Robert H. Spitz Foundation Offers Grant Funding for Area Nonprofits

logo_safThe Robert H. Spitz Foundation, administered by the Scranton Area Community Foundation, announces its 2019 grant cycle and invites local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to apply for grant funding. Priority areas for 2019 include veterans’ affairs and veteran-oriented programs; animal welfare, including programs that support humane education, adoption for homeless animals, spay/neuter, and rescue efforts, and which help the economically disadvantaged and the elderly to keep their companion animals; and support for Jewish culture, heritage, community, and cemetery support.

Organizations interested in receiving an invitation to submit a grant application may submit a letter of intent (LOI) summarizing the project or program including the amount of funding requested via email to Cathy Fitzpatrick, Scranton Area Community Foundation Grants and Scholarships Manager: Letters of intent are due by 11:59 p.m. on April 15, 2019. Letters of intent will be reviewed and qualifying organizations will be invited to submit a completed application. Completed applications will be due June 1, 2019.

The Robert H. Spitz Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports initiatives and programs serving the residents of Lackawanna County and Northeastern Pennsylvania. Robert H. Spitz was born in Scranton and was a 1955 graduate of Scranton Central High School and the University of Miami, Florida. Before retirement, Spitz had been employed by the U.S. Department of Labor and was also the owner of several local Arby’s restaurants. The Robert H. Spitz Foundation was established from his estate in 2015. To date, the Robert H. Spitz Foundation has provided over $1.3 million in funding to the community.

For more information on the Robert H. Spitz Foundation, please contact Brittany Pagnotti, Communications Manager of the Scranton Area Community Foundation at 570-347-6203.

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