Our History

Since 1935, the Trexler Trust has awarded nearly $155 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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March 2020

During this extraordinary, uncertain time, we at the Trexler Trust and all members of our community are dependent upon charitable organizations to enlighten, serve, and heal us.  The current situation brought about by the Covid-19 virus requires so much more of those who already give the most. 

The Trexler Trust is unable to distribute additional funds, however, the Trustees wish to consider the newly identified material and institutional needs presented by these unusual circumstances.  Organizations who already have made a request to the Trust for the current grant cycle may amend or resubmit their grant request, but it is not required.  Amended requests can be emailed to TrexlerTrust@TrexlerTrust.org before Thursday, April 9, 2020.  Nothing else is required beyond a simple narrative with a budget for the request. 

The Trexler Trust will stretch its unique restrictions to help where we can.  However, we are unable to consider requests for assistance from organizations that did not make a request for this current cycle. 

Trexler staff is working remotely.  Please call us at 610-434-9645 or email questions to the TrexlerTrust@TrexlerTrust.org address.

The Trustees and staff of the Harry C. Trexler Trust have every expectation that – together – Allentown and Lehigh County’s resilient nature will rise to successfully overcome this unprecedented challenge!