PLAINS TWP. — The Luzerne Foundation on Thursday held its 2018 Non-Profit Forum, giving 33 organizations an opportunity to tell their stories in pursuit of funding.
The forum affords the non-profits a chance to give a five-minute presentation on their perspectives, current needs and challenges with the hope of receiving some grant support from the foundation.
The information will assist the Luzerne Foundation in its grant-making endeavors, plus it encourages more and new collaborations among existing non-profits.
“As a grant-maker or someone committed to our community, you understand the importance of keeping your finger on the pulse of the most pressing needs that our area’s non-profit organizations face,” said Charles Barber, president and CEO of the Luzerne Foundation. “This forum setting provides a unique platform to gain the knowledge and understanding necessary to help fund those needs responsibly.”
To put it another way, the forum gave the 33 non-profits the opportunity to “tell their story.”
Grant recipients will be announced at the Luzerne Foundation’s annual meeting May 10 at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre.
The groups participating in Thursday’s forum:
• Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre
• Social Fabric Collective
• F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
• Fine Arts Fiesta
• KISS Theatre Company
• Osterhout Free Library
• McGlynn Learning Center
• Immanuel Christian School
• Hazleton Integration Project, or HIP
• The Lands at Hillside Farms
• Camp Orchard Hill
• Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA
• Wyoming Valley Catholic Youth Center
• The Hope Center of the Wyoming Valley
• Candy’s Place
• Pathways Unplanned Pregnancy Help Center
• WVIA Public Media
• Ronald McDonald House of Scranton
• Wyoming Valley Children’s Association
• NEPA Inclusive
• Family Service Association of NEPA
• United Way of Greater Hazleton
• Individual Abilities in Motion (I AM)
• Family Promise of Carbon County
• Pittston Memorial Library
• SAFE Inc.
• Victory Sports Inc.
• SPCA of Luzerne County
• Step By Step Inc.
• Luzerne County Historical Society
• Greater Hazleton Area Civic Partnership
• Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO)
• King’s College