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Visit Bucks County awards $210,500 to 38 Bucks nonprofits


Visit Bucks County (VBC), the official tourism promotion agency for Bucks County, distributed $210,500 to 38 Bucks County nonprofits.

The Visit Bucks County Tourism Grant program was established more than 10 years ago to assist in the development and enhancement of not-for-profit tourism initiatives in Bucks County. The program 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, Visit Bucks County has distributed more than $4.8 million to more than 100 organizations. Grant funding is used for advertising, new exhibits, increased signage, restorations, website redesigns, marketing collateral and more.

Beginning this cycle, one grant recipient will be recognized, in name, as the Charles H. Martin Grant in honor of Commissioner Martin’s commitment in starting and supporting the Bucks County Tourism Grant Program for nonprofits in the travel and hospitality industry. The spring 2020 recipient is Craven Hall Historical Society, Inc.

The other spring 2020 grant recipients are as follows: ActorsNET; Artists of Yardley (AOY) Art Center; Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County; Bristol Riverside Theatre; Bucks Beautiful; Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow;

Bucks County Center for the Performing Arts; Bucks County Children’s Museum; Bucks County Choral Society; Bucks County Covered Bridge Society; Bucks County Historical Society; Bucks County Playhouse Theater, Inc.; Bucks County Symphony Society;

Bucks County Tour of Honor; Bucks County Wine Trail; Cantus Novus; Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce; Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Inc.; Discover Doylestown: Experience Yardley; Friends of the Delaware Canal;

Friends of Washington Crossing Park; Heritage Conservancy; Lenape Chamber Ensemble; Michener Art Museum; New Hope Arts Inc.; New Hope Historical Society; Newtown Historic Association; Newtown Theatre; Pearl S. Buck International; Quakertown Historical Society;

September 11th National Memorial Trail; Snipes Farm and Education Center; The Pennsbury Society; TMA Bucks Foundation; Warwick Township Historical Society; and William Tennent House Association.