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.
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.
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
Grants cannot be used for:
- Educational scholarships for pre-K, primary, secondary or post-secondary education
The 2023-24 Grant application period:
• Application opened: September 18, 2023
• Application closed: October 27, 2023
• Award Notifications: December 2023
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.(link sends e-mail).
Technical assistance questions should be directed to Monique Saunders Moreno, Assistant Director of Community Investments at email@example.com
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
Recent Grant Announcements
- Upper Bucks Community Fund Issues 2022-23 Grants to Support Nonprofits
- LVCF Grants $35,680 to Area Nonprofits from the Upper Bucks Community Fund
- Area Nonprofits Receive $27,500 in Grants from the Upper Bucks Community Fund
- Grants to Upper Bucks Nonprofits Support Food Assistance in Wake of COVID-19
- Area Nonprofits Receive $33,800 in Grants from the Upper Bucks Community Fund
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