LVCF COVID-19 Response Fund
Support LVCF’s COVID-19 Response Fund to Help Nonprofits Meet Community Needs--and We’ll Match It
LVCF established the LVCF COVID-19 Response Fund to unite with individuals who have an interest in giving back to our local community during this time of crisis, when we have limited ability to leave the house to volunteer or show our support in other ways. The Fund will support a regional, coordinated effort to rapidly deploy resources to community-based, front line nonprofit organizations in the Lehigh Valley.
Overwhelming Community Response
We invited you to consider a donation to the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund to assist LVCF and its regional partners with responding to the impact of the crisis on the nonprofit community and your neighbors. This request was met with an overwhelming community response, for which we are so very grateful. We announced a $50,000 match, and we are happy to update you that we met this match, so the Fund currently holds over $100,000 in regional support!
Additional $25,000 Match
We now announce an additional $25,000 matching opportunity. The needs in our community will be great, and though $100,000 is an impressive number, we’ll need additional resources. Our goal is to help our community in the initial stages of this pandemic and beyond, in what could be months of rebuilding. With special thanks to the Fleming Foundation, we now have the opportunity to inspire our community’s continuing sense of generosity as our region recovers and rebuilds.
Make a Gift to the Fund
Gifts by members of the public and other non-fundholders to the Fund can be made by submitting a check, payable to the LVCF COVID-19 Response Fund, to the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, 840 W. Hamilton Street, Suite 310, Allentown, PA 18101. Gifts can also be made via credit card by clicking the PayPal 'Donate' button below. A PayPal account is not required to make an online gift to the Fund.
The Community Foundation Thanks the Following for their Support of the COVID-19 Response Fund
Arbor Insurance Group Foundation Fund
Walter & Alma Bastian Fund
Eric B. & Denise M. Blew Fund
Fleming Foundation (Matching Gifts)
Bob & Susan Gadomski
Kraft Hillman Family Fund
Ray & Donna Holton
Cynthia A. Lambert Durham & Fred S. Durham III
Northampton County Bar Association
Tom & Jo Anne Riddle Fund for a Greater Lehigh Valley
Saucon Insurance Company Foundation Fund
Anna May Synder
Stershic Family Fund
John & Chrissie Wagner Fund
Yeoman Family Fund
We are so grateful for your generosity, which touches so many lives. We’re here to answer your questions and to discuss how your support can make a difference in helping address COVID-19. Contact Erika Riddle Petrozelli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What the Response Fund Grants Support
LVCF’s COVID-19 Response Fund provides an opportunity for individuals to support a regional response effort and also to support other emerging issues in an informed way. The LVCF Fund will first support a regional, coordinated effort (the Greater Lehigh Valley COVID-19 Community Response Fund, or “GLV CV19 Fund”) to rapidly deploy resources to community-based, front line nonprofit organizations in the Lehigh Valley.
A “Strategic Response Team” will determine the grants from this regional vehicle based on requests from nonprofits; the Team’s front-line knowledge of needs; and data from a recently-completed survey of nonprofits.
The first round of grants totaling $320,000 was annouced on April 27 - See the news release
In addition to contributing to the regional response fund, the LVCF Fund may make grants outside of the regional effort’s scope, and the LVCF Fund may direct resources to future phases of support.
ASK ERIKA | Ask me how the Community Foundation can help you make a difference in the community....
Erika Riddle Petrozelli, CPA
Associate Vice President for Philanthropy
840 West Hamilton Street, Suite 310, Allentown, PA 18101
610 351-5353 Ext. 13 | Erika@lvcfoundation.org