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
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
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
Abington Community Library Association Community Organization AED Project $49,823.00 Health and Healthcare To support the purchase and installation of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for nonprofit community partners. Training will be provided to approximately 100 staff members of various nonprofit organizations, including proper use; maintence and upkeep procedures; and policy development. 2020
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
Allied Services Foundation Workforce Development & Retention $217,320.00 Health and Healthcare\Healthcare Workforce To expand its paid C.N.A. training program for prospective employees of the skilled nursing, transitional, and personal care facilities in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. To help participants overcome employment barriers and work-life emergencies, Allied will contract with United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA to provide case management services and assist new employees during their training period and first few months on the job. 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
AllOne Charities Fund for Shared Insight’s Listen for Good Initiative $25,000.00 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 $30,000 over 18 months: $15,000 from Fund for Shared Insight and $15,000 from the NEPA Funders Collaborative. 2020
AllOne Charities Emergency Response Funding $25,000.00 COVID-19 Emergency Response To provide PPE and sanitization supplies to nonprofit organizations throughout NEPA. 2020
AllOne Charities Emergency Response Funding $170,000.00 COVID-19 Emergency Response To provide PPE and sanitization supplies to school nurses throughout NEPA. 2021
AllOne Charities COVID-19 PPE & Sanitation Supplies for School Nurses $236,315.45 Supporting School Nurses For the purchase and distribution of PPE and sanitization supplies to local school nurses throughout the Foundation’s 11-county region. Kits will include KN 95 Masks, face shields, disinfectant wipes, 3 ply masks, gowns, nitrile gloves, and hand sanitizer. 2021
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
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
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
American Red Cross NEPA Chapter Community Emergency Vehicles $28,000.00 Human Services To support the purchase of two new Community Emergency Vehicles to transport blood donations from the Ashley Blood Donation Center in Luzerne County to hospitals throughout Northeastern PA. 2020
American Red Cross NEPA Chapter Purchase of New Blood Scales $20,000.00 Health and Healthcare For the purchase of modern blood scales to replace outdated models. New blood scales offer many benefits including collecting variable blood volume based on a donor’s gender, height, and weight, allowing for more blood to be collected from certain donors; improving engagement between donors and phlebotomists, who now must manually agitate the collection bag to mix blood with anticoagulants; and reducing the number of lost units due to occasional equipment deficiencies and clotting. The American Red Cross Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter serves residents of Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, and Wyoming counties. 2021
American Red Cross NEPA Chapter Blood Saves Lives: Contactless Temperature Screening Kiosks $20,000.00 Health and Healthcare For the purchase of contactless temperature screening kiosks. These screening kiosks at Red Cross blood donation centers and blood drives allow blood donors to keep their facemasks on during the temperature check screening prior to entering the blood drive. This new technology operates with higher accuracy; allows donors to keep masks on; and operates without being staffed, limiting person-to-person interaction and freeing up highly-trained staff. 2021
Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE) Racial Equity Training $40,000.00 Capacity Building To provide introductory racial equity trainings to funders across the Foundation's 11-county region. 2021
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern PA Strategic Plan for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Pennsylvania $14,600.00 Capacity Building To support the engagement of a strategic planning consultant. The consultant will be tasked with developing a common understanding among the volunteer and professional leaders of BBBS as to the current state of its organization and the challenges facing it today and into the foreseeable future; developing a long-range plan that defines the strategies to be used by BBBS to fulfill its mission; and establishing measures of success that will be used to evaluate the organization’s progress as it implements its strategies. 2021
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
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
Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeastern Pennsylvania Emergency Response Funding $25,000.00 COVID-19 Emergency Response To support daytime operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participating children have the opportunity to complete their school work during the first part of the day and participate in educational programs during the second part of the day. 2021
Candy's Place Strategic Plan $15,000.00 Capacity Building To support the hiring of an independent consultant to establish a strategic plan for Candy's Place. The consultant will be tasked with evaluating current programming, determining opportunities for new programming, and identifying possible revenue streams. 2021
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
CASA of Luzerne County General Operating Support $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. 2021
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
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
Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton Emergency Response Funding $15,000.00 COVID-19 Emergency Response To support community response to the coronavirus pandemic. 2020
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
Center for Vision Loss Guided Transportation in Monroe County $15,000.00 Human Services To support the guided transportation service in Monroe County. The guided transportation service is “door-through-door,” with sighted guides escorting clients from their homes and into their destinations. Guides are trained in techniques for guiding a visually-impaired person properly in indoor and outdoor environments. 2021
