The Pittsburgh Foundation

Grants Awarded Through Application

Use the drop-down boxes below to search the listing of discretionary grants awarded through our application process. The Foundation awards discretionary grants in these strategic focus areas: Self-Sufficient Individuals and Families, Healthy Communities, Vibrant Democracy and Community Projects.

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Focus Area


Grantee Purpose Year Sort ascending Amount
Corningworks for FY 2017 and FY 2018 operating support. 2016 $20,000
Pittsburgh Filmmakers to support Firstlight Pictures' documentary on the State Correctional Institution of Pittsburgh. 2016 $12,000
Film Pittsburgh to support 2016-2017 programming and planning. 2016 $15,000
New Horizon Theater, Inc. to support the 2017 production of the play “Lotto.” 2016 $15,000
Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation to support the Rivers of Steel Arts program. 2016 $75,000
Consortium for Public Education for 2017 operating support. 2016 $100,000
Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation a one-year bridge grant to support community and economic development, including affordable housing, in Garfield. 2016 $50,000
Center for Employment Opportunities to provide matching funds to launch a Pittsburgh site to provide transitional work and employment services to high-risk adults recently released from incarceration. 2016 $100,000
Heritage Community Initiatives to enhance usage of public transportation and alternative methods of mobility to socioeconomically and technologically challenged individuals. 2016 $79,440
Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania for civic engagement activities to expand the housing supply for those experiencing homelessness and housing instability. 2016 $75,000
Pittsburgh Conservation Corps d/b/a Landforce to build capacity amongst hard-to-place workers and restore native habitat and land in the Pittsburgh region. 2016 $50,000
Life'sWork of Western PA to expand its capacity to place youth with significant disabilities in competitive, integrated employment. 2016 $75,000
Regional Housing Legal Services to promote Pennsylvania's Neighborhood Assistance Program to increase resources for community and economic development programs serving vulnerable populations. 2016 $75,000
Steel Rivers Council of Governments to support the launch of the Tri-COG Land Bank. 2016 $75,000
Allies for Children for 2017 operating support. 2016 $100,000
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to support Reading Buddies, an out-of-school time program at Carnegie branch libraries. 2016 $100,000
New Sun Rising to support the programming activities of Casey Droege Cultural Productions. 2016 $75,000
Hill Community Development Corp. to support staffing and capacity building. 2016 $140,000
Neighborhood ALLIES for 2017 operating support. 2016 $175,000
University of Pittsburgh to provide tuition subsidy for students in a combined graduate program in social work and education. 2016 $150,000
Coro Center for Civic Leadership to design and implement strategies with the Sto-Rox community-led Youth Partnership. 2016 $80,000
United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania to support the continuation of the “Campaign for What Works (C4WW).” 2016 $150,000
Amachi Pittsburgh to support the second year of the public policy program. 2016 $75,000
Global Links to support the Community Partners Program pilot. 2016 $20,000
Homewood Childrens Village to support the development and implementation of Baby Promise. 2016 $100,000
Hosanna House for operating support. 2016 $125,000
The Forbes Funds for 2017 operating support. 2016 $400,000
Friendship Circle of Pittsburgh to support expanded programming for young adult members. 2016 $50,000
United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania to support the second year of United for Caregivers. 2016 $75,000
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh to support the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh's educational programming. 2016 $75,000
Community Theater Project Corporation to support educational programming and 2015 mainstage performances. 2015 $30,000
New Horizon Theater, Inc. to support its 2014-2015 season. 2015 $15,000
New Sun Rising to support the Arts Mode program. 2015 $35,000
Community at Holy Family Manor, Inc. for the Generations Together intergenerational program. 2015 $50,000
Virtuous Academy to support expansion and development of academic programming. 2015 $45,000
Aeolian Winds of Pittsburgh to support a collaborative performance. 2015 $8,500
Travelers Aid Society of Pittsburgh to support the Veterans Transportation Program. 2015 $50,000
Focus on Renewal F.O.R. Sto-Rox Neighborhood Corp. to support FOR's Community Center operations. 2015 $50,000
Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise to support the Strategic Action Planning (SAP) Program. 2015 $85,000
Green Building Alliance for the Pittsburgh 2030 District Enhanced Transportation Focus Project. 2015 $40,000
Radiation and Public Health Project, Inc. for research to examine potential health impacts of hydraulic fracturing on fetuses, infants, and young children. 2015 $18,000
Pittsburgh Filmmakers for a new edition of the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project. 2015 $35,000
United Way of Allegheny County to support the continuation of the “Campaign for What Works (C4WW).” 2015 $150,000
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures to support the presentation of Sheri Fink. 2015 $10,000
Friends of the Pittsburgh Urban Forest d/b/a Tree Pittsburgh to undertake urban forestry plans and tree planting projects in the Chateau and Manchester neighborhoods. 2015 $46,000
Corningworks to support the 2015-2016 season and the development of a new work. 2015 $30,000
Allegheny County Department of Human Services to purchase two vans to be used by Family Support Centers. 2015 $53,680
Carnegie Mellon University to support three artist commissions as a component of Open Engagement 2015. 2015 $15,000
Kingsley Association to support community activities related to the CHOICE Neighborhoods Initiative, the Larimer Vision-to-Action plan and Larimer neighborhood development. 2015 $150,000
Riverlife for 2015 operating support. 2015 $150,000