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Bucks tourism program awards $574,650 to 56 organizations


First established in 2008, the Bucks County Tourism Grant Program provided 56 organizations with $574,650 in grants in 2023.

The program is a collaboration between Visit Bucks County and the county, which funds it, in part, from the lodging tax visitors pay when staying in Bucks hotels, bed and breakfasts and home-sharing locations, such as Airbnb.

More than $6.7 million has been distributed to more than 130 organizations since the program began, the tourism program said, in a statement. The grants are used for marketing, special events and exhibitions, project development and capital improvement projects.

The Charles H. Martin Grant, which honors the former, long-serving Bucks County Commissioner who was instrumental in supporting the tourism grant initiative, is given to one group each year. The 2023 recipient was Friends of Washington Crossing Park.

The following is a list of all the 2023 recipients:

• African American Museum of Bucks County

• Arete Gallery New Hope

• ArtWRKD Newtown

• Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve

• Bristol Borough Raising the Bar

• Bristol Riverside Theatre

• Bucks County Center for the Performing Arts Inc.

• Bucks County Community College Foundation

• Bucks County Covered Bridge Society

• Bucks County Gilbert & Sullivan Society

• Bucks County Historical Society

• Bucks County Playhouse

• Bucks County Symphony Society

• Bucks County Wine Trail

• Cantus Novus

• Concordia Chamber Players

• Craven Hall Historical Society

• Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

• Doylestown Business and Community Alliance

• Eastern Pennsylvania Alliance of Climbers

• Experience Yardley

• Fractured Atlas

• Friends of Bolton Mansion

• Friends of Peace Valley Nature Center

• Friends of Silver Lake Nature Center

• Friends of the Delaware Canal

• Friends of Washington Crossing Park

• Gather Place

• Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce

• Heritage Conservancy

• Historic Fallsington Inc.

• Hortulus Farm Foundation

• James A. Michener Art Museum

• La Fiocco

• Lenape Chamber Ensemble

• MSH Productions LLC

• New Hope Arts Inc.

• New Hope Helping

• New Hope Historical Society

• Newtown Chamber Orchestra

• Newtown Theatre

• Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society

• Oscar Hammerstein Museum & Theatre Education Center in Doylestown

• PBR Productions

• Pearl S. Buck International

• Peddler’s Village

• Perkasie Town Improvement Association

• Quakertown Historical Society

• Snipes Farm and Education Center

• Spinnerstown Hotel Inc.

• The Andalusia Foundation

• The Johnsville Centrifuge and Science Museum Inc.

• The Pennsbury Society

• The TileWorks of Bucks County

• TMA Bucks Foundation

• Warwick Township Historic Society