bethlehemcommunity   fund

For this year's EVENT see below for our


 (Prizes will be gift cards supporting our local businesses)

Neighbors helping
neighbors since 1942.

Currently we are raising monies to increase funds available for COVID-19-related requests. 
You can donate (any amount is welcome) online or by mail. 
Thank you.  Together, we are one Bethlehem.

aBOUT US & mission statement

Bethlehem’s Community Fund, formerly known as the Bethlehem Festival Fund, quietly helps children, families, individuals, and the elderly living in the Bethlehem Community whose needs fall through the cracks of traditional programs. Typically, they are facing economic difficulties because of job loss, disasters, divorce, illness, or other life changes.


A long-standing tradition of the Fund, assistance is given anonymously with the utmost respect for the pride and privacy of the recipients. The Bethlehem Community Fund is a true example of neighbor helping neighbor. 





Enter Bethlehem Community Fund’s Free Friendraiser Raffle.


Submit your  email address to be entered in a raffle for fabulous prizes (gift cards to local businesses!)


We PROMISE not to bombard you with emails, we just want to be able to communicate with more of you more directly.


Winners will be drawn June 30th and your prize will be sent to you through the mail.

Enter our Friendraiser Raffle



Teachers, nurses, guidance counselors, school social workers and area clergy make most of the requests for assistance. Monies work to fill the gap left by traditional social services. Children receive help with school supplies, tutoring expenses, eyeglasses, clothing, camp tuition and other needs. Seniors may find assistance with utility bills, small home repairs, medical costs, a personal emergency response system or pet care. Each December, over 100 Bethlehem families receive Holiday baskets of food, clothing and gifts.



The Fund has an annual budget of about $30,000 per year. Our only expenses are for postage and stationery. For over 70 years, the Fund has relied on money from individual donations; the fund-raising activities of students, church groups, service clubs, businesses, and individuals; in addition to interest earned on bank balances.



The Bethlehem Festival Fund (dba Bethlehem Community Fund) is a 501(c) Tax-Exempt Organization as defined by the I.R.S. and donations to the Fund are Tax Deductible. Full cooperation of the Bethlehem Township and Bethlehem Central School District has always prevailed. Our Annual Meeting is open to the public.


NEEd Help?

You can reach out for help through the school counselors, the Town of Bethlehem Senior services, your local churches or directly on this website contact form (below) to make a request for a need for you or anyone you know who needs assistance.  We will reply back and get more details from you.


Bethlehem Community Fund
PO Box 341
Delmar, NY 12054

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