We promote philanthropy in order to improve the quality of life in our region. The Community Foundation encourages collaboration among area philanthropists, and is a source of information and expertise regarding charity giving.
Community foundations are independent, public charities that steward philanthropic resources from institutional and individual donors to community-based organizations.
The charitable funds at community foundations are begun by donors with diverse philanthropic interests and intentions.
Some donors begin funds to preserve and protect the environment;
Some wish to provide scholarships for deserving students;
Others wish to support arts and culture;
Some donors care deeply about human services; and
Others want to support healthcare or medical research.
The funds established at community foundations are as varied as their donors’ interests and commitments, and as far-reaching as their hopes, dreams, and goals for a better community and a better world.
There are more than 700 community foundations across the United States. Together, these community foundations made grants of more than billion and managed more than billion in charitable assets in recent years
Lehigh Valley Community Foundation
840 West Hamilton Street, Suite 310
Allentown, PA 18101