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Millennium Circle Fund Grant is Now Accepting Nominations!

Where do you see the local needs in 2018?

The Millennium Circle Fund of the Luzerne Foundation was created by a special group of donors whose gifts of $2,000 play a pivotal role in helping The Luzerne Foundation identify unmet community needs. The ultimate goal is to have 2,000 members and a fund that would present community grants totaling $200,000 or more each year.


A Millennium Circle grant can last for generations to come and has a significant impact on a nonprofit organization. Last year’s recipient, Brandon’s Forever Home, was awarded $25,000 to provide after-school tutoring services and a family meal program for local foster children. The need was identified, the membership voted and much needed services are being provided!

MEMBERSHIP Join us! Add your name to the list of Millenium Circle Members! Be an architect of change in the areas of education, health and human services, the environment, neighborhoods and the arts! Each member of The Millennium Circle is encouraged to be the eyes and ears of the Fund, recommend areas of need and vote on grants. A Millennium Circle donor can be an individual, a family, a business or a civic group. To join, we ask that you make a one-time gift, or multiple gifts, totaling $2,000. If you’d like to join or if you’d like more information, download the Millennium Circle Brochure  or call us at 570-822-2065.

Photos from the 2017 Millennium Circle Luncheon

Photos from the 2017 Millennium Circle Gathering of Friends

Photos from the 2016 Millennium Circle Luncheon

Over the past decade the Millennium Circle Fund has granted over $339,000 to nonprofit organizations throughout Luzerne County.

2018 $25,000 United Way of Wyoming Valley – Nurse’s Pantry
2017 $25,000 Brandon’s Forever Home – After school Tutoring and Family Meal Program
2016 $22,000 The Hope Center of Wyoming Valley to expand Dental and Free Clinics for the Uninsured & Underinsured
2015 $20,000 CEO (Commission on Economic Opportunity) – Food 4 Kids Weekends Backpack Program
2014 $20,000 $10,000 to Volunteers of America/Ruth’s Place for shelter expansion
$10,000 to CEO (Commission on Economic Opportunity) Monsignor Andrew J. McGowan Center for Healthy Living
2013 $20,000 Family Service Association of NEPA for the Help Line to “Dial 211” Conversion
2012 $20,000 Anti-Bullying Coalition of Luzerne County
2011 $20,000 Commission on Economic Opportunity’s Dinners for Kids Program
2010 $20,000 Family Service Association of Wyoming Valley for their Help Line program
2009 $22,000 Ruth’s Place Homeless Women’s Shelter in Wilkes-Barre for renovation of new location
2008 $30,000 Care & Concern Ministries in Pittston for facilities enhancement for program services
2007 $30,000 Volunteers in Medicine, a program providing health care services to our “working poor,” as well as other uninsured and under-insured area residents
2006 $25,000 Luzerne-Wyoming Counties’ Drug and Alcohol Program for prevention services delivered in all public school districts within Luzerne County
2005 $20,000 McGlynn Learning Center for education programs provided to at-risk children who reside in Wilkes-Barre
2004 $15,000 Friday’s Child, a program available to autistic children and directed by the Jewish Community Center, Wilkes-Barre
2003 $10,000 Candy’s Place, a community support center for cancer patients and their loved ones
2002 $10,000 Diamond City Partnership for Downtown Wilkes-Barre revitalization
2001 $10,000 28 “Follow Your Dreams” motivational presentations held at local high schools

2018 Millennium Circle Recipients Check Presentation

United Way of Wyoming Valley – Nurse’s Pantry Receives The Luzerne Foundation’s 2018 Millennium Circle Grant Award

Pictured from left to right: John Dowd, Bill Jones, Charles Barber

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