Willary Foundation Grant History
A good way to review the types of grants awarded from the Willary Foundation is to review those we issued to other organizations. Please review them below:
2016
Recipient Purpose Amount
Approved
Description
Camp Koala Human Services $5,000.00 A renewal grant would allow us to continue our grief support camp for children, as well as operate grief support groups at Geisinger, distribute comfort boxes to newly bereaved students and offer Children's Grief Awareness activities.
 
Great Valley Technology Alliance, DBA TecBridge Community Development $25,000.00 TecBridge is requesting Willary Foundation support to re-energize regional collaboration on biomedical research and related economic development activities. Specifically, TecBridge is proposing to lead a regional coalition to pick-up and move forward the Region Bioscience Initiative (RBI) and Biomedical Research Implementation Committee (BRIC) efforts that have slowed in recent years.
 
Women's Resource Center Human Services $25,000.00 To use funding from the Willary Foundation to address the economic and housing needs of domestic violence survivors through the WRC Economic Advocacy Program. Comprehensive support services will enable survivors to move past a myriad of economic barriers that women and their children must navigate after fleeing a violent relationship.
 
EOTC of Northeastern Pennsylania Human Services $25,000.00 Focus on Fatherhood will provide cognitive-behavioral education and support for 75-100 low-income fathers preparinig for release from Lackawanna County Prison. The project introduces the innovative Inside-Out Dad curriculum to help bridge separated fathers and their children and to promote healthy family relationships post-release.
 
Arc of Luzerne County Community $20,000.00 To purchase a minivan for the Community Intergration expansion program
 
Arc of Luzerne County Human Services $25,000.00 TRACE- Transition to Community Employment- is a one year work rediness program developed by the Arc of Luzerne County and delivered through Luzerne County Community College for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and autsim. The program is comprised of one year of structured employment preparation that includes customized life and employability skills training, career exploration and mentoring, and a supervised experiential learning work apprenticeship related to aptitudes, career goals and skill development of the individual, and work/life balance programming in the community. 
 
King's College Educational $10,875.00 King’s College/Ruth’s Place Women’s Shelter Employment Program - King's College is requesting $10,875 as seed money to initiate an Employment Program in conjunction with Ruth’s Place Women’s Shelter.  This program would entail King’s College students assisting clients’ efforts in performing job searches, completing employment applications, and preparing for interviews.
 
Lakeland School District Scott Campus Educational $10,000.00 Lakeland Elementary School Scott Campus is requesting a grant to update an outdated limited circulation of library books. Reading enhancement programs have been established but the current library circulation is not adequate to support these programs.
 
Saint Joseph's Center Human Services $25,000.00 Saint Josephs's Center is requesting grant funding to develop therapeutic and recreational outdooor spaces on the grounds of the Adult Day Program on Blakely St in Dunmore.  At this location, 90 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are medically fragile receive day services for the provision of personal care and active treatment for skill development, therapy and socialization.
     
Scranton Area Foundation, Inc. $25,000.00 The Scranton Area Foundation, Inc. (SAF) requests $25,000 in funding from the Spring 2016 grant cycle for its newest initiative, Women in Philanthropy (WIP), which is dedicated to empowering and transforming the lives of women and girls in Lackawanna County; if approved, funding from the Willary Foundation will apply toward fulfilling a conditional grant requirement from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation and enable WIP to receive an additional grant distribution of $150,000 in year two of the initiative. WIP seeks to foster systemic change through a multi-faceted approach targeting four core priority areas: 1. Entrepreneurship & Micro-Lending, 2. Matched Savings Groups with Financial Education, 3. STEAM Education, and 4. Health & Wellness (this grant request applies to priority areas 1, 2, and 3).
     
Scranton Neighborhood Housing Services Inc. "NeighborWorks NEPA" Community $10,000.00 The Light The Town project is designed to expand NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania's already established signature Paint The Town and NeighborWorks Week projects, which are part of the Home Matters Repair Initiative. Light The Town is a program through which Scranton residents who live in vulnerable neighborhoods can have a free solar-powered, motion-detecting exterior light placed on their home.
   
The Gathering Place Community $25,000.00 Community Classroom is raising funds to renovate and transform the former Clarks Summit firehouse into The Gathering Place for Community, Arts and Education.  This new venue will be an arts and education center for the community, a permanent home for the Abing Area Community Classroom, and a satellite studio for The Deutsch Institute.
   
The Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development at Wilkes University Community Development $2,500.00 The completion of an assessment on regional financial literacy and the impact on families and the regional economy.
 
Total 2016   $233,375.00
 
2015
Recipient Purpose Amount
Approved
Description
Center for Anti-Slavery Studies
Special Grant
$21,150.00
 
EOTC
Human Services
$30,000.00
To fund innovative services for 150 vulnerable women preparing for release from Lackawanna County Prison. EOTC's multi-component Women-in-Transition initiative will improve outcomes for targeted women by providing pre-release assessment and planning, gender-informed education, mentoring and case management.
 
Keystone College
Community
$30,000.00
The Keystone College Miller Library is the academic center and focal point of Keystone's campus; it functions as a campus and community library, a study and social center, an art gallery and an instructional/classroom area. Funds are being sought to install new windows in the Miller Library. The existing windows are the original windows. These windows are inefficient, and a coating that was on the windows has discolored. The current condition of the windows is unappealing and causes the library to appear dark.
 
The Nature Conservancy
Environmental
$25,000.00
The Nature Conservancy would like to install a low-maintenance, solar powered composting toilet facility at our nature preserve on Moosic Mountain, the Dick and Nancy Eales Preserve. This will improve visitors' experience of this popular preserve and help protect its natural resources by minimizing human impact.
 
Northeast Regional Cancer Institute
Human Services
$25,000.00
The Cancer Institute Community Based Cancer Screening Navigation Program is a cancer screening initiative focused on barrier reduction and facilitation of cancer screening among low income residents of northeast Pennsylvania. The chosen target screenings - breast, cervical and colon are widely recommended, successful in detecting and preventing cancer, offer statistically reliable cost effectiveness yet remain under utilized.
 
Penn State Worthington Scranton
Human Services
$5,000.00
The Student Hardship Fund at Penn State Worthington Scranton supports undergraduates who need a helping hand when experiencing extraordinary and sometimes unexpected hardships that affect their ability to cover the costs of their education. Things like a family member's or student's own job loss, illness, death, loss of home to fire, etc. may be too much to overcome financially and hinder the student's ability to continue his or her education without assistance.
 
