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.

Click to learn more about how to apply for grants.


Focus Area


Grantee Purpose Year Sort ascending Amount
Committee of Seventy to support Draw the Lines, a citizen competition to draw compact congressional and legislative district maps that promote competitive elections. 2017 $30,000
Ward Home to support the direct care needs of youth in its Supervised Independent Living program. 2017 $84,000
Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. d/b/a NeighborWorks to provide financial education and counseling to residents in Larimer. 2017 $100,000
Focus North America to hire a project manager for the FOCUS Pittsburgh program. 2017 $65,000
Chartiers Community MH/MR Center, Inc. to support the Healthy Housing Outreach Program. 2017 $28,775
Clean Water Fund for an educational campaign to reduce lead exposure of Pittsburgh residents in public drinking water. 2017 $55,000
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 federal match requirements. 2017 $100,000
PublicSource one-year operating support grant. 2017 $250,000
Best of the Batch Foundation to support year-round, out-of-school educational programming for children in southwestern Pennsylvania. 2017 $125,000
Vintage to support exercise and wellness programming for older adults. 2017 $34,750
Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh to support programs that help seniors age in place by improving the safety conditions in their homes. 2017 $100,000
Jewish Association on Aging to support the Benevolent Care Fund. 2017 $75,000
Eastern Area Adult Services to support expansion of exercise options for seniors in high-need Eastern Allegheny County Suburban Communities. 2017 $37,000
Familylinks to support the Caregivers First Initiative to improve the ability of caregivers of older adults to provide support while maintaining their own health and well-being. 2017 $75,000
Presbyterian SeniorCare to support implementation of the iN2L assistive technology system across all locations. 2017 $79,340
Allegheny County Department of Human Services to replicate the Youth Villages LifeSet in Allegheny County. 2017 $100,000
The Pittsburgh Promise for the scholarship program. 2017 $875,000
1Hood Media Academy to support programming expansion to include multi-media and music workshops at Shuman Juvenile Detention Center. 2017 $100,000
Duquesne University to expand the capacity to improve juvenile client representation and provide in-depth, intensive training for juvenile defender attorneys working across the state. 2017 $74,190
Center of Life for 2017 project support focused on youth programming. 2017 $100,000
CeaseFire PA to support expansion of the Motivating Young Citizens Project. 2017 $100,000
ToonSeum to expand educational outreach among Pittsburgh youth. 2017 $10,000
412 Food Rescue for two-year operating support. 2017 $200,000
University of Pittsburgh to support the 20th annual Russian Film Symposium. 2017 $10,000
Prime Stage Theatre to produce the regional premiere of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings in 2018. 2017 $13,500
Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, Inc. to support the costs relating to its concert series. 2017 $12,000
The Pittsburgh Camerata to support a production of “Magnificat (Bach!) and More” on December 10, 2017. 2017 $9,840
Silk Screen to support Asian arts and cultural events, including the annual Silk Screen Film Festival. 2017 $15,000
Film Pittsburgh to support its JFilm Festival and Teen Screen program. 2017 $15,000
Renaissance and Baroque Society of Pittsburgh to support outreach and performances with Cuban baroque ensemble, Ars Longa. 2017 $10,000
Calliope House, Inc. to support the teaching artists of the Calliope School of Music, concert artists and outreach programs. 2017 $10,000
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh to support a 2018 program featuring the music of Joseph Achron and Composers from the St. Petersburg Society for Jewish Folk Music. 2017 $10,000
Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras to support the 2017-2018 large ensemble performances. 2017 $15,000
Society to Preserve the Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka to support efforts to preserve and increase public access of Maxo Vanka’s Battlefield Scenes Murals. 2017 $15,000
Union Project to support services and opportunities for emerging artists. 2017 $15,000
The New Renaissance Theatre Company to support the 2018 season. 2017 $6,000
Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble to support professional artists throughout the 2018 season. 2017 $10,000
Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra Association to support its 2018 arts education programming. 2017 $10,000
Heritage Gospel Chorale of Pittsburgh to support 2018 performances. 2017 $6,000
Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children for operating support. 2017 $100,000
Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council to support artist residencies within organizations that serve refugees and immigrants in the Pittsburgh region. 2017 $50,000
Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest PA to support efforts to decrease poverty rates for women by raising awareness and development solutions for paid family and medical leave in Pennsylvania. 2017 $75,000
Macedonia Family and Community Enrichment Center, Inc. to support professional development for its senior staff to improve organizational effectiveness. 2017 $15,000
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden to design and install a pollinator garden featuring cultivars of native plants to attract bees, birds, and other wildlife. 2017 $185,000
New Sun Rising to support Out of Many: Stories of Migration, a photography exhibition highlighting the contribution of immigration to the region’s economy, culture and identity. 2017 $29,984
Healthy Start, Inc. to expand its home visiting and community education programs and improve support for mothers experiencing depression. 2017 $60,413
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre to support building new sets for its production of Swan Lake. 2017 $100,000
American Middle East Institute to support the American Middle East Institute's programming. 2017 $50,000
Latino Community Center to support community engagement work. 2017 $74,487
Friends of the Pittsburgh Urban Forest d/b/a Tree Pittsburgh to combat tree canopy disparity and decline in municipalities in Allegheny County. 2017 $60,000