Grant Opportunities

Opportunities for Nonprofit Organizations

Forums: Each March, and in Lieu of a traditional spring Grant Cycle, The Luzerne Foundation plans to host a Nonprofit Forum in which eligible Luzerne County 501 (c)3 nonprofits organizations are invited to make a five minute presentation on their current needs and challenges to The Foundation’s Grants Distribution Committee, Foundation leadership, multiple donors and friends, and other foundations and guests. This is a chance for nonprofits to explain, from their perspective, the most pressing needs and how they are planning to address them. The Grants Distribution Committee evaluates each of the presenters and after careful deliberation, a few larger grants are awarded. An email blast will be sent in January 2018 announcing the date and location of the 2018 Forum.

Seminars: Each year, The Luzerne Foundation offers two free seminars in May, on the day of its Annual Meeting. A “Lunch & Learn” seminar is hosted by The Luzerne Foundation in collaboration with AFP NEPA Chapter and the Nonprofit Community Assistance Center (NCAC). The seminar is geared to nonprofit professionals and board members. A second seminar, offered in conjunction with the Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association and the Northeast Chapter of the PICPA is geared to professional advisors, attorney & CPAs and is held in the late afternoon just prior to the start of the Annual Meeting Event.

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