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
Chatham University to bring a leading national teacher development program to Pittsburgh as a way to foster school reform for K-12 education. 2019 $50,000
A+ Schools Pittsburgh's Cmty. Alliance for Public Education for 2019-2020 operating support. 2019 $125,000
Daisy Wilson Artist Community, Inc. for 2019-2020 operating support. 2019 $150,000
Fractracker Alliance to support education and outreach relating to the health and environmental impacts of energy extraction in the region. 2019 $50,000
Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pgh for rehabilitative services and visual devices for individuals who receive low vision services, are legally blind, and do not qualify for federal assistance. 2019 $60,000
Pittsburgh Gateways Corporation to support a feasibility study to renovate the auditorium at the Energy Innovation Center in Pittsburgh’s Hill District neighborhood. 2019 $50,000
Gwen's Girls, Inc. to support a mentoring program tailored to the needs of girls who are referred or are at risk for referral to the juvenile justice system. 2019 $60,000
POWER (Pennsylvania Organization for Women in Early Recovery to hire a new clinical director to oversee programs for women in recovery, as part of the plan for expansion. 2019 $80,000
Human Services Center Corporation to support the Supports for Success program. 2019 $60,000
SisterFriend, Inc. to expand the Menstrual Hygiene Management programs. 2019 $37,000
Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh to support the Emergency Shelter, 24-Hour Hotline, and Children’s programs for 2019-2020. 2019 $75,000
A Second Chance, Inc. to establish the Kinship Navigator and Point of Contact programs as evidence-based practices. 2019 $100,000
Bethlehem Haven of Pittsburgh, Inc. to support single mothers and their families through the Safe At Home program. 2019 $75,000
Macedonia Family and Community Enrichment Center, Inc. for the expansion of programming to include Senior Services in the Hill District. 2019 $250,000
University of Pittsburgh for the Center for Social and Urban Research for Pittsburgh Today to support the journalism efforts of Pittsburgh's Regional Indicator Program. 2019 $50,000
Chatham Baroque for operating support. 2019 $25,000
Dreams of Hope for operating support. 2019 $30,000
Alia Musica Pittsburgh to support the development and production of a program of works for string orchestra. 2019 $15,000
Chamber Music Pittsburgh to support Pittsburgh Performs, a four-concert series, in the 2019-2020 season. 2019 $15,000
Pittsburgh Lesbian & Gay Film Society, Inc. to support year-round programming of the Pittsburgh Lesbian & Gay Film Society. 2019 $10,000
University of Pittsburgh to support Music on the Edge’s third biennial “Beyond: Microtonal Music Festival” in February 2020. 2019 $15,000
Pittsburgh Concert Chorale for operating support. 2019 $16,000
Assemble for the Unblurred Gallery Residency Program and Saturday Crafternoons. 2019 $9,000
The Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh to support audience development in the 2019-2020 program year. 2019 $6,000
Jubilee Association, Inc. to subsidize the cost of childcare for low-income families at its high-quality childcare center in the Hill District. 2019 $75,000
Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts to support a photography-based project enhancing understanding of the systemic impact on poverty and income inequality. 2019 $20,000
Vision to Learn to provide free eye exams and glasses for students in need in Pittsburgh Public, Penn Hills, Duquesne, and Clairton School Districts. 2019 $75,000
New Sun Rising to support the production of “Welcome to Moonside.” 2019 $5,000
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh for the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival’s 2019 project, a concert celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Zimro Ensemble's historic world tour. 2019 $12,000
Mariposa Theatre for Young Audiences for the 2019 season and an expansion of school programming. 2019 $8,000
Radiant Hall Studios to support member services. 2019 $15,000
Texture Contemporary Ballet to support 2019 – 2020 main stage performances. 2019 $12,000
Just Harvest Education Fund to support low-income single mothers and their families by defending and strengthening public safety net programs. 2019 $60,000
Pennsylvania Voice to support a coordinated Get Out the Count plan to engage households in Allegheny County identified as being most at risk of not participating in the 2020 Census. 2019 $50,000
The Pennsylvania Youth Congress Foundation to empower strong Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) youth advocacy in Allegheny County. 2019 $5,000
Rosedale Block Cluster, Inc. to repair the Rosedale Community Landscape and Horticulture Center. 2019 $30,000
New Sun Rising to provide training, employment and social support to unemployed African American males. 2019 $66,500
Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania to seek a service funding increase for permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless through a state Medicaid waiver. 2019 $75,000
Hollow Oak Land Trust to restore and monitor the biodiversity of vernal pool and riparian habitats of Meeks Run, Trout Run and Montour Run and acquire an adjacent site to protect vernal pools and wildlife habitat. 2019 $50,000
Allegheny Goatscape Inc. to create a three-year strategic plan to ensure organizational stability through expanded use of goats to clear invasive vegetation in an environmentally friendly way. 2019 $20,000
St. Anthony School Programs to expand the Behavioral and Skill Therapy program. 2019 $12,600
North Side Christian Health Center to support the implementation of a pharmacist-managed hepatitis C patient care program. 2019 $75,000
Jeremiah's Place to extend the service hours of the Strong Families program for single mothers seeking emergent childcare. 2019 $60,000
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to support the cost of the rapid response food distributions. 2019 $40,000
Allegheny Family Network to support enhanced transportation for single mothers in the Tarentum, Brackenridge, Natrona and Natrona Heights communities. 2019 $27,665
Calliope House, Inc. to support teaching artists in the school of music, concert artists and outreach programs. 2019 $10,000
Corningworks to support the production of a new dancetheater work titled Refuge. 2019 $10,000
Prime Stage Theatre to support the production of “The Outsiders.” 2019 $10,000
Shana Simmons Dance to support the production of Living Landscape. 2019 $7,000
Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras to support the large ensemble performances in the 2019-2020 season titled, "In My Element." 2019 $10,000