Child Hunger Outreach Partners Multi-County Expansion (Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wyoming, and Susquehanna) $20,000.00 Human Services To expand the Backpack Program throughout Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wyoming, and Susquehanna Counties. The Backpack Program provides a bag of food with a minimum of 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, 2 servings of fruit, and 5-10 healthy snacks. Sent home every Friday, it is intended to be enough food to provide meals for the weekend. Each student in the family is welcome to participate and there are no income guidelines. 2021
Children's Advocacy Center Of Northeastern Pennsylvania Streamlining Operations, Improving Service Delivery, and Building Capacity of the CAC/NEPA $19,900.00 Capacity Building To support a consultant who will review, analyze, and provide recommendations on current policies, procedures, systems, and organizational challenges. The goal is to ensure greater consistency across all forms of service delivery, so that the organization will be better equipped to serve vulnerable children and families. 2021
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
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
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
Children's Service Center of Wyoming Valley Adult Drug & Alcohol Expansion $150,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Mental Health and Behavioral Health To assist with the cost to purchase, re-design and renovate a building to be used for the offices of its Drug & Alcohol Program. The interior will be reconfigured to accommodate two group therapy rooms; a registration area; 10 offices; and an ADA compliant entrance. 2020
Children's Service Center of Wyoming Valley Rural Access to Technology Assisted Care $44,400.00 Health and Healthcare\Mental Health and Behavioral Health To provide internet-ready tablets for staff who work with clients and/or families outside the office setting. Provide access to vital technology for its employees working in the field, particularly those in rural communities, will allow staff to summarize session notes; access client health records; complete accurate notes and meet timely reporting requirements; and extend clinician availability to a wider range of clients. 2021
Children's Service Center of Wyoming Valley Integrated Health Care Expansion $500,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Mental Health and Behavioral Health To support the integrated health care expansion project through the construction of a new 15,000 square foot, 3-story building. Expansion plans include the introduction of on-site laboratory services; 39 new clinical therapy offices; and the relocation of primary care to the first floor of the addition, with a separate entrance that will allow for operating hours seven days a week. 2021
Children's Service Center of Wyoming Valley Mindfulness and Stress Reduction Package $1,200.00 May is Mental Health Awareness Month Mini-Grant To provide each staff member with a mindfulness package containing a booklet on meditation and a stress-reduction item. 2021
Children's 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
Children's 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
Children's Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania Mulberry Therapy Center Critical Roof Repairs $10,563.00 Health and Healthcare\Mental Health and Behavioral Health To fund critical building repairs. The roof is in dire need of repair/replacement in several spots, including loose shingles and worn, irreparable sections that are no longer able to reliably protect the Mulberry Center from weather conditions. 2019
City of Scranton Scranton Health Department - Public Health Coordinator $360,000.00 Health and Healthcare To support the hiring of a Public Health Coordinator who will be responsible for coordinating public health efforts and communicating pertinent, timely, and critical information to the public. The Public Health Coordinator will work to coordinate education and programming around community health and safety for Scranton residents. 2021
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
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
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
Commission on Economic Opportunity Emergency Response Funding $100,000.00 COVID-19 Emergency Response To support community response to the coronavirus pandemic. 2020
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
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
Diakon Child, Family & Community Ministries Medicare Savings for Older and Disabled Adults $20,000.00 Human Services To support an expansion of the APPRISE program in Pike County. Diakon’s APPRISE program provides free health insurance counseling to Medicare beneficiaries. The APPRISE program has successfully saved individuals anywhere between $1,050 to $5,000 a year by enrolling them in programs that reduce prescription drug costs, Medicare Part B premiums, and hospital stay deductibles. 2021
Dinners For Kids Emergency Response Funding $5,000.00 COVID-19 Emergency Response To support community response to the coronavirus pandemic. 2020
Domestic Violence Service Center, Inc. Emergency Shelter Expansion $100,000.00 Human Services To support expansion of the current facility to add 6 additional bedrooms, modern restrooms, a kitchen and living space, and counseling rooms. 2021
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
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
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
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
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
Family Promise of Monroe County Emergency Shelter Support $20,000.00 Human Services To provide emergency shelter and meals for at-risk and homeless children and their families. While Family Promise's operating model has always relied on partnering with local congregations to provide overnight shelter and meals, due to COVID-19 the organization has shifted to sheltering children and their families in local hotels and motorhome camp sites. Funding will provide the necessary support to keep families housed through the end of 2020. 2021
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
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
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
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
Family Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania Emergency Response Funding $10,000.00 COVID-19 Emergency Response To support community response to the coronavirus pandemic. 2020
