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CanDoMore Campaign

Grundy Foundation does a lot in our community. And we “CanDoMore”…with your help.


The Grundy Foundation operates from an endowment established by Joseph R. Grundy at the time of his death. It was his vision that the Foundation continue the Grundy philanthropic tradition through grantmaking as well through the establishment of the Grundy Museum and Grundy Library, which are both free and open to the public, and continue to serve the community to this day.


Today’s endowment provides operating income and prospects for long-term growth, but with the support of the community, our impact can be even greater.


Make a donation to the Grundy Foundation and the CanDoMore Campaign. 


Some enhancement of existing programs & services that you can make come true with your tax-deductible gift to the Foundation:


Campaign 1: Archival Digitization- Fully Funded

  • Grundy Foundation will match dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000 all 2018 contributions to meet our  Year 1 goal
  • Scanning of Borough photographs began in 2018, with public access anticipated in 2019
  • We have finished scanning over 3,400 images putting us ahead of our scanning schedule

Campaign 2: Museum Pass Program-Fully Funded

  • Free admission to leading cultural attractions with a library card in good standing
  • Library’s most popular Program. Passes checked out 559 times in 2017, up 135% since 2014
  • We have purchased a new software that will allow our patrons to place holds on passes for specific days. This was launched in June 2018.
  • Average community savings in admission fees: $37,405.60 (Jun-Dec 2018)

Campaign 3: Grundy Museum


This campaign has 3 parts we are hoping to fund over the next 2 years:


1. Exhibits & Education

We would like to purchase additional exhibit cases for the library and museum to give us the opportunity to exhibit our collections and share the Grundy story with visitors in the community. We have also developed a Children's Tour that will truly immerse them in the Victorian era including costumes and calling cards, scavenger hunts, and props.


2. Landscaping the South Side Lawn

We would like to create a Victorian garden with a stone walkway leading to a fountain inspired by the gardens at Walnut Grove. Benches would be added for all to relax and enjoy the beautiful view of the house and river.


3. Orientation Film

We will be hiring a film company to create a film that will introduce visitors to the Grundy family, their lives, and their contributions to Bucks County and historic Bristol Borough.




















      Campaign Contributions
      Museum Campaign- 12% May 2019  

      May 2019 Total Raised






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