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
Energy Innovation Center Institute, Inc. to connect unemployed and underemployed individuals residing in underserved neighborhoods to jobs with a sustainable wage and viable career ladder. 2018 $110,000
Familylinks to support the Caregivers First Initiative. 2018 $75,000
Film Pittsburgh for FY 2019 operating support. 2018 $15,000
Focus on Renewal F.O.R. Sto-Rox Neighborhood Corp. to develop a community-focused three-year strategic plan. 2018 $25,000
Gettysburg College to support the scientific research project: What Genetic and Ecology Factors Determine the Evolutionary Path of Viral Pathogens as They Adapt to their Bacterial Hosts? by Dr. Véronique A. Delesalle. 2018 $99,955
Global Solutions Pittsburgh dba The Global Switchboard to support implementation of a community-designed plan to increase immigrant inclusion across the Pittsburgh region. 2018 $75,000
Holy Family Institute to provide financial assistance for ninth grade students attending Nazareth College and Career Prep High School. 2018 $100,000
Hopebound Ministries, Inc. for Mooncrest Neighborhood Programs to support basic needs outreach programs and services for the residents of Mooncrest and surrounding communities. 2018 $15,675
Jazz Workshop, Inc. to support the “Family Night Series” and "Jazz Jam and Poetry Series." 2018 $7,500
Jewish Healthcare Foundation of Pittsburgh to support the Community Health Worker Apprenticeship program. 2018 $100,000
Kane Area Community Center to support the youth out-of-school programs. 2018 $12,000
New Sun Rising to support a residency with Ashley Cecil in collaboration with Tree Pittsburgh. 2018 $15,000
Open Hand Ministries for the expansion of its work of assisting low - to moderate-income families become homeowners in the opportunity rich neighborhoods of East Liberty and Garfield. 2018 $70,000
Partnership for Minority HIV/AIDS Prevention to support programming at Sembène: The Film and Arts Festival. 2018 $10,000
Pittsburgh Classical Guitar Society, Inc. to raise the community’s awareness of the organization and its mission by sponsoring a concert series of nationally known classical guitarists. 2018 $7,500
Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts for a documentary film on Dr. Jim Withers by Jeff Sewald. 2018 $50,000
Pittsburgh Glass Center, Inc. to support artist residency and exhibition with glass artist Jaime Guerrero. 2018 $40,000
Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company to support the inaugural production of "Savior Samuel" by Mark Clayton Southers in Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company's 15th Anniversary Season. 2018 $50,000
POISE Foundation to launch the Pittsburgh Tenants’ Union of residents of subsidized housing. 2018 $35,000
PolicyLink to support implementation of the Pittsburgh All-In Cities Initiative. 2018 $125,000
Primary Care Health Services, Inc. for Wake Up the Vote, an initiative of the Wilkinsburg Family Support Center Parent Council to increase voter turnout in Wilkinsburg in fall 2018. 2018 $25,270
Recovery United Pittsburgh to underwrite the monthly program fee for 22 adults in recovery support housing and hire two peer specialists. 2018 $60,000
Salvation Army to deliver multimodal treatment approaches and case management for adult males in treatment for opioid addiction at the Harbor Light Center. 2018 $45,000
Silver Eye Center for Photography to support the publication of 250 copies of the fine art book about Alisha Wormsley’s project, “The People Are the Light.” 2018 $10,000
Small Seeds Development, Inc to support the Mother to Son Program. 2018 $50,000
The Jewish Chronicle to support the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle’s re-launched website and print editions. 2018 $18,000
The Neighborhood Academy to support costs associated with preparing to hire a Dean of Faculty in the 2020-2021 school year. 2018 $76,000
Trade Institute of Pittsburgh for a bridge grant to support general operations. 2018 $150,000
Ujamaa Collective to develop and implement a youth-led project to document experiences of pushout among black girls in Allegheny County. 2018 $44,000
University of Pittsburgh for the Graduate School of Public Health to support the creation of a Pittsburgh Regional Forum on the Opioid Epidemic. 2018 $80,800
University of Pittsburgh to support a Blue-Ribbon Commission to study Pennsylvania’s election cybersecurity by the Institute for Cyber Law, Policy and Security. 2018 $100,000
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia to support a scientific research project, Elucidating phagocytic glial responses to protein aggregation in neurons with Dr. Margaret Pearce (PI). 2018 $100,000
Watson Institute to support the expansion of its training and consulting services to school districts impacted by high rates of poverty. 2018 $100,000
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf to support the expansion of the Children's Center at the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, providing early education programs to deaf and hard of hearing children, birth to seven years of age. 2018 $300,000
When She Thrives to support the expansion of Scenes from a Single Mom Book Project. 2018 $15,000
Youth Opportunities Development to support program costs associated with serving 28 boys in grades 3-8 for the 2018-2019 school year. 2018 $45,000
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh to support the Mentor 2.0 Program at Pittsburgh Brashear High School. 2017 $35,000
United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania to support United for Women. 2017 $100,000
Animal Rescue League of Western Pennsylvania to support its merger with the Western PA Humane Society 2017 $25,000
New Sun Rising to launch Saturday software development programming for graduating high school students from Carrick and Brashear High Schools. 2017 $50,000
Restaurant Opportunities Center United for the One Fair Wage campaign to eliminate the separate, lower wage for tipped workers in Pennsylvania. 2017 $25,000
Riverlife for 2017 operating support. 2017 $100,000
AWC Renewal to support a strategic and business planning process. 2017 $45,000
Saint Vincent College for the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media to support the 2017 Fred Forward Symposium. 2017 $25,000
Knead Community Cafe to support a pay-what-you-can café in New Kensington. 2017 $100,000
NEED (Negro Educational Emergency Drive) for 2017 operating support. 2017 $100,000
Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, Inc. to support the final two productions and accompanying educational programs in the 2016-17 season. 2017 $50,000
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures to support the presentation of author Roxanne Gay as part of its lecture series. 2017 $15,000
Pittsburgh Opera, Inc. to support the production of The Summer King: A Josh Gibson Story. 2017 $100,000
Point Park University to support a partnership between its Conservatory of Performing Arts and Pittsburgh Westinghouse Academy. 2017 $15,000