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Upper Bucks Community Fund of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation – Grants

The Upper Bucks Community Fund of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation offers funding to nonprofit organizations and programs serving the Upper Bucks area that include the Palisades, Pennridge, and Quakertown School Districts’ service area.

The Upper Bucks Community Fund of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation consists primarily of two area-of-interest funds. The Richard E. Gasser Fund and Erwin J. and Gertrude K. Neusch Fund are for organizations and programs primarily serving the Palisades, Pennridge and Quakertown School Districts in the Upper Bucks area. Recently added to Upper Bucks umbrella, The Bucks County Free Library Endowment Fund is an agency fund that benefits the seven-branch county library system with locations in Bensalem, Doylestown, Langhorne, Levittown, Perkasie, Quakertown, and Yardley-Makefield.

Richard E. Gasser Fund

This 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.

Neusch Fund at LVCF

Erwin J. and Gertrude K. Neusch Fund

This 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 in visual, performing, and industrial arts; art education; agricultural education; and the conservation of rural life.

Grant Awards

Historically, the grant awards have ranged from $1,000 to $10,000 depending on the number of quality applications submitted. .


— Must be a publicly supported organization with 501(c)(3) exempt status
— Must be a nonprofit organization that provides services in Upper Bucks County in the Palisades, Quakertown, or Pennridge School Districts
— Funds will support projects or programs in the following areas:

  • Visual Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Industrial Arts
  • Agricultural Education
  • Conservation of rural life
  • Science
  • Technology

Grants cannot be used for:

  • Educational scholarships for pre-K, primary, secondary or post-secondary education
  • Individuals


The 2023-24 Grant application period:

Application opened: September 18, 2023
Application closed: October 27, 2023
Award Notifications: December 2023

Application Instructions

Please apply through Foundant, Lehigh Valley Community Foundation’s online portal system, which you can access hereFor Foundant guidance, please click here.

NEW! — Organizations who wish to apply for this grant MUST complete an Organization Profile Form prior to the Application.

• To access the profile form, log into Foundant. Click the Apply icon on your homepage and select LVCF Organization Profile Form
• You may preview the LVCF Organization Profile Form here: LVCF Organization Profile Form PDF

Questions about the application process or grant opportunity should be directed to Megan Briggs, Vice President of Community Investments, at megan@lvcfoundation.org.(link sends e-mail).

Technical assistance questions should be directed to Monique Saunders Moreno, Assistant Director of Community Investments at monique@lvcfoundation.org

About the Upper Bucks Community Fund of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation

Lehigh Valley Community Foundation established its first geographic affiliate in 2017—The Upper Bucks Community Fund of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation. The 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. 

They will continue to oversee grantmaking recommendations for these two area-of-interest funds.  Currently, the application is open for eligible organizations to apply to the fund. Please see below for grant information including grant award amounts, timeline, eligibility, and application instructions

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ASK MEGAN | Learn more about the community investments/grants opportunities at the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation

Megan Briggs
Vice President of Community Investments
840 West Hamilton Street
Suite 310, Allentown, PA 18101
610 351-5353 Ext. 21