Grant for Greater Scranton YMCA

The Trustees of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation have authorized a one-year Capital Grant award to the Greater Scranton YMCA in the amount of $500,000. The grant will support capital renovations at the YMCA, including redesign of the welcome center, the newly constructed commercial and teaching kitchens, the creation of dedicated community space and aging instructure.

While a lot has changed at the Greater Scranton YMCA since March, 2020, our pledge has remained, to always be here in times of need. When the devastating effects of COVID-19 swept across the country and landed on our doorsteps, we quickly mobilized to determine how to best serve our community. Our capital renovations will continue to allow our Y to address the growing needs our community faces as we work to heal the whole person and return to normal. Construction began in September, 2021 and ended in March, 2022.

“We are so grateful to The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation for their incredible generosity in turning our dreams into a reality,” said Trish Fisher, President & CEO, Greater Scranton YMCA. “Our recently completed capital renovations have allowed our Y to increase the number of healthy meals and snacks we provide the children in our care; provide our members and community with space to convene; ensure for a secure welcome center; and address infrastructure concerns.”

For more information about the Greater Scranton YMCA and our capital renovations, contact Fisher at (570) 828-3130 or or visit the Y online at

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