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
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
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
Friedman Jewish Community Center Healthy Living for Older Adults $50,000.00 Human Services To meet increased demand for the Senior Health and Wellness programs. Funding will be used to purchase low-impact exercise equipment; support the congregate meal program; and fund speakers, workshops, trainers, and facilitators for the older adult programming. 2019
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
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
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
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
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. 2019
Friends of the Poor Emergency Response Funding $40,000.00 COVID-19 Emergency Response To support community response to the coronavirus pandemic. 2020
Friends of the Poor 44th Annual Thanksgiving Community Project $15,000.00 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. 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Goodwill Industries of Northeastern PA The Advocacy Project $59,091.00 Capacity Building To support activities and tools that will improve medication administration and advocacy efforts to access crisis mental health care. Funding will be used to provide medication management and mental health advocacy training to direct support professionals. 2019
Goodwill Industries of Northeastern PA Emergency Response Funding $9,777.00 COVID-19 Emergency Response To support community response to the coronavirus pandemic. 2020
Goodwill Industries of Northeastern PA Fundraising Sustainability Project $9,600.00 Capacity Building To support the purchase of a software package that will increase the organization’s capacity to market and fundraise. By implementing a fundraising plan along with this software, Goodwill can intentionally decrease their financial risk by increasing their capacity to engage in fundraising activities and soliciting donations from the community at large. 2021
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Fund of The Luzerne Foundation 14th Annual Conference for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren $2,750.00 Human Services To support the 14th annual conference for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, this year held virtually. Along with providing networking opportunities, information and advice, and referral services to the GRG community, the conference also increases awareness of this growing demographic. This year, keynote speakers include the Governor of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Secretary of Aging. 2021
Grantmakers in Aging Funding the Future $15,000.00 Capacity Building To support the Fund the Future project. This project involves mobilizing GIA’s new strategic plan to increase the quantity and quality of aging funding by growing multi-funder collaboratives and initiatives; strengthening available member resources (toolkits, webinars, trainings, etc.); and building the organization’s capacity to champion communication and collaboration around aging issues. 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Greater Pittston YMCA Emergency Response Funding $1,500.00 COVID-19 Emergency Response To support community response to the coronavirus pandemic. 2020
Greater Wyoming Valley Area YMCA Merger Support $14,000.00 Capacity Building To support software conversion costs related to the merger of the Wilkes Barre Family YMCA and the Greater Pittston YMCA. The merger between the two Luzerne County YMCAs will create an improved operations model that includes sharing resources and volunteers in aquatics, child care, development, and youth programming. 2021
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
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
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
Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania Emergency Response Funding $17,000.00 COVID-19 Emergency Response To support community response to the coronavirus pandemic. 2020
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
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
Johnson College Digital DR Panel for Radiologic Technology Program $34,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Healthcare Workforce To purchase a replacement digital DR panel for x-rays. The digital DR ensures that students have a thorough grounding in how to prepare for and properly produce a high-quality diagnostic image. Hands-on experience with the digital DR panel in the lab setting is key to student success in the clinical environment. 2019
Johnson College Health Care Training Equipment $8,400.00 Health and Healthcare\Healthcare Workforce To support the purchase of equipment for the Physical Therapy Assistant and Radiological Technician programs. These popular programs require updated equipment and simulators so that students are receiving training that accurately reflects the current clinical environment. Funding will be used to purchase a RealCare Geriatric Simulator, a 3-poisition Geri Chair Recliner, a hospital bedside cabinet, and a radiology wall stand. 2021
Johnson College Johnson College Community Outreach/Healthcare Workforce Development Unit $75,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Healthcare Workforce To educate potential traditional and non-traditional students about the opportunities for careers in health care. Using a motorhome shell customized to house various health care training modalities, Johnson College will provide potential students with a hands-on experience to see and feel what it would be like to work in a health care environment. In addition to the hands-on experience, Johnson College staff will be available to answer questions and help potential students resolve or eliminate common barriers to educational access. 2021
Johnson College Mindfulness and Meditation App Subscription $1,000.00 May is Mental Health Awareness Month Mini-Grant For a subscription to a mindfulness and meditation app for all staff. 2021
JustPartners, Inc. Racial Equity Training $17,064.00 Capacity Building To provide introductory racial equity trainings to funders across the Foundation's 11-county region. 2021
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
