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SINCE 2011, OUR FOUNDATION HAS DISPERSED OVER $100,000 BACK INTO THE COMMUNITY.
BELOW ARE SOME OF THE LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS WE'VE HELPED AND HOW OUR DONATIONS HAVE IMPACTED THEM.
For over 30 years, Victory House has been a recognized leader in providing local homeless veterans and homeless men with opportunities to transition to independent affordable housing and to begin new lives. Hope, compassion, dignity, and respect are paramount to attaining their mission. The Taggart Family Foundation has been supporting the Veteran’s Housing Transition Fund at Victory House for the last several years with great success to the veterans who transition into community housing after their recovery at Victory House. This package allows them to purchase many needed items for their successful independence in the community.
The mission of the Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley (HCLV) is to improve the quality of lives of families (Hispanic and non-Hispanic) by empowering them to become more self-sufficient, while promoting an inter-cultural understanding in the Lehigh Valley. They recently conducted a capital campaign to renovate their aging facilities and create the Fowler Community Wellness Center, an integrated approach to the Hispanic Center combining its programs and services with those of multiple community agencies in providing a range of services to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and families. The Taggart Family Foundation provided funds in support of the capital campaign. One of the programs HCLV runs is a food pantry. The pantry serves 800 Southside residents each year. The Taggart Family Foundation provided a grant for
much-needed refrigeration so the pantry could continue its focus on providing more fresh food to its clients.
With 97% poverty level, Donegan’s students do not begin in the same place as other students in the Bethlehem Area School District. Therefore, more resources are needed to level the playing field. The Taggart Family Foundation has provided grants to support the enrichment after-school program, exposing students to exciting ideas and experiences they otherwise would not have been able to afford.
When trying to lift people out of poverty, education is critically important. A college education has never been more important, but it has also never been so expensive. Northampton Community College (NCC) works hard to keep tuition down. Even though they are the most affordable college in PA, more than 50% of their students would not be able to attend without financial aid. The Taggart Family Foundation is proud to have contributed to NCC’s Transforming Lives Campaign. The campaign included “The Northampton Promise”, broadening access for students by closing the financial gap for students for whom a college education is out of reach, forever changing the trajectory of their lives.
Community Action Lehigh Valley is an anti-poverty nonprofit that improves the quality of life by building a community in which all people have access to economic opportunity, the ability to pursue that opportunity, and a voice in the decisions that affect their lives. The Taggart Family Foundation has provided grants in support of the Community Action Homes Program. This program partners with local municipalities to improve the quality of the affordable housing stock in the Lehigh Valley.
The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Bethlehem is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. With a dedicated facility, life-changing programs & activities, and consistent, positive role models, the Club fills the vulnerable gap between school and home, providing year-round access to a fun and safe youth development experience. The Taggart Family Foundation has provided grants to support summer programming for Southside youth.
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