Bucks County Tourism Grant Program Awards $574,650 to 56 Bucks County Organizations

Program Announces 2023 Grant Recipients

BUCKS COUNTY, PA (January 8, 2024) – The Bucks County Tourism Grant Program distributed $574,650 to 56 organizations. The program was established between Visit Bucks County and the County of Bucks, 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 $6.7 million has been distributed to more than 130 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 2023 recipient is Friends of Washington Crossing Park.

2023 recipients are as follows:

African American Museum of Bucks County
Arete Gallery
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
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

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Contact: Megan Connelly
                Communications & Marketing Coordinator
                Visit Bucks County
                215-639-0300 x 237                        

About Visit Bucks County

Visit Bucks County (VBC) promotes travel to and within Bucks County, Pennsylvania. As the County’s official destination marketing organization, VBC drives visitation, increases overnight stays and fuels the local economy by promoting all there is to see and do in Bucks County. VBC supports local businesses in the tourism and hospitality industry, including lodging, attractions, restaurants, retail, events and more.  Annually, Bucks County welcomes more than 8 million visitors, generating nearly $1.2 billion dollars in economic impact and supporting a total hospitality workforce of more than 27,800 jobs.