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The Lehigh Valley Synergy Fund

The Lehigh Valley Synergy FundA renewed spirit of collaboration exists in the Lehigh Valley, with our public, private and social sectors working together to significantly improve and sustain community conditions.
With 1,400 nonprofit organizations, 87% focused on human services, it is critical that community partners recognize the power of collaboration, affiliation and efficiencies as stewards of our community’s resources. The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, together with the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley will lead and foster these key ingredients toward collaborations in multiple ways, one of which is encouraging and supporting Nonprofit Mergers.
The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation and United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley will promote and support Nonprofit Mergers in two ways:

  1. Create awareness and education about the types, benefits and resources needed to successfully carry out and sustain a merge between two or more nonprofit organizations.
  2. Promote the availability of a shared “area of interest” fund called the Lehigh Valley Synergy Fund providing support to non-profits engaging in various levels of collaboration and beyond.

The  Lehigh Valley Synergy Grant

The grant applications/proposals for the Lehigh Valley Synergy Fund is now closed.  The application for the fund will reopen on May 1, 2017. To apply, click here - Synergy Fund Application or contact Marc Rittle, United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, for more information.  

Lehigh Valley Synergy Fund FAQ

Lehigh Valley Synergy Fund FAQ (PDF) - This FAQ provides background information that is helpful for understanding the Synergy Fund, the application process, requirements, and key definitions.

Questions/Technical Assistance

Interested but not sure how to partner? Please contact Marc Rittle at the United Way at to discuss your situation.

Submit completed proposals and all required supporting documentation via email to Erika Riddle Petrozelli at the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation at