a presence in Lackawanna County since 1915, offering programs aimed at enhancing and strengthening the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. 2018
Volunteers in Medicine Emergency Building Repair and Refurbishment Support $20,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Primary Healthcare for the Economically Disadvantaged To repair and refurbish portions of the medical clinic.Funds will support critical repairs to the structure of the building, including the outside walls and roof. 2018
Friends of the Poor Annual Community Thanksgiving Program $5,000.00 Human Services To support the organization's annual community Thanksgiving meal event in Scranton.Founded in 1984, Friends of the Poor is dedicated to easing the burden of living in poverty and enhancing the quality of life for all who live in low- to moderate income communities. 2018
Scranton Counseling Center Renovation and Relocation Project $500,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Mental Health and Behavioral Health To support renovation and relocation to a modern facility in South Scranton. Scranton Counseling Center is the largest, fully integrated behavioral health provider in Northeastern Pennsylvania, serving children, adolescents, and adults. 2018
YMCA of Greater Scranton Nurse Support and Marketing Outreach $40,000.00 Health and Healthcare To support the expansion of the "Your Nurse" programat the Greater Scranton & Wilkes-Barre Family YMCAs.The program's goal is to help community members who finish any type of rehabilitation program take advantage of an affordable maintenance program with a licensed nurse.A portion of this funding will also support marketing and communications needs. 2018
Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton Primary Care Pathfinders $150,000 over three years Health and Healthcare\Primary Healthcare for the Economically Disadvantaged To implement an intensive health-focused case management program for homeless individuals.A certified patient navigator will assist program participants in securing medical attention, accompany them to appointments, monitor medication intake, and help maintain the connection to a medical home. 2018
Marywood University Anatomage Table $103,147.00 Health and Healthcare\Healthcare Workforce To purchase an Anatomage Table that will enhance the University's ability to train students on state of the art equipment.The Table will be utilized in multiple health-related educational programs, including Physician Assistant, Nutrition, and Communication Science Disorders. 2018
Scranton Area Community Foundation Building Capacity Amongst NEPA Nonprofit Organizations $125,000.00 Capacity Building To facilitate a series of workshops intended to address capacity building needs of nonprofit organizations in our region.Workshop topics include grant research training, strategic planning, board recruitment and development, and improving financial reporting.A portion of the funding will also be used to support this year's NEPA Match Day Program. 2018
Lackawanna Blind Association Assistive Technology Equipment $5,000.00 Human Services To purchase assistive technology devices and demonstrate their uses in the home to blind and visually impaired clients.Equipment includes sonar-equipped bands, video magnifiers, text-to-speech readers, and various responsive "smart home" products. 2019
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science and Art OurSELF Exhibition $4,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Mental Health and Behavioral Health To support OurSELF, a thoughtful exhibition meant to prompt an open dialogue around mental health.The exhibit will explore the themes of dysfunction, anxiety, depression, and suicide, and will offer information about community resources for those struggling with mental health issues, domestic violence, and drug/alcohol abuse.OurSELF is set to take place February 1 through April 10, 2019. 2019
The Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development Census 2020 $18,650.00 Human Services To create materials that inform and educate nonprofit organizations in an effort to increase regional census participation. Materials will be prepared for citizens to learn about the census project and how to be counted, for intermediaries that can assist citizens, and for the media to assist in the education and informing process. If you would like copies of the materials to share within your organization, please email Jill Avery Stoss, Research and Data Coordinator at The Institute. 2019
Jewish Community Center of Scranton PA Memory Cafe $5,250.00 Health and Healthcare\Mental Health and Behavioral Health To begin a Memory Café program within the downtown Scranton center. A Memory Café is a welcoming place where individuals with Alzheimer's, dementia, or mild cognitive impairment, and their caregivers, can socialize, engage in activities, exchange information, and provide support to those in similar situations. 2019
