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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Focus Area


Grantee Purpose Year Sort ascending Amount
Allegheny County Bar Foundation to provide free legal representation to low-income individuals through the Pro Bono Center. 2021 $50,000
Jewish Association on Aging to assist older adult residents with becoming more proficient with utilizing technology. 2021 $65,000
The Midwife Center for Birth and Women's Health for the Perinatal Support Program. 2021 $75,000
Vision to Learn to support program costs for the 2021-2022 year. 2021 $75,000
Macedonia Family and Community Enrichment Center, Inc. to support senior services in the Hill District and general operations. 2021 $150,000
BRiTE Wellness Inc. to support the expansion and enhancement of in-person and virtual dementia prevention programming. 2021 $100,000
Community Living and Support Services to support the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the Transition Education Project for youth with disabilities, age 16-21 years old, and their families. 2021 $40,000
Kitchen of Grace, Inc. to provide meals to individuals and families experiencing poverty. 2021 $50,000
The Joe Beretta Foundation to provide support for Advanced Heart Failure Patients and their families during treatment and recovery. 2021 $10,000
A Peace of Mind Inc. to support quality improvement and subsidize tuition for children experiencing poverty at its child care facility in Wilkinsburg. 2021 $65,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh to support the Mentor 2.0 program at Brashear High School. 2021 $65,000
Aleph Institute, Inc. to provide food to families experiencing poverty. 2021 $25,000
The Salvation Army to combat human trafficking through the LIGHT Project. 2021 $25,000
YWCA Greater Pittsburgh to provide meals to incorporate the Positive Racial Identity Development in Early Education (P.R.I.D.E.) program into its Pre-K, Early Learning, Child Development, and Education Programs. 2021 $50,000
Burger King Cancer Caring Center to expand access to counseling, support groups and wellness programs to cancer patients and their families. 2021 $21,000
Faith United Methodist Church of Fox Chapel to support the Roots of Faith Maximum Impact Project. 2021 $30,000
Healthy Start, Inc. for operating support. 2021 $100,000
Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh to support the Emergency Shelter, 24-Hour Hotline, and Children's programs for 2021-2022. 2021 $50,000
Alzheimer's Association for the ALZ CARES (Community Alliances for Resources, Education and Support) initiative to support individuals and families impacted by dementia. 2021 $25,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania to support the establishment of a child care program at the organization's clubhouse in Lawrenceville. 2021 $60,000
Woodlands Foundation Inc. to support year-round enrichment, recreational, and life skills programming for children and adults with disabilities. 2021 $25,000
YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh to support the Hope for All Program and the Creative Youth Center at its Homewood-Brushton location. 2021 $80,000
Operation Troop Appreciation to support the Veteran Welcome Home Program. 2021 $8,342
National Church Residences Foundation to provide direct assistance and wellness programming to seniors experiencing poverty in independent housing communities in Allegheny County. 2021 $34,100
South Hills Interfaith Movement to support the CheckMates Program to connect isolated seniors to volunteers to assess need and provide companionship. 2021 $65,000
The Neighborhood Academy to support the expansion of STEM programming. 2021 $80,000
Hill District Consensus Group to support the implementation of the strategic vision. 2021 $50,000
Grow Pittsburgh to support Farm Education and food access programming. 2021 $75,000
Point Park University to support the Community Newsroom Project. 2021 $135,000
Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council for operating support. 2021 $50,000
Greater Valley Community Services Inc. To support the Golden Living senior program. 2021 $4,500
Foster Love Project To provide free resources and support to foster children and the families that care for them. 2021 $25,000
Pittsburgh Bereavement Doulas Inc. to support grieving parents and their immediate families through infant and pregnancy loss. 2021 $3,389
Willisaes Agency for Vision & Empowerment to support the 2022 renter's eviction prevention and homeownership programming. 2021 $50,000
Genesis of Pittsburgh, Inc. To provide shelter and support to pregnant, homeless women. 2021 $20,000
Macedonia Family and Community Enrichment Center, Inc. Operational support for underfunded programs experiencing increased demand as a result of COVID-19. 2021 $23,595
Center for Victims to support children exposed to violence. 2021 $50,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh To provide free medical care to kids in underserved communities through the Care Mobile. 2021 $30,000
A+ Schools Pittsburgh's Cmty. Alliance for Public Education to support 2021-2022 operating cost. 2021 $125,000
Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. to continue and expand truancy diversion services with schools in Allegheny County. 2021 $25,000
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust to support shared curatorial management of Cultural District galleries for the 2021-2022 season. 2021 $50,000
City of Asylum Pittsburgh to support free arts and cultural programming. 2021 $50,000
City Theatre Company, Inc. for general operating support. 2021 $50,000
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh to support first-time participation stipends for schools creating artlook® SWPA profiles and for first-time arts partners. 2021 $25,000
Hill Dance Academy Theatre for general operating support. 2021 $125,000
Hill Community Development Corp. to support an activation model for the Hill District Black culture, commerce and innovation corridor. 2021 $125,000
Mattress Factory to support public exhibitions and programming. 2021 $50,000
Corningworks for 2021-2022 operating support. 2021 $15,000
The Pittsburgh Promise towards program and scholarship costs for the 2021-2022 year. 2021 $750,000
Allegheny County Court Appointed Special Advocates Program To provide support and advocacy for girls of color at risk for involvement with the juvenile justice system. 2021 $25,000