Scranton Area Community Foundation Grant Supports Outreach Center for Community Resources

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The Scranton Area Community Foundation awarded a $7,000 COVID-19 Critical Needs Grant to support the workforce development programs and educational services that Outreach – Center for Community Resources provides to the regional community. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Outreach has continued to operate and provide assistance to those in need. The Scranton Area Community Foundation is supporting Outreach as the organization responds to an increased demand for essential services and programs.

Outreach serves a broad population of those affected by poverty and other challenges: single parents, unemployed workers, educationally at-risk children, veterans, individuals with health, behavioral and cognitive issues, individuals in recovery, and others in transition. Outreach improves the lives of over 5,000 individuals each year with award-winning workforce and family development programs that support individuals as they navigate through life’s challenges.

The Scranton Area Community Foundation has been serving the Northeastern Pennsylvania region for over 65 years as a steward, a grantmaker, a charitable resource, and a catalyst for change and growth. The Scranton Area Community Foundation was established as a community trust in 1954 by the Scranton Family, whose initial gift was the seed which has grown into a permanent vehicle for donors to accomplish their philanthropic goals while helping to support positive change within our community. Today the Scranton Area Community Foundation holds and manages a variety of funds from individuals, organizations, and corporations. Through these gifts, the Foundation responds to community needs and has provided grants to support regional nonprofits as they respond to the critical needs of those disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.