To help support charitable causes in Lehigh Valley and the immediate surrounding area.
Arts, culture, and humanities
Support for religious programs is limited to Jewish organizations and institutions
Lehigh Valley, PA
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Corporate Co-trustee
Grants are made in support of museums, educational television stations, private colleges and universities, medical facilities and research, public health and welfare, community support, the arts, historical societies, and Jewish organizations and institutions.
- To be eligible, organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.
Application period and deadlines
Applications are accepted year-round, but should be submitted by February 1 to be considered at the annual grant meeting that occurs in March.
Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission.
Required agreements and reports
Except as otherwise specified when a grant is awarded, a progress report must be submitted within 6 months after receiving funds.
About the Foundation
The Sylvia Perkin Charitable Trust was established under the Will of Sylvia Perkin as a perpetual trust. Her desire to give continued support to organizations in the Lehigh Valley community compelled her to direct her trustees to disburse the trust’s annual income to charitable causes in that area. Ms. Perkin passed away in 1985 while living in Macungie, Pennsylvania.