The original Keystone Savings Foundation was formed in 1986 with a focus of support to non-profits in the Bethlehem area, the footprint of the Keystone Savings Association. Over the past three decades, the original foundation grew in size and scope, becoming the Keystone Nazareth Charitable Foundation with the merger of Keystone Savings Bank and Nazareth National Bank in 2003. The foundation’s philosophy, however, remained similar – with an emphasis on housing, health and human service needs in the Lehigh Valley.

As an independent foundation, the board of directors approved a change in our name back to the Keystone Savings Foundation, effective October 1, 2013. The Keystone Savings Foundation will continue its commitment as a community partner, serving the needs of the Lehigh Valley. Effective October 1, please begin to visit us at our new Website address

Keystone Savings

The Keystone Savings Foundation was established in 2004 and is one of the area’s largest foundations. We applaud and support the tremendous organizations that contribute to the quality of life in the local community. As a community partner, the Foundation is committed to serving the needs of our community and will support programs to, or for, housing assistance, local education, not-for-profit medical facilities, not-for-profit community groups and similar types of organizations throughout the greater Lehigh Valley region.

Grant Categories For Non-Profit Organizations

  • Education – Special programs for public and secondary schools, drop out prevention programs, libraries, higher education, etc.

  • Health and Human Services – Non-profit hospitals and medical centers, services and programs for youth, the disabled and elderly, and local affiliates of health and human service organizations.

  • Culture and Arts – Public libraries, museums, cultural centers, visual and performing arts.

  • Civic and Community Development – Leadership development, environmental protection and conservation.

  • Economic Development - Revitalization of neighborhoods and affordable housing programs.

Application For Foundation Requests

A potential beneficiary of the Keystone Savings Foundation must be completely non-profit [501(c)(3)] under Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the Code).Click here for a copy of our application (Microsoft Word format).

Questions on the application must be answered in their entirety, in the order in which they appear on the Application. Applications will not be accepted via email. The Foundation’s recommendations are final.Grant requests $25,000 and higher will be reviewed once per year. The deadline for submission is August 15 of each year. These requests will be considered in this calendar year and, if approved, will be distributed by year end.

Grant requests less than $25,000 will be reviewed quarterly.

Contact the Foundation

Michele Linsky
Foundation Secretary


Applications cannot be accepted via email. Please mail to the address below:

Keystone Savings Foundation

Michele Linsky

Foundation Secretary

90 Highland Avenue

Bethlehem, PA 18017

Foundation Officers
  • Jeffrey P. Feather
    Chairman of the Board
    President and Treasurer
  • Scott V. Fainor
  • R. Charles Stehly
  • Daniel G. Gambet
    OSFS, Director
  • Michele A. Linsky
    Foundation Secretary