For Immediate Release: The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation (NPHCF) announces their 2014 grant recipients, and will be honoring them at the Second Annual Grant Awards Ceremony to be held on March 10th at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel.

In 2014, $512,757 in grants has been distributed to the following organizations in Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Wyoming Counties:

  • Children’s Service Center
  • Domestic Violence Service Center
  • Greater Carbondale YMCA
  • Greater Scranton YMCA
  • Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA
  • Heritage Valley Partners
  • Lou Ruspi Jr. Foundation
  • Luzerne County Child Advocacy Center
  • Meals on Wheels
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • Northeast PA Area Health Education Center
  • Northern Tier Industry & Education Consortium
  • Northeast Regional Cancer Institute
  • PAISBC(PaysBack)
  • Seven Loaves Soup Kitchen
  • St. Joseph’s Center
  • The Center for Cancer Wellness, Candy’s Place
  • The Deutsch Institute
  • University of Scranton Edward R. Leahy Center Clinic
  • Wyoming County Cultural Center

This  include $80,000 in Dental Grants to:

  •             Scranton Primary Health Care Center, Inc.
  •             Volunteers in Medicine

In addition to the grant totals above, The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation has also committed to $3.2 million in multi-year scholarship support to create the Northeastern PA Health Care Foundation scholars program at The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC).  This scholars program will enable students from Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Wyoming counties who wish to practice medicine in Northeastern PA, to receive scholarship support while attending TCMC.

Since 2011, The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation has awarded $1,242,755.00 in grants to organizations in Lackawanna Luzerne and Wyoming Counties. It is a public foundation with the mission of supporting community wellness; health education; medical care of the uninsured and underinsured; and the complete physical, mental, and social well-being of the residents of Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Wyoming counties is proud to announce its’ 2014 grants to non-profits in the community.  The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation, a registered 501©3 not-for-profit organization, was established in 2011 following the sale of Mercy Hospital in Scranton.

The Scranton Area Foundation, a public community foundation serving the people of Lackawanna County since 1954, serves as administrator of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation.

For more information, contact:

Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation
615 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 102
Scranton, PA 18510

Tel:      570-347-6203, ext. 310
Fax:     570-347-7587


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