The Bucks County Tourism Grant Program distributed $659,623 to 52 organizations.
The program was established in 2008 to assist in the development and enhancement of tourism initiatives in Bucks County. It is funded from a portion received from the Bucks County lodging tax assessed to visitors staying overnight in hotels, bed and breakfasts and home-shares.
Since the inception of the grant program, more than $5.4 million has been distributed to more than 100 organizations. Grant funding is used for marketing, special events and exhibitions, product development and capital improvement projects.
Each year, one grant recipient is recognized, in name, as the Charles H. Martin Grant in honor of former Commissioner Martin’s commitment in starting and supporting the Bucks County Tourism Grant Program. The 2021 recipient is the African American Museum of Bucks County.
The 2021 recipients are as follows:
African American Museum of Bucks County; AOY Art Center; Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County; Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve; Bristol Borough Raising the Bar; Bristol Riverside Theatre; Bucks Beautiful; Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow; Bucks County Center for the Performing Arts; Bucks County Community College Foundation; Bucks County Gilbert and Sullivan Society; Bucks County Historical Society; Bucks County Playhouse; Bucks County Symphony Society; Bucks County Tennis Association; Bucks County Wine Trail;
Cantus Novus; Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce ; The Conservatory; Discover Doylestown; Doylestown Historical Society; Friends of Silver Lake Nature Center; Friends of the Delaware Canal; Friends of Washington Crossing Park; Heritage Conservancy; Historic Fallsington; James A. Michener Art Museum; Johnsville Centrifuge & Science Museum; La Fiocco; Lenape Chamber Ensemble; Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Museum; Bucks County Classic; New Hope Arts; New Hope Celebrates; Newtown Chamber Orchestra;
Newtown Historic Association; Newtown Theatre; Pearl S. Buck International; Peddler’s Village; Perkasie Historical Society; Phillips Mill Foundation for the Arts; Quakertown Historical Society; Snipes Farm and Education Center; Andalusia Historic House, Gardens and Arboretum; The Bucks County Children’s Museum; The Falls Banquet by EventRoostr; The Oscar Hammerstein Museum and Theatre Education Center; The Pennsbury Society; TMA Bucks Foundation; Tyler Park Center for the Arts; Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce; and Warwick Township Historical Society.