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EQT Foundation Grant

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

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Grants averaging $20,000 to Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Texas, and Virginia nonprofit organizations to benefit communities where the funding source has a business presence. Funding priorities include arts and culture, community and economic development, diversity, education, and the environment.

The EQT Foundation’s funding strategy endorses programs that directly touch the community and its residents, rather than fundraising initiatives designed to support general operating expenses. The Foundation supports projects that demonstrate positive, significant, measurable and sustainable impacts, preferring proposals grounded in solid research and analysis that demonstrate creative approaches to addressing critical issues.

The Foundation also seeks evidence of:
-Geographic setting that aligns with EQT Corporation’s business locations;
-Ability to manage available resources effectively; and
-Outreach that gains solid public recognition and support for the nonprofit, its program and sponsors.

The Foundation’s funding priorities are:

Arts and Culture:
Support for local initiatives that are designed to give communities more exposure to artistic programming, or that promote expanded awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the diverse culture and heritage of Appalachia. Examples: Museums and cultural centers; art, music and literature programs; academic and community programs exposing audiences to the history and culture of indigenous people.

Community and Economic Development:
Encourage the development of diverse, livable communities that can attract and retain residential, commercial and industrial growth to sustain a healthy local economy. Examples: community sustainability programs; festivals and other local traditions; food banks; volunteer fire departments; volunteerism and community service.

With an emphasis on racial diversity, the EQT Foundation supports programs that foster inclusion and promote the diversity of communities. Examples: programs that support inclusive communities; programs specifically geared toward minorities, women, veterans, LGBTQ, etc.

Provide students with access to programs that promote proficiency in core academic skills - particularly those related to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Includes programming that helps students effectively prepare to compete in the workforce, have greater choices and make positive social and economic contributions in their communities. Examples: Development and implementation of STEM-based curriculum and programs; technical and literacy training; computer and science camps; career planning and preparation.

Support the preservation of natural resources and encourage residents and businesses to employ accepted conservation techniques and activities to minimize adverse impacts on the environment. Examples: Community gardens; wildlife and watershed conservation; environmental education; preservation and restoration of green spaces.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175758

Estimated Size of Grant:

While grant sizes can vary greatly depending on the scope of the project, the average grant awarded by the EQT Foundation is $20,000.

Term of Contract:

While there are no specific guidelines on when dollars awarded for programs and initiatives are spent, it is customary for grants to be completed in one year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The EQT Foundation tends to award grants in the same geographic footprint of EQT Corporation’s business operations. For the most part, that area includes southwestern Pennsylvania, West Virginia, eastern Kentucky, and parts of Ohio, Texas, and Virginia.

EQT Foundation does not consider proposals for the following:
-Institutions, organizations or groups that are not tax exempt under IRS Section 501(c)(3)
-Capital campaigns or costs (includes endowments, new construction and building renovations, mortgage/rent, etc.)
-Churches or other organizations whose purpose promotes a particular religion 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
-Personnel costs
-Sporting events, including charity golf outings
-Mentorship programs (other than ASPIRE, EQT’s student scholarship and mentor program)
-Scholarship programs (other than those historically supported by EQT)
-Emergency or stop-gap funding
-Organizations located outside of the United States
-Organizations whose mission, operating philosophy or activities are in direct conflict with EQT company policy and could potentially damage the company’s reputation or could result in negative publicity for the company

Pre-Application Information:

The Foundation Board of Directors meets quarterly. All applications must be received by the first of the month prior to the month of the meeting.

Grant Submission Dates:
-February 1 for consideration at the March meeting
-May 1 for consideration at the June meeting
-August 1 for consideration at the September meeting
-November 1 for consideration at the December meeting

Organizations can generally expect to receive an answer within eight to ten weeks after the close of the application deadline.

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

Apply Online:

Ellen Rossi, EQT Foundation Manager

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

Grant Coverage Areas:

The geographic footprint of EQT Corporation’s business operations

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Geographic Focus:

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