Karen Ann Quinlan Center Of Hope Hospice Bereavement Empowerment and Education (BEE) Program $5,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Mental Health and Behavioral Health To support virtual trainings on topics such as anticipatory grief and bereavement; developmental perspectives of grief; physiology of grief; bereavement risk assessment; grief needs and experiences; grief-informed communication and engagement; and components of grief support. There is also a review of "disenfranchised grief", specifically the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on bereavement. 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
Lackawanna College Establishing and Improving Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Programs at Lackawanna College $150,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Healthcare Workforce To establish a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) Program in Scranton and Hawley, and update its current CCMA laboratory in Towanda. The CCMA program combines medical assistant classes with hands-on experience to train healthcare professionals in both clinical and administrative duties in hospitals, physician’s offices, and other healthcare facilities. 2021
Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department COVID-19 Creative Community Grant Program $19,000.00 Human Services To partner on the COVID-19 Creative Community Grant program. The Foundation will help to support three projects that promote health and safety in a creative way. 2021
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
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
Lackawanna County Department of Human Services/Area Agency on Aging "Paint in the Park" Day $1,000.00 May is Mental Health Awareness Month Mini-Grant For an instructor-led "Paint in the Park" group activity day with a healthy picnic lunch. 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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
Marley's Mission Stress Reduction and Team Building Activities $1,000.00 May is Mental Health Awareness Month Mini-Grant For an over-night staff retreat with yoga, meditation, water and art activities. 2021
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
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
Marywood University Healthcare Discovery: A Three Day Interprofessional Camp $6,709.00 Health and Healthcare\Healthcare Workforce To support the summer Healthcare Discovery camp. Middle and high school students will gain firsthand experience in various healthcare fields, including art and music therapy, athletic training, counseling, exercise science, nursing, nutrition and dietetics, physician assistant, psychology, respiratory therapy, social work, and speech-language pathology. 2021
Marywood University Laerdal SimMom Birthing Simulator $79,054.00 Health and Healthcare\Healthcare Workforce To support the purchase of a SimMom Birthing Simulator that will enhance the University’s ability to train nursing and physician assistant students for successful careers in the health care field. The SimMom Birthing Simulator is an advanced, full body simulator able to facilitate training for gynecological, prenatal, birthing, and postpartum care. 2021
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
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
Maternal & Family Health Services, Inc. Circle of Care Expansion $20,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Primary Healthcare for the Economically Disadvantaged To support expansion and renovation of the clinic’s lower floor to accommodate Behavioral Health, Nurse-Family Partnership, and WIC Nutrition Program. The upper floor will then be dedicated to clinical services (Family Planning, Maternity Care, and STD/HIV services). 2019
Maternal & Family Health Services, Inc. Executive Recruitment Search $44,000.00 Capacity Building To engage a professional executive recruitment firm and select a qualified President/CEO as quickly and seamlessly as possible. MFHS provides combined care and services to over 90,000 low income, uninsured, and underinsured individuals across 16 Northeastern Pennsylvania counties. 2020
Maternal & Family Health Services, Inc. Capacity Building $250,270 over 2 years Capacity Building To support the hiring of a high-level grant professional to actively pursue and manage public, private foundation, and corporate grants. Funding will also be utilized to develop and expand an Annual Fund and lay the foundation for major gifts and planned giving, helping the organization to diversity its revenue mix. 2021
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
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
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
Meals On Wheels of Northeastern PA Emergency Response Funding $10,000.00 COVID-19 Emergency Response To support community response to the coronavirus pandemic. 2020
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
Misericordia University Misericordia University Virtual Dissection Table $99,500.00 Health and Healthcare\Healthcare Workforce To purchase a virtual dissection table for the Gross Anatomy Suite in the new Frank M. and Dorothea Henry Science Center. 2021
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
Monroe County Meals on Wheels Create an Outdoor Break Space $725.00 May is Mental Health Awareness Month Mini-Grant To create an outdoor space with picnic tables and umbrellas. 2021
NAMI Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Emergency Response Funding $5,000.00 COVID-19 Emergency Response To support community response to the coronavirus pandemic. 2020
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
NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania Friendly Visitor Program $40,000 over two years Human Services To expand the Aging in Place program to include Friendly Visitors. NeighborWorks NEPA will partner the Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC), a national organization that provides men and women aged 50+ with year-long volunteer opportunities. IVC volunteers will provide visitation services to socially isolated older adults throughout Lackawanna County. 2019
NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center Renovation $75,000.00 Human Services To fund technology upgrades, the addition of ADA parking spots, exterior repairs and improvements, and the creation of an education and public meeting space. The new Center will support the administration and deployment of Aging in Place services focused on the health and well-being of regional residents aged 60 and above, and training and counseling services for seniors and families/individuals in need of homeownership and financial guidance. Additionally, the project will provide meeting and small event space for local non-profit organizations, community groups, neighborhood associations, and others in West Scranton. 2021
NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania Series of Mental Health and Team Building Days $1,000.00 May is Mental Health Awareness Month Mini-Grant For a series of "staff fun days" over the remainder of 2020. 2021
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
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
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
NEPA Community Health Care Creating Healthier Communities through Expansion of Services $350,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Primary Healthcare for the Economically Disadvantaged To support the expansion of dental services by hiring a dental provider, Practice Manager, and two Dental Assistants. Funding will also support a consultant for planning and implementation. 2021
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
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
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
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
Northeast Counseling Services Transportation Grant Request $70,000.00 Human Services To support the purchase of two new passenger vans. NCS is dedicated to removing barriers around accessing mental health support by providing safe and reliable transportation to those clients in need. 2021
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
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
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
Northeast Regional Cancer Institute Community-Based Cancer Screening Navigation Program $140,000.00 Health and Healthcare To support operation of the Community Based Cancer Screening Navigation Program. The Program facilitates colon, breast, cervical and lung cancer screening for low income residents throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania, while also working to connect them with medical homes. Cancer Institute Navigators aid individuals in navigating the healthcare system; gaining access to free or reduced-cost screenings and diagnostic procedures; and overcoming socioeconomic and logistical barriers to healthcare access. 2021
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
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
Northeastern Pennsylvania Educational Television Association (WVIA) Keystone Edition: Health $60,000.00 Health and Healthcare To support the Keystone Edition: Health program, a series of episodes airing the fourth Friday of every month. Guided by research from the Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development, host Tonyehn Verkitus, Executive Director of the Lackawanna and Luzerne County Medical Societies, will address issues that are important to the people in our community, including the ongoing pandemic; the aging population of the region; food deserts and food insecurity; childhood trauma and child abuse; mental health; the social determinants of health; and dental and oral health. 2021
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
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
Outreach - Center for Community Resources Opportunities for Justice-Involved Juveniles $19,990.00 Human Services To provide empirically-based assessments and transition planning specifically for youth offenders; cognitive-behavioral training and other evidence-based services to increase participants' skills for recovery and a healthy crime-free lifestyle; comprehensive case management and monitoring to promote positive community reintegration and self-sufficiency; and supportive services, which may include GED courses, bus passes for transportation to appointments, or costs associated with medication or medical appointments. 2020
Outreach - Center for Community Resources Transitioning into Successful Community Reentry $145,685.00 Human Services To assist individuals in successfully reentering the community and becoming productive and contributing members of society, while also working to reduce recidivism. Supports provided by Outreach after release include assistance with referrals for housing, food, job training, vocational skills, employment, connections to recovery and mental health assistance, links to community services, and GED support to complete programs started while in prison. 2021
Outreach - Center for Community Resources Implementing a Vision and Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion $10,000.00 Capacity Building To engage a consultant who will help the organization develop a foundational understanding of what it means to be diverse, equitable, and inclusive, and prepare the board to better identify and recruit diverse candidates for board membership and service. 2021
Outreach - Center for Community Resources Supporting Team Mental Health with Stress-reduction Tools $920.00 May is Mental Health Awareness Month Mini-Grant To provide staff with a choice of meditative and stress-relieving items. 2021
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
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
Pathway to Recovery Program Director/Licensed Therapist $50,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Mental Health and Behavioral Health To add a Program Director/Licensed Therapist to the overall clinical operations of the agency. This person will be responsible for maintaining the current integrity of the clinical operations; increasing the range of individuals served; and improving upon and introducing new therapeutic modalities and approaches that will increase treatment outcomes. 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
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
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
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
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
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
Rural Health Corporation of Northeastern Pennsylvania Medical Exam Tables $96,383.00 Health and Healthcare\Primary Healthcare for the Economically Disadvantaged To equip health centers with new examination tables. Funding will be used to purchase 7 barrier free exam tables with built-in scale and patient support rails, along with 22 manual examination tables. 2019
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
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
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
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
Saint Joseph's Center Air Purification Systems $111,450.00 Health and Healthcare To purchase and install air purification systems in its facilities. The air purification systems will significantly neutralize airborne viruses and reduce the risk of person to person infection by respiratory particles and aerosols. 2021
