For Immediate Release: The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation (NPHCF) announces their 2015 grant recipients, and will be honoring them at the Second Annual Grant Awards Ceremony to be held on March 16th at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre.
In 2015, $642,300 in healthcare related grants has been distributed to the following organizations in Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Wyoming Counties:
- Allied Services Foundation – Jumpstart: A Behavioral Outreach for young adults
- Boys and Girls Club of NEPA – After School Program
- Catherine McAuley Center – Case Management and Traditional Supportive Housing for 24 homeless women and children
- Center for Independent Living – High Functioning Autism Support Program
- Commission on Economic Opportunity Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank – From Hunger to Healthy
- Family Services Association of NEPA – To establish a Child Advocacy Center to serve Wyoming County
- The Foundation for Cancer Cure – Smoking Cessation Program
- Greater Carbondale YMCA – Cardiac/Pulmonary Wellness Program 2nd yr of 3 yr grant
- Greater Scranton YMCA – Chronic Disease Programs, 2nd yr of 3 yr grant
- Greater Wilkes-Barre Association for the Blind – Learning to Live with Vision Loss
- Keystone Rescue Mission – Life Change Program
- Luzerne County Community College – Teen Dental Healthcare Education Program
- Maternal and Family Health Services, Inc. – Pass the Power of Pink Breast Health Initiative
- Misericordia University – Ruth Matthews Bourger Women with Children Program
- St. Joseph’s Center – Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Center, 3rd and final yr of 3 yr grant
- United Neighborhood Centers – Chronic-Disease Self Management Program
- Voluntary Action Center – Senior Well-Being Program
- The Wright Center – Establishing a Primary Care Clinic at Skyview Park Apartments
- Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA – In the Cardiac Direction Program, 2nd yr of 3 yr grant
- WVIA – The Call the Doctor Program
- Women in Philanthropy: An Initiative of the Scranton Area Foundation – STEM Programming
The NEPA Health Care Foundation commits $3.2 million more!
In addition to the grant totals above, The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation has also committed to $3.2 million in multi-year medical and healthcare related 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 over 2 million dollars in grants and scholarships. 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’ 2015 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