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Grants Available for Upper Bucks Nonprofit Organizations

Allentown, Pa., September 23, 2019— The Upper Bucks Community Fund of the Lehigh Valley is accepting applications for its 2019-20 grant cycle. The Fund consists of two area-of-interest funds, the Erwin J. & Gertrude K. Neusch Fund, and the Richard E. Gasser Fund .

The fund provides grants to support projects or programs that are in the areas: Arts, Education, Rural Life, Science, and Technology. 

Nonprofit organizations serving the Upper Bucks community in the Palisades, Quakertown, or Pennridge School Districts, are encouraged to apply by using LVCF’s online application.

Richard E. Gasser Fund provides grants to benefit programs, organizations, and residents in the Upper Bucks County 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.

Grant awards have ranged depending on the number of quality applications submitted. Historically, the grant awards have ranged from $1,000 to $10,000. The deadline to apply is November 4 at midnight. Those receiving grants will be notified in February 2020.

Nonprofit organizations apply through Foundant, the 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 new 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.