The Great Allentown Fair Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable entity that can receive tax-deductible donations from individuals, corporations and other organizations and will focus on providing agriculturally-centric educational opportunities and scholarships.

The mission of The Great Allentown Fair Foundation is to provide philanthropic opportunities through grants and charitable donations to preserve, enrich, and advance agriculture. Through scholarships, educational programs, incentives and events, the The Great Allentown Fair Foundation supports the Great Allentown Fair and programs of the Lehigh County Agricultural Society.

The Great Allentown Fair Foundation accepts donations – and distributes funds – in the following categories:

  • Agricultural Education, which includes:
    • Scholarship Fund: awards scholarships of varying amounts to high school seniors pursuing agriculture at a college-level institution.
      For donors interested in endowing a perpetual scholarship in accordance with the Great Allentown Fair Foundation’s mission, please contact one of our trustees to learn more about an endowing a scholarship that fulfills your needs and preferences.
    • General Education Fund: awards non college-level monies which are applied to agricultural education through community partnerships like The Rodale Institute and programs like Ag Educational Day by the Lehigh County Agricultural Society to educate our urban youth and the community at large in the sciences of agriculture, horticulture, farm-to-table programs and product.
  • Capital Projects Fund: distributes monies to the Lehigh County Agricultural Society in accordance to preserve the the Allentown Fairgrounds’ historical value, heritage and evolution.
  • General Fund:  distributes monies as deemed appropriate as designated by the Great Allentown Fair Foundation Board.

There are many ways to support the The Great Allentown Fair Foundation:

  • Donate safely and securely online using the yellow “donate” buttons on this page.
  • Tax-deductible contributions can be made payable to “The Great Allentown Fair Foundation” and mailed to The Great Allentown Fair Foundation, 302 North 17th Street Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104.
  • Bequeathing gifts of stock, assets and other donations as part of your estate planning.