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
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
Wildlife for Everyone Endowment Foundation to expand the distribution of tree seedlings and pollinator garden plantings to schools in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania. 2019 $10,000
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust to integrate public and visual art representatives into the 2019 Three Rivers Arts Festival. 2019 $50,000
Hill Dance Academy Theatre to support capacity building. 2019 $75,000
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh to increase the quantity and connectivity of arts learning opportunities in the Pittsburgh region. 2019 $20,000
Pittsburgh CLO to support arts education for economically underserved youth. 2019 $35,000
Reading Symphony Orchestra Assn to bring the Bennett Prize exhibits to Reading, PA in celebration of Women in the Arts. 2019 $7,500
Bricolage Production Company to support Project Amelia. 2019 $50,000
Pittsburgh Opera, Inc. to support the premiere of Florencia en el Amazonas. 2019 $75,000
Acculturation for Justice, Access & Peace Outreach (AJAPO) to support the participation of 25 high school immigrant and refugee youth in their Youth Leadership Development and Academic Success program. 2019 $50,000
ASSET Inc. to support the participation of at least 20 teachers in its Collaborative Learning Program serving students attending Pittsburgh Public Schools and the Wilkinsburg School District. 2019 $55,899
Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest PA to support FY 2020 efforts to decrease poverty rates for women by raising awareness and developing solutions for paid family and medical leave in Pennsylvania. 2019 $75,000
Pittsburgh Conservation Corps d/b/a Landforce a matching grant to support workforce readiness training for young adults. 2019 $85,000