Women in Philanthropy is a proud initiative of

Empowering and Transforming the lives of Women, Girls, and Their Families in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Join this incredible community as we make a difference In Northeastern Pennsylvania

Become A Supporter

Supporters of Women in Philanthropy play an active role in changing the lives of women and girls in Lackawanna County in transformational ways. See how this is different from current funding at the Scranton Area Community Foundation and how your support, leadership, and participation will make a difference. Learn More…

Why Women & Girls

Investing in women & girls fights poverty and stops it from spreading to the next generation. On average, for every dollar a woman earns she invests 80 cents in her family. Learn how your investment will make an impact. Learn More…

Apply for Funds

Are you a school or nonprofit looking to fund a proven, transformative program that focuses on women and girls? Are you a woman looking for small business start-up capital? Look here for information about applying for grants and loans. Learn More…

About Our Mission

Our Areas of Focus

Transformative Initiatives that Focus on Changing the Lives of Women and Girls


Apply now for a 2024 Women in Philanthropy Grant

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Please join us for the Women in Philanthropy Annual Celebration

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Nominations are now open for the 2023 Margaretta Belin Chamberlin and Roseann Smith Alperin Awards

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Scranton Area Community Foundation
615 Jefferson Ave., Suite 102
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510
Phone (570) 347-6203
Fax (570) 347-7587