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Existing Funds

LVCF COVID-19 Response Fund

Lehigh Valley Community Foundation has established the LVCF COVID-19 Response Fund to support a regional, coordinated effort to rapidly deploy resources to community-based, front line nonprofit organizations in the Lehigh Valley. Learn more...


Agency Funds

Focusing on the Nonprofit Mission

Establishing an agency fund allows a nonprofit to focus on its mission while benefiting from the operational efficiencies, oversight and visibility that LVCF offers.

See list of existing Agency Funds


Area-of-Interest Funds

Choosing a Cause

An area-of-interest fund supports programs & initiatives that tackle issues of your choosing, such as the environment, camperships, or no-kill animal shelters. 

  • donor-defined area-of-interest fund distributes grants based on the recommendations of a community committee that oversees a specific initiative. Below are the donor-defined area-of-interest funds currently held by the Community Foundation:
  • community area-of-interest fund distributes grants based on LVCF’s community research to identify worthy charitable programs in the specified area-of-interest.

See list of existing Area-of-Interest Funds


Community Partnership Funds for Discretionary Grantmaking

Meeting the Region’s Changing Needs

Community Partnership Funds make sure the needs of tomorrow’s Lehigh Valley are met.  Donors rely on the deep community knowledge & experience of the Community Foundation to support the effective work of nonprofits throughout the region, forever. 

See list of existing Community Partnership Funds


Donor-Advised Funds

Remaining Deeply Involved in Your Giving

You recommend a grant, we do the paperwork and due diligence.  We offer personalized service and deep community knowledge – a true partner in philanthropy. 

See list of existing Donor-Advised Funds


Donor Designated Funds

Defining Your Giving

Name specific nonprofits to receive grants, and we will make those grants over time.  Should circumstances significantly change, our board can put the money to use for other similar charitable work.  Giving parameters are set at the time the fund is established, so your giving is on auto-pilot.  It is the most common way to preserve your charitable legacy.

See list of existing Donor Designated Funds   


    Geographic Affiliate Funds

    The Bucks County Free Library Endowment Fund
    Richard E. Gasser Fund
    Nancy S. & Charles E. Keenan Endowment Fund
    Erwin J. & Gertrude K. Neusch Fund


    Scholarship/Award Funds

    The Means to Further Education

    These funds allow donors to invest in the future by helping deserving students pursue higher education.

    See a list of the existing Scholarship/Award Funds


    Unrestricted Funds

    Supporting Your Community Endowment

    The flexibility of unrestricted giving enables the Community Foundation to respond to the community’s most pressing needs, including its own operations, today and tomorrow.

    See the list of existing Unrestricted Funds


    ASK ERIKA | Ask me which type of fund is right for you and how the Community Foundation can help you create a lasting legacy and make a difference in the community....

    Erika Riddle Petrozelli, CPA
    Vice President of Philanthropy

    840 West Hamilton Street, Suite 310, Allentown, PA 18101
    610 351-5353   Ext. 13 | Erika@lvcfoundation.org