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2023 List of Grantees

Allentown Area Ecumenical Food Bankunderwrite operating expenses for the food pantry$75,000.00
Allentown Art Museumunderwrite operating expenses for the museum$175,000.00
Allentown Band, Inc. (The)underwrite operating expenses for the band$3,000.00
Allentown Public Libraryunderwrite operating and program expenses of the library$70,000.00
Allentown Public Theatreunderwrite operating expenses for a bilingual youth theater program in the Allentown School District$5,000.00
Allentown School District Foundationsupport the Science Fair$35,000.00
Allentown Symphony Association, Inc.assist with the cost of a water softening system$5,000.00
Allentown Symphony Association, Inc.underwrite operating expenses of the hall and orchestra$60,000.00
Allentown, City ofimprovement, extension and maintenance of all its Parks$1,797,500.00
Animal Food Bank Services, Inc.underwrite operating expenses for the animal food pantry$5,000.00
Baum School of Art (The)underwrite City Arts Camp$26,500.00
Baum School of Art (The)underwite operating expenses of the art school$110,000.00
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley, Inc.provide program support for the Community Based Mentoring Program$16,000.00
Boys and Girls Club of Allentownunderwite operating support to deliver educational programs$65,000.00
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Centerunderwrite operating support$32,000.00
Burnside Plantation, Inc.underwrite family programming$6,000.00
Camelot for Children, programs for disabled children$3,000.00
Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valleyunderwrite operating and program expenses$3,000.00
Casa Guadalupe Centerunderwrite operating expenses and building improvements$75,000.00
Casa Guadalupe Centersupport the Pa’Lante Education Afterschool and Summer Programs$110,000.00
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Allentown, case management and services for low-income individuals and families$45,000.00
Cedar Crest Collegeunderwrite building improvements to create a technology hub$20,000.00
Church of the Mediatorsupport a refugee welcome and education center at the Episcopal Church of the Mediator$20,000.00
Civic Theatre of Allentownunderwrite operating expenses for the theatre$40,000.00
Coalition for Appropriate Transportationunderwrite expenses for Lehigh County programs$7,500.00
Communities in Schools of Eastern Pennsylvaniaunderwrite Lehigh County operating expenses and programming in the Allentown School District$120,000.00
Community Action Development Corporation of the Lehigh Valleyunderwrite case work and support services at the Sixth Street Shelter$20,000.00
Community Bike Worksunderwrite operating and program support for Lehigh County programs$70,000.00
Community Music Schoolunderwrite operating expenses of the school$35,000.00
Community Services for Childrensupport first installment on a $225,000 grant to fund construction and start-up costs for expansion of CSC Downtown$95,000.00
Coplay Public Libraryunderwrite operating expenses$15,000.00
Da Vinci Discovery Center of Science and Technology, Inc. (The)underwrite operating expenses$20,000.00
Da Vinci Discovery Center of Science and Technology, Inc. (The)fund third installment for the Allentown Expansion Project$100,000.00
Easterseals Eastern Pennsylvaniaunderwrite developmental screening costs for Lehigh County children$5,000.00
Emmaus Historical Societyunderwrite expenses for community education$1,500.00
Emmaus Public Libraryunderwrite cost of a new HVAC unit for the library$15,000.00
Everlasting Life Ministriesunderwrite expenses to serve Lehigh County residents$35,000.00
Family Promise of the Lehigh Valleyunderwrite services for Lehigh County homeless families$15,000.00
Fund to Benefit Children & Youth, Inc.underwrite the purchase of necessities for low-income Lehigh County families$3,000.00
Grace Community Foundationunderwrite operating costs of the food pantry$35,000.00
Grace Montessori Schoolunderwrite scholarships for low-income students residing in Allentown$12,000.00
Greater Valley YMCArepair the roof of the main gym$50,000.00
Greater Valley YMCAunderwrite operating expenses for the Allentown Y branch$150,000.00
Guardianship Support Agency, Inc.underwrite operating expenses to assist decision-impaired Lehigh County residents$10,000.00
Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valleyunderwrite the Home Repair Program for low income Lehigh County homeowners$125,000.00