The Wright Center
Community
$10,000.00
The Wright Center plans to establish a Primary Care Clinic at Skyview Park Apartments in Scranton that will provide a full range of services including mental and behavioral health and dental care to individuals who are uninsured, underinsured, and low income with a particular focus on the growing Bhutanese refugee, Asian, and Hispanic communities in Scranton. Funds are requested to implement the Portable Remote Network that will connect the Skyview Primary Care Clinic and its patients to an electronic medical record to facilitate better care, care coordination and link to services in the community.
 
Camp Koala
Human Services
$5,000.00
Camp Koala hosts grief support camps for children ages 7-12, and for teens who have experienced the death of a parent, primary caregiver or sibling. In 2015 we will open four new camps, in the Wilkes-Barre and Scranton area for grieving children.
 
Heritage Valley Partners
Community Development
$20,000.00
Development of a trailhead community park and natural play area that is ADA accessible for nature play, cultural performances and environmental education programming. The site is located along the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail that travels throughout 70+ miles and 30 municipalities and is open to the public, free of charge.
 
Lacawac Sanctuary & Biological Field Station
Education
$7,500.00
The future well-being of our local watersheds will soon rest in the hands of its youngest citizens. Establishing strong, targeted environmental education programs now provides a vital foundation for these future watershed stewards. Lacawac's Watershed Education and Awareness Program operates in local schools and afterschool programs in Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties to teach natural resource sciences, ecosystem management, and watershed stewardship to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders.
 
 
Penn's Northeast INC
Community Development
$25,000.00
Penn's Northeast, a four-county regional economic development organization in NEPA is requesting funding to aid in our latest four-year marketing and recruitment initiative. Our organization's sole purpose is to market the region and recruit business operation to Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe and Wayne counties, and we're looking to achieve that purpose by directly engaging with over 8,000 companies throughout the United States and Europe we've identified within our target industries.
 
 
Scranton Tomorrow
Community Development
$30,000.00
Scranton Tomorrow is leading the collaboration of the non-profit organizations, historical and heritage based organizations, tourism, arts and cultural sector, neighborhood associations, governmental bodies, private businesses and the community at large for the planning of the City of Scranton's Sesquincentennial Celebration, marking 150 years. The goal of this year's celebration is to educate, recreate and celebrate our region's rich history through various mediums. Throughout the year we will showcase our history through artifacts, artwork, craftsmanship, food, photography, dance, song and written word. The funds we have requested will help support the celebration throughout the year.
 
Total 2015   $233,650.00
 
2014
Recipient Purpose Amount
Approved
Description
Countryside Conservancy
Community Development
$25,000.00
The goal of this grant is to secure funds necessary to pay for the Abington Little League Trail connector as part of a safe road crossing at Ackerly Road in Phase 1 of the Trolley Trail (Clarks Summit to Dalton - 2.8 miles)
 
University of Scranton Edward R Leahy Clinic for the Uninsured
Human Services
$25,000.00
The Leahy Clinic serves a limited but signifigant role in the community's health "safety net" by offering "non-emergent health care" to uninsured people who would otherwise forgo health care becasue of cost, or seek care inappropriately in hospital emergency rooms.
 
PAISBC
Human Services
$10,000.00
Grant proceeds would be used for a free, one on one, educational, instructional, and motivational intervention utilizing physical activity to address and improve physical capability and wellness among other quality of life issues related to cancer and side effects of its treatment
 
Scranton Cultural Center
Community Development
$50,000.00
The Scranton Cultural Center is seeking funding for the installation of the HVAC system on the fourth floor, which would enable the expansion of the facility use during the spring, summer, and fall months. The HVAC system will allow SCC to transform empty space into additional facilities to be utilized for revenue, additional jobs, and innovative programs provided at low or no cost to families. Furthermore the SCC will provide local community groups with event space.
 
Women's Resource Center
Human Services
$25,000.00
The Women's Resource Center proposes to use funding from the Willary Foundation to address the economic and housing needs of domestic violence survivors through the WRC economic Advocacy Program. Comprehensive support services will enable survivors to move past the myriad of economic barriers that women and their children must navigate after fleeing a violent relationship.
 
Greater Wilkes-Barre Association for the Blind
Educational
$10,000.00
The Transition Assistance Program will provide blind and visually impaired high school students with skills and knowledge they need to successfully transition from high school to college, trade school or employment. The goal is to help students identify and gain more information on careers of interest, and the steps they need to take to make the successful transition to life beyond high school.
 
The Institute for Public Policy and Economic Development
Educational
$12,000.00
Would like to use funds to produce a quarterly economic publication which includes economic and business data in order to assist organizations and businesses in understanding the local economy, trends, changes and how certain indicators impact the economic and social well being of businesses and individuals.
 
Misericordia University
Human Services
$32,950.00
Funds will be used for a week-long Diversity Camp which will analyze the impact of their leadership in their schools and community as well as increase awareness of community organizations and institutions that assist the community.
 
Fractured Atlas for REV Theatre Company
Recreational
$15,000.00
REV Theatre Company will partner with the Scranton Cultural Center and use the requested funds to present Living Shakespeare. This program will offer free to low cost performances of a professional production Hamlet to students in Scranton/Lackawanna and potentially Luzerne Counties, along with public performances, in February 2015.
 
Scranton Shakespeare Festival
Recreational
$4,000.00
The Scranton Shakespeare Festival plans to use the requested funds to support their Summer 2014 productions of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance. All performances will be completely free and open to the public.
 
Total 2014   $208,950.00
 
2013
Recipient Purpose Amount
Approved
Description
WVIA - Erika Funke
Special Grant
$10,000.00
A grant to WVIA exclusively for the use of Erika Funke for a WVIA project of her choice, in recognition of Erika's years of support for the regional arts' communities and continued encouragement to all artists.
 
Children's Advocacy Center of NEPA
Human Services
$8,706.00
This project will create a Teen Advocacy Center that provides a Teen Library to allow a safe space for Northeastern Pennsylvania's victims of physical and sexual abuse and/or neglect.
 
Bread Basket - Food Bank
Special Grant
$5,000.00
Special grant to the Bread Basket Food Bank in honor of William Warren Scranton.
 
Cori's Place
Human Services
$10,000.00
Funds will be used to purchase a wheelchair van due to the increase in the number of clients and their multifarious physical disabilities. A van will allow clients access to the community for both recreational and volunteer activities.
 
United Neighborhood Center - Food Bank
Special Grant
$5,000.00
A special grant to the Food Bank of United Neighborhood Center in honor of William Warren Scranton.
 
United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA
Human Services
$24,456.00
The Path to Citizenship Program will provide literacy education and tools of empowerment for non-English speaking adults that will increase their chances for employment and successful integration into American society.
 
