We have moved into our new home!

34 South River St, Wilkes -Barre

You can continue to reach us at 570.714.1570

(next to the Guard Insurance building)



Contact us to learn how to create a lasting legacy
in honor or your loved one's life.



2017/2018 YAC STUDENTS

The Council on Foundations Recognizes
The Luzerne Foundation for Compliance
with National Accountability Standards


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)…

Welcome from Charles Barber

The Luzerne Foundation Funds

We are "here for good". The Luzerne Foundation helps people create funds to do good things today and lasting good for tomorrow. It is a simple, personal and powerful way to give back to your community. The Luzerne Foundation manages over 318 funds of which no two are exactly alike.

What Can You Do?

There are many ways to join The Luzerne Foundation and support our community.  You can establish a fund or donate to an existing one. Explore the list of over 318 funds and find out more about how to donate. There may be an existing fund that is exactly what you are looking to support.

You can also contact us to find out about nonprofit organizations in the community who need your help. You can become part of the Rusty Flack Society, the Millennium Circle or plan to establish a fund as part of your estate plans.

The Luzerne Foundation Featured Fund

The Kristopher David Moules Memorial Fund for the Heros

Created by his family, friends, and co-workers, The Kristopher David Moules Memorial FOI Fund for the Heroes is intended to accept charitable contributions in Kristopher’s honor and memory and make grants to assist those programs and services across our community that were important to Kris, with an emphasis on corrections and criminal justice.

Join us for the Kris Moules Memorial 5k & Walk For All The Heroes
Kirby Park – Saturday, August 11, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m.

Upcoming Events

Check back soon for more upcoming events!

North Branch Land Trust’s 20th Annual Dinner & Auctions
The Luzerne Foundation’s  25th Anniversary Celebration
5:30 pm 7:30 pm
Location to be announced

Latest News

Proud to Offer Over 350 Funds

General Purpose Grantmaking Funds
Donor Advised Funds
Designated Funds
Field of Interest Funds
Organizational Endowment Funds
Scholarship Funds