Outreach Grants

Grants to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Nonprofits for Health, Education,
Community, and Economic Development in Eligible Communities

GrantWatch ID#: 179520
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

McAuley Ministries


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Grants typically ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations for programming, operating support, and capital projects benefitting the neighborhoods of Uptown, the Hill District, or West Oakland. Applicants should contact the Funding Source before submitting an application. Funding areas include health and wellness, community and economic development, education, capacity building, or special initiatives.

Preference is given to proposals that:

- Address a critical community need or opportunity in the Hill District, Uptown, or West Oakland in alignment with our grantmaking priorities.
- Incorporate evidence-based practices that address root causes and propose systemic change.
- Involve collaboration and cooperation with other organizations or agencies.
- Include clear implementation plans with goals, strategies, and timetables.
- Include measurable outcomes and an effective mechanism for measuring the impact of the program.
- Exhibit sound and realistic financial plans as well as diverse funding sources.
- Will not duplicate existing services unless there is a clear need for additional services.

Proposals funded by McAuley Ministries:

- New programs and projects.
- Ongoing programs and projects.
- Capacity-building initiatives, including general operating support when organizations have a track record of producing outcomes for residents and the community.
- Capital projects that advance the strategic priorities of McAuley Ministries.
- Technology

Outreach grants will typically range between $5,000-$50,000. The average outreach grant is $25,000.

Grants may be awarded for up to three years.

Organizations must:

- Have a ruling from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) confirming exemption from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code or have an agreement with a nonprofit organization with a current IRS ruling who will serve as the fiscal agent for the grant.
- Comply with all requirements of McAuley Ministries as outlined in the grant agreement. For future consideration, organizations must have completed progress reports and requirements for current and past grants.
- Comply with the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services and demonstrate consistency and alignment with McAuley Ministries’ mission and values.
- Specifically target the Hill District, Uptown, and West Oakland neighborhoods of Pittsburgh, with a minimum of 25 percent of clients residing in those neighborhoods.

Proposals not funded by McAuley Ministries:

- Scholarships unrelated to nonprofit capacity building.
- Travel unrelated to nonprofit capacity building.
- Acute care/hospital services.
- Biomedical research.
- Endowments.
- Historic preservation.
- Existing financial obligations or debt liability.
- Political activities, including political campaigns and lobbying.
- Programs that are not directly targeted to the Hill District, Uptown, or West Oakland.

Please contact us before submitting an application to clarify any questions that you may have regarding eligibility or consistency with our grant-making priorities.

Outreach proposals may be submitted at any time. Funding decisions are made three times per year: March, July, and October.


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

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Please contact Michele Rone Cooper, Executive Director, at 412-578-6223 or at

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USA: Pennsylvania: Hill District, Uptown, and West Oakland neighborhoods of Pittsburgh

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