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Upper Bucks Community Fund of the Lehigh Valley - Grants

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The Upper Bucks Community Fund of the Lehigh Valley 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. Recenty 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.

Grant Awards

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

  • Arts
  • Education
  • Rural Life
  • Science
  • Technology

Grants cannot be used for:

  • Educational scholarships for pre-K, primary, secondary or post-secondary education
  • Individuals


The Grant application period is currently open - Apply Now

  • October 26th: Application Open 
  • December 30th: Application Closes
  • March 2021: Notifications of Awards 

Application Instructions

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

About the Upper Bucks Community Fund of the Lehigh Valley

Lehigh Valley Community Foundation established its first geographic affiliate in 2017—The Upper Bucks Community Fund of the Lehigh Valley. 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.

Pennsylvania Certificate of Registration

ASK MEGAN | Learn more about Upper Bucks County Foundation Fund 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 |