United Way - Gift of Warmth
Special Grant
$7,500.00
A special grant to the United Way - Gift of Warmth in honor of William Warren Scranton.
 
Employment Opportunity and Training Center
Human Services
$25,000.00
EOTC seeks funding to help reduce waiting lists for its Blueprint-Against-Violence Incredible Years (IY) parenting skills program. During the project, 60-75 parents at risk for child abuse/neglect will receive research-based classroom training, individual coaching and links to crucial resources.  
 
Scranton Shakespeare Festival (REV Theatre Company)
Recreational
$3,500.00
REV Theatre Company will partner with the Mayor’s Office, Scranton and the Department of Parks & Recreation to present free outdoor performances of a professional production of Comedy of Horrors in Nay Aug Park in June 2013. They will also partner with United Neighborhood Centers to offer eight drama workshops for at-risk children and youth who are enrolled in the UNC Summer Camps.
 
Scranton Public Library
Educational
$16,000.00
The Library proposes to digitize over thirty rare books commemorating the Centennials of Lackawanna County communities and make them available via the Lackawanna Valley Digital Archives. These books, published in the mid to late 20th century, record the history of the town or township and contain important historical information not found elsewhere. 
 
University of Scranton Edward R Leahy Jr Center Clinic for the Uninsured
Human Services
$25,000.00
Funding for the Edward R. Leahy Jr Center Clinic for the Uninsured which provides free, non-emergency health care to uninsured Lackawanna County Residents.  
 
Volunteers in Medicine
Human Services
$25,000.00
VIM provides quality compassionate medical and dental care to working low income families that have no access to health insurance. VIM will expand Mental Health Services to alleviate the extreme demand for treatment associated to mental illness.  
 
Total 2013   $165,162.00
 
2012
Recipient Purpose Amount
Approved
Description
The Abington Area Community Classroom
1658 Falls Road
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Human Services
$25,000.00
The Abington Area Community Classroom with its partners, The Abington Area Joint Recreation Board, the Clarks Summit Borough and The Deutsch Institute, is in the process of renovating the former Clarks Summit Fire House into an inclusive community center where residents of the Abingtons and surrounding areas can come together for recreational and artistic programs while providing employment to people with special needs.
 
Friends of the Poor
2300 Adams Ave
Scranton, PA 18509
Human Services
$24,689.00
Friends of the Poor will collaborate with Marywood University's Campus Ministry and the University of Scranton's Community Outreach Office to expand the Big Friends/Little Friends after-school program at Valley View Terrace in Scranton.
 
Meals on Wheels of NEPA
541 Wyoming Ave
Scranton, PA 18509
Human Services
$10,000.00
The Fast Track Home Delivered Mean Program assists older individuals, recently discharged from a hospital or rehabilitation facility by providing them with hot nutritious meals for a 2 to 4 week period. Meals on Wheels can not provide funding due to increasing costs combined with decreasing subsidized monies.
 
Pittston Memorial Library
47 Broad Street
Pittston, PA 18640
Human Services
$19,439.00
The Pittston Memorial Library is requesting grant funding for start-up supplies and equipment for the Intergenerational Family Center Program which is a pilot program designed to provide support, counseling and other services to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.
 
Center for Cancer Wellness-
Candy's Place
190 Welles Street, Suite 120
Forty Fort, PA 18704
Human Services
$20,000.00
Funding for an exercise program geared toward improving the health of the participants and increase their physical activity. Candy's Place offers these classes free to cancer patients and at a low cost to Luzerne County residents who otherwise can not afford or are unable to take these types of exercise programs at other organizations.
 
Great Valley Technology Alliance Northeastern Pennsylvania Technology
Institute
201 Lackawanna Ave, Suite 201
Scranton, PA 18503
Community Development
$15,000.00
Great Valley Technology Alliance and Northeastern Pennsylvania Technololgy Institute will be consolidating their organizations. The funding will be used for the rebranding, legal consolidation, fiscal consolidation and facilitation of a business plan.
 
Keystone College
One College Green
LaPlume, PA 18440
Community Development
$25,000.00
Funding to complete a concept and feasibility study to develop concept designs for the Miller Library - a multi-purpose building which includes library, art gallery, classrooms and offices. This will help determine the cost and viability of renovations and enhancements that align with a visionary campus master plan that supports Keystone's continued
growth - now and into the future.
 
Fractured Atlas for REV Theatre
Company
302 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
Cultural
$3,400.00
Funding to present free outdoor performances of a professional production of Midsummer Night's Dream in Nay Aug Park in June. Rev Theatre will partner with the mayor's office and the Department of Parks & Recreation. They will also partner with
United Neighborhood Center, Bellevue Center, Scranton to offer drama workshops for at-risk children and youth.
 
St. Joseph's Center
2010 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509
Community Development
$25,000.00
Development of a therapy Garden on the grounds of St. Joseph's Center for their residents. They are currently working with Marywood University School of Architecture Faulty and students who developed
the design for the Therapy Garden.
 
United Neighborhood Centers
425 Alder Street
Scranton, PA 18505
Youth Mentoring/Development
$24,958.00
Funding for our Photography and Creative Writing program for low income at risk youth in Lackawanna county. Youth between the ages of 11-18 will partake a year long educational program where they will learn the basics of digital photography and creative writing.
 
Total 2012   $192,486.00
 
2011
Recipient Purpose Amount
Approved
Description
The Community Intervention
Center of Lackawanna County
Human Services
$25,000.00
Down payment for purchase of a building
located in the City of Scranton. Community
Intervention Center is in its 40th year of service
to individuals with mental health disorders,
chemical dependencies and homelessness.
 
Women’s Resource Center
Human Services
$25,000.00
Funding for the third year to enhance the
Economic Justice Program by addressing the
economic and housing needs of domestic and
sexual abuse survivors in Women’s Resource
Center’s Transitional Housing Program.
 
Hospice of the Sacred Heart
600 Baltimore Drive
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Diane Baldi
570 706-2400

Health Services
$25,000.00
Expansion of services of PATH (Palliative
and Transition to Home/Hospice) to members
of the community currently facing serious
illness who wish to seek curative treatment
and require help with pain/symptom
management addressed by the sub-specialty
of Palliative Medicine and also to assist with
navigating the continuum of care in health
care systems.
 
The Institute of Public Policy and
 Economic Development at Wilkes
 University
120 Wyoming Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
Teri Ooms
570 207-0340

Community
Development
$15,000.00
Preparation of a Regional Economic Indicators
Report for Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties.
After the report is released at a community
forum, the Institute serves as a convener and
primary researcher for the taskforces formed
at the event that will work on developing a
policy agenda.
 
