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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 2022-23 Grant application period:

  • Application opened: September 19, 2022
  • Application closed: October 28, 2022
  • Award Notifications: December, 2022

Application Preview

A preview of the 2022-2023 Upper Bucks Community Foundation Fund grant application can be viewed here. For instructions on how to apply, see below. Please do not submit written applications.

Application Instructions

Please apply through Foundant, 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 megan@lvcfoundation.org.(link sends e-mail)

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

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