The Northeastern PA Health Care Foundation is pleased to invite grant applications from 501(c)(3) organizations for projects designed to support health and wellness initiatives serving the people of Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Wyoming Counties. The Foundation holds one annual grant cycle.
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation is dedicated to improving the health and well- being of the people of the region, particularly those most vulnerable and underserved. Grant-funded projects must be consistent with the mission of the Northeastern PA Health Care Foundation: to support the health care needs including, but not limited to, health education, community wellness, payment for medical care of uninsured and underinsured regardless of the facility of treatment, and to improve the complete physical, mental, and social well-being of the residents of Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Wyoming Counties.
**Special Grant Opportunity**
Behavioral Health Grant
In addition to the general grant cycle for 2016, the Foundation is issuing a separate RFP inviting grant applicants to submit for up to $50,000 in funding specifically to address the issue of behavioral health. The application should indicate serve the people of Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Wyoming Counties. The below grant procedure and deadlines also apply to the Behavioral Health Grant Opportunity.
Application Process & Criteria
The application process begins with a Letter of Intent (LOI) submitted via email to . Letters of Intent may be submitted until June 1, 2016, and responses regarding LOI approvals or denials will not be provided until after the deadline date. Applicants invited to submit a full application will be notified by the Foundation and assigned login credentials to access the online application through the NPHCF Website. Application deadline is September 1, 2016.
In general, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation does not support:
- The development and implementation of academic curriculum at Colleges or Universities
- Academic or commercial research
- National organizations without a local branch
- Needs assessments
- Annual Campaigns
- General operating expenses not associated with a specific program or initiative
Capital expenses will be considered on a case by case basis and organizations should contact the NPHCF prior to a letter of intent.
Organizations are ineligible to apply for funding from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation for two consecutive years.
The NPHCF encourages the following:
- Collaborative projects where several organizations look at solving a specific issue
- Serving all three counties of Lackawanna, Luzerne or Wyoming
- Organizations showing multiple funding sources on their applications
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation is not meant as a sustaining source of funding for any organization. Multi-year grants and repetitive funding are decided on a case by case basis.
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.