Misericordia University
301 Lake Street
Dallas, PA 18612
Larry Pellegrini
570 674-6307

Community
Development
$20,000.00
Funding for Inclusive Excellence Professional
Development Project and Misericordia
University's Diversity Institute Camp. These
programs underscore the University's role as
a major community resource and innovator in
promoting diversity.
 

The University of Scranton
The Edward R. Leahy, Jr. Center
800 Linden Street
Scranton, PA 18510
Meg Hambrose
570 941-4262

Health Services
$15,000.00
Funding for clinic offering non-emergent
health care to uninsured people.
 
Total 2011   $125,000.00
 
2010
Recipient Purpose Amount
Approved
Description
Employment Opportunity and
  Training Center
Suite 3D Kane Building
116 N. Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503

Human Services
$24,982.00
Funding for Family Reunification Services to assist 40 court-involved families (estimated 60 children) who are at high-risk for child-abuse and neglect. The project will provide EOTC with the tools for therapeutic parent-child activities, intensive case management and an innovative moms group for women in recovery.
 
Geisinger Community Health
 Services LIFE Geisinger Program
MC 40-20
100 N. Academy Avenue
Danville, PA 17822

Human Services
$12,000.00
Funding for training of select LIFE health crae professionals to become Master Trainers for the research-based. community outreach program "A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls"
 
Great Valley Technology Alliance  (GVTA)
Suite 211
201 Lackawanna Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503

Community
Development
$10,000.00
Funding for business plan competition.
 

Kings College
133 North River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

Community
Development
$7,193.00
Funding for the African American Male Outreach Program which aims to improve the college retention rate among the black male population.
 

Scranton Public Library
500 Vine Street
Scranton, PA 18509

Community
Development
$28,000.00
Funding for "Out of the Wilderness: The Development and Industrialization of the Scranton Area 1850-1865". It is the digitization of 67 historical items that will be available to the public via interactive website.
 

The Institute for Public Policy
  & Economic Development
7 South Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

Community
Development
$15,000.00
Proposal to complet thorough research, analyize data, compile findings, publish a regional economic indicators report for Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties and release the report at a community forum. After release of the report, the Institute serves as conveyor and primary researcher for the taskforces formed at the event that will work on implementing short- and long-term goals aimed at community revitalization and sustainability.
 
The Nature Convservancy
Northeastern Pennsylvania
PO Box 55
Long Pond, PA 18334

Environmental
$10,000.00
Funding to support the Lackawanna County Open Space Initiative Group which is researching the possibility of securing long-term funding for open space protection in Lackawanna County.
 
The Pennsylvania State Univ.
   (award) on behalf of Penn
   State Worthington Scranton
   (technical project)
110 Tech. Ctr. Bldg. (award)
University Park, PA 18602-7000
120 Edgeview Dr. (tech. proj.)
Dunmore, PA 18512-1699

Educational
$25,000.00
Funding for a Student Success Center which will enhance the learning process for students by offering specialized advising, tutorial support and other academic assistance.
 
United Way of Lackawanna County
615 Jefferson Avenue
Scranton, PA 18510

Human Services
$15,000.00
Special grant for food and heating.
 
Women's Resource Center, Inc.
PO Box 975
Scranton, PA 18501

Human Services
$10,000.00
Funding for the second year to enhance the Economic Justice Project by addressing the economic and housing needs of domestic and sexual abuse survivors in WRC's Transitional Housing Program.
 
Total 2010   $157,175.00
 
2009
Recipient Purpose Amount
Approved
Description
EOTC of Northeastern PA
Suite 3D
116 N. Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503

Community
Development
$25,000.00
Third of a 3-part grant for installation of star-qualified building components in its Seventh Avenue Center Headquarters.
 
Lackawanna River Corridor Assoc.
PO Box 368
Scranton, PA 18501
Environmental
$30,000.00
Creation of community partnership of property owners, business interests, public and development organizations that will advance the reclamation of the Old Forge Hole mine drainage discharge and investigate opportunities for green technology development of lands along the river confluence area Duryea and Old Forge.
 
O.S. Johnson Technical Institute
d/b/a Johnson College
3427 North Main Avenue
Scranton, PA 18508

Educational
$25,000.00
Development of a green learning house on campus which provide students with opportunity to work on curriculum entirely centered around sustainability concepts.
 
The Institute for Public Policy
    and Economic Development
7 South Main Street, Suite 201
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

Community
Development
$15,000.00
Funding for research and data analysis to publish a regional economic indicators report for Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties.
 
Women's Resource Center, Inc.
PO Box 975
Scranton, PA 18501

Human Services
$25,000.00
Creation of a broad-based economic justice project by developing and implementing a transitional housing program.
 
United Way of Lackawanna County
615 Jefferson Avenue
Scranton, PA 18510

Human Services
$15,000.00
Emergency Heating Program
 
Total 2009   $135,000.00
 
2008
Recipient Purpose Amount
Approved
Description

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeastern Pennsylvania
609 Ash Street
Scranton, PA 18510

Youth
Development
$25,000.00
The Boys & Girls Clubs Shuttle Program provides families with an affordable way to provide transportation and care for children after school daily including days with planned or unplanned early dismissals.
 
Co-Operative Farmer's Market
    Scranton
2501 Bald Mountain Road
Clarks Summit, PA 18411

Community
Development
$10,000.00
Design plan for new buildings and new roof for farmer's market.
 
E.O.T.C.
Suite 3D Kane Building
116 N. Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503

Community
Development
$25,000.00
Second of a 3-part grant to fund the salary of development director, who will implement and administer Building Our Future, a $500,000 capital campaign for renovation of Seventh Avenue Center.
 
Keystone College Environmental
    Educational Institute
One College Green
La Plume, PA 18440

Educational
$15,000.00
Funding for Watershed Concepts teacher-training course.
 
Luzerne County Historical Society
49 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

Community
Development
$5,000.00
Identification and mapping of historic trees at the Swetland Homestead.
 
Misericordia University
301 Lake Street
Dallas, PA 18612

Educational
$17,500.00
Funding to renovate the exterior of Pauly House, a residence for use by Women with Children program, which provides economically disadvantaged single mothers the opportunity to pursue a baccalaureate degree while residing in a designated residence hall with their children.
 
Penn State Worthington Scranton
University Relations Office
120 Ridge View Drive
Dunmore, PA 18512

Educational
$25,000.00
Renovation and equipment of approximately 7,500 square feet in an existing building to create a science suite. The suite will be furnished with the most current technology available in the science field.
 
