Upper Bucks Community Fund of the Lehigh Valley
A History of Grantmaking in Upper Bucks County
The Upper Bucks Community Fund of the Lehigh Valley is a great way for philanthropically-minded people to give back to their community. The fund is directed by the Upper Bucks Advisory Board which is composed of local community leaders focused on growing local giving, issuing grants to local nonprofit organizations, and organizing resources to meet local needs. The Upper Bucks Advisory Board is an important philanthropic arm of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation (LVCF). Their intimate knowledge of the people and organizations which serve the community is extremely valuable and results in careful and thoughtful grantmaking in Upper Bucks County.
LVCF established this geographic affiliate—Upper Bucks Community Fund of the Lehigh Valley in 2018. The foundation fund is an extension of the Upper Bucks Grants Committee’s previous role in conjunction with the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation. See the story - LVCF Establishes Geographic Affiliate in Upper Bucks County
The Committee has a long history of making a positive impact in the Upper Bucks community, most notably, by directing resources from two area-of-interest funds at LVCF, the Erwin J. & Gertrude K. Neusch Fund, and the Richard E. Gasser Fund, which help fund organizations and programs primarily serving the Palisades, Pennridge and Quakertown School Districts in the Upper Bucks area. Recenty added to Upper Bucks umbrella, The Bucks County Free Library Endowment Fund is an agency fund that benefits the seven-branch county library system with locations in Bensalem, Doylestown, Langhorne, Levittown, Perkasie, Quakertown, and Yardley-Makefield.
The advisory board of the Upper Bucks Community Foundation Fund establishes its own priorities, direct grants from discretionary funds, and cultivates donors to raise new funds and continue to grow endowments that are already in place.
Support the Upper Bucks Community Through Charitable Giving
LVCF provides simple, powerful, and highly personal approaches to giving, offering a variety of giving tools and types of funds to help you achieve your charitable goals in support of the Upper Bucks community. Working with you and your professional advisor, we integrate philanthropy with financial, tax, and estate planning—so you can make the most impact with your assets.
- Flexibility and customized giving | There are many ways to give. We create and tailor charitable funds to meet your philanthropic goals.
- Leave a legacy | Your charitable intentions are preserved, now and in the future, through a charitable fund at the Community Foundation. You can also involve multiple generations of your family in the giving decisions. Your gift can serve as a legacy for your entire family in the Upper Bucks Community.
- Grantmaking assistance | LVCF and the Upper Bucks Advisory Board have a unique understanding of the region and the many ways donors can make a lasting impact.
The Community Foundation staff will help to guide you through this process.
Gifts to the Upper Bucks Community Fund of the Lehigh Valley can be made by submitting a check, payable to the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, 840 West 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.