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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.  The Fund will support a regional, coordinated effort to rapidly deploy resources to community-based, front line nonprofit organizations in the Lehigh Valley. 

LVCF will match 100% of all donations to this fund, up to a total of $50,000, from its Foundation-directed grant pool. 100% of all contributions to the Fund will go directly to support the Fund’s mission.

We recognize the power of partnership in our community and in times of crisis…

We recognize the power of partnership in our community and in times of crisis.  This Fund allows for individual donors to participate in and support a regional funding partnership that aims to get critical resources to communities most impacted.  A COVID-19 Strategic Response Team, comprised of a cross-section of community leaders and led by the United Way, will guide distribution decisions.  In a fast-moving situation, the ability to flexibly respond, in an informed way, to changing circumstances is vital. Your gift to this Fund will play a key role in the response and recovery in the short, medium and long-term. Stay tuned for more on the regional effort, including funding priorities and organizations we supported.

If you have a donor advised fund with the Community Foundation, please make a gift through DonorCental.

We also recognize the critical importance of continued support of all organizations that are near and dear to donors in a time of crisis.  Nonprofits need your unrestricted support now more than ever.  Please continue to support them! Over the past two years, LVCF has shifted Foundation-directed grantmaking to be unrestricted or operations-focused grants to organizations doing really good, impactful work.  We encourage individuals to adopt this approach during this time.

For Nonprofit Organizations

If you are a nonprofit organization that is seeking funds in the Lehigh Valley area (Northampton, Lehigh, and Upper Bucks Counties), please fill out the following form.LVCF is coordinating COVID-19 Response efforts with several partners, therefore we are not seeking applications at this time. However, we are interested in learning about your COVID-19 Response needs. We do not have any information at this time regarding a timeline for distribution of funds, but we will update LVCF's website as more additional information is available. Thank you for providing critical services to the Lehigh Valley communities. If you have any questions, contact Megan Briggs at  

The COVID-19 Community Response Fund submission form is now OPEN! 

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.