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Area Nonprofits Receive Grants from The Upper Bucks Community Foundation Fund

Allentown, Pa., March 1, 2019— The Upper Bucks Community Foundation Fund at the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation (LVCF) has awarded $35,000 in grants to 14 nonprofit organizations serving the Upper Bucks County area.  The Upper Bucks Community Foundation Fund is a geographic affiliate of LVCF.

The Upper Bucks Community Foundation Fund Advisory Group, composed of community leaders from Upper Bucks, has been an important philanthropic arm of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation that assists in directing resources from two area-of-interest funds at LVCF, the Erwin J. & Gertrude K. Neusch Fund, and the Richard E. Gasser Fund.

“The Upper Bucks Community Foundation 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.”


  • Riegelsville Public Library
    Art for Kids in the Summer ($1,000)
  • Quakertown Alive!
    2019 Arts Alive! Festival in Quakertown, PA ($1,000)
  • Upper Bucks County Technical School
    UBCTS Student-Run Food Truck Entrepreneurial and Work Experience Program ($5,000)
  • Pipersville Free Library
    Updating and replenishing children's books ($1,500)
  • Phoebe Ministries
    The Phoebe Richland Music and Memory Program ($2,000)
  • Lenape Chamber Ensemble
    Concert in the Round for Children ages 4 - 12 by the Lenape Chamber Ensemble ($3,500)
  • Heritage Conservancy
    Enhancing Khindri Preserve Monarch with Waystations and Shrubland Bird Habitat ($2,500)
  • Upper Bucks YMCA
    Young School Age Cooking Programs ($3,000)
  • Valley Choral Society
    Bringing Excellent Choral Music to an Underserved Population ($2,000)
  • Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
    FreeWill in Upper Bucks County ($2,500)
  • Bucks County Opportunity Council
    Moving Upper Bucks County families from poverty to self-sufficiency with educational support ($3,000)
  • River Valley Waldorf School
    Bees and Trees Community Art and Environment Project ($1,000)
  • Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
    LGBT Cultural Competency Trainings for Parents and Educators of LGBT Youth in Upper Bucks County ($2,500)


  • National Inventors Hall of Fame, Inc.
    Camp Invention STEM, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Programs in Upper Bucks County ($4,500)

About the Funds

Richard E. Gasser 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 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.