Charles A. and Leona K. Gruber Foundation – Foundation Grants – Wells Fargo

Charles A. and Leona K. Gruber Foundation

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To provide educational advantages, opportunities, and facilities and to further sound learning by the establishment or financing of endowments, fellowships, scholarship incentives, and awards at colleges and universities, as well as to make gifts to organizations operating exclusively for charitable, religious, scientific or literary purposes.

Application deadlines

September 15

Program areas

Arts, culture, and humanities
Human services

Program limitations

Grants are made to organizations supporting educational, charitable, religious, scientific, or literary causes.

States served


Geographic limitations

There are no geographic restrictions; however, the Foundation has a practice of primarily supporting organizations located in Lehigh Valley, PA.


Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Grants are made to organizations operated exclusively for educational, charitable, religious, scientific, or literary purposes, with education as a primary interest.


  • To be eligible, organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Applications must be submitted through our online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.

Grantmaking priorities

Preference may be given to requests for the following:

  • Lehigh Valley Schools
  • Charitable organizations meeting essential community needs

Average giving

Average grant size: $2,500 - $5,000
Average number of grants per year: 10-15

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round, but should be submitted by September 15 for consideration at the annual grant meeting occurring each October.


Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission.

Required agreements and reports

Periodic reports may be required.

About the Foundation

The Charles A. & Leona K. Gruber Foundation was established in 1969 by Mr. Charles A. Gruber of Allentown, Pennsylvania. The Foundation makes grants to eligible organizations in support of charitable causes in the primary areas of education, and various essential needs in the Lehigh Valley Community.