Other Grant Opportunities
A number of charitable funds at the Community Foundation have special focuses for grantmaking and invite appropriate non-profits to apply for grants. These funds are listed below. Instructions for applying for a grant from these funds can be found by clicking on the fund name. The application period varies for the funds. See the Area of Interest Funds FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
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.
Area of Interest Funds - Lehigh Valley
The following area-of-interest funds are not currently accepting grant applications for organizations and programs primarily serving Lehigh and Northampton Counties:
Barbara & Maxwell Davison Fund for Alzheimer's Care
The Barbara and Maxwell Davison Fund for Alzheimer's Care provides grants to programs offering care and support to Alzheimer’s patients in the Lehigh Valley with specific support for the purchase of equipment, the addition of therapeutic patient programs such as music therapy, or specific staff needs in the treatment of those suffering from Alzheimer's.
Margaret Haas Rotunno Memorial Fund for Local No Kill Shelters
This Fund provides grants to "no kill" shelters in Bucks, Northampton, and Lehigh Counties for their charitable programs, particularly to help promote spay and neuter awareness, low-cost and/or subsidized spay and neutering programs, and to help promote and publicize an indoor-only lifestyle for domestic felines.
Area of Interest Funds - Upper Bucks County
The following area-of-interest funds are not currently accepting grant applications 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.
Walter & Alma Bastian Fund
This Fund provides annual grants to qualified charitable organizations in the Lehigh Valley with programs in the areas of Human Services, Education and Healthcare. The Fund is not currently accepting grant applications.