The Pittsburgh Foundation

Deadlines for Applying

In 2021, the Foundation will offer three grant cycles as part of its discretionary grant-making program. Record grantmaking last year has prompted us to take time to further refine and simplify our processes. These changes are in response to feedback that we have received from nonprofit partners, as well as learnings from the many special initiatives we have launched to be more responsive to community needs. Please be aware of application deadlines and decision dates when considering the timing of your application. It may take six to eight weeks from the date of initial inquiry to be invited to submit a full application. 


Letter of Inquiry

Full application

For Funding decisions by*

Winter 2020-21 Nov. 23, 2020 (11:59 p.m.) Dec. 17, 2020 (5 p.m.) March 3, 2021
Summer 2021 April 6, 2021 (11:59 p.m.) May 3, 2021 (11:59 p.m.) Aug. 11, 2021
Fall 2021 Learn about our new process Aug. 9, 2021 (11:59 p.m.) Nov. 17, 2021

*Dates may be subject to change. The Foundation may adjust the timing of grants in consideration for funding.

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Special Initiatives Deadlines

Special initiatives each have their own unique deadlines and requirements, which you may review here.