Russell Park
PO Box 77
Carbondale, PA 18407

Community
Development
$5,000.00
Improvements to Russell Park, including paving of parking lot, upgrade of walkways in and out of park and landscaping of entranceway.
 
Shiloh Baptist Church - Youth Development
915 N. Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509

Youth
Development
$1,200.00
Purchase of pre-school kits containing school supplies as part of "The Fresh Start Project" which supports disadvantaged children within Lackawanna County. The kits would be distributed at Back-to-School Block Party.
 
The Gathering 2008 at Keystone
   College
Keystone College
One College Green
La Plume, PA 18440

Cultural
$15,000.00
The Gathering is a theme-based literature conference that focuses on sources of literary imagination and inspiration. The goal is to bring world-class literary figures to the area for a 3-day event that will be affordable to local readers writers and others interested in literature.
 
 
$25,000.00
Special Grant
 
United Neighborhood Centers of
   Northeastern Pennsylvania
425 Alder Street
Scranton, PA 18505

Youth
Development
$37,750.00
UNC's Leader-In-training Program (LIT) is a gang-intervention program that coordinates a collaboration of family, school and community support networks in an intense, youth development program that involves participants in personal and community goal setting, emphasizing the ability of participates to have a positive
positive impact on their own lives, as well as their community.
 
Total 2008 $206,450.00
 
2007
Recipient Purpose Amount
Approved
Description

Greater Carbondale YMCA
82 North Main Street
Carbondale, PA 18407
Community
Development
$25,000.00
Upgrade of the 1914 and 1980 structures
and addition of building space to accommodate a wide range of community programs, i.e., daycare and fitness/wellness.
 
Joint Urban Studies Center
(Wilkes University)
7 South Main Street, Suite 201
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
Community
Development
$10,000.00
Joint Urban Studies Center will complete thorough research, analyze data, compile findings, publish a Regional Economic Indicators Report for Lackawanna & Luzerne Counties and release the report at a community forum. After report release, the JUSC would act as convener and primary researcher for the task forces formed at the event that will work on implementing short- and long-term regional goals aimed at community revitalization and sustainability.
 
Marywood University
2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509
Cultural
$14,355.00
Year three of a three-year program for visiting artists.
 
Nay Aug Conservancy
RR 1 Box 55C
Uniondale, PA 18470
Community
Development
$35,000.00
Public art installation consisting of large standing clay tablets (stela or stelae plural) in Nay Aug Park.
 
Northeastern Pennsylvania
Philharmonic
957 Broadcast Center
Avoca, PA 18641
Cultural
$15,000.00
Funding for Educational Outreach Initiatives (EOI) which creates opportunities for access to high-quality music programming for under- served youth and their families. A major part
 
Northeast Regional Cancer
Institute
334 Jefferson Avenue
Scranton, PA 18510
Health
Services
$25,000.00
Advanced regional epidemiology research of a range of women's cancers. The knowledge gained will develop targeted Educational and outreach initiatives to address areas in which disparities may be found.
 
The Northeast Theatre Performance Space at the Hotel Jermyn
326 Spruce Street PO Box 854
Scranton, PA 18501
Cultural
$7,500.00
Acting Alone is a two-part series of original monodramas (created and performed by a single person). The grant is support for Part One, which is comprised of 3 plays featuring artists with Scranton roots and will include master classes open to the local theatre.
 
The University of Scranton Leahy Community Health & Family Center
McGurrin Hall, Lower Level
Scranton, PA 18510-4670
Health
Services
$15,000.00
Partnership between the University and Lack- awanna Medical Society to establish a free health health clinic for uninsured residents of Scranton and nearby communities. The Scranton Free Clinic will offer acute, episodic "non-emergency" care to Lackawanna County residents who may otherwise forgo health care due to cost.
 
Total 2007 $146,855.00
 
2006
Recipient Purpose Amount
Approved
Description

Friends of Arabesque
RR 2 Box 194
Layton Road
Olyphant, PA 18447
Youth
Development
$8,250.00 Provide dance classes at no cost to 30 under- privileged students.
 
Greater Carbondale YMCA
82 North Main Street
Carbondale, PA 18407
Community
Development
$25,000.00 Upgrade of the 1914 and 1980 structures and add building space to accommodate a wide-range of community programs, i.e., day care and fitness/wellness.
 
Marywood University
2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509
Cultural $15,093.00 Year 2 of a 3-year program for a visiting artist series.
 
St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen
500 Penn Avenue
Scranton, PA 18512
Human
Services
$10,000.00 Update of fifteen-year-old computer system to track donations, food inventories and research new community resources.
 
Scranton-Abingtons Planning
Association 104 Shady Lane Road Chinchilla, PA 18410
Community
Development
$25,000.00 Ten contiguous municipalities in Lackawanna County have voluntarily come together to develop a cooperative ("multi-municipal") comprehensive plan that will include land use, land preservation and transportation elements.
 
The Language Institute c/o Wilkes University
84 West South Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766
Edducation $15,000.00 Development and delivery of two instruc- tional programs in Spanish - one for healthcare professionals and one for human service providers.
 
The Nature Conservancy
15 East Ridge Avenue
Conshohocken, PA 19428
Environmental $30,000.00 Grant to pursue stewardship and ecological management at Moosic Mountain by raising community awareness and encouraging compatible recreational and Educational uses.
 
United Neighborhood Centers of Lackawanna County
425 Alder Street
Scranton, PA 18505
Community
Development
$37,811.00 Project to provide the residents of Skyview Park with the knowledge and tools to improve the quality of life for themselves and future residents.
 
Volunteers in Medicine of Luzerne County
c/o Joint Urban Studies Center
7 South Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
Human Services 10,000 Funds for the project planning and develop- ment phase of a free clinic for employed residents of Luzerne County who lack health insurance.
 
Willary Water Resource Center Keystone College
One College Green La Plume, PA 18440
Environmental $25,000.00 Proposal to enhance the capability of the Willary Water Resource Center to provide GIS-based large format maps of the region through the purchase of a large format printer computer workstation, monitor and supplies.
 
Total 2006 $201,154.00
 
2005
Recipient Purpose Amount
Approved
Description
Allied Services
Abington Executive Park
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Community
Development
$25,000.00 General grant with no restrictions.
 
Countryside Conservancy
PO Box 55
La Plume, PA 18440
Environmental $35,000.00 Purchase of land or land development rights from older landowners in the region who need supplementary income to maintain an acceptable standard of living.
 
  Environmental $25,000.00 General grant with no restrictions but with a recommendation that it start an endowment fund.
 
Covenant Church
550 Madison Avenue
Scranton, PA 18510
Community
Development
$50,000.00 Construction funding.
 
