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Lehigh Valley Community Foundation

968 Postal Road, Suite 100
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18109-9301
United States

Mission

To enable donors, including individuals, families, businesses, private foundations and nonprofit agencies, to establish funds which will serve their charitable intentions temporarily or in perpetuity by providing grants to nonprofit organizations and programs. Giving is for arts, culture, and heritage; community development; education; environment and science; health care; and human services.

1967 Year Founded
$33,471,791 Endowment Value
$1,808,035 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 10.29.14

Population Area Served

700,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationLehigh Valley Community Foundation
Address 1968 Postal Road, Suite 100
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownAllentown
State / RegionPennsylvania
ZIP / Postal Code18109-9301
CountryUnited States
ContinentNorth America
Map Address (If Different)Did not answer
Map City / Town (If Different)Did not answer
Map State / Region (If Different)Did not answer
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)Did not answer
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone(610) 266-4284
Emaillvcf@lvcfoundation.org
Websitewww.lehighvalleyfoundation.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Bernie Story, President & CEO
Primary Contact’s NameBernie Story
Primary Contact’s PositionPresident & CEO
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1967
Mission StatementTo enable donors, including individuals, families, businesses, private foundations and nonprofit agencies, to establish funds which will serve their charitable intentions temporarily or in perpetuity by providing grants to nonprofit organizations and programs. Giving is for arts, culture, and heritage; community development; education; environment and science; health care; and human services.
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced700,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)6
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members25
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$1,656,466
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$2,457,612
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$1,808,035
Does Organization Have an Endowment
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$33,471,791
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three Years
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a centrally important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed an important role
Grassroots activismDid not answer
Inadequate government servicesDid not answer
Changes in the political environmentDid not answer
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed an important role
Government initiative fundingPlayed a slight role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed an important role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingPlayed an important role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesDid not answer
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodFair amount of time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyFair amount of time
NationallyFair amount of time
InternationallyFair amount of time
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingImportant but not central
Having local people as leaders in the organizationCentrally important
Seeking local donationsCentrally important
Having a gender balance in the organizationDid not answer
Board reflective of community diversityCentrally important
Building an endowmentCentrally important
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityDid not answer
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityDid not answer
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyDid not answer
Community developmentCentrally important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureFair amount
EducationFair amount
EnvironmentFair amount
HealthFair amount
Human and social servicesFair amount
Human rightsLittle
International relationsLittle
ReligionFair amount
Economic developmentFair amount
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityLittle
Information technologyLittle
Strengthening local or regional governmentNot at all
HousingLittle
ChildrenFair amount
WaterNot at all
Alternative energyLittle
Disaster reliefLittle
Advocacy with authoritiesNot at all
Job trainingLittle
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernRarely
Promote collaboration between granteesOccasionally
Promote understanding of public policyRarely
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsRarely
AdvocacyRarely
Loaned staffDid not answer
ResearchOccasionally
Community needs assessmentRarely
Leadership developmentOccasionally
InternshipsOccasionally
Providing space for local organizationsOccasionally
Access to information technologyOccasionally
Publishing/knowledge sharingOccasionally
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyDid not answer
CrimeDid not answer
Trust among different sections of the communityDid not answer
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesDid not answer
Social position of marginalized groupsDid not answer
Responsiveness of authoritiesDid not answer
Appropriateness of public policiesDid not answer
Value of community assetsDid not answer
Quality of the environmentDid not answer
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityDid not answer
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsDid not answer
Networks and links between different parts of the communityDid not answer
Gender equityDid not answer
Charitable giving through the community foundationDid not answer
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingDid not answer
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyDid not answer
CrimeDid not answer
Trust among different sections of the communityDid not answer
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesDid not answer
Social position of marginalized groupsDid not answer
Responsiveness of authoritiesDid not answer
Appropriateness of public policiesDid not answer
Value of community assetsDid not answer
Quality of the environmentDid not answer
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityDid not answer
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsDid not answer
Networks and links between different parts of the communityDid not answer
Gender equityDid not answer
Charitable giving through the community foundationDid not answer
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingDid not answer
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsDid not answer
Informal associations of citizensDid not answer
Non-governmental organizationsDid not answer
Local governmentDid not answer
National governmentDid not answer
UniversitiesDid not answer
SchoolsDid not answer
BusinessesDid not answer
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersN/A
Regional association of grantmakersVery helpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsN/A
Particular foundationHelpful
Other organizationVery helpful
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsDid not answer
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workDid not answer
Local people control what our organization doesDid not answer
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doDid not answer
Actively engage local people as volunteersDid not answer
All of our board is composed of local peopleYes
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingDid not answer
Better legal or fiscal environmentDid not answer
More volunteersDid not answer
Access to advice or technical assistanceDid not answer
Better local culture of givingDid not answer
Stronger civil societyDid not answer
More responsive authoritiesDid not answer
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsDid not answer
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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