Non Profit Seminar
Each March, in lien of a traditional spring grant cycle, The Luzerne Foundation hosts a Nonprofit Forum in which eligible Luzerne County 501 (c)(3) nonprofit 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 gives a chance for nonprofits to explain, from their perspective, their most pressing each of the RFP’s (Request for Proposal) received, then, if chosen, invites the selected nonprofit to make a presentation at the Forum. After careful deliberation, grants are awarded. This year, more than $85,000 has been earmarked for nonprofit organizations that represent one of seven fields of interest: Arts and Culture; Neighborhoods and Community Development; Education; Social Service; Health & Wellness; Historic Preservation and the Environment and Youth Issues. An email notification will be sent to all Luzerne County Nonprofits in January 2018 announcing the date and location of the 2018 forum.