Our History

Since 1935, the Trexler Trust has awarded nearly $165 million to charitable organizations throughout the County of Lehigh.
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Grant Applicants

Eligibility is limited to organizations domiciled in Lehigh County.
The annual grant submission deadline is December 1st.
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Allentown Parks

General Trexler is considered the Father of the Allentown Park System. His contributions and his vision are responsible for the vast green space within the City. Read more >

Watch the Video

The influence of General Harry C. Trexler on his community during his lifetime and long after is documented on video by PBS39/WLVT.
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September 2020

The pandemic caused by Covid-19 has changed all manner of personal interaction.  The Covid-19 virus has rendered electronic communication far more safe and practical.  To adhere to protocols for the safety of grantees, their clients, families, and Trexler staff and Trustees, the Trust now is requesting the filing of grant requests electronically.

For the 2021 grant cycle, recent grantees have been emailed an individual link to activate an account in Sharefile and to upload the required documents.

Organizations unable to file electronically or are applying for the first time should call 610-434-9645 to discuss how to make their request.

The Trustees and staff are committed to supporting the good work of Allentown and Lehigh County’s charitable organizations. We look forward to working together in new ways to bring greater good to our community.

Please click on the link to view instructions about Sharefile and applying for a grant from the Trexler Trust for the 2021 grant cycle.

Grant Application Tutorial

Online Instructions to Apply for a Grant from the Trexler Trust

Click here to download the Grant Application Tutorial

Grant Application Tutorial


The deadline for Stewardship Reports is approaching quickly!

Any organization that receives a grant award from the Harry C. Trexler Trust is required to file a full, written report on the expenditure of those funds. Please submit your Stewardship Report by Monday, November 2nd to 33 South Seventh Street, Suite 205, Allentown, PA before 4:30pm.



Community Leader Donald M. Bernhard Appointed as a Trexler Trustee

Please click on the link to view the Announcement



Trexler Trust Awards More Than $5.7 Million to Lehigh County Charities

Please click on the link to view the Press Release and Distribution List


June 2020

Pursuant to Governor Wolf’s phased reopening plan for Pennsylvania, the Trexler Trust’s physical office will reopen as of June 8, 2020.  We respectfully request that during this uncertain time, you make an appointment prior to visiting our office.  When visiting our office, please exercise caution and follow the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) including washing your hands and covering your mouth and nose with a mask. 

Please know that our staff members are taking every possible measure to ensure your safety as our visitor along with the safety of our co-workers. 

We appreciate your cooperation and thank you for your patience and understanding.  We have every expectation that – together – Allentown and Lehigh County will continue to rise to successfully overcome this unprecedented challenge. 

The Trustees and Staff of the Harry  C. Trexler Trust