Foundation Philanthropy 

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/staff grants for the 2024/2025 fiscal year. The Foundation Scholarships & Grants Committee invites you to submit proposals by July 31, 2024, for awards to be made by August 30, 2024. 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 online for an ESU Foundation Faculty and Staff Grant.
CLICK HERE to download ESU Foundation Cover Letter. 


Please call Lianna DeSantis, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, at Ext. 3179, or call Laurie Schaller, Sr. Accountant & Scholarships, at Ext. 3658.

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: 

  • Academic Enrichment & Learning, AAUW START SMART Salary Negotiation Workshop
  • Art + Design, By Hand
  • Communication Sciences & Disorders, Augmentative Alternative Communication Lab
  • Modern Languages, Philosophy & Religion, 6th Annual ESU Latino Heritage Month Film Festival
  • Athletics, Concussion Monitoring Helmet Technology
  • Art + Design, Clay and Glass Workshops
  • Biological Sciences, Human Anatomy & Physiology Models
  • History & Geography, Obtaining a drone for teaching Geography Class
  • Nursing, Community Action Poverty Simulation Equipment
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Interreligious dialogue Workshop at ESU: Learning from Barriers and Building a Bridge
  • Theatre, Uncovering the Origins of Witchcraft

Philanthropic requests to the ESU Foundation should be made to Lianna DeSantis at or by calling (570) 422-3179.