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Overview

Since its inception, the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation has granted over $40 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.

To celebrate its 50th Annivesary in 2017, the Community Foundation has added Spark Grants to the three branches.

50th Anniversary Spark Grants  -  The Community Foundation is excited to announce a year of special grantmaking to celebrate our 50th anniversary!  As one of the largest, cause-neutral grantmaking organizations in the Lehigh Valley, the Community Foundation is celebrating its 50th anniversary by granting $300,000 to programs serving six important issues in the Lehigh Valley.  Grants will be awarded throughout calendar year 2017.  Visit our Spark Grants page to learn more

Philanthropic Partner 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.

One-Time Community Grants – At its discretion, LVCF makes grants supporting specific one-time projects in Lehigh & Northampton counties and surrounding areas.  The Community Partnership Fund is the primary discretionary grant fund from which LVCF’s Board of Governors awards grants to nonprofits on a competitive basis.  Learn more about the Community Partnership Fund here and Other Grant Opportunities here.

Multi-Year Impact Grants – At its discretion, LVCF makes grants to support multi-year collaborative projects in Lehigh & Northampton counties.