Our mission at the Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains is to improve the region’s quality of life through the power of philanthropy.

We do this by offering individuals, families, and businesses the most effective charitable giving tools available in the marketplace today.

We combine our offerings with unparalleled expertise in the areas of philanthropic planning, nonprofit sector issues, community priorities, and social impact culture dynamics that are driving human progress in the modern era.

Founded in 1998, the Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains is honored to work with hundreds of donors, nonprofits, advisors, and civic leaders to achieve dreams for making the Endless Mountains region of Northeastern Pennsylvania an even better place to live for everyone.

Fast Facts

Established in


Total assets


In 2021 we made 2,782 grants totaling


Over 320 funds:
contributions plus the income earned totals


Since The Community Foundation Began


We invite you to view our online  Annual Reports  to get to know us better. In each report, you will find key stats and a listing of funds established by individuals, families, and businesses to support the causes they love the most.

2021 Annual Report

We are pleased to announce the release of our 2021 Annual Magazine showcasing the power of philanthropy in our region and capturing our financial results through December 31, 2021.

Welcome to our 2021 annual magazine which features scholarships everywhere they’re needed – from preschool and kindergarten through 12th grade, to workplace training and adult learning opportunities. You’ll also learn about the inspiring work being done by our largest and most powerful Managed Funds. We’ll update you on our Library Endowment, the Women Helping Women’s baby formula rescue, the Conklin Family Legacy to prevent abuse and bullying of kids, our VETS Fund, and booming growth in our business tax credit programs. Take a peek at our newest online Donor Portals currently being user tested. You’ll want to view our Chairman of the Board’s summary of our financial results through 2021 to see how we’ve weathered the recent challenging times.

You’ll be captivated by the vivid images and compelling stories on the pages of this dynamic and forward-thinking publication. Enjoy!

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What is a Community Foundation?

We are so glad you asked!
View our video to find out everything you need to know.

If we move away from the Endless Mountains area, what happens to our fund?

We know you love the Endless Mountains as much as we do! We also know that change is a constant in everyone’s lives. If changes in your life take you away from our region, we will miss you! But your fund is still as flexible as it ever was. You can continue to make grant recommendations to any nonprofit of your choice, whether in the Endless Mountains area or anywhere else in the United States.