The Pittsburgh Foundation

Foundation-Directed Grants

Use the drop-down boxes below to search the listing of discretionary grants awarded through our application process. The Foundation awards grants in these strategic focus areas: Self-Sufficient Individuals and Families, Healthy Communities, Vibrant Democracy and Community Projects.

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Grantee Purpose Year Sort ascending Amount
Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, Inc. to support the premiere of "Frankenstein Re-Imagined." 2020 $12,000
Fractured Atlas to support folkLAB’s 2020 production of “MAD,” a performance art piece created by artists whose mental health narratives are significant to their identities. 2020 $6,000
Fractured Atlas to support an Other Border Wall Project production titled “Other Border Walls 2020,” an exhibition and public engagement project exploring the borders and bridges of Pittsburgh and the United States. 2020 $10,000
Incidental Chamber Players to support two concerts of the 2020 season, titled “Elements.” 2020 $5,000
RealTime Interventions to support Khūrākī, an original theatrical/culinary performance work created in collaboration with a group of Pittsburgh’s Afghan female refugees. 2020 $4,500
Resonance Works to support the October 2020 production of a new opera titled "I Am a Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams." 2020 $12,000
The New Renaissance Theatre Company to support the 2020 Unrehearsed Shakespeare Project. 2020 $5,000
The Pittsburgh Camerata to support two performances of “Invitation to Summer.” 2020 $8,325
Alumni Theater Company to support season 12 of the ATC Young Artist Ensemble. 2020 $50,000
Attack Theatre Incorporated to support the premiere production of "Unseen/Known." 2020 $25,000
Historical Society of WPA dba Senator John Heinz History Ctr to support the "2020 Suffrage Centennial Initiative: A Year of History Making Women" and the exhibition, "Smithsonian’s Portraits of Pittsburgh: Works from the National Portrait Gallery." 2020 $150,000
Society for Contemporary Craft dba Contemporary Craft for general operating support to stabilize the organization as it transitions to a new building and neighborhood. 2020 $100,000
Homewood Children's Village to support staffing for a new program to provide educational and holistic support to children and families. 2020 $84,000
Hosanna Industries, Inc. to provide home repairs to 30 low-income senior homeowners in Southwestern Pennsylvania. 2020 $100,000
Primary Care Health Services to support Wake Up the Vote, an initiative of the Wilkinsburg Family Support Center. 2020 $60,000
B F Jones Memorial Library to support the growth of the Library Traveling Tales outreach program in Aliquippa. 2020 $21,600
Lawrenceville United to support the PEP Rally program, which aims to strengthen and support neighborhood public schools. 2020 $35,000
NEED (Negro Educational Emergency Drive) to support operations costs for the 2020-2021 year. 2020 $100,000
Clean Water Fund to reduce exposure of Allegheny County residents to lead, with a focus on public drinking water contamination in lower-income communities. 2020 $50,000
Hill District Consensus Group to support renters’ rights education workshops and an eviction pilot program. 2020 $38,000
Homeless Cat Management Team Incorporated to support the expansion of services for its spay and neuter Initiative including winter shelters. 2020 $17,308
Humane Animal Rescue for 2020 operating expenses. 2020 $100,000
Keystone Research Center Inc. to train legislative candidates in Southwestern Pennsylvania on key statewide policy issues that benefit working families. 2020 $60,000
Literacy Pittsburgh to design a collaborative college and career services program for disadvantaged job seekers served by the organization. 2020 $50,000
Phase 4 Learning Center, Inc. to launch the TechConnect Program, an enhanced technology training for economically underserved youth ages 18-24. 2020 $80,000
Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact for the PIIN Criminal Justice Reform Ex-Incarcerated People Organizing Program. 2020 $60,000
Regional Housing Legal Services to investigate solutions to policies and practices which increase housing instability among renters. 2020 $60,000
TRWIB, Inc. d/b/a Partner4Work to further development of the construction industry partnership by hiring an industry liaison and building a first-source recruitment hub for major real estate development projects. 2020 $75,000
Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation WYEP and WESA for The Allegheny Front to produce a series of environmentally focused programs. 2020 $75,000
African American Chamber Foundation of Western PA to support a series of workshops designed to raise awareness about the risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease among African Americans. 2020 $25,000
Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania to conduct meadow habitat enhancements at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve to provide healthy habitat for animals and insects. 2020 $20,000
Chester County's Children, Inc. for scholarships for abused or neglected children and children with special needs for the 2020 summer camp program. 2020 $14,496
Coraopolis Youth Creations, Inc. to support the development and expansion of Coraopolis Youth Academy for Excellence (CAFÉ). 2020 $150,000
Cornerstone Care, Inc. to increase access to medical care to residents of McDonald, Pennsylvania through the McDonald Health Initiative’s Mobile Dental Unit. 2020 $50,000
Faith United Methodist Church of Fox Chapel to support the Roots of Faith program. 2020 $25,000
Grow Pittsburgh to support the Youth Market program. 2020 $40,000
Propel Schools Foundation to expand Partners in Wellness, a school-based mental wellness program. 2020 $100,000
Braddocks Battlefield History Center Inc. to improve the quality of life in the 15104 zip code community through a cultural institution that connects the community's residents with the crucial world history that happened where they live. 2020 $35,000
Carnegie Mellon University for a 2019 Kaufman New Investigator research grant titled, "The Physics and Chemistry of Liquid Condensation in Live Cells," by Dr. Huaiying Zhang (PI). 2020 $150,000
Kelly Strayhorn Theater for general operating support. 2020 $100,000
Pittsburgh Musical Theater for general operating support. 2020 $30,000
Center of Life to support operations costs for the 2020-2021 year. 2020 $100,000
Allegheny Conference on Community Development to implement “2020-2030 Next Is Now.” 2020 $165,000
Allegheny Land Trust towards the acquisition of the former Churchill Valley Country Club to conserve as a greenway. 2020 $150,000
University of Pittsburgh for 2019-2020 operating support including education/workforce development policy efforts for the Institute of Politics. 2020 $50,000
412 Food Rescue for operating support. 2020 $125,000
Jewish Association on Aging to support improvements to Mollie’s Meals, a program that delivers kosher meals to frail home-bound seniors, and to provide support to offset lost revenue and rising medical supply costs caused by COVID-19. 2020 $100,000
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh to support the Tree of Life Anti-Hate Conference in November 2020. 2020 $100,000
United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania to support United for Caregivers. 2020 $150,000
Achieva for operating support. 2020 $100,000