EOTC of Northeastern PA
116 North Washington Avenue
Kane Building, Suite 3-D
Scranton, PA 18503
Community
Development
$25,000.00 Funding of renovation to an existing building which will serve EOTC employees and clients.
 
Friendship House
PO Box 3778
Scranton, PA 18505
Human Services $11,500.00 Funding of "Yoga: An Alternative Approach," a program utilizing yoga principles to provide an alternative approach to working with at-risk children or adolescents.
 
Greater Hazleton Philharmonic
212 West Broad Street
Hazleton, PA 18201
Youth
Mentoring
$1,500.00 Free or very low-cost instrumental music lessons and exposure to fine arts to the under-served local youth.
 
Holocaust Educational Resource Center
Jewish Federation of Northeastern PA
601 Jefferson Avenue
Scranton, PA 18510
Community
Development
$11,630.00 Funding of a community conference, "Through the Voices of Women: Ravensbruck 1945-2005 concepts for the Contemporary Community." The aim of the conference is to study the example of how women coped with great challenges in the Holocaust.
 
Joint Urban Studies Center
Wilkes University
7 South Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
Community
Development
$10,000.00 Proposal to complete thorough research, analyze data, compile the findings and publish a Regional Economic Indicators Report for Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties.
 
King's College
133 North River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
Community
Development
$10,366.50 The proposed "cultural experience for Hispanic children" is a year-long series of cultural and historical excursions for Hispanic children in grades 1 through 6 who participate in the King's College Dan Flood Tutoring program located on King's campus.
 
Marywood University
2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509
Cultural $13,005.00 Proposal for a visiting artist series to host environmental artists over a three year period.
 
O.S. Johnson Technical
T/A Johnson College
3427 North Main Avenue
Scranton, PA 18505
Educational $7,500.00 Establishment of a textbook lending library for Johnson College students who cannot afford to purchase their course textbooks.
 
Penn State Worthington Campus
120 Ridge View Drive
Dunmore, PA 18512
Education $50,000.00 General grant with no restrictions but with a recommendation that it be used for business curriculum.
 
Tri-County Human Services Centers, Inc.
185 Fallbrook Street
Carbondale, PA 18407
Youth
Mentoring
$4,000.00 Funding for a summer program entitled, "The Living Arts Camp" for at-risk children.
 
United Neighborhood Centers
425 Alder Street
Scranton, PA 18505
Community
Development
$36,924.00 Project provides the residents of Skyview Park the knowledge and tools to improve the quality of life for themselves and future residents.
 
Volunteers of America of PA, Inc.
130 E. Division Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18706
Human Services $22,000.00 Development of permanent and transitional housing for the 18-25 year old popluation that is, or is at risk of, homelessness.
 
WVIA TV/FM
100 WVIA Way
Pittston, PA 18640
Educational $40,000.00 Funding for the production of a biographical documentary on Federal Judge Max Rosenn.
 
Women's Resource Center
PO Box 975
Scranton, PA 18501
Human Services $30,000.00 General grant with no restrictions.
 
Total 2005 $408,425.50
 
2004
Recipient Purpose Amount
Approved
Description

EOTC of Northeastern Pennsylvania
116 N. Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
Youth
Mentoring
$39,813.00
Families First - a preventative family mentoring initiative.
 
Jewish Community Center of Scranton
601 Jefferson Avenue
Scranton, PA 18510
Community
Development
$10,000.00
Wellness and exercise program for cancer patients.
 
Marywood University
2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509
Youth
Mentoring
$6,209.00
Collaborative public art and mural project between Marywood's art students and the United Neighborhood Center.
 
Newton Recreation Center
1814 Newton Ransom Boulevard
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Community
Development
$30,000.00
Funding of outdoor park project at Newton Recreation Center.
 
Penn State Worthington Scranton Campus
120 Ridge View Drive
Dunmore, PA 18512
Community
Development
$25,000.00
Renovation of nursing instruction facilities and update of technology.
 
The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
71 Public Squaret
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Cultural
$44,200.00
Box office renovations.
 
Scranton Tomorrow
321 Spruce Street
Scranton, PA 18503
Community
Development
$5,000.00
Formal market study to determine if artists would move to Scranton if a commodious and affordable living and working space were developed.
 
The Nature Conservancy
15 East Ridge Pike, Suite 500
Conshohocken, PA 19428
Environmental
$25,000.00
Development funds to begin community management of the recreation and natural resources of the Moosic Mountain Preserve.
 
The Northeast Region of the American Cancer Society
1101 Hill Street
Jessup, PA 18434
Educational
$15,000.00
Partial funding of the Youth Tobacco Leadership Institute, a program to teach students to complete a service learning project centered on a tobacco-control issue.
 
Total 2004
$200,222.00
 
2003
Recipient Purpose Amount
Approved
Description

City of Scranton
130 North Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
Community
Development
$30,000.00
Renovation of a greenhouse in Nay Aug Park for youth programs and park rehabilitation.
 
Girl Scouts
Scranton-Pocono Council
333 Madison Avenue
Scranton, PA 18510
Community
Development
$3,300.00
The purchase of two additional workstations to track volunteer training and programs.
 
Great Valley Technology Alliance
P.O. Box 431
Scranton, PA 18503
Community
Development
$5,000.00
The funding of a business plan competition as part of the organization's entrepreneurship development strategy to stimulate and encourage entrepreneurship in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
 
Interboro Public Library
802 Main Street
Peckville, PA 18452
Community
Development
$10,000.00
Construction of a new 12,500 square foot library facility.
 
Keystone College
One College Green
La Plume, PA 18440
Educational/
Environmental
$24,960.00
Funding for renovations and improvements to the Willary Water Resource Center that will strengthen and expand the center's role as regional leader in environmental Educational.
 
Rural Urban Board Invites Economic Success (R.U.B.I.E.S.)
Marywood University
32300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509
Youth
Mentoring
$24,975.00
2004 phase of S.A.F.A.R.I. links at-risk teens and community organic gardeners/mentors through the continuation of a community garden, greenhouse, participation in a green growers' market and development of Nay Aug Park Conservancy.
 
Wyoming County Cultural Center/Dietrich Theatre
60 East Tioga Street
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
Cultural
$25,000.00
Funding to underwrite a significant portion of cultural programming and purchase of equipment.
 
Total 2003
$123,235.00
 
2002
Recipient Purpose Amount
Approved
Description

Dress For Success Lackawanna
Suite 3E
116 North Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
Human
Services
$3,500.00
Dress For Success Lackawanna helps low-income job seekers prepare for job interviews. This grant will the establishment and maintenance of an inventory of larger size suits and to deliver services in a consistently timely fashion; purchase of personal computer and related equipment to streamline process.
 
