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Community Foundation Grant

Grants to Western Pennsylvania Nonprofits for Arts,
Education, Civic Affairs, Health, and Human Services

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Foundation / Corporation

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Community Foundation Serving the Heart of Western Pennsylvania

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Grants to Western Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations to support programs that enhance the quality of life for local residents. Programs may be in the areas of education, arts and culture, health, human services, and community and civic affairs.

More details on the program areas are as follows:

Arts and Culture
Includes the enjoyment and understanding of visual, literary, performing and other art forms. These program areas might enhance:
- Access to and awareness of the arts
- Capacity and stabilization of arts and culture organizations
- Creative and educational experiences of children and adults
- Increased appreciation of the arts

Community/Civic Affairs
Community engagement, community capacity building and economic development, job training, volunteering, public safety, community quality of life, and historic preservation. These program areas might enhance:
- Workforce development
- Neighborhood quality of life
- Strong communities
- Citizen awareness, participation, and volunteerism
- Economic well-being

Formally constituted educational institutions and organizations or activities that administer or support those institutions; libraries; organizations whose primary purpose is to provide opportunities for supplementing and continuing education and related services to students and schools outside the framework of formal education institutions. Includes the continuum of learning: early childhood, preschool, primary and secondary grades, higher education, vocational education, and continuing and adult education as well as parent training, library services, and adult literacy. These program areas might enhance:
- Educational attainment of children and adults, in both traditional and nontraditional settings
- Access to learning opportunities
- Workforce development
- Strategic initiatives of area schools, colleges, and universities

Includes the improvement of the physical and mental health status for persons of all ages; access to and quality of treatment services; promotion of health and wellness; promotion of the efficient use of healthcare resources; disease prevention and improved health outcomes. These program areas might enhance:
- Health care for the poor and the uninsured
- Access to health services
- Community members in addressing local health needs
- Healthy rural communities
- Health safety net for uninsured and underserved persons

Human Services
Includes the support of family and individual development; emergency services; parenting skills; human services for children and adolescents; independent living and non-medical services for the elderly and individuals with disabilities; and addresses the basic needs required by all and the special needs required by a few. The program areas might enhance:
- Agencies that deliver critical human services
- Socio-economically disadvantaged
- Basic needs such as food and shelter
- Services that develop skills and independence of people with special needs, including those with addictions, physical disabilities, and mental illness
- Preventive care
- Development of the family unit

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167178

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation typically makes grants to tax exempt entities and for purposes other than to simply fund operational costs.

Pre-Application Information:

How to apply:

Your Letter of Intent must be limited to one page and provide enough information for the Foundation to make a funding decision.

Letters of Intent for any year must be submitted by August 21, 2017. Your organization may be asked to submit a full grant proposal at a later date.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Your letter may be submitted by mail to:
Community Foundation
220 S. Jefferson St.
Kittanning, PA, 16201

Or by email to Jodi Beers, Executive Director, at

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Pennsylvania: Western Region