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Area Nonprofits Receive $27,500 in Grants from the Upper Bucks Community Fund

Allentown, Pa., March 30, 2021—The Upper Bucks Community Fund at Lehigh Valley Community Foundation issued $27,500 in grants to area nonprofit organizations. The Fund 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.

These grants were made at the recommendation of the advisory committee for the Upper Bucks Community Fund, a geographic affiliate of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation. “The Upper Bucks Community Fund Advisory Group carefully considered each application in accordance to the fund's priorities,” said Megan Briggs, director of community investments at the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation. “After a very thorough discussion about all the excellent applications, the Advisory Group worked together to recommend the final grant awards. Each member contributed their own depth of knowledge about the Upper Bucks region to award projects and programs that will increase the quality of life for Upper Bucks residents.”

The following organizations received grants for programs from the fund in spring of 2021:

  • YMCA of Bucks County
    Upper Bucks Student Success Program
  • Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
    DEI training on LGBTQ cultural awareness & equity for youth-serving agencies in Upper Bucks County
  • Bucks County Opportunity Council
    Supporting Upper Bucks County, low-income clients working toward Economic Self-Sufficiency
  • The "Drop" at the Quakertown Community Center
    The "Drop" at the Quakertown Community Center
  • Quakertown Band
    Provide a safe and sanitary rehearsal environment for the Quakertown Band
  • Heritage Conservancy
    Educating the Next Generation of Conservationists in Palisades School District
  • National Inventors Hall of Fame, Inc.
    Camp Invention STEM, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Programs in Upper Bucks County
  • Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
    FreeWill
  • Palisades Community Foundation
    Palisades Community Foundation
  • Quakertown Alive!
    2021 Arts Alive! Fine Arts Festival
  • Quakertown Historical Society
    Burgess Foulke House/The Museum/Liberty Hall Labeling of Items on Display
  • Riegelsville Public Library
    Art for Kids in the Summer

Learn more about the Upper Bucks Community Fund on the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation website.

About the Upper Buck Community Fund

The Upper Bucks Community Fund of the Lehigh Valley, a geographic affiliate of 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.