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The Pittsburgh Foundation Discretionary Grants

Grants to Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Nonprofits
for Education, Health, Housing, and Civic Dialogue

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Grants to Pennsylvania nonprofits for programs and projects that address community needs in Allegheny County. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application. 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: Projects that help create self-sufficient individuals and families through education, housing, transportation, work, etc.
- Healthy Communities: Projects that encourage safe, diverse, creative, ecologically conscious communities.
- Vibrant Democracy: Projects that increase participation in civic dialogue, and that create and disseminate research to inform and shape policy.
- Community Projects: Projects that advance a community agenda and encourage philanthropy through matched giving opportunities.

For more information on priority areas:
Self Sufficient Individuals and Families:
Healthy Communities:
Vibrant Democracy:
Community Projects:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 130289

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To qualify for grantmaking support from The Pittsburgh Foundation's discretionary funds, applying nonprofit organizations must be:
- Located within Allegheny County or demonstrate service to Allegheny County residents.
- Designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization. (If the organization does not have 501(c)(3) status, it may apply utilizing a fiscal sponsor.)

Pre-Application Information:

The Foundation awards grants through its discretionary grant-making cycle four times a year. Please be aware of grant cycles when considering the timing of your application. It may take six to eight weeks from the date of initial inquiry to be invited to submit a full application.


Letter of Inquiry - Dec. 7, 2018
Full Application - Jan. 4, 2019
For Funding Decisions By - Feb. 13, 2019

Letter of Inquiry -Feb. 17, 2019 (by midnight)
Full Application - March 13, 2019 (by midnight)
For Funding Decisions By - May 15, 2019

Letter of Inquiry - May 16, 2019 (by midnight)
Full Application - June 11, 2019 (by midnight)
For Funding Decisions By - Aug. 7, 2019

Fall :
Letter of Inquiry - Aug. 21, 2019 (by midnight)
Full Application - Sept. 15, 2019 (by midnight)
For Funding Decisions By - Nov. 13, 2019

Dates for funding decision may be subject to change. The Foundation may adjust the timing of grants in consideration for funding.

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:

How to submit a letter of inquiry:

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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:

For inquiries about application username and passwords:
Jennifer Steinmetz
(412) 394-4272

For inquiries on creating an organizational profile:

Contact form:
Phone: 412-391-5122
Fax: 412-391-7259

The Pittsburgh Foundation
5 PPG Place, Suite 250
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-5414

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Pennsylvania: Allegheny County