Goodwill Industries of Northeastern PA Understanding Mental Health and Mental Illness $20,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Mental Health and Behavioral Health To provide weekly classes to students in the Scranton School District who are identified with mental health challenges or who self-identify as a person with mental health challenges. The aim of the classes is to enhance the mental health literacy of high school students while promoting positive mental health and self-advocacy. 2019
Wilkes University 2019 Pennsylvania Pain and Addiction Summit $10,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Healthcare Workforce To support a one-day conference about pain and substance use issues in Pennsylvania, especially within Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties. The summit focuses on the education of and collaboration between medical, legal, and law enforcement professionals who work with patients suffering from chronic pain and substance use disorder to better understand how all stakeholders can come together to address the issue. 2019
Northeast Sight Services Determine Local Needs of Those With Visual Impairments $9,000.00 Capacity Building To support the development of a program service plan. A study will use data from clients, health professionals and social service organizations to identify programs and services that can be implemented to attract new clients and support existing ones. The results will be used to develop an action plan for expanded and enhanced programming. 2019
Greater Pittston YMCA Market Study and Strategic Plan $42,639.00 Capacity Building To support a strategic plan. This process will evaluate operations and board procedures, and will provide recommendations for changes within the organization and additions or changes in programming 2019
The Wright Center Geriatric Service Line $176,524.00 Health and Healthcare\Primary Healthcare for the Economically Disadvantaged To launch a geriatric service line. A small coordinated primary care team made up of a physician, a certified nurse practitioner, and a medical assistant will visit patients who live in Lackawanna County. A physician performs the initial visit and is on call 24 hours a day, while a nurse practitioner handles ongoing routine healthcare visits in the home. A social worker is available to conduct assessments of the patient's living environment and provide case management and social referral services. 2019
The Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development Initiatives to Support the Philanthropic Community, Grantees, Non-profit Community, Policymakers, Local Government, Media and the Community at Large $50,000.00 Human Services To support year two of a three-year pilot in an effort to inform and educate grantmakers, grantees, nonprofits, elected officials and other stakeholders. The Institute publishes demographic reports, federal/state bulletins, quarterly research studies, and legislative issues briefing booklets to help inform strategic decision making. 2019
United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania Community Health Planning Grant $42,120.00 Capacity Building To partner with a consulting agency for guidance as Pennsylvania continues the transition to managed care for health, behavioral, and waiver services. The consultant will ensure readiness through revising and restructuring existing policies, supporting the development of communication strategies within the community regarding waiver services, and identifying training opportunities for service coordinators. 2019
Childrens Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania Mental and Behavioral Health Services Program Expansion $65,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Mental Health and Behavioral Health To expand its Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) components, as well as introduce a new program, Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT). These programs, specifically for individuals who have experienced significant traumatic events, focus on decreasing PTSD symptoms, depression, anxiety, and shame, while improving trauma processing, relationships, and social skills. 2019
Lackawanna College Outfitting of the Simulation Skills Laboratory $500,000 over 18 months Health and Healthcare\Healthcare Workforce To outfit a state-of-the-art simulation skills lab that will be utilized in the new Associate Degree in Nursing (ASN) program.Simulation equipment includes an advanced birthing simulator, advanced neonatal simulator, advanced five-year-old simulator, two adult full body clinical skills simulators, and a childbirth simulation trainer. Lackawanna College anticipates having the first cohort of ASN students begin classes in Fall 2020. 2019
