Types of Funds

We are “here for good.” The Luzerne Foundation helps people create funds to do good today and lasting good for tomorrow. The creation of a fund 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. We understand that donors have many charitable interests, and we make it easy for donors to:

1) find information about local nonprofits that fit their charitable giving goals.
2) find information about various ways to give.
3) find information regarding existing funds that fit their charitable giving goals.
4) find information about starting their own fund within the foundation.

Funds can be personalized in any combination of the above to meet the donor’s needs.

Unrestricted Funds

general_purpose_grantmaking_thumbUnrestricted Funds support open grant programs. Applications are sent to over 800 nonprofits throughout the region each year. An awards committee evaluates the submitted grant applications on the basis of relevance, numbers of people served and benefit to the overall welfare of the community.

Donor Advised Funds

donor_advised_thumbDonor-Advised Funds are established by people who wish to have a continuing role in the grant process and recommend, year-to-year, where they want their contributions to go.
See an example of a Donor Advised Fund

Designated Funds

designated_fund_thumbDesignated Funds make grants automatically to particular, pre-selected nonprofit organizations each year at the donor’s request.
See an example of a Designated Fund

Field of Interest

field_of_interest_thumbField of Interest Funds benefit a particular area of interest such as health care, education, arts, diversity, autism or the environment. Grant applications are distributed to relevant organizations.
See an example of a Field of Interest Fund

Organizational Endowments

organizational_endowment_thumbOrganizational Endowment Funds create an endowment with a permanent income stream and provide investment management resource for a specific nonprofit organization or agency.
See an example of an Organizational Endowments Fund

Scholarship Funds

scholarship_fund_thumbScholarship funds distribution is often delegated to an independent scholarship committee from a school, a group, or a family.
See an example of a Scholarship Fund

Click on a fund name to learn more or to make a donation!

