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50/50 Raffle Grant

Grants to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Nonprofits for
Health and Wellness Programs Serving Local Youth

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Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation

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Grants to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations to promote the health and well-being of young people in the local community. Funding is intended to support programs that benefit youth in the areas of education, health and wellness, life skills, special needs hockey, and sports.

The mission of the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation is to actively promote physical well-being, encourage teamwork, stress the value of education, and provide essential life skills to young people in the community through youth hockey and other activities.

The Foundation fulfills grants on the basis of the five pillars of the organizations. To be considered the interested organization must fit into one of these categories:

1. Physical Well-Being - This grant is awarded to a non-profit organization that is focusing on facilitating participation in physical activities through youth sports and exercise.

2. Special Needs Youth Hockey Programs - This grant is awarded to youth hockey organizations and programs to promote the quality of the game, diversity, special needs, and development.

3. Health and Wellness - This grant is awarded to organizations dedicated to helping kids develop healthy eating habits, create wellness programs, and provide funding for treatments.

4. Life Skills - This grant is awarded to an organization that is dedicated to teaching teamwork as a life skill, as well as other skills to make a well-rounded individual.

5. Education - This grant is awarded to organizations involved in creating new programs and methods to encourage kids to value education.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178393

Term of Contract:

Multi-year pledge requests will not be supported.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Local 501(c)(3) charities are selected to receive funding.

Eligibility Criteria:

- Organizations must be a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit. They must be able to supply an EIN number for verification.
- The focus of the organization/project must fit into one of the pillars of the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. (See Description above.)

The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation does not support the following:

- Non tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations
- Individuals
- Fundraising events, sponsorships
- Capital and endowment campaigns
- Organizations that advocate religious beliefs or restrict participation on the basis of religion
- Multi-year pledge requests
- Organizations located outside of the tristate area (PA, OH, WV)
- General operating costs, staff salaries, travel expenses or political campaigns
- Recreational group outings or trips
- High school, recreational, intermural, etc. sports teams

Pre-Application Information:

The 50/50 Raffle Grant Application ends on April 5, 2019.

Grants, funded from the 50/50 Raffle, are awarded to qualifying organizations in two phases, the first in early February and the second 30 days after the completion of the Pittsburgh Penguins season. Grants are considered on a rolling basis and the application closes each spring at the conclusion of the Penguins regular season.

To learn more about the Penguins Foundation Grants, email the Foundation.

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Contact Information:

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

To apply online:

Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation
One Chatham Center, Suite 480
PIttsburgh, PA
(412) 255-1952

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Ohio;   Pennsylvania;   West Virginia