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
Education Law Center-PA to support legal services targeting issues of equal access to public education, dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline, and fighting for fair public education funding. 2018 $75,000
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
Corningworks for FY2019 operating support. 2018 $10,000
Belle Voci to support a collaborative performance: "All You Need is Love: The 55th Anniversary of the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show." 2018 $9,000
Bunker Projects to support career development opportunities for Pittsburgh artists, arts professionals, documentarians, and writers through the launch of a new publication-making initiative. 2018 $7,500
Crossing Limits, Inc. to support the development of “Hello Neighbor,” a civic engagement initiative. 2018 $2,000
New Sun Rising to support Maree ReMalia’s development and premiere of the evening-length contemporary dance performance, A Letter Compiled From All Letters. 2018 $10,500
New Sun Rising to support the creation of slowdanger’s new group work titled, ‘empathy machine.’ 2018 $7,500
Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh to support a partnership between the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and Ebenezer Baptist Church to present Let My People Go and ancillary programming in February 2019. 2018 $15,000
The Brew House Association, Inc. to support emerging curators and local artists through an exhibition showcase and professional development experiences. 2018 $15,000
Off the Wall Productions to support Hiawatha Project’s ‘My Traveling Song,’ an interactive, original play and experience between child and caregiver. 2018 $15,000
Pittsburgh Youth Chorus to support two seasonal concerts. 2018 $15,000
The Pittsburgh Promise for the scholarship program. 2018 $750,000
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC to train lay health educators to deliver the “Baby Basics” curriculum. 2018 $48,195
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh to support the first year of arts programming in Studio Lab. 2018 $50,000