Employment Opportunity Training Center
116 North Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
Youth
Development
$25,000.00
EOTC will expand and evaluate the youth mentoring initiative piloted in 2001. The second year will include a study of the effects of one-to-one mentoring among high-risk children residing in two low-income neighborhoods in Scranton.
 
Friendship House
1615 East Elm Street
Scranton, PA 18505
Youth
Development
$36,000.00
To develop, implement and maintain a comprehensive web-interfaced clinical documentation system that will support and integrate all Friendship House client registration tracking functions and records.
 
Great Valley Technology Alliance
P O Box 431
Scranton, PA 18503
Community
Development
$25,000.00
Administrative costs necessary to oversee the organization's various activities and programs.
 
Mountain Laurel Center for the Performing Arts
P.O. Box 6
Bushkill, PA 18324
Cultural
$25,000.00
In-depth, long-range strategic plan that will provide a course of action for management and the board of directors.
 
Northeastern Pennsylvania Diversity Educational Consortium
c/o College Misericordia
301 Lake St.
Dallas, PA 18615
Educational
$39,750.00
Year 3 of a 3-year project for curriculum development concerning diversity Educational for NEPDEC member schools.
 
Northeast Regional Cancer Institute
University of Scranton Campus
Scranton, PA 18510-4501
Health
Care
$10,000.00
Year 3 of a 3-year program for the community outreach initiative.
 
Rural Urban Board Invites Economic Success, Inc.
2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509
Youth
Development
$24,777.00
Mentorship program that links at-risk teens, adults mentors and farmers through the development of a community garden, monthly trips to organic farms and selling produce, grown by the teens, at a farmers market.
 
St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen
500 Penn Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509
Health
Services
$25,000.00
Training of homeless men and women to be cooks.
 
Scranton Tomorrow
321 Spruce Street - Suite 309
Scranton, PA 18503
Community
Development
$31,390.00
Grant to assist with a multi-year downtown revitalization strategy.
 
Total 2002
$245,417.00
 
2001
Recipient Purpose Amount
Approved
Description
Employment Opportunity Training Center
116 North Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
Youth
Development
$25,000.00
EOTC MATCH program (Mentors And Teachers Can Help). A youth mentoring intitative targeting one-to-one mentorship to at-risk youngsters in under-served Lackawanna County neighborhoods.
 
Girl Scouts
Scranton Pocono Council
333 Madison Avenue
Scranton, PA 18510
Youth
Development
$16,268.00
Purchase of a cargo van to allow Girl Scouts to bring their programs into low income communities.
 
Lackawanna River Corridor Association
P.O. Box 368
Scranton, PA 18501-0368
Environment
$30,000.00
Proposal to develop an open space conservation plan for Lackawanna County.
 
Marywood University
2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509
Youth
Development
$24,810.00
The S.A.R.A.R.I.S. program links at-risk teens and area farmers in a mentorship program using agrarian activities.
 
Northeast Regional Cancer Institute
University of Scranton Campus
Scranton, PA 18510
Health
Care
$10,000.00
Year 2 of a 3-year program approved 12/5/2000.
 
Northeastern Pennsylvania Diversity Educational Consortium
c/o College Misericordia
301 Lake St.
Dallas, PA 18615
Educational
$35,370.00
Funding for Year 2 or a 3 year project for curriculum development for diversity Educational for NEPDEC schools, grades K through 12 and post-secondary Educational.
 
Scranton Area Foundation
321 Spruce Street
Scranton, PA 18503
Disaster
Relief
$2,500.00
World Trade Center Disaster Relief Fund.
 
United Neighborhood Centers of Lackawanna County
410 Olive Street
Scranton, PA 18509
Human
Services
$25,000.00
Final evaluation phase of the Violence Intervention Center.
 
Women's Resource Center
P O Box 975
Scranton, PA 18501
Human
Services
$25,000.00
Funding for production of a film which explores the effect of domestic violence.
 
Total 2001
$193,948.00
 


2000
Recipient Purpose Amount
Approved
Description
Countryside Conservancy
PO Box 55
La Plume, PA 18440
Environment
$25,000.00
Funding to acquire property and conduct projects in 2000 which will expand its emerging greenway. Money is earmarked for Glenburn Walking Trail.
 
Employment Opportunity Training Center
116 North Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
Job Training/
Educational
$30,000.00
Support of work force development program to assist regional unemployed and underemployed to become economically self-sufficient.
 
Employment Opportunity Training Center
116 North Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
Family
Services
$35,000.00
Funding to hire a grant development consultant to continue their family services program.
 
Keystone College Water Discovery Center
PO Box 50
La Plume, PA 18440
Environmental/
Educational
$24,719.00
Purchase of internet server, water analysis equipment and an outdoor information station to augment the Water Discovery Center's Educational capabilities.
 
Mountain Laurel Center for the Performing Arts
PO Box 6
Bushkill, PA 18324
Cultural
$20,000.00
Planning expenses for a multi-venue performing arts center to be established on the present site of Unity House in Bushkill, Pennsylvania.
 
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Diversity Educational Consortium
c/o College Misericordia
301 Lake Street
Dallas, PA 18615
Diversity
Educational
$35,000.00
Funding of a regional student diversity intitiative to imbue existing curriculum and student development experiences with a multi-cultural perspective, improve critical thinking skills and enhance understanding of human differences.
 
Northeast Regional Cancer Institute
University of Scranton Campus
Scranton, PA 18510-2013
Cancer
Research
$10,000.00
Community outreach initiative to provide cancer prevention and early diagnosis services to targeted, high-risk populations throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.
 
Neighborhood Development Trust Fund
222 Mulberry Street
Scranton, PA 18503
Community
Development
$10,000.00
Funding for organizational start-up expenses of the Great Valley Technology Alliance which is a strategic plan to develop a knowledge-based technology focused economy for Northeastern Pennsylvania.
 
Scranton Cultural Center
420 North Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
Cultural
$100,000.00
Master Plan for the Arts Campaign.
 
Scranton Cultural Center
420 North Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
Cultural
$25,000.00
Funding for production of film titled Stories from the Mines.
 
Scranton Tomorrow
321 Spruce Street
Bank Towers Building - 3rd Fl
Scranton, PA 18503
Community
Development
$10,000.00
Support of the mission and expansion of the breadth of Scranton Today - Community Access Television for Northeastern Pennsylvania. Specifically, the grant will be used to underwrite the production of both governmental and non-governmental programming and costs associated with the day to day operation of the station.
 
