The Board of Directors of Moses Taylor Foundation has announced its most recent grant awards, awarding a total of $596,214 to 13 organizations that advance the Foundation's mission of improving health of people in Northeastern Pennsylvania. To date, an additional $437,129 has been awarded to 17 organizations for COVID-19 emergency response.
"I am regularly inspired by the creativity, innovation and hard work of these grantees in their efforts to implement solutions to some of our communities' most pressing health challenges," said LaTida Smith, Moses Taylor Foundation President and CEO. "From supporting the expansion of drug and alcohol services for the residents of the Wyoming Valley, to providing AED machines to many of our local nonprofit partners, these grants support our partners' efforts to create lasting impacts in the communities we serve."
Children’s Service Center of Wyoming Valley
To support the purchase, re-design and renovation of a building that will be used for the offices of its Drug & Alcohol Program. The interior will be reconfigured to accommodate two group therapy rooms; a registration area; ten offices; and an ADA compliant entrance.
Scranton Area Community Foundation
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.
Greater Carbondale YMCA
To complete renovation of the lower level kitchen area. The YMCA serves breakfast, lunch, and snack to Head Start and Preschool students, totaling over 7,500 meals monthly. The size of the current kitchen facilities makes 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.
The Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development
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.
Women’s Resource Center
To provide operating support for Women's Resource Center. Grant funds will be used to support staff development, strategic planning, and daily operations.
Abington Community Library Association
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, maintenance and upkeep, and policy development.
Maternal & Family Health Services
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 under-insured individuals across 16 Northeastern Pennsylvania counties.
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.
American Red Cross
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.
Outreach – Center for Community Resources
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.
Grantmakers in Aging
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.
United Way of Lackawanna & Wayne Counties
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.
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.
Scranton Area Community Foundation
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.
|The Wright Center||$160,352.00|
|Commission on Economic Opportunity/Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank||$100,000.00|
|Scranton Area Community Foundation||$25,000.00|
|Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania||$17,000.00|
|Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton||$15,000.00|
|Telespond Senior Services, Inc.||$15,000.00|
|United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania||$15,000.00|
|Community Intervention Center Of Lackawanna County||$10,000.00|
|Family Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania||$10,000.00|
|Friends of the Poor||$10,000.00|
|Meals On Wheels of Northeastern PA||$10,000.00|
|Serving Seniors, Inc.||$10,000.00|
|United Community Outreach Helping Hands Food Pantry, Inc.||$10,000.00|
|Valley Youth House||$10,000.00|
|Goodwill Industries of Northeastern PA||$9,777.00|
|Dinners For Kids||$5,000.00|
|Volunteers of America Pennsylvania||$5,000.00|