The Pittsburgh Foundation

Deadlines for Applying

The Foundation awards grants through its discretionary grant-making cycle four times a year. Please be aware of grant cycles 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 Dec. 8, 2017 Jan. 4, 2018 Feb. 14, 2018
Spring Feb. 19, 2018 (by 5 p.m.) Mar. 8, 2018 (by 5 p.m.) May 9, 2018
Summer May 2, 2018 (by 5 p.m.) June 4, 2018 (by 5 p.m.) Aug. 8, 2018
Fall Aug. 20, 2018 (by 5 p.m.) Sept. 24, 2018 (by 5 p.m.) Nov. 14, 2018

*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.