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Area Nonprofits Receive $35,680 in Grants from the Upper Bucks Community Fund

Upper Bucks Community FundAllentown, Pa., March 3, 2022—The Upper Bucks Community Fund of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation issued $35,680 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 with 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 again this year 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 2022. The funded programs are listed as well.

  • Advocates for the Homeless of Upper Bucks (AHUB): Outreach Care (ORC)
    Outreach Care Homeless Ministry - 1
  • Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
    DEI training on LGBTQ equity for youth-serving organizations in Upper Bucks County
  • Cooks Creek Watershed Association
    Cooks Creek Watershed Stream Invertebrate Catalog
    Cooks Creek Watershed Educational Map
  • Durham Historical Society
    "Durham Valley's role in the ever-changing industrial history of the area:  pre-Colonial to today"
  • KidsPeace
    KidsPeace Foster Care Community Education
  • Lenape Chamber Ensemble
    Lenape Chamber Ensemble - Children's Concerts in the Round
  • National Inventors Hall of Fame, Inc.
    Camp Invention STEM Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship Programs
  • Palisades Community Chorus
    Winter Concert 2022:  "Together at Last!"
  • Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
    Upper Bucks Outreach for FreeWill, Shakespeare for Kids and WillPower*
  • Phoebe Richland Health Care Center
    Senior Resident Engagement for Phoebe Richland Continuing Care Retirement Community
  • Quakertown Alive!
    A​rts Alive! Fine Arts Spring Festival 2022
  • Quakertown Historical Society
    Burgess Foulke House/The Museum/Liberty Hall Computer & Printer Replacement
  • Riegelsville Public Library
    Art for Kids in the Summer
  • The "Drop" at the Quakertown Community Center
    The Drop at the Quakertown Community Center

About the Upper Buck Community Fund of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation

The Upper Bucks Community Fund of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, 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.

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