Foundation / Corporation
The Pittsburgh Foundation
Grants to Pennsylvania nonprofits for programs and projects that address community needs in Allegheny County. LOIs are due February 19, 2018. Program areas include civic engagement for a vibrant democracy, supporting individuals and families with a focus on health, education, and housing, and healthy and safe communities.
The Foundation will support proposals within the following priority areas:
- Self Sufficient Individuals and Families
Basic needs grants help to create self-sufficient individuals and families. Projects may address the following focus areas: Quality pre-K through 12 Education, Affordable Housing, Public Transportation, Healthy Children and Adults, and Opportunities for Meaningful Work.
- Healthy Communities supports organizations and projects that address the following focus areas: Enhanced Ecological Awareness and Activism, Safe Communities, and Encourage Creativity.
- Vibrant Democracy seeks to increase civic dialogue and to create and disseminate research to inform and shape policy. To encourage civic participation, support is given to projects that address the following focus areas: Civic Engagement and Research and Dissemination of Findings to Impact Policy.
- Community Projects area advances a community quality-of-life improvement agenda, and gives funding priority to projects that offer collaborative opportunities to improve vitality and well-being in neighborhoods.
Grantmaking in the Community Projects area is also designed to cultivate and encourage community engagement in philanthropic practice through matched giving opportunities, such as the Foundation-sponsored Critical Needs Alert giving events.
GrantWatch ID#: 130289
To qualify for grantmaking support from The Pittsburgh Foundation's discretionary funds, your nonprofit organization must be:
- Located within Allegheny County or demonstrate service to Allegheny County residents.
- Designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization. (If your organization does not have 501(c)(3) status, you may apply utilizing a fiscal sponsor.)
The Pittsburgh Foundation can only pay grants to registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations (including churches) or to a public entity such as a town, public school or state agency. All others will need to use a fiscal sponsor.
Organizations that have been awarded a grant in the last 12-months are not eligible to apply for a grant unless invited.
More on eligibility: https://pittsburghfoundation.org/funding-eligibility
The Letter of Inquiry submission deadline is 5 p.m. on Feb. 19, 2018.
Applying is a multi-stage process:
1. Create an organizational profile.
2. Submit a letter of inquiry.
3. Submit a full application, if invited.
To submit a letter of inquiry, your organization must have an organizational profile. Please create your profile well in advance of the deadline to avoid last-minute issues.
How to create an organizational profile: https://pittsburghfoundation.org/create-organizational-profile
How to submit a letter of inquiry: https://pittsburghfoundation.org/letter-of-inquiry
Commonly asked questions: https://pittsburghfoundation.org/commonly-asked-questions
How to apply: https://pittsburghfoundation.org/how-to-apply
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit a letter of inquiry: https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=ULUxrLEqb2x8IfvGe0_9A9iQ6GmtOS2L0
For inquiries about application username and passwords:
For inquiries on creating an organizational profile: email@example.com
The Pittsburgh Foundation
5 PPG Place, Suite 250
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-5414
USA: Pennsylvania: Allegheny County