Saint Joseph's Center Direct Support Professional Wage Increase Initiative $500,000 over two years Health and Healthcare\Healthcare Workforce To support a wage increase for direct service professionals (DSPs). Saint Joseph's Center employs over 400 DSPs who are responsible for the physical, medical, social, and emotional care of residents, many of whom require complete care 24 hours each day. Increasing the starting rate for DSPs to $15 per hour provides a living wage to employees and improves quality and continuity of care for residents by reducing employee turnover. 2019
Mom-n-PA MOM-n-PA Wilkes-Barre/Scranton $20,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Dental Care and Oral Health To support a large-scale pop-up dental clinic where dental treatment is provided at no cost to individuals. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton event was held on June 7th and 8th at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre. Services included dental cleaning, x-rays, dental restorations, root canal therapy, extractions, and temporary tooth replacement.Patients were assisted with establishing a dental home for themselves and their families. 2019
Voluntary Action Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania Agency Analysis and Board Development $11,250.00 Capacity Building For a consultant to evaluate the organization's operations while helping to support a change in leadership. The consultant will also work with Voluntary Action Center's board of directors to develop a strategic plan for the future. 2019
Greater Carbondale YMCA Kitchen Upgrade & Expansion $19,300.00 Human Services For the purchase of updated kitchen equipment.The YMCA serves breakfast, lunch, and snack to Head Start and Preschool, totaling over 7,500 meals monthly. Outdated equipment has caused difficulties in storing and preparing fresh, nutritious food. Updated commercial-quality kitchen equipment will adequately meet meal demands and will provide an opportunity to begin serving a daily lunch to older adults. 2019
United Cerebral Palsy of Northeastern Pennsylvania Lekotek / Compuplay $20,000.00 Human Services To support the Lekotek and Compuplay program. Lekotek is a unique learning and resource center for children with special needs ages 0-12 and their families. This includes individual monthly sessions, monthly playgroup sessions and a toy lending library. Compuplay, the computer-based component of the Lekotek program, increases access to technology for children with special needs in order to maximize their capabilities. 2019
Victims Resource Center Program Improvement and Relocation $20,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Mental Health and Behavioral Health To support office and program relocation. The updated space will better serve clients in a more therapeutic environment; more efficiently house direct service, education, and administration departments; and provide safe parking to those visiting the center. 2019
Pocono Services for Families and Children Infant/Toddler Mental Health Therapist $50,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Mental Health and Behavioral Health To support the hiring of a master level infant/toddler mental health specialist for Early Head Start classrooms. The specialist will work with staff to utilize appropriate activities and interventions that will enhance the social/emotional development of infants and toddlers. The specialist will also lead teacher in-service training on the science and philosophy of infant/toddler mental health. 2019
Luzerne County Head Start Teacher-Child Interaction Training $78,173.00 Health and Healthcare\Mental Health and Behavioral Health To support continuing professional development through the Teacher-Child Interaction Training-University (TCIT-U) program. TCIT-U is a train-the-trainer model that focuses on strengthening teacher-child relationship skills and increasing teachers' confidence in their ability to manage challenging behaviors in the classroom. 2019
University of Scranton Nursing Simulation Lab Expansion $88,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Healthcare Workforce For the purchase of updated nursing simulation laboratory equipment, including an advanced newborn patient simulator, a 5-year-old pediatric simulator, and a new medication workstation. Equipment will benefit the University's Department of Nursing and will also be utilized for interprofessional education by Geisinger Community Medical Center nurse residents and Marywood University and Misericordia University Social Work students. 2019
Wilkes-Barre Area School District The Wolfpack Spring Fling into Wellness $2,500.00 Human Services To support "The Wolfpack Spring Fling into Wellness". This free event includes games, face painting, food, raffle baskets and a celebrity dunk tank featuring faculty and staff members. Several area mental health and wellness service providers are on hand to offer information about their services. 2019
Northeast Regional Cancer Institute Evaluation of the Community Based Cancer Screening Navigation Program $4,500.00 Capacity Building To evaluate the efficiency and awareness of the Community Based Cancer Screening Navigation Program. A consultant will work with NRCI to assess the existing process and system for reaching patients, discuss possible enhancements, and make recommendations for strengthening patient engagement. 2019
