For 24 hours on Friday, June 5, 2020,
donors may make secure donations to their
favorite local nonprofit organizations through the
NEPA Gives online platform.

Registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations serving residents
in Northeastern Pennsylvania can participate in NEPA Gives.
And, anyone can donate!


Announcing the NEPA Grantmakers
Common Grant Application for
COVID-19 Response...Apply today!

This new grant portal will be the vehicle used to receive and process requests
related to the COVID-19 crisis, and these requests will be reviewed
and considered by multiple funders in the Northeastern Pennsylvania region.


Now Accepting Applications For the
2020–2021 Youth Advisory Committee!

Applications Are Due by June 30th.


All employees with work from remote locations, effective immediately.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the
Luzerne Foundation will temporarily close
its offices and community conference room.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and statewide
school closures, The Luzerne Foundation has
extended all scholarship applications deadlines
to Friday, May 1st.

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Bevevino Family Center
for Charitable Giving

34 South River St, Wilkes -Barre
Contact us at 570.822.2065


Bevevino Building - The Luzerne Foundation

Because of You, We Are...Here for Good.™

The Luzerne Foundation's Mission

We are “Here For Good“. The Luzerne Foundation supports donors with their charitable giving, helping them invest strategically in causes they care about and in ways that make a difference in our community. We are a philanthropic leader, a community resource and a financial steward.


Reaching a Grantmaking Milestone

We have 100 million reasons to celebrate, but for now we'll focus on just a few that will help identify The Luzerne Foundation's mission and purpose:

Our Grantmaking

Since our inception in 1994, we have awarded more than $100,000,000 in grants from more than 300 funds that represent seven distinct fields of interest. All of these components work in concert to create a healthy vibrant community. Without Social Services, Education and…

Our Leadership

As a philanthropic leader in our community, it is also our mission to offer information and resources. The professional staff at The Luzerne Foundation is very knowledgeable about the various programs and services provided by nonprofit organizations in our region and has access to national…

Our Commitment to Growth

We provide educational seminars covering trends in philanthropy, tax and legislative changes, and other pertinent topics free of charge to the community. By partnering with other local organizations such as The Nonprofit & Community Assistance Center (NCAC)…

The Fund for Luzerne County

This was the very first fund of The Luzerne Foundation. The Founding Member of the Foundation felt it was extremely important that The Luzerne Foundation have a pool of unrestricted or general interest assets in order to best serve the various and changing needs within Luzerne County.