The Pittsburgh Foundation

Who is eligible to apply for grants from The Pittsburgh Foundation?

Rose Marie Harris, right, paints leaves on a mural at Community Life of McKeesport through the nonprofit Fine Art Miracles, Inc, which was founded by Tess Lojacono to bring fine art to nursing homes and assisted living facilities. In 2012, Lojacono was awarded $100,000 as part of the Expereinced Dreamers contest to raise awareness of the region as a great place to live, work and realize your dreams, regardless of age.
Rose Marie Harris, right, paints leaves on a mural at Community Life of McKeesport through the nonprofit Fine Art Miracles, Inc, which was founded by Tess Lojacono to bring fine art to nursing homes and assisted living facilities. In 2012, Lojacono was awarded $100,000 as part of the Expereinced Dreamers contest to raise awareness of the region as a great place to live, work and realize your dreams, regardless of age.

To be eligible for funding from The Pittsburgh Foundation's discretionary funds, your nonprofit organization must be located within Allegheny County or demonstrate service to Allegheny County residents. The Foundation only makes grants to nonprofits designated by the IRS as 501(c)(3) organizations. If your organization does not have 501(c)(3) status, you may apply utilizing a fiscal sponsor.

The National Council of Nonprofits defines a fiscal sponsor as  "a nonprofit organization that provides fiduciary oversight, financial management, and other administrative services to help build the capacity of charitable projects." Click here to learn more about fiscal sponsorship and if your organization should pursue it. Organizations that have been awarded a grant in the last 12-months are not eligible to apply for a grant unless invited.