Arts, Culture, and Creative Economy

The staff of the Community Foundation participates in several collaboratives that are important to promoting and providing arts & culture in the region.  

Grantmaking | Arts, Culture, and Creative Economy

Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Grants

The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation is the regional partner agency of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Through the Partners in the Arts program, LVCF works with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts to distribute grant awards for projects or programs involving artists throughout Region 5, which includes: Carbon, Monroe, Lehigh and Northampton counties. This program enables the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts to reach a wider audience by increasing access to funds for organizations and artists across the state, thereby increasing statewide audience exposure to arts activities. Learn more...

Learn more about the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts grants are divided into three categories: 


Community Leadership | Arts, Culture, and Creative Economy

The Community Foundation staff are involved with a number of programs and initiatives in the Lehigh Valley.

Touchstone Theatre’s Festival Unbound Council 

The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation has supported the vision and mission of Festival Unbound since its initial launch in 2019. Festival Unbound is a collection of arts and community dialogue around concerns of diversity, sustainability, health, youth leadership, and interconnectedness. Staff at the Community Foundation joined the Festival Unbound Council for the 2021 festival. The Council’s role is to advise on how to make Festival UnBound most useful to and impactful on our community. To learn more about Festival Unbound, please visit http://www.touchstone.org/festival-unbound/.  

Any Given Child Bethlehem 

In 2017, the Community Foundation joined the Any Given Child Bethlehem program, which was developed in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts national “Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child” program. This vision of this collaboration is a learning community where every child experiences, creates, and values the arts. To learn more about this program, please visit https://anygivenchildbethlehem.org/mission-goals/ 


ASK MEGAN | Learn more about the community investments/grants opportunities at LVCF

Megan Briggs, Director of Community Investments, Lehigh Valley Community FoundationMegan Briggs
Director of Community Investments
Lehigh Valley Community Foundation
840. W. Hamilton Street, Suite 310
Allentown, PA 18101
610 351-5353, ext. 11 | megan@lvcfoundation.org