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Overview

Since its inception, the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation has granted over $46 million from its charitable funds to more than 600 nonprofits. 

Today, the Community Foundation grants millions of dollars each year to the Lehigh Valley community and beyond through its three Branches of Support.

In fiscal year 2016-17 alone, grants totaling $5.6 million were awarded to hundreds of worthy organizations doing good work in our community.

Philanthropic Partnership Grants
Through individual donor-defined funds, LVCF makes grants to meet a wide range of needs.  Donor-defined funds include donor-advised funds, designated funds, scholarship funds, award funds, and certain area-of-interest funds.  Refer to the full list of current funds of the Community Foundation here

Community Investments Grants
The Community Investments Grants are the primary discretionary grant funds which LVCF’s Board of Governors awards as grants to nonprofits on a competitive basis.  In 2018-19, competitive grants include the Nonprofit Effectiveness Pilot, Igniting Change Fund, and Community Assistance Fund.

Multi-Year Impact Grants (Closed in 2018-19)
At its discretion, LVCF has made grants to support multi-year collaborative projects in Lehigh & Northampton counties.  The application for new multi-year grants is currently closed. To view current grantees, please click here.

Other Grant Opportunities 
In addition to Community Investments Grants, there are other opportunities for organizations to apply for funding. Opportunities include support from the Synergy Fund, Bastian Fund, and the Upper Bucks Community Foundation Fund.  Learn more...


ASK MEGAN | Learn more about the community investments/grants opportunities 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. 11 | meganb@lvcfoundation.org