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
University of Pittsburgh to support the 22nd annual Russian Film Symposium. 2019 $10,000
Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation to support a full-length feature documentary that explores native and transplant Puerto Ricans building community in Pittsburgh. 2019 $15,000
Communitopia to educate and empower youth from Allegheny County’s environmental justice communities to act on climate change. 2019 $50,000
Braddock Carnegie Library Association to support teaching artists' salaries and the Artist in the Library Series. 2019 $50,000
Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra Association to support the 2019-2020 season of concerts and educational activities and a concert tour of the Baltics and Scandinavia in 2020. 2019 $15,000
River City Brass Band to support the expansion of the School of Brass. 2019 $35,000
A Peace of Mind Inc. to improve the quality of programming and subsidize tuition for children experiencing poverty at its child care facility in Wilkinsburg. 2019 $25,000
Metro Community Health Center to provide transportation to health services for its clients. 2019 $27,500
SeniorLaw Center to support the provision of free legal services, education, and advocacy through the PA SeniorLAW Helpline for grandparents raising grandchildren affected by the opioid crisis in Allegheny County. 2019 $20,000
The Friendship Circle of Pittsburgh, Inc. to support the School Clubs initiative, which brings together high school students of diverse abilities and backgrounds. 2019 $25,000
Bible Center Church Inc. to support costs associated with expanding The Maker’s Clubhouse STEAM afterschool program to serve 40 students at Lincoln Elementary School. 2019 $40,000
The Consortium for Public Education for 2020 operating support. 2019 $75,000
Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania for the Census 2020 Philanthropic Fund to promote an accurate, equitable Census count in the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. 2019 $15,000
ACTION-Housing, Inc. for the redevelopment of the historic Centre Avenue YMCA to house 75 very low-income African American men. 2019 $87,377
Fifth Judicial District of Pennsylvania, Allegheny County to support the position of Housing Court Help Desk Manager. 2019 $70,000
Riverlife for 2020 operating support. 2019 $75,000
Travelers Aid Society of Pittsburgh to provide transportation services to grantees awarded funding through The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Supporting Single Women Raising Children initiative. 2019 $100,000
Glade Run Foundation to support the new Partial Hospitalization Program for youth. 2019 $25,000
Homeless Children's Education Fund to support educational programs offered to children whose families are experiencing homelessness. 2019 $50,000
Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh to support the Center for Loving Kindness. 2019 $150,000
PublicSource Inc. for operating support. 2019 $250,000
The Pittsburgh Promise for the scholarship program. 2019 $500,000
Trying Together to support Start Strong PA an advocacy campaign whose outcomes will positively impact the child care system in Pennsylvania. 2019 $100,000
University of Pittsburgh for the School of Education to support a full-time coordinator for the Justice Scholars Institute at Westinghouse High School. 2019 $175,000
University of Pittsburgh to the Department of Medicine to support the creation of AJ Conrad Smith Scholars Fellowship. 2019 $25,000
Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania to organize four babysitting cooperatives designed by participants. 2019 $35,000
YMCA of Sewickley Valley to support scholarships for low-income children to attend Summer Day Camp in 2020. 2019 $50,000
New Sun Rising to support the Growing Impact Through Data + Collaboration. 2019 $125,000
Allegheny County Department of Human Services to support the Continuum of Care Supportive Services Fund to assist homeless housing providers who receive federal funding to address service shortfalls and county and federal match requirements. 2019 $100,000
Village Theater Company dba The Tull Family Theater to expand cultural outreach among underserved suburban and rural youth in the Sewickley region. 2019 $75,000
Sustainable Pittsburgh to support a response to the challenge of single use plastics in the region using a cross-sector, demand-side approach. 2019 $125,000
Latino Community Center to assist single mothers in the Latino Community. 2019 $75,000
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to support increased understanding of the importance of the First Amendment in civic life through enhanced library programs, services and resources. 2019 $300,000
Pittsburgh Learning Commons to support 35 K-12 students' participation in year two of a four-year learner-centered, interdisciplinary after-school pilot program. 2019 $31,507
Manchester Academic Charter School to support the expansion of the Law Related Education program. 2019 $75,000
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh to help support students to participate in the Mentor 2.0 Program at Brashear High School. 2019 $50,000
Alliance for Refugee Youth Support and Education to help support up to 35 middle- and high-school participants in their 2019-2020 after-school program. 2019 $45,000
Pittsburgh Symphony Inc. to support the Lift Every Voice Concert 2020 and a commission to be debuted at Lift Every Voice in 2021. 2019 $75,000
Mattress Factory to support exhibitions and education programs. 2019 $75,000
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas to support the conversion of the Family Law Center into a trauma-responsive courthouse. 2019 $20,000
Duquesne University to expand the capacity for juvenile client representation and training to address the school-to-prison pipeline. 2019 $75,000
KidsVoice to expand capacity to provide legal representation for current and former foster-care youth in summary offense cases. 2019 $120,000
Neighborhood Allies for 2020 operating support. 2019 $175,000
Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project to inform Southwest Pennsylvania communities concerned about the rise in childhood cancers. 2019 $75,000
Casa San Jose to expand the Jovenes con Proposito program. 2019 $75,000
Peer Support and Advocacy Network to support the Warmline. 2019 $25,000
Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center to implement the Bond Project in Allegheny County. 2019 $24,000
Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise (PACE) to support the Strategic Action Planning Program and general operations for 2019-2020. 2019 $135,000
The Forbes Funds for 2020 operating support. 2019 $400,000
POISE Foundation to support Alliance for Police Accountability's capacity development and advocacy efforts. 2019 $100,000