The Lehigh Valley Synergy Fund
In a rapidly changing environment for the region’s nonprofits, long-term partnership can be an effective option to enhance performance for two or more organizations where the resulting whole can be greater than the sum of its parts. The Synergy Fund provides financial support to help sustain the long-term partnerships between and among two or more nonprofit organizations. Included in these collaborations are joint membership programs, management company models, joint ventures, federations, mergers, consolidations and acquisitions. The Synergy Fund is jointly managed by the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley and the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation.
The fund aims to achieve the following outcomes in supporting long-term partnerships:
- Reduced duplicative administrative costs
- Increased mission impact
- Increased the quality of programs in the region
- Increased the overall long-term sustainability
The Lehigh Valley Synergy Fund Application Period is open on a rolling-basis. In order to apply, please review the information (click here).
Get Inspired | See two recent Synergy Fund Success Stories:
- Meals on Wheels of Lehigh and Northampton Counties Merge with Help of Synergy Fund
- Bradbury-Sullivan and Pride Merge to Facilitate Annual Pride in the Park Festival
Gifts in the form of a check can be made payable to the Synergy Fund and mailed 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.