EQT Foundation Grants

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Arts,
Education, Economic Development, and Environment

GrantWatch ID#: 175758
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

EQT Foundation


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Grants to Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia nonprofits for programs and projects focusing on the areas of education, community and economic development, environment, and arts and culture. The Foundation supports projects that demonstrate positive, significant, measurable, and sustainable impacts in these areas.

The preference is for proposals grounded in solid research and analysis that demonstrate creative approaches to addressing critical issues.

The Foundation also seeks evidence of:
- Collaboration with other community agencies to maximize impact;
- The ability to manage available resources effectively; and
- The ability to gain solid public recognition and support for themselves, their program and their sponsors.

Priorities for each of the above focus areas are as follows:

1. Education: Provide economically disadvantaged students with greater access to programs that promote proficiency in core academic skills - particularly STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education. Includes programming that helps these students effectively prepare to compete in the workforce, have greater choices and make positive social and economic contributions to their communities.

2. Community and Economic Development: Encourage the development of diverse, livable communities that can attract and retain residential, commercial, and industrial growth and sustain a healthy local economy.

3. Environment: Support the preservation of local natural resources and encourage residents and businesses to employ accepted conservation techniques and activities to minimize adverse impacts on the environment.

4. Arts and Culture: Support local initiatives that are designed to give economically disadvantaged youth more exposure to artistic programming, or that promote expanded awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the diverse culture and heritage of Appalachia.

The Foundation does not favor requests for multi-year grants.

The Foundation will not consider proposals for the following:

- Institutions, organizations, or groups that are not tax exempt under IRS Section 501(c)(3)
- Capital campaigns (includes endowments, new construction and building renovations, mortgage/rent/insurance/utility/moving costs, infrastructure improvements, etc.)
- Churches or other organizations whose purpose promotes a particular religious faith or creed
- Political parties, candidates, or public policy advocates
- For-profit activities, businesses, associations, or organizations
- Tax-supported entities (including public school systems)
- Fraternal, social, union, or hobby/recreational clubs or organizations
- Before/After school programs
- Individuals/Personnel
- Sporting events, including charity golf outings
- Mentorship programs (other than ASPIRE)
- Emergency or stop-gap funding
- Organizations whose mission, operating philosophy, or activities conflict with company policy and could potentially damage the company’s reputation or could result in negative publicity for the company.

Please Note: The Foundation also does not favor requests for general operating support.

The application form is attached below (see Supporting Documents).

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

To apply for funding, please complete a grant application form and forward all information to Ellen Rossi, EQT Foundation Manager, at:

EQT Foundation
Ellen Rossi, EQT Foundation Manager
625 Liberty Avenue, 25th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222



To contact Ellen Rossi by phone, call: 412.553.7703

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USA: Kentucky;   Ohio;   Pennsylvania;   Texas;   Virginia;   West Virginia

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