Saint Joseph's Center Specially Designed T-Shirt for Staff Recognition $2,195.00 May is Mental Health Awareness Month Mini-Grant To purchase a specially designed t-shirt for staff. 2021
Schuylkill Women in Crisis Schuylkill Women in Crisis 2021 Agency Assessment $20,000.00 Capacity Building To support a consultant who will complete an agency assessment and provide guidance for hiring a new President and CEO. The objective of this project is to conduct an organizational assessment that deepens the Board's understanding of what qualities are essential in a new President/CEO and how to improve program and service implementation overall. 2021
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
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
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
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
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. A portion of the funding will also be used to support the second annual NEPA Learning Conference. 2020
Scranton Area Community Foundation Support for Women in Philanthropy $500.00 Human Services To support Women in Philanthropy (WIP), a group of engaged, community-minded women at the Scranton Area Community Foundation that create meaningful, positive change in the lives of women and girls in Lackawanna County. WIP members take an active role in the funding process of grants within several priority areas that are targeted at making systemic changes for women and children. 2020
Scranton Area Community Foundation Emergency Response Funding $25,000.00 COVID-19 Emergency Response To support community response to the coronavirus pandemic. 2020
Scranton Area Community Foundation Meeting their Missions: Building Capacity Amongst NEPA Nonprofit Organizations $500,000 over 3 years Capacity Building To facilitate a series of workshops intended to address capacity building needs of nonprofit organizations in our region. A portion of the funding will also be used to support the annual NEPA Learning Conference and the Executive in Residence program. 2021
Scranton Area Community Foundation Match Support for NEPA Gives $100,000.00 Capacity Building To support the second annual NEPA Gives, a virtual fundraising event scheduled for Friday, June 4. For 24 hours donors can make donations to their favorite local nonprofit organizations through the NEPA Gives online platform. NEPA Gives provides critical operating funds that many organizations were not able to raise throughout the year due to cancellation of their major yearly in-person fundraising events. 2021
Scranton Area Community Foundation Keynote Speaker for NEPA Learning Conference $23,469.35 Capacity Building To secure Heather McGhee, author, speaker, and advocate, as a keynote speaker for this year’s NEPA Learning Conference, and provide all attendees with a copy of her recently released book The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper. Ms. McGhee’s address provides a key opportunity to hold a dialogue around racial equity with a broad audience of nonprofits and funders. 2021
Scranton Counseling Center Renovation and Relocation Project $1,000,000 over two years 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
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
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
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
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
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
Servants to All Family Shelter $16,981.00 Human Services To expand current homeless shelter services to assist homeless families with children. Funds will be used to furnish a communal living space with a table and chairs; small appliances; 8 beds, mattresses, and dressers; toddler beds and cribs; linens; and other household supplies. 2021
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
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
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
Serving Seniors, Inc. Emergency Response Funding $10,000.00 COVID-19 Emergency Response To support community response to the coronavirus pandemic. 2020
Step By Step, Inc. Staff Technology Upgrades $20,000.00 Capacity Building To provide computers for staff working within community homes throughout Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties. Updated technology will allow staff to manage progress notes, medication administration, and treatment plans electronically, resulting in a higher quality of care for consumers. 2019
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
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
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
Telespond Senior Services, Inc. Emergency Response Funding $15,000.00 COVID-19 Emergency Response To support community response to the coronavirus pandemic. 2020
Telespond Senior Services, Inc. Safety and Security Modifications $19,500.00 Human Services To support immediate repairs and emergency safety equipment, including paving, lighting, and security cameras. 2021
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
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
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
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
The Arc Of Northeastern Pa Specially Designed T-Shirt for Staff Recognition $1,500.00 May is Mental Health Awareness Month Mini-Grant To purchase a specially designed t-shirt for staff. 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 $65,000.00 Human Services To support year three 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. 2020
The Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development STIR - Sparking Transformation using Information & Research (formerly Grantmakers) $195,000.00 Capacity Building To support Project STIR, a variety of capacity building supports for the philanthropic, nonprofit, and community at large. The Institute publishes demographic reports, federal/state bulletins, quarterly research studies, and legislative issues briefing booklets to help inform strategic decision making. Over the next three years The Institute will develop a web-based Data Dashboard that utilizes Institute reports and studies to produce graphics, descriptions, and maps for data at the city and county level for several counties throughout NEPA. 2021
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
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
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
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
