To believe in a great cause is a noble endeavor - the very reason the ESU Foundation practices philanthropy within the East Stroudsburg University community. Our acts of philanthropy include the awarding of faculty grants annually as well as providing gifts of support for student-oriented projects and programs.

Faculty and Staff Grants

Awarded annually, research grants enable faculty to pursue needed educational resources and conduct research that benefits the students of ESU. 

The East Stroudsburg University Foundation is funding faculty and staff grants for the 2017/2018 fiscal year.  The Foundation Scholarships & Grants Committee invites you to submit proposals by August 1, 2017 for awards to be made by September 6, 2017. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered for this year.


CLICK HERE to review the ESU Foundation Faculty and Staff Grant criteria.

CLICK HERE to apply for an ESU Foundation Faculty and Staff Grant.


CLICK HERE to download ESU Foundation Cover Letter.

Other ESU Foundation Philanthropy

Faculty grants are but one of the many philanthropic initiatives of the ESU Foundation. As good members of the university and Monroe County community, it is part of the Foundation’s mission to support programs and initiatives that have a direct impact on the education ESU students receive and the community in which the university makes its home.

In recent years, the ESU Foundation has supported:

  • Warriors Assemble
  • ESU Men’s Basketball
  • ESU Athletics Auction
  • MLK Celebration Breakfast
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Salvation Army
  • United Way of Monroe County
  • Pocono Leadership Prayer Breakfast
  • AFP Pocono Mountains Chapter
  • ESU Chapter of National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association 
  • ESU State Employees Combined Appeal campaign
Philanthropic requests to the ESU Foundation should be made to Lianna DeSantis at ldesantis1@esu.edu or by calling (570) 422-3179.