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LVCF’s Upper Bucks COVID-19 Response Fund to Help Nonprofits Meet Community Needs

The Community Foundation is Matching Gifts to the Fund to Support Upper Bucks

Allentown, Pa., June 5, 2020—Lehigh Valley Community Foundation has established the Upper Bucks COVID-19 Response Fund for immediate needs in the wake of the crisis. The Fund will deploy resources to nonprofits providing assistance (primarily, safety net services) to Upper Bucks County residents. 

Through the Edwin J. & Gertrude K. Neusch Fund, LVCF will match 100% of all donations to this fund, up to a total of $10,000. “We recognize the power of partnership in our community and in times of crisis.  LVCF established the Upper Bucks COVID-19 Response Fund to unite with individuals, businesses, and other organizations who have an interest in giving back to their local community during this time of crisis,” said Erika Riddle Petrozelli, vice president for philanthropy.   100% of all contributions to the Fund will go directly to support the Fund’s mission.

Grants from the fund will be directed by the Upper Bucks Advisory Board which is an important philanthropic arm of the Community Foundation. Their 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.

“In a fast-moving situation, the ability to flexibly respond, in an informed way, to changing circumstances is vital,” Riddle Petrozelli continued. “Gifts to this Fund will play a key role in the response and recovery in the short, medium and long-term.”

To learn more about LVCF actions and communication in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, please visit our dedicated COVID-19 page - click here.  Nonprofit organizations serving the residents of the Upper Bucks area in the Palisades and/or Quakertown school districts, please apply - click here

Make a Gift to the Fund

Gifts can be made by submitting a check, payable to the Upper Bucks COVID-19 Response Fund, to the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, 840 W. Hamilton Street, Suite 310, Allentown, PA 18101. 

Gifts can also be made via credit card by clicking the PayPal 'Donate' button below.  A PayPal account is not required to make an online gift to the Fund at: https://www.lehighvalleyfoundation.org/upper-bucks-covid-19-response-fund