Lackawanna Blind Association Ergonomic Chairs and Antiglare Computer Screens $1,000.00 2017 Healthy Workplace Challenge To purchase ergonomic chairs and antiglare computer screens for their employees. 2017
Community Intervention Center of Lackawanna County Purchase a Treadmill for Staff $1,000.00 2017 Healthy Workplace Challenge To purchase a treadmill for their employees. 2017
Employment Opportunity & Training Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania Healthier Workspace Equipment $1,200.00 2017 Healthy Workplace Challenge To purchase healthier workspace items for their employees. Staff members will have the opportunity to choose an item best suited to their needs (ergonomic mouse, lumbar support cushion, task lamp). 2017
Luzerne County Community College Foundation Establish a Wellness Path on Campus $1,000.00 2017 Healthy Workplace Challenge To establish a wellness walking path through the main campus. Funding will purchase paint, a measuring wheel, and signage for directions, distance markers, and exercise stations. 2017
Children's Service Center of Wyoming Valley Self-publish a “CSC Healthy Work Place” Cookbook $1,500.00 2017 Healthy Workplace Challenge To self-publish the “CSC Healthy Workplace” cookbook, featuring recipes for healthy meals and snacks submitted by employees. As part of the grant staff will host a cookbook launch and tasting event after the book is published. 2017
The Arc of Northeastern Pa Health and Wellness Day for Employees $1,500.00 2017 Healthy Workplace Challenge To host a health and wellness fair for their 135 employees, featuring workshops on nutrition, yoga and other forms of exercise, and healthy lifestyle choices. Blood pressure and other types of screenings will also be offered. 2017
Maternal & Family Health Services Inc Promoting Wellness at our Annual All Staff In-Service $1,200.00 2017 Healthy Workplace Challenge To fund a wellness education speaker at the organization’s Annual All Staff In-Service. 2017
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science and Art "Everhart Activate": A Summer Series Aimed at Stress Reduction $1,500.00 2017 Healthy Workplace Challenge To fund a summer series with healthy snacks and juices on Mondays, a professional massage therapist on Wednesdays, and a yoga/meditation instructor on Fridays. 2017
Voluntary Action Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania Better Body, Mind and Soul in 2017: Salad Fridays and Healthy Living Concepts $1,000.00 2017 Healthy Workplace Challenge To support Salad Fridays. VAC will provide the lettuce and greens, and staff members will bring in their favorite healthy additions. One Friday a month VAC will host a speaker who will introduce healthy living concepts, including shopping for local produce, healthy eating choices, meditation, and organization. 2017
Friendship House Monthly Health Challenges $1,000.00 2017 Healthy Workplace Challenge To support Monthly Health Challenges. Funds will be used to purchase items such as pedometers for a step challenge and water bottles to track daily water intake. 2017
Johnson College Free Fitness Class One Evening per Month $1,000.00 2017 Healthy Workplace Challenge To sponsor a free fitness class one evening per month for 75 employees. Each month will focus on a different activity, including Zumba, yoga, strength training, Pilates, and kickboxing. 2017
Saint Joseph's Center 2017 Quarterly Wellness Information Sessions $2,000.00 2017 Healthy Workplace Challenge To support quarterly workshops in Nutrition, Physical Activity, Heart Health, and Mental Health for 550 employees. Funds will be used to purchase resources such as books, dvds, information kiosks, and speakers. 2017
Greater Carbondale YMCA Create a Separate Staff Break Area $1,000.00 2017 Healthy Workplace Challenge To renovate a storage area and create an employee breakroom for its 90 employees. The breakroom will include tables and chairs, an area for coats and bags, and a staff communication board. 2017
Karen Ann Quinlan Center Of Hope Hospice Create a Meditation Room for Employees $1,500.00 2017 Healthy Workplace Challenge To create a meditation room for its 110 employees. In addition, introductory meditation classes will be provided by a professional instructor. 2017
The Wright Center Furnish and Equip a Mother’s Room Lactation Space $2,000.00 2017 Healthy Workplace Challenge To create a Mother’s Room (lactation space). Funding will be used to purchase chairs, a small refrigerator, and a hospital-grade breast pump. 2017
Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania Parkinson's Program $59,100.00 Health and Healthcare To support the implementation of new Parkinson’s exercise programming. New Theracycle bicycles will allow participation in an exercise program, "Pedaling for Parkinson's," on equipment specifically made for persons with movement disorders. The addition of “Dance for Parkinson's” and “Exercise for Parkinson’s” will provide ongoing programming that helps to decrease declines, limit falls, and increase endurance and strength for those living with Parkinson’s. 2019
