The Pittsburgh Foundation is committed to helping the communities we serve become equitable and vibrant places where everyone can thrive. We will use a racial justice lens in our efforts to align our grantmaking with resident’s dreams for themselves, their families and their communities and prioritize support in the five focus areas listed below.
To learn more about our grant-making focus areas, select one of the following:
The next grant cycle opens Jan. 3, 2024.
|Spring grant cycle
|Monday, Feb. 26, 2024 by 5 p.m.
(for funding decision by June 6.)
Fall grant cycle
|Thursday, July 11, 2024 by 5 p.m.
(for funding decision by Oct 30.)
*Dates may be subject to change. The Foundation may adjust the timing of grants in consideration for funding.
Additional grant opportunities:
THE CHARLES E. KAUFMAN FOUNDATION
The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation supports fundamental research in biology, chemistry and physics at Pennsylvania institutions of higher education. They distribute grants in two areas: New Investigator Research and New Initiative Research. Deadline to submit a letter of intent is March 22, 2024, by 11:59 p.m.
THE ENVIRONMENTAL MITIGATION COMMUNITY FUND
The fund was created to ensure an investment in communities impacted by violations at the Shell Facility in Beaver County. Organizations must be located in Beaver County (or partner with an organization in Beaver County) AND provide one or more of the following: Benefits to the environment, health and/or quality of life. Application deadline is Feb. 29, 2024, at 11:59 p.m.
SOCIAL JUSTICE FUND
The fund was created to support efforts to increase the engagement, power and influence of community members affected by economic inequality and racial inequity. By invitation.
RAYMOND C. AND MARTHA S. SUCKLING FUND
We are seeking organizations that serve low-income residents in Sewickley, Pa., and the surrounding communities.
DIRECT CARE AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR SPECIFIC DISEASE AREAS
We are seeking requests from nonprofit social service organizations that provide direct care and assistance to people suffering from Alzheimer's disease, AIDS, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and other serious afflictions.
Medical research funding is designated to support rigorous research across a broad spectrum of diseases, including various types of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, AIDS, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, geriatrics and blindness.
CURRENTLY CLOSED GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
The funding opportunities below are not taking applications currently. This may mean that the application has passed or that the grant cycle for this year has not yet opened.
To learn more about these grant programs and their schedule:
ARTS AND JOURNALISM GRANTS
- Exposure Program:
- Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh
- The Eben Demarest Fund
- The Bennett Prize
- Sally Kalson Courage in Journalism Award
- Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Awards