Upcoming Changes to the Northeastern PA Health Care Foundation’s Grants Process for 2019
At the recent community forums held in mid-2018, the Scranton Area Community Foundation and the Northeastern PA Health Care foundation gathered information on areas of particular need in the health care sector. In order to most effectively respond to these needs, the Northeastern PA Health Care Foundation has decided to take a strategic pause on the traditional grant making process during 2019, and to conduct a regional listening tour during this grant year with the purpose of refining strategic priorities.
During 2019, the Northeastern Pa Health Care Foundation will continue to honor our commitment of providing scholarships for future physicians at the Geisinger Commonwealth Medical College through the Northeastern PA Scholars program, as well as continuing the payment of multi-year grants already awarded. Additionally, rolling grants for critical needs affecting nonprofits in Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Wyoming counties will continue to be available.
This temporary pause on the traditional grant making process will allow the board and staff of the Northeastern PA Health Care Foundation the ability to conduct defined community conversations and to develop strategic grant making priorities which are in line with the key areas of need that were reflected in our recent community forums as well as with conversations and dialogue with community leaders, health care providers, and nonprofit executives.
Critical Needs Grants (up to $10,000 awards)
Critical Needs Grants will be made for emergencies or pressing, unanticipated needs. Letter of Intents for Critical Needs Grants will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year by email only at firstname.lastname@example.org . Critical needs grants will be made at a level at or below $10,000.
Any questions regarding the Grants should be sent to email@example.com, or by calling the Foundation at 570-347-6203.
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation was established in 2011 following the sale of Mercy Hospital in Scranton. The Scranton Area Foundation serves as the administrator of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation. The Scranton Area Foundation is a public community foundation that has been serving the people of Lackawanna County since 1954.