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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.  T

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 addressing the impact of the virus on our nonprofit community and our 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

Caroline Accurso

Eric B. & Denise M. Blew Fund

Danny Finocchio

Fleming Foundation (Matching Gifts)

Beall Fowler

Bob & Susan Gadomski

Kraft Hillman Family Fund

Carol Koenig

Cynthia A. Lambert Durham & Fred S. Durham III

Jennifer Mann

Nicholas Nanovic

Northampton County Bar Association

Saucon Insurance Company Foundation Fund

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

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.

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.

More information to come as the first round of grants are announced.