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Upper Bucks Community Fund of the Lehigh Valley is now accepting applications for grants

The Application Period is Open Now until December 30, 2020

Allentown, Pa., October 29, 2020—The Upper Bucks Community Fund of the Lehigh Valley is now accepting applications for the Richard E. Gasser Fund and Erwin J. and Gertrude K. Neusch Fund which are for organizations and programs primarily serving the Palisades, Pennridge and Quakertown School Districts in the Upper Bucks area.

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.

Grant awards have ranged depending on the number of quality of applications submitted. Historically, the grant awards have ranged from $1,000 to $10,000.Applicants must be a publicly supported organization with 501(c)(3) exempt status that provides services in Upper Bucks County in the Palisades, Quakertown, or Pennridge School Districts.

Funds will support projects or programs in the areas of Arts, Education, Rural Life, Science, and Technology. Grants cannot be used for educational scholarships for pre-K, primary, secondary or post-secondary education or given to individuals

Applications are now open for eligible organization to apply. Please click here to access the applicationThe application period closes on December 30, 2020. In March of 2021, applicants will be notified of the awards. 

Questions about the application process or grant opportunity should be directed to Megan Briggs, Director of Community Investments, at

About Upper Bucks Community Fund of the Lehigh Valley

The Upper Bucks Community Fund of the Lehigh Valley is a great way for philanthropically-minded people to give back to their community. The fund is directed by the Upper Bucks Advisory Board which is composed of local community leaders focused on growing local giving, issuing grants to local nonprofit organizations, and organizing resources to meet local needs.  The Upper Bucks Advisory Board is an important philanthropic arm of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation (LVCF). 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. Learn more...