Upper Bucks Community Fund of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation - Grants
APPLY NOW | The Upper Bucks Community Fund of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations and programs serving the Upper Bucks area that includes the the Palisades, Pennridge and Quakertown School Districts' service area.
The Upper Bucks Community Fund of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation consists primarily of two area-of-interest funds. The Richard E. Gasser Fund and Erwin J. and Gertrude K. Neusch Fund are for organizations and programs primarily serving the Palisades, Pennridge and Quakertown School Districts in the Upper Bucks area. Recently 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.
Richard E. Gasser Fund
This Fund provides grants to benefit programs, organizations, and residents in the Upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania, area. The grants are made to support programs and projects which enhance interest, education, and achievements in technology, science, and technology-related fields.
Erwin J. and Gertrude K. Neusch Fund
This Fund provides grants for charitable programs which benefit residents of Upper Bucks County, specifically those in the geographic area served by the Quakertown and Palisades School Districts. The programs of interest to the Neusch Fund are primarily, but not exclusively, in arts (including industrial arts), education, and rural life.
Historically, the grant awards have ranged from $1,000 to $10,000 depending on the number of quality applications submitted. .
Must be a publicly supported organization with 501(c)(3) exempt status
Must be a nonprofit organization that provides services in Upper Bucks County in the Palisades, Quakertown, or Pennridge School Districts.
Funds will support projects or programs in the following areas
- Rural Life
Grants cannot be used for:
- Educational scholarships for pre-K, primary, secondary or post-secondary education
The Grant application period is as follows:
- Applications open: September 24, 2021
- Application closes: November 12, 2021
- Award Notifications: February, 2022
To preview a PDF version of the Upper Bucks Community Fund of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation grant application, please click here. Note: Please do not submit written applications. To apply, see instructions below.
Please apply through Foundant, Lehigh Valley Community Foundation’s online portal system, which you can access here.
Questions about the application process or grant opportunity should be directed to Megan Briggs, Director of Community Investments, at email@example.com.
About the Upper Bucks Community Fund of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation
Lehigh Valley Community Foundation established its first geographic affiliate in 2017—The Upper Bucks Community Fund of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation. The Fund is an extension of the Upper Bucks Grants Committee’s previous role in conjunction with the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation.
The Upper Buck Grants Committee has been an important philanthropic arm of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation. The 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.
The Committee has a long history of making a positive impact in the Upper Bucks community by directing resources from two area-of-interest funds at LVCF, the Erwin J. & Gertrude K. Neusch Fund, and the Richard E. Gasser Fund.
They will continue to oversee grantmaking recommendations for these two area-of-interest funds. Currently, the application is open for eligible organizations to apply to the fund. Please see below for grant information including grant award amounts, timeline, eligibility, and application instructions.
- Area Nonprofits Receive $27,500 in Grants from the Upper Bucks Community Fund
- Grants to Upper Bucks Nonprofits Support Food Assistance in Wake of COVID-19
- Area Nonprofits Receive $33,800 in Grants from the Upper Bucks Community Fund
ASK MEGAN | Learn more about Upper Bucks County Foundation Fund of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation
Director of Community Investments
Lehigh Valley Community Foundation
840. W. Hamilton Street, Suite 310
Allentown, PA 18101
610 351-5353, ext. 11 | firstname.lastname@example.org