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Grants to Pennsylvania Nonprofits for Programs to Benefit Residents in Eligible Locations

Robert H. Spitz Foundation Grant Cycle


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Funding Source
Scranton Area Community Foundation
Robert H. Spitz Foundation
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Geographic Focus
USA: Pennsylvania: Lackawanna County and Northeastern Pennsylvania

Important Dates
LOI Date: 05/30/23
Deadline: 06/30/23 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations for programs that benefit the community in eligible locations. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full grant application. Funding is intended for activities and projects within the focus areas of poverty, veteran affairs, Jewish culture, environment, and animal welfare. Eligible programs serve residents in Lackawanna County and Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Priority Areas:

  • Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: Programs that aim to remove economic barriers, mitigate intergenerational poverty, and encourage independence in adults and children through access to safe, affordable housing, transportation, education, and other important issues;
  • Veterans’ affairs and veteran-oriented programs;
  • Animal welfare: Including but not limited to programs that support humane education, adoption for homeless animals, spay/neuter, rescue, veterinary care, and helping the economically disadvantaged and elderly to keep their companion animals;
  • Jewish Culture and Cemeteries;
  • Environmental: Programs that seek to preserve and/or protect the environment, seek to raise awareness and/or educate about climate/ environmental issues, or mitigate the impact of harmful practices on the environment and promote recreation/public health. Examples of qualifying Environmental requests include:
    • A focus on carbon footprint reduction
    • A focus on increasing air and water quality
    • Conservation of wildlife habitats, open space greenways, rivers, and watersheds
    • Education on living environmentally friendly lifestyles.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for grant funding.

The Robert H. Spitz Foundation primarily awards grants to registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that support initiatives and programs serving the residents of Lackawanna County and Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Pre-Application Information
- LOIs for the Robert H. Spitz Foundation grant cycle will be due by May 30, 2023, at 11:59 PM
- If invited to apply, the application will be due by June 30, 2023, at 11:59 PM

No paper or emailed applications will be accepted.

Contact Information

Scranton Area Community Foundation
615 Jefferson Ave., Suite 102
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510
(570) 347-6203

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