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
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
Riverlife for 2014 operating support. 2014 $150,000
Pittsburgh Glass Center, Inc. to support artist residencies. 2014 $39,000
Neighborhood Academy to support expanded capacity to provide transportation services for students. 2014 $100,000
Gilda's Club Western Pennsylvania for bridge funding. 2014 $50,000
Allegheny County Library Association to support civic engagement in the Library Service in the 21st Century: Vision, Structure and Funding project. 2014 $17,400
Chester County's Children, Inc. Children and Youth for camperships for abused, neglected children and children with special needs for the 2014 summer camp program. 2014 $12,125
University of Pittsburgh to develop a systems-based approach to delirium. 2014 $110,000
Global Posse Productions, Inc. to support the development and presentation of Wade in the Water, a multimedia art project. 2014 $15,000
University of Pittsburgh to support the Social Equity Leadership Conference. 2014 $5,000
Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh for FY 2014 and FY 2015 operating support. 2014 $5,000
National Organization on Disability to continue the Wounded Warrior Careers program in the Pittsburgh region. 2014 $45,000
The Pittsburgh Oratory to support the Pittsburgh Christian Studies Program. 2014 $18,000
Children's Institute of Pittsburgh to support education and awareness programs relating to the topic of environmental risks to human health. 2014 $40,000
Pittsburgh Opera Theater, Inc. to support the commissioning and presentation of a new opera about environmentalist Rachel Carson. 2014 $75,000