The Salvation Army Emergency Feeding Assistance Program $5,000.00 Human Services To support the Emergency Feeding Assistance Program. Funding will enable The Salvation Army of Scranton to continue its expanded food box distribution program. 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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 Wright Center Emergency Response Funding $160,352.00 COVID-19 Emergency Response To support community response to the coronavirus pandemic. 2020
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
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
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
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
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
United Community Outreach Helping Hands Food Pantry, Inc. Emergency Response Funding $10,000.00 COVID-19 Emergency Response To support community response to the coronavirus pandemic. 2020
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
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 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
United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania Emergency Response Funding $15,000.00 COVID-19 Emergency Response To support community response to the coronavirus pandemic. 2020
United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania Language Interpretation Service for UNC Consumers $20,000.00 Human Services To support a year of LanguageLine interpretation telephone service. Community members seeking assistance from UNC throughout the year speak more than 18 languages, including Swahili, Arabic, and Nepali. 2021
United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania Carbondale Community Farmers Market $212,301.00 Human Services To support the development and implementation of a year-round Community Farmers Market in Carbondale. Located at Fallbrook, a new residential community in Carbondale and home to the Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging’s Fallbrook Healthy Aging Campus, the proposed market will connect low-income residents of Carbondale with accessible, affordable fresh food options and nutrition education. Eligible participants will receive coupons and vouchers they can redeem for additional fresh produce, increasing the capacity for individuals and families to purchase and eat more fruits and vegetables. 2021
United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania Mindfulness and Meditation App Subscription $1,000.00 May is Mental Health Awareness Month Mini-Grant For a subscription to a mindfulness and meditation app for all staff. 2021
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
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
United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties Reducing Older Adult Isolation Planning Grant $75,000.00 Reducing Older Adult Isolation To lead a collaborative of organizations in the design of a new system to reduce older adult isolation in Lackawanna County. This grant is in response to a Request for Proposals issued by the Foundation with the aim of creating a plan that focuses on identification of those who are isolated, connection of isolated individuals to services to reduce their isolation, and awareness about the health impacts of social isolation. 2019
United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties Reducing Older Adult Isolation Collaborative Kick Off $11,901.00 Reducing Older Adult Isolation To host a day-long kickoff event for the Reducing Older Adult Isolation Collaborative. The session will feature the expertise of two nationally renowned experts: Ms. Sarah Horst from the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement will lead a morning workshop teaching effective strategies for true collaboration; and Dr. Lenard Kaye, Director of the Center on Aging at the University of Maine, will lead the afternoon work sessions to map out an overall project vision and lay the groundwork for each component of the plan. 2020
United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties Emergency Response Funding $100,000.00 COVID-19 Emergency Response COVID-19 Emergency Response 2021
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
United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley CarbonCorps: Responding to COVID-19 in Carbon County $20,000.00 Human Services To support the placement of AmeriCorps members in Carbon County school districts throughout the remainder of the year. Dubbed “CarbonCorps”, the program provides mentoring and coordination of services for students and families in Carbon County’s Panther Valley, Weatherly and Palmerton School Districts, with plans to expand to Jim Thorpe and Lehighton. In addition to virtual one-on-one and group mentoring, CarbonCorps mentors have taken on COVID-19 response projects around food insecurity, overall general health and safety, eviction response, and connecting families with agencies and resources. 2021
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
United Way of Wyoming Valley See to Succeed $143,032 over 2 years Health and Healthcare To pilot a school-based vision care program called See to Succeed. Partnering with The Wright Center for Community Health and the Wilkes-Barre Area School District administrators, the UWWV will bring vision care services to economically disadvantaged students in grades K-12 throughout the district. Children in need will receive eye exams and glasses, free of charge, during the school year. 2019
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
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
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
University of Scranton Speech and Hearing Sciences Laboratory $20,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Healthcare Workforce To purchase equipment for the Speech and Hearing Sciences Laboratory located in the University’s Leahy Hall. This laboratory will be a state-of-the-art research area that will enhance the educational experiences and professional competence of students in the Communication Sciences & Disorders program. Equipment will provide students with an advanced level of educational training by employing the use of instrumentation to increase understanding of the physiology of speech production, the acoustic characteristics of voice, and the processes by which listeners perceive the sounds of speech. 2021