Total 2000
$324,720.00
 
1999
Recipient Purpose Amount
Approved
Description

Abington Community
Library Association
1200 West Grove Street
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Educational /
Community
Service
$30,000.00
Construction of an addition to the Abington Community Library dedicated exclusively to children's collections and services.
 
Keystone College:
Water Discovery Center
PO Box # 50
La Plume, PA 18440
Environmental /
Educational
$81,000.00
of $101,440.00
To develop a water discovery center which will serve the Lackawanna and Luzerne County areas. This unique new program of environmental Educational will target all ages concentrating on ecological issues and the necessity for sensible water resource management. The grant will partially fund the first two phases of the development of the Center at the College.
 
Scranton Cultural Center
420 North Washington Ave.
Scranton, PA 18503
Cultural
$100,000.00
Master Plan for the Arts Campaign
 
Scranton Tomorrow
321 Spruce Street
Scranton, PA 18503
Community
Development
$10,000.00
Purchase and lease equipment to expand the programming of Scranton Today, a public Educational and government access channel, whose goal is to create an informed and involved citizenry.
 
Total 1999
$221,440.00
 
1998
Recipient Purpose Amount
Approved
Description
Alliance for the Mentally Ill
214 North Second Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Mental Health /
Educational
$20,000.00
Funding to create the Northeast Pennsylvania Regional Resource Center for the mentally ill and their families. Funding to implement "Journey of Hope," a 12 week family and caretaker Educational program on mental illness, and "Open Your Mind," an outreach and Educational program for policy makers on mental illness.
 
Boys & Girls Club of Scranton
609 Ash Street
Scranton, PA 18509
Youth
Development
$25,000.00
Generate funds to support a full time position of coordinator of special programs (CSP) at a salary of $25,000 who will organize, evaluate and strengthen existing programs with successful track records.
 
Countryside Conservancy
PO Box # 301
Waverly, PA 18471
Environmental
$20,000.00
To partially fund Phase I of a twelve month plan to complete a comprehensive Greenways Plan for the south branch of the Tunkhannock Creek watershed with the assistance of a steering committee and a professional planner. The plan envisions potential trail corridors on the Northern Electric Railroad bed, utility rights of way, linkages along stream corridors, open space wildlife corridors, and parks for public use.
 
EOTC
116 North Washington Ave.
Scranton, PA 18503
Job Training /
Educational
$25,000.00
Upgraded training and professional development of workforce development staff. Equipment, professional services an administration service expenses are also included in proposed budget.
 
Keystone College:
Water Discovery Center
PO Box # 50
LaPlume, PA 18440
Environmental/
Educational
$20,000.00
of $101,440.00
To develop a water discovery center which will serve the Lackawanna and Luzerne County areas. This unique new program of environmental Educational will target all ages concentrating on ecological issues and the necessity for sensible water resource management. The grant will partially fund the first two phases of the development of the Center at the College.
 
Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc.
321 Spruce Street
Scranton, PA 18503
Human
Services
$12,500.00
Lackawanna Pro Bono is a referral program whose mission is to increase the access of low-income residents of Lackawanna County to free legal advice and representation in civil matters by matching eligible clients with attorneys who have agreed to volunteer their services. Grant will be applied to operating expenses from 01/01/99 to 12/31/99.
 
Northeast Regional
Cancer Institute
538 Spruce Street
University of Scranton
Scranton, PA 18510
Cancer
Research
$25,000.00
Third year funding for the NRCI's Hereditary Cancer Program initiated August 1, 1996.
 
Rail Trail Council of NEPA
PO Box # 123
Forest City, PA 18421
Environmental
$22,760.00
Basic trail improvements in Fell Township and Vandling Borough Lackawanna County, following the Lackawanna River.
 
Scranton Cultural Center
420 North Washington Ave.
Scranton, PA 18503
Cultural
$100,000.00
Master Plan for the Arts Campaign
 
Scranton Tomorrow
Bank Towers Building
321 Spruce Street
Scranton, PA 18513
Community
Development
$10,000.00
Scranton Tomorrow proposed to restructure its standing committees to furnish the vehicle for implementing the outcomes outlined by the seven KPA's (Key Performance Areas) during the planning process. Requested funding is intended to help initiate the implementation of outcomes for a 3 year period.
 
Tri County Human Services, Inc.
185 Fallbrook Street
PO Box # 514
Carbondale, PA 18407
Human
Services
$10,032.00
Tri-County Human Services believes it has identified a non-traditional approach to therapy to further enhance and develop children with specific social and emotional needs. This approach combines traditional therapy with a non-traditional approach of therapeutic training related to martial arts. The proceeds will be used as part of the project budget from July 1, 1998 to June 30, 1999.
 
Total
$290,292.00
 
1997
Recipient Purpose Amount
Approved
Description
Northeast Regional
Cancer Institute
538 Spruce Street
Scranton, PA 18503
Cancer
Research
$25,000.00 Second year funding for the familial cancer risk Educational program.
 
Scranton Tomorrow
Bank Towers Building
321 Spruce Street
Scranton, PA 18513
Community
Development
$10,000.00 Scranton Tomorrow, with the assistance of the National Civic League, proposes to design and facilitate an interrelated comunity-wide visioning, strategic planning and capacity building process - "Forging the Future."
 
The Non-Profit Resource Center
University of Scranton
Scranton, PA 18510
Community
Development
$7,500.00 Funding to strengthen the region's non-profit organizations by improving the management of resources. The center focuses on strategies to share resources and risks among non-profit organizations.
 
Total $42,500.00
 
1996
Recipient Purpose Amount
Approved

Description
Employment Opportunity
Training Center
116 N. Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18501

Job Training /
Educational

$15,000.00 Funding to develop dislocated worker program to assist regionally dislocated workers in becoming economically self-sufficient. This includes career counseling, computer training and a base of operations for dislocated workers.
 
National Institute for
Environmental Renewal
1300 Old Plank Road
Mayfield, PA
Environmental
Research /
Educational
$25,000.00 Funding operating costs to allow NIER to serve as grant developer for local environmental organizations (Ecologia, Rail-Trail Council of NEPA and Lackawanna River Corridor Association) in their pursuit of program grants.
 
Northeast Regional
Cancer Institute
538 Spruce Street
Scranton, PA 18503
Cancer
Research
$25,000.00 Funding for the familial cancer risk Educational program. The principal goals of the program are: familial cancer Educational for healthcare professionals and the general public; referral, counseling and surveillance options for individuals and families affected by inherited predisposition to cancer; and the development of a database on familial predisposition to cancer among individuals in the regional population.
 
Total $65,000.00