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
Aleph Institute - North East Region to support prisoner re-entry and alternative sentencing programs for the Jewish community. 2015 $45,000
Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh to implement a Comprehensive Neighborhood Impact home repair program in two neighborhoods in Penn Hills Borough 2015 $75,000
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy to engage high school students in designing a green outdoor learning environment at Barrett Elementary School in Homestead. 2015 $62,500
A+ Schools Pittsburgh's Cmty. Alliance for Public for 2016 operating support. 2015 $125,000
Carnegie Mellon University to support the CREATE Lab's 2016 and 2017 Hear Me Project. 2015 $100,000
412 Food Rescue, Inc. to support the purchase of a refrigerated truck and volunteer recruiting and engagement activities. 2015 $45,000
United Way of Allegheny County to support the continuation of the “Campaign for What Works (C4WW).” 2015 $150,000
Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh to fund the position of Choice Neighborhoods Director for a period of three months to carry out project coordination of the $30 million Choice Neighborhoods Initiative grant awarded to revitalize Larimer. 2015 $20,000
Pennsylvania Economy League to support research to examine the economic impact of the Act 47 reform. 2015 $25,000
Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, Inc. for FY 2016 operating support. 2015 $5,250
Calliope House, Inc. for FY 2016 operating support. 2015 $5,000
Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh for FY 2016 operating support. 2015 $5,000
Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society for FY 2016 operating support. 2015 $4,750
Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble for FY 2016 operating support. 2015 $5,000
Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra Association for FY 2016 operating support. 2015 $5,000
Renaissance and Baroque Society of Pittsburgh for FY 2016 operating support. 2015 $5,250
Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras for FY 2016 operating support. 2015 $5,500
Bricolage for 2-year operating support. 2015 $25,000
Sprout Fund to support Remake Learning (formerly the Kids+Creativity Network). 2015 $50,000
Sprout Fund to support the 2015-16 Seed Program and other catalytic re-granting initiatives. 2015 $200,000
Consortium for Public Education for 2016 operating support. 2015 $100,000
Chatham University for general operating support for the Falk School of Sustainability at the Eden Hall Campus. 2015 $5,000
Grow Pittsburgh for general operating support. 2015 $5,000
Allegheny Land Trust for general operating support 2015 $5,000
Nine Mile Run Watershed Association for general operating support. 2015 $5,000
Allies for Children for 2016 operating support. 2015 $100,000
Holy Family Institute to support the design and implement the new STEM curriculum for the Holy Family Academy. 2015 $35,000
Pittsburgh Filmmakers for FY 2016 gap funding. 2015 $100,000
WQED Multimedia for FY 2016 operating support. 2015 $125,000
The Forbes Funds for 2016 operating support. 2015 $400,000
Veterans Leadership Program of Western PA to provide individually trained, federally protected medical service dogs to combat-wounded veterans in Southwestern Pennsylvania. 2015 $44,000
Carlow University to establish a Graduate Program in High Performance Learning. 2014 $150,000
Manchester Craftsmen's Guild to support production of a documentary project on Pittsburgh jazz. 2014 $75,000
Carnegie Mellon University to support the completion of a book, "A Vision Splendid: Pathways to Our Sustainable Future", by Patricia M. DeMarco, Ph.D. 2014 $50,000
Bricolage to support the In the Raw Theater Festival. 2014 $30,000
Autumn House Press to support the Leadership Succession Initiative. 2014 $7,500
University of Pittsburgh to support Belonging, a collaboration with the Staycee Pearl Dance Project. 2014 $15,000
Center of Life to support out-of-school programming designed to improve academic achievement for students in Hazelwood. 2014 $50,000
Pittsburgh Mercy Foundation for Operation Safety Net Jumpstart program to transition homeless individuals into housing. 2014 $25,000
Pittsburgh Entertainment Project to support Take a Shot at Changing the World: Social Action edition for the 2013-14 school year. 2014 $50,000
Carnegie Mellon University to support the Lucky After Dark exhibition. 2014 $7,075
PA Women Work for 3 Cups of Coffee, an innovative mentoring program for economically disadvantaged women. 2014 $35,000
Thomas Merton Center, Inc. to increase civic participation in public transit planning, operations and funding activities. 2014 $40,000
Bethlehem Haven of Pittsburgh, Inc. for bridge funding. 2014 $75,000
Pittsburgh Filmmakers to support the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial. 2014 $75,000
Sprout Fund for the Pittsburgh Kids+Creativity Network. 2014 $50,000
Woodland Hills School District to renovate and update the observatory at the Woodland Hills High School. 2014 $8,000
Pittsburgh EPM, Inc. for 2014 capacity building. 2014 $200,000
Allegheny County Department of Human Services towards the Continuum of Care Supportive Services Fund to assist homeless housing providers who receive HUD funding commitments to address service shortfalls and match requirements of the federal funding. 2014 $100,000
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence to implement the next phase of the primary prevention initiative focused on men and boys. 2014 $30,000