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LVCF Announces Funding Opportunities for Small Arts Organizations in the Region

Allentown, Pa. January 10, 2022– Lehigh Valley Community Foundation (LVCF) announced that the application period is now open for Entry to Program Stream, a new general operating support grant opportunity for small arts organizations and non-arts organizations or units of government with a history of at least one year of providing consistent arts programming or arts services in Pennsylvania and average annual revenue less than $200,000.  

The application period also is open for Program Stream, an existing funding opportunity. Entry to Program Stream and Program Stream grants may be used for operations, programs, or projects.  

Entry to Program Stream offers a new pathway to attaining long-term general operating support. Grantees that receive funds through Entry to Program Stream for one to three years may qualify to be recommended for Program Stream. At this time, grant amounts for Entry to Program Stream are estimated to be a maximum of $2,000, while Program Stream grant amounts are estimated to be a maximum of $3,000. This is subject to change.  

“We thank the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts for partnering with the Community Foundation to offer this opportunity for additional small art organizations and programs to get in the PPA stream of funding,” said Monique Moreno, Grants Associate at the Community Foundation. “These small, but important multi-year grants can make a difference in the life of an arts organization—now is the time to get in the stream.” 

Both Entry to Program Stream and Program Stream are funded by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), a state agency under the Office of the Governor, and administered regionally by the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), PCA’s statewide network of re-granting partners.  

Interested organizations should apply through their respective PPA partner organization. The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation serves as the PCA’s PPA partner organization for Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon and Monroe counties. 

Additional details on how to apply can be found online at: or visit the

 Applications to Program Stream deadlines on January 15, 2022. Entry to Program Stream and are due February 15, 2022. 


Media contact:  

Michael Wilson, LVCF Director of Communications | 484-695-3277