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Area Nonprofits Receive $33,800 in Grants from the Upper Bucks Community Fund

Allentown, Pa., April 15, 2020—Earlier in 2020, the Upper Bucks Community Fund issued $33,800 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 of 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. We are looking forward to seeing the impact of these grants on the region.”

The following organizations received grants for programs from the fund in spring of 2020:

  • National Inventors Hall of Fame, Inc.
    Camp Invention STEM, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Programs in Upper Bucks County - $4,730
  • Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
    LGBT Cultural Competency Trainings for Parents and Educators of LGBT Youth in Upper Bucks County - $3,000
  • Heritage Conservancy
    1798 Glass Tax Map of Springfield Township - $10,000
  • Heritage Conservancy
    Final book printing costs - $500
  • Lenape Chamber Ensemble
    Concert in the Round for Children ages 4 - 12 by the Lenape Chamber Ensemble - $1,500
  • National Inventors Hall of Fame, Inc.
    Camp Invention STEM, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Programs in Upper Bucks County - $270
  • Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
    FreeWill - $2,500
  • Phoebe Richland Health Care Center
    Arts Adventures Program - $2,400
  • Quakertown Alive!
    20th Annual Arts Alive! Fine Arts Festival - $1,900
  • Quakertown Band
    Purchase of a new energy efficient heating system for the Quakertown Band's rehearsal hall - $3,000
  • Riegelsville Public Library
    Art for Kids in the Summer Camp  - $1,000
  • Quakertown Community Center
    The Drop at the Quakertown Community Center - $1,000
  • Valley Choral Society
    Bringing the Faure Requiem with an Orchestra to an Underserved Region - $2,000

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.