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
1Hood Media Academy for Mikael Owunna to support the publication of a photography book, Limitless Africans, and educational community programming in Pittsburgh focused on LGBTQ African migrants. 2019 $15,000
New Sun Rising to support Pan Camp, Barrels to Beethoven’s summer steelpan ensemble program. 2019 $15,000
New Sun Rising to support Pittonkatonk, an annual music festival. 2019 $15,000
Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble to support professional artists and musicians during the 2019 season. 2019 $15,000
African American Cultural Center to support programs and operations. 2019 $150,000
Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, Inc. to support the 2019 productions of Run the Rabbit Path and The Heiress. 2019 $50,000
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures to support three final lectures of the 2018/2019 Ten Evenings Literary Series. 2019 $15,000
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre to support a collaborative production with the Dance Theatre of Harlem including a residency with Staycee Pearl. 2019 $100,000
Higher Achievement Pittsburgh to support program costs for 160 students to attend Afterschool and Summer Academy programming. 2019 $20,000
The Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania to support program costs for the expansion of their capacity building support services to agencies providing mentoring programs to youth in the Mon Valley. 2019 $50,000
Center for Civic Arts to support strategic planning for the Mulberry Community Center’s public services. 2019 $20,000
Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future to support its Clean Energy Pittsburgh project in Braddock, Swissvale and Wilkinsburg. 2019 $75,000
Keystone Research Center to advance the We The People Pennsylvania campaign, a policy agenda that benefits working families in Pennsylvania. 2019 $60,000
North Hills Community Outreach, Inc. to provide transportation assistance to low-income adults to find and keep employment or meet family needs. 2019 $10,000
Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts to minimize eviction proceedings by providing guidance for tenants, landlords and the courts. 2019 $50,000
University of Pittsburgh for 2018/19 operating support for the Institute of Politics to broaden the depth, breadth and impact of its work through its eight policy committees and special community initiatives. 2019 $50,000
Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation WYEP and WESA for The Allegheny Front to produce a series of environmentally focused programs. 2019 $75,000
CCAC - Educational Foundation to support the expansion of partnerships related to career education and workforce development. 2019 $150,000
Pittsburgh Public Schools to support the re-envisioning of the Instructional Teacher Leaders Program. 2019 $75,000
Pittsburgh Public Schools to support the expansion of the HBCU College Tour. 2019 $65,000
Point Park University to support the Media Oasis Project in McKeesport. 2019 $180,000
St. Margaret Memorial Hospital Foundation to support the architectural fees relating to the relocation and renovation of the St. Margaret Family Health Center in New Kensington, Pennsylvania. 2019 $100,000
The Pittsburgh Foundation for matching funds for the 2019 Critical Needs Alert. 2019 $375,000
Bnai Emunah Chabad Inc. to provide programming and support services for youth estranged from the Orthodox Jewish Community. 2019 $10,000
Carnegie Library of McKeesport to support general operating activities. 2019 $15,000
Millvale Community Library to expand the library’s free Tool Lending Library. 2019 $10,000
Amachi Pittsburgh for 2019 operating support. 2019 $50,000
Community Empowerment Association, Inc. to support the Asante Nation Rites of Passage after-school program. 2019 $75,000
Hosanna House, Inc. for 2019 operating support. 2019 $125,000
Jewish Family & Children's Service of Pittsburgh to support continued implementation of the HomeMeds Program. 2019 $75,000
Northern Area Multi-Service Center of Allegheny County to implement a fall prevention program into the home and community-based service network. 2019 $100,267
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh to provide free pediatric health care via the Care Mobile. 2019 $15,000
The Pittsburgh Foundation to replenish the Jail Collaborative Fund, a current distribution fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation. 2019 $75,000
Three Rivers Youth to support a financial recovery plan. 2019 $100,000
YouthPlaces for a bridge grant to support on-going organizational restructuring. 2019 $100,000
Allegheny Conference on Community Development to support the production of a documentary film, Transformed: Pittsburgh 5.0. 2019 $25,000
Union Project to support the new artist workshop series, "Artists as Change Agents within Complexity." 2019 $10,000
Chester County for scholarships for abused, neglected children and children with special needs for the 2019 summer camp program. 2019 $14,127
University of Pittsburgh for the School of Social Work to implement and evaluate the Justice Scholars Institute, a social justice-focused college and career support program for students at Pittsburgh Westinghouse. 2018 $116,725
Imani Christian Academy to support the salary and benefits costs for one middle school English teacher and one middle school Science teacher. 2018 $164,560
East End Cooperative Ministry to support the expansion of its employment services into a Self-Sufficiency Pipeline. 2018 $100,000
Fineview Citizens Council, Inc. to prevent displacement of residents of Allegheny Dwellings, a public housing community on Pittsburgh’s North Side. 2018 $30,000
Growth Through Energy and Community Health, Inc. to strengthen and expand the CommunityCare Program. 2018 $35,000
Keystone Research Center to support research, communications and coordination for a statewide campaign that encourages adoption of a narrative and policy agenda that helps individuals and families become self-sustaining. 2018 $60,000
Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts to support PMC Shares educational workshops in Pittsburgh focused on housing laws and tenant rights. 2018 $40,000
Renewable Manufacturing Gateway dba Community Growth Fund to create a vehicle purchase and repair loan fund to help low-income parents keep a job or stay in school. 2018 $150,000
Riverlife for 2018 operating support. 2018 $75,000
City Theatre Company, Inc. to support the creation of two world premiere plays by women of color. 2018 $75,000
Clean Air Council to support the 2018 Southwestern Pennsylvania Neighbors for Clean Air Initiative. 2018 $60,000
Kelly Strayhorn Theater to support the 2018 Tenth Anniversary season of KST Presents. 2018 $150,000