Haven Housereplace the flooring at the mental health clinic$25,000.00
Jerusalem House Ministriesunderwrite expenses to serve neighborhood residents$48,000.00
Jewish Community Center of Allentown, Pennsylvaniaunderwrite operating expenses of the center$85,000.00
Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valleysupport the case management program Community Connections$40,000.00
Lehigh Carbon Community College Foundationunderwrite accreditation expenses for the Emergency Medical Technician Program$75,000.00
Lehigh Conference of Churchesunderwrite operating expenses incurred to assist the homeless and working poor$120,000.00
Lehigh County Historical Societyunderwrite operating and program expenses of the museum$50,000.00
Lehigh County Humane Societysupport community vet clinic services for low-income Allentown residents$10,000.00
Lehigh County Senior Citizens, social, recreational and educational programs for Lehigh County elders$25,000.00
Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living, Inc.underwrite operating expenses for the center and its programs$28,000.00
Lehigh Valley Children’s Centers, Inc.underwrite the cost of leasehold improvements for a different location in East Allentown$40,000.00
Lehigh, County ofunderwrite wayfinding signage at the Trexler Nature Preserve$25,000.00
Literacy Center (The)fund operating expenses to deliver the center’s literacy programs$65,000.00
Manito Life Centersupport equine-based therapy programs for at risk, Lehigh County residents$36,000.00
Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valleypurchase a truck to deliver meals to the distribution points$30,000.00
Mercy School for Special Learningunderwrite operating expenses to educate children with disabilities$50,000.00
Muhlenberg Collegeunderwrite expenses of the community internship program in Allentown$20,000.00
Neighborhood Center, Theunderwrite operating expenses to provide programs for center city youth$42,000.00
Northern Lehigh Recreation Authorityprovide support for the summer youth program$9,000.00
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (The)support the WillPower Tour in underserved communities in Lehigh County$20,000.00
Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestrasupport the 40th Anniversary Season$7,500.00
Pinebrook Family Answersunderwrite operating costs for services to Lehigh County youth in need of mental and behavioral health assistance$90,000.00
Pratyush Sinha Foundationunderwrite mindfulness programs in the Allentown School District$7,000.00
Promise Neighborhoods of Lehigh Valleysupport institutional capacity building for Allentown$50,000.00
Public Library of Catasauquasupport operating expenses for the library$15,000.00
Repertory Dance Theatresupport for operating and program expenses for Allentown programs$8,000.00
Resurrected Community Development Corporation, renovation costs to the childcare education center at Ninth and Turner Streets$10,000.00
Ripple Community Inc.underwrite soft costs for renovation of Emmanuel UCC for use as affordable housing, the community center, a social service hub, and offices$50,000.00
Ripple Community Inc.underwrite operating expenses for the community center and the social services hub$125,000.00
Sacred Heart Hospital of Allentownunderwrite program expenses of the Parish/Faith Community Nursing Program in Allentown$40,000.00
Salvation Army (The)support the emergency shelter, youth enrichment programs, and safety-net services of the Allentown Salvation Army$175,000.00
Sights for Hopesupport programs and services for sight-impaired Lehigh County residents$15,000.00
Slatington Public Libraryfund building renovations and repairs$25,000.00
Turning Point of Lehigh Valley, Inc.underwrite increased service capacity located at the Allentown YWCA$20,000.00
Union and West End Cemetery Associationunderwrite operating expenses$8,500.00
Valley Against Sex Trafficking, Theunderwrite the activities, programs, and services of the drop-in center$7,500.00
Via of the Lehigh Valley, employment programs for disabled Lehigh County residents$18,000.00
Wildlands Conservancy, the continued development of the Jordan Creek Greenway$20,000.00
Wildlands Conservancy, Inc.renovate the Harry C. Trexler Environmental Center$25,000.00
Wildlife Information Centerunderwrite operating expenses and educational outreach in the Allentown School District$22,000.00
Young Women’s Christian Associationunderwrite operating and program expenses$70,000.00