Valley In Motion Measuring Community Well-Being to Create a Local “Blue Zone” $20,000.00 Human Services To partner with Sharecare, an organization designed to help people, workforces and communities optimize their wellbeing. Sharecare produces The Community Well-being Index, measuring residents’ perceptions of their lives and their daily experiences through five interrelated elements that make up well-being: Purpose, Social, Financial, Community, and Physical. Sharecare will combine this well-being data with national social determinants of health datasets to do predictive analyses, forecast the “costs of doing nothing,” identify areas of greatest impact, and show potential return on investment for well-being initiatives. 2020
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
Valley Youth House Emergency Response Funding $10,000.00 COVID-19 Emergency Response To support community response to the coronavirus pandemic. 2020
Valley Youth House Implementation of a Rapid Re-Housing Program for Homeless Youth in Monroe County $20,000.00 Human Services To support a new Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) program for homeless or unstably housed transition-age youth (ages 18-24) in Monroe County. The program provides rental assistance for an average of twelve months for up to ten youth. A Housing Stability Coach will help participants locate housing; develop the soft and hard skills necessary to find and maintain employment; and assist with obtaining connections to community resources. 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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
Volunteers in Medicine Increase Access to Dental Care $300,000 over 2 years Health and Healthcare\Dental Care and Oral Health To increase access to patients for primary dental services through the addition of two paid positions, a dentist and a dental hygienist. The paid dental providers will allow for increased patient volume, helping to reduce and eventually eliminate a waiting list. 2021
Volunteers in Medicine Create an Outdoor Break Space $5,000.00 May is Mental Health Awareness Month Mini-Grant To create an outdoor break space with picnic tables and umbrellas. 2021
Volunteers of America Pennsylvania Emergency Response Funding $5,000.00 COVID-19 Emergency Response To support community response to the coronavirus pandemic. 2020
Volunteers of America Pennsylvania Give Hope $60,808.00 Human Services To support the Give Hope program, a social service navigation program established in 2019 to support homeless and unstably housed individuals in Wilkes Barre and greater Luzerne County. In cooperation with law enforcement, local government officials, social services organizations, and other community partners, Give Hope improves service connection for homeless or precariously housed individuals, especially those with accompanying mental health concerns and/or substance use disorders. 2021
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
Wayne County Community Foundation RULER Training at Wayne Highlands School District $6,000.00 Health and Healthcare\Mental Health and Behavioral Health To provide staff members from Wayne Highlands School District the opportunity to participate in a "train the trainer" experience with RULER. RULER is a systemic approach to social and emotional learning developed at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, and aims to infuse the principles of emotional intelligence into K to 12 schools through elevating the way teachers teach, students learn, and families support students. 2021
Wayne County Community Foundation Wayne County Ag Innovation Center Feasibility Study $10,000.00 Capacity Building To contribute to a feasibility study for the development of an Agriculture Innovation Center. The proposed Center will contain warehouse and refrigeration space to meet the growing needs of the county’s five food pantries and serve as the Wayne County Pantry Hub; a shared working area for the aggregation, light processing, and packaging of farm products for retail, wholesale and institutional sales; a farmers’ market for local producers; and a certified kitchen to serve both existing local food and agricultural businesses and to incubate new products and businesses. 2021
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
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
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
Wilkes University 2020 Pain & Addiction Summit $5,000.00 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. 2020
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
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
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
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
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
Women's Resource Center Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSP) Program $1,500.00 May is Mental Health Awareness Month Mini-Grant To enroll staff in an 8-week mindfulness-based strengths practice (MBSP) program. 2021
Women's Resources of Monroe County Emergency Shelter for Domestic Violence Victims During Covid-19 $20,000.00 Human Services To continue providing sheltering services throughout the remainder of the year. Since the onset of the pandemic, Women’s Resources has seen an unprecedented increase in requests for services, including requests for shelter. Current health and safety regulations only allow for the shelter to be at 50% capacity; therefore, it's been necessary to utilize a local hotel to shelter any additional victims who are fleeing violence at home. 2021
Women’s Resource Center General Operating Support $65,000.00 Human Services To provide operating support for Women's Resource Center. Grant funds will be used to support staff development, strategic planning, and daily operations. 2020
The Wright Center Workshops on Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) $1,200.00 May is Mental Health Awareness Month Mini-Grant To hold two workshops on mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR). 2021
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
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
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
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
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
YMCA of Greater Scranton Emergency Response Funding $125,000.00 COVID-19 Emergency Response To support a hybrid learning program for students who are learning virtually but are unable to remain at home during the day. 2021
YMCA of Greater Scranton Mental Health Break Room $2,000.00 May is Mental Health Awareness Month Mini-Grant To outfit a mental health break room with snacks, treats, gits of appreciation, and special programs. 2021
Capacity Building Older Adult Isolation Responsive Grantmaking
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