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Upper Bucks Community Foundation Fund of LVCF

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The Upper Bucks Community Foundation Fund of the LVCF consists of two area-of-interest funds. The Richard E. Gasser Fund and Erwin J. and Gertrude K. Neusch Fund are for organizations and programs primarily serving the Palisades, Pennridge and Quakertown School Districts in the Upper Bucks area.
 

Richard E. Gasser Fund

This Fund provides grants to benefit programs, organizations, and residents in the Upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania, area. The grants are made to support programs and projects which enhance interest, education, and achievements in technology, science, and technology-related fields.

Erwin J. and Gertrude K. Neusch Fund

This Fund provides grants for charitable programs which benefit residents of Upper Bucks County, specifically those in the geographic area served by the Quakertown and Palisades School Districts. The programs of interest to the Neusch Fund are primarily, but not exclusively, in arts (including industrial arts), education, and rural life.

Grant Awards

Grant awards have ranged depending on the number of quality of applications submitted. Historically, the grant awards have ranged from $1,000 to $10,000.

Eligibility

  • Must be a publicly supported organization with 501(c)(3) exempt status

  • Must be a nonprofit organization that provides services from a physical address located in Upper Bucks County in the Palisades, Quakertown, or Pennridge School Districts.

  • Funds will support projects or programs in the following areas

    • Arts

    • Education

    • Rural Life

    • Science

    • Technology

Grants cannot be used for:

  • Educational scholarships for pre-K, primary, secondary or post-secondary education

  • Individuals

Timeline

  • September 17: Applications open for eligible organization to apply. Please click here to access the application

  • November 5 at midnight: Deadline to apply (Now closed)

  • February 2019: Notification of award

Application Instructions

Please apply through Foundant, Lehigh Valley Community Foundation’s online portal system, which you can access here.

Questions about the application process or grant opportunity should be directed to Megan Briggs, Director of Community Investments, at meganb@lvcfoundation.org.

About the Upper Bucks Community Foundation Fund of LVCF

Lehigh Valley Community Foundation established its first geographic affiliate in 2017—The Upper Bucks Community Foundation Fund. The new Foundation is an extension of the Upper Bucks Grants Committee’s previous role in conjunction with the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation.
 
The Upper Buck Grants Committee has been an important philanthropic arm of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation. The intimate knowledge of the people and organizations which serve the community is extremely valuable and results in careful and thoughtful grantmaking in Upper Bucks County.
 
The Committee has a long history of making a positive impact in the Upper Bucks community by directing resources from two area-of-interest funds at LVCF, the Erwin J. & Gertrude K. Neusch Fund, and the Richard E. Gasser Fund. 
 
They will continue to oversee grantmaking recommendations for these two area-of-interest funds.  Currently, the application is open for eligible organizations to apply to the fund. Please see below for grant information including grant award amounts, timeline, eligibility, and application instructions.
 
 

ASK MEGAN | Learn more about Upper Bucks County Foundation Fund at LVCF

Megan Briggs, Director of Community Investments, Lehigh Valley Community FoundationMegan Briggs
Director of Community Investments
Lehigh Valley Community Foundation
840. W. Hamilton Street, Suite 310
Allentown, PA 18101
610 351-5353, ext. 12 | meganb@lvcfoundation.org