The AARMED Fund (Addiction & Recovery Members Ending Drug Use)
Adopt a Single Mom Project Fund of The Luzerne Foundation
The Advocacy Fund for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Anti-Bullying Coalition of Luzerne County Fund
John J. Aponick, Jr Memorial Fund of The Luzerne Foundation
The ASHE Northeast Penn Fund for PSU of the Luzerne Foundation
The Athena Rose Tucker YouAreYou Program Fund
Autism Awareness – NEPA Fund
August Open Fund
The Back Mountain Police Assocation Fund
Back Mountain Recreation Fund
Jamie Baker Memorial Scholarship Fund
Joshua Balara Scholarship Fund of the Luzerne Foundation
The Jimmy Balchune Memorial Fund
Charles and Denny Barber Family Fund
Kerron Barnes/Whitewater Challengers Scholarship Fund
Bear Creek Historical Society Dam Fund
Leanne Bedwick Scholarship Fund
The Debbie Darling Belenski Memorial Fund
The Constance L. Bell Library Endowment Fund
The Bench Project
Benjamin Franklin Trust Fund
Berkshire Asset Management Fund
Bevevino Family Fund
Ignaz, Tekla & Leonard M. Bielski Family Fund
Lisa Ann Marie Blaum Brighter Future Award
Boost Business NEPA Fund
Thelma K. and Samuel Bosch Scholarship Award Fund
Paul Brace Jr. Dallas Athletic Scholarship Fund of The Luzerne Foundation
Brandon’s Forever Home Fund
Daylene Burnside Administrative Endowment Fund
Joe and Jeanne Butcher Family Fund
Jeanne R. Butcher Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Butterfly Scholarship Fund
Michael Carlo Book Scholarship Fund
Brandon J. Case Memorial Fund
Brian Cashmere Memorial Scholarship Fund
Celebrity Luncheon Fund
Celtic Hospice Community Care Fund
City Impact Fund
Robert J. Clark Scholarship Fund
1LT Michael J. Cleary Memorial Fund
1LT Michael J. Cleary Memorial Scholarship Fund
Closing Cases Fund
The Constellation Fund
The Jess A. Corch Memorial Fund for Glioblastoma
James Cortegerone Memorial Scholarship Fund
Coughlin Blue Red Fund
Crisci Family Fund
Cultural Council Fund of Luzerne County
CYC/Parente Family Fund
Michael Daniel Memorial Scholarship Fund
Darte-Darling Fund
Peter Degnan Memorial Endowment Fund
1LT Jeffrey F. DePrimo Memorial Fund
1LT Jeffrey F. DePrimo Memorial Scholarship Fund
James M. Desiderio Memorial Scholarship Fund
CSC/ Joe DeVizia Family Fund
Disaster Recovery Coalition of Luzerne County
District A Fund
Dowd Family Charitable Fund
Down Syndrome Network Fund
The Dr. Jen’s Hope Fund
Earthly Angels Autism Fund
The Corey A. Ehret Scholarship Fund
The Jessica Ellis Memorial Fund
Emily’s Gracious Gifts
Allen and Mary Erwine Family Hospice Fund
Eye Care Specialists Charitable Fund
Mary Louise and Eberhard Faber Scholarship Fund
Herbert L. Facher Award Fund
The Fallen Swan Scholarship Fund
The Edward A. & Mary Farley-Pane Charitable Fund
Ava Fellerman Memorial Fund
J. J. Ferrara/Philharmonic Society Memorial Scholarship Fund
Dr. Guy V. & D. Keith Ferrell Scholarship Fund
The FFCF-Alice Kender Honorary Scholarship Fund
Harold and Jean Flack Family Fund
Flack Family Fund
Foley Family Charitable Fund
The Erik Fredmund Memorial Fund
The Friedman Family Charitable Fund
The Friends of NEPA Wrestling Fund
Fund for Luzerne County
The Funfest Fund of Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce Fund
Judy Geer-Spitale Fund
Generation To Generation
Val and Gus Genetti Family Fund
Georgetown Settlement Camp Fund
The Steven P. Geraci & Paul W. Penkala Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Lou Goeringer Family Fund for the Visually Impaired
Lou Goeringer Family Fund
The Helen and Robert Golden Memorial Fund
The Mickey Gorham Memorial Blue-Gold Fund
Grandparents Raising Granchildren Fund
Omar D. Hamilton Fund
Stewart and Sharon Harry Fund
Harveys Lake Community Event Fund
Hazleton Integration Fund
Hazleton Kiwanis Club Charitable Fund
The Health Fund of The Luzerne Foundation
Frank M. Henry Family Fund
The Heroes Hearthstone Fund
Michael and Kathleen Hirthler Fund
Historic & Landscape Preservation Fund of The Luzerne Foundation
Hometown Heroes 5K Run/Walk Fund
Ronald E. Hontz Memorial Scholarship Fund
Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn Fund for Children’s Advocacy
The Virginia M. and Robert C. Hopkins Scholarship Fund
The Lila & Darnell Howard Memorial Scholarship Fund
Ed Hughes Scholarship Fund
Hunts For Healing
In Concert With the Arts Fund
Leonard & Lita Insalaco Family Fund
Irem Temple Restoration and Preservation Fund
The Florence Foster Jenkins Fund
Jenkins-Harding Cemetery Preservation Fund
Danny Jones Jr. Memorial Fund
The Robyn Jones Scholarship Fund of the Luzerne County Foundation
Junior League of Wilkes-Barre Endowment Fund
The Jurassic Raptor 570 Fund of The Luzerne Foundation
Paul Kafrissen Memorial Fund
Mary Ann Malinics Kaminski Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Sean P. Kane Memorial Fund
The Allan S. Karaffa Memorial Fund
Clayton and Theresa Karambelas Fund
Kevin Karl Music Foundation FOI Fund
Kevin Karl Music Foundation Scholarship Fund
The Kashatus Family Scholarship Fund
Kelci Ever After Do Good Fund
Edward Raymond Kenzakoski, III Memorial Scholarship Fund
Thomas P. Kilduff Memorial Fund of the Luzerne Foundation
Kenneth G. & Patricia E. Kirk Scholarship
Dr. David W. Kistler Scholarship Fund
Lawrence M. Klemow, Esq. Memorial Scholarship Fund of The Luzerne Foundation
LWB – Kline Scholarship Fund of Leadership Wilkes-Barre
LWB – Sue Kline Kluger Leadership Excellence Fund
Knecht Scholarship Fund
Krogulski Family Fund
LCCC Scholarship Fund
LCCEA-Food and Facts Fund
Lefkowitz Family Fund
Logue Family Scholarship Award Fund
Love All Ways Ziegler Fund
The Loyal Patriots of America Fund for Pittston
Luzerne County Catholic School Education Scholarship Fund
The Luzerne County Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund
Luzerne County Historical Society Funds
Luzerne County Keystone Active Zone Alliance
Luzerne Foundation’s General Fund
Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18 Fund
Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Elder Abuse Task Force Fund
Officer Robert E. Mack WSCTC Law Enforcement/Police Science Program Scholarship Fund
The Makarios Fund
Making A Difference
Kenneth L. Malkemes, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Shawn C. Malone Memorial Fund
MamaBird Fund
Carrie Martin “We Can Make the World a Better Place” Memorial Scholarship Fund
John Mashinski Memorial Scholarship Fund
Maslow Fund for the Arts
Max and Lorraine Fund
John A. McCole Campership Trust for Wilkes-Barre YMCA
LWB – McGowan Leadership Fund
McGowan Cornerstone Scholarship Award
McGowan Fund
The Gene and Lois McKeown Endowment Fund
Raeann Rose Merlino Memorial Scholarship
John and Mary Metz Memorial Fund
E.L. Meyers Blue-Gold Fund
Miles for Michael Fund
Millennium Circle
David Miller Memorial Fund
Miner-Shoemaker Fund
The Joseph A. Moran Scholarship Fund
The Mary Morenko Memorial Scholarship Fund
Libby K. Morris-Remick Memorial Fund
The Kristopher David Moules Memorial Fund for the Heroes
The Robert A. Mugford Family Fund
Phyllis Mundy’s Fund for Children
The Mural Fund
NEPA Black Owned Business Expo Charitable Fund
NEPA Chapter of AIA Scholarship Fund
NEPA Chapter of AIA Lecture Pass-through Fund
NEPA Philharmonic/Flack Family Fund
Lori Nocito Leadership Legacy Fund
Osterhout Free Library Endowment Fund
The Dr. Drue Paden Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Palko Family Fund
Athanasios Panagiotidis Scholarship Fund (Tommy P. Scholarship)
Frank Pasdon Memorial Scholarship Fund
Patriots Cove
Corrine Pawling Family Endowment Fund
Deborah Samko Pearlman Educational Scholarship Award
Stewardship Endowment Fund for North Branch Land Trust
The Ann Marie Piasecki Memorial Scholarship Fund
John Glenn Popple Memorial Fund
Joseph Pudlosky Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
Rainbow Fund for Northeastern Pennsylvania
Bob Rainier Memorial Fund of The Luzerne Foundation
Remembering Jane Fund
The Responsibility Fund
Christina Mihalko Rock Memorial Scholarship Fund
Lawrence W. Roth, Esq. Memorial Scholarship Fund
Ruckno Family Charitable Fund
The Paul and Mary Jo Rushin Fund
Laura E. Rutkowski Memorial Scholarship Fund
Michael B. Schecter Memorial Scholarship Fund
Jason Schilling Memorial Fund
Nathan N. Schiowitz Family – VTSC Jr. Membership Fund
Schiowitz Grass Roots Housing Initiative Fund
Libby Schomas Fund
Nancy and Edward Shafer Family Fund
Shafer Family Fund
Sharing Recovery Fund
Don J. Shaw Memorial Fund
Jacob T. Shedlock Memorial Scholarship of the Luzerne Foundation
Shekinah Fund
The Shine Fund
Pat Shotwell’s Faith Over Fear Fund – Finishing the Fight
Dr. Jennifer A. Sidari Memorial Scholarship Fund
Siegel Family Scholarship Fund
Simko Love Fund
Adam Slamas Memorial Scholarship Fund of TLF
John and Barbara Sobeck Charitable Fund
SPCA Jade Memorial Fund
SPCA Spay and Neuter Endowment
George F. Speace, MD, FACS Pre-Med/Nursing Scholarship of The Luzerne Foundation
Louis Claude de St. Martin Fund
Stoddartsville Preservation Society Fund
Straub Family Fund
Street Art Society Fund
The Robert M. & Doris A. Stevens Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Reverend Joseph Streit Fund
Taylor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center – Health and Wellness Fund
Charlotte Williams Thomas Award Fund
The Times Leader – Book of Dreams Fund
Tri-Centennial Fund of 2076
Wilbur & Leo Troy Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Jason Ungurian Memorial Scholarship Fund of The Luzerne Foundation
William and Constance Umphred Fund
Valley with a Heart Benefits Fund
Salvatore A. Verrastro Memorial Fund
Vital House – HASD Fund
The Walsh Award for Women in the Sciences Fund of The Luzerne Foundation
Kathy Wega Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Kyle Wega Memorial Scholarship Fund
“We Got Your Back Fund” of The Luzerne Foundation
The Weinstock Family Fund
Westmoreland Club Charitable Foundation
Wilkes-Barre Action Park Fund
Wilkes-Barre Cemetery Beautification Fund
The Wilkes-Barre General Hospital Auxiliary Fund
Wilkes Barre General Hospital Scholarship Fund
Wilkes-Barre Preservation Society
Wilkes-Barre Special Needs Playground Fund
The Bill and Sandi Williams Fund
Leonard “Big Red” Williams Scholarship Fund
Fran Williams Head Start Scholarship Fund
Wyoming Valley West Funds
Wyoming/West Wyoming Little League Endowment Fund
James and Regina Yates Fund
Young Mens Christian Association of Pittston Fund
Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) Fund
Yudichak Family Endowment Fund
Yudichak Family Lighthouse Annual Fund
Sarah “Sally” Yudichak Endowment Fund
Dr. William D. Ziegler Memorial Scholarship Fund
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