Greater Carbondale YMCA Lower Level Kitchen Renovations $45,700.00 Human Services To complete renovation of the lower level kitchen area. The YMCA serves breakfast, lunch, and snack to Head Start and Preschool, totaling over 7,500 meals monthly. The size of the current kitchen facilities is making it difficult to prep, store, and serve the quantity of meals that are required. An expansion of the kitchen area will provide more space to adequately meet meal demands. 2019
Serving Seniors, Inc. Guardianship of Person Program $40,000 over two years Human Services To support the Guardianship of Person Program and provide continuing services to individuals who have been deemed incapable by the Courts. Through this program, the Agency provides consents for medical treatment, surgeries, hospice care, and home health services; secures home and community-based services; consults with medical specialists; obtains second opinions as needed for medical treatment; and end of life decision making in the absence of a living will. 2019
Abington Community Library Association Automated External Defibrillators $14,950.00 Human Services To purchase an automated external defibrillator (AED) for each library within the Lackawanna County Library System – 11 in total. Training will be provided to all staff members by Geisinger Trauma Education Outreach using the American Heart Association Family & Friends® CPR/AED basic training workshop. 2019
Tunkhannock Township Police Department AED and First Aid Response Kit Update $10,095.00 Health and Healthcare To purchase five AED machines and First Responder First Aid kits. Tunkhannock Township Police Department is Wyoming County's largest municipal police department in both staff size and in coverage area, and provides services to both Tunkhannock and Falls Township, the highest populated municipalities in Wyoming County. This vital equipment will enhance the police department’s ability to provide support for the residents of Tunkhannock and Falls Townships. 2019
FM Kirby Center For The Performing Arts Sensory Friendly Performances $5,000.00 Human Services To support a sensory friendly series of performances. Each show is performed in a friendly, supportive environment for families and friends with children or adults who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other sensitivity issues. The Kirby Center will open each performance up to 100 children and adults and admission is free. 2019
AllOne Charities Opioid Solutions Symposium $2,500.00 Health and Healthcare\Mental Health and Behavioral Health To support the Opioid Solutions Symposium. On October 2, 2019, AllOne Foundation and Charities held a symposium to discuss program models that offer the greatest potential to have an impact on the opioid crisis throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. Attorney General Josh Shapiro served as a keynote speaker, while leadership from The Wright Center, Treatment Court Advocacy Center, Children's Service Center, and The Northeast Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center presented their respective innovative programs aimed at addressing opioid addiction. 2019
Family Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania Professional Coaching and Development $2,500.00 Capacity Building For professional coaching and development. The current CEO of Family Service Association will be retiring after 10 years in the position, and a new CEO has joined the team. Coaching and development helps improve performance in a wide range of areas and is particularly beneficial during transition periods such as this. 2019
Pittston Memorial Library 13th Annual Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Conference $2,500.00 Human Services To support the 13th Annual Conference for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG). The Conference will be held at The Woodlands Resort on October 25th and will provide networking opportunities, information and advice, and referral services to the GRG community. This year, the keynote speaker will be Scott Schaffer, the chief news anchor for WNEP who was raised by his grandparents. 2019
Lackawanna County Department of Human Services/Area Agency on Aging Cooling Station Assistance $200.00 Human Services To support the operation of a temporary cooling station for residents 65 and older in the community room at the Marketplace at Steamtown. Due to the extreme temperatures on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, the Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging, along with several local partner organizations, operated the cooling station throughout both days, giving older residents an opportunity for reprieve from the heat. 2019
Capacity Building Older Adult Isolation Responsive Grantmaking
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