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
Community Human Services Corporation to support an integrated in-home services intervention for vulnerable seniors with chronic health conditions. 2017 $90,000
Faith United Methodist Church of Fox Chapel to support Circles Sharpsburg. 2017 $25,000
Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise to support the Strategic Action Planning Program and general operations for 2017. 2017 $135,000
University of Pittsburgh to support the HOPE TEAM project. 2017 $198,000
Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh to support the Emergency Shelter and 24-Hour Hotline programs for 2017. 2017 $75,000
Community Kitchen Pittsburgh to support the growth of the culinary training program for people with barriers to employment. 2017 $100,000
Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact to support Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network internal work on structural racism. 2017 $80,000
Pittsburgh United to support a campaign for a city-wide affordable housing strategy. 2017 $125,000
TRWIB, Inc. d/b/a Partner4Work to provide meaningful paid summer work experience to disadvantaged youth ages 14-21 in Allegheny County. 2017 $100,000
Allegheny Conference on Community Development to Connect People to Opportunity (training, education, jobs) in Southwestern Pennsylvania. 2017 $160,000
Mon Valley Initiative to support the Workforce and Business Development program. 2017 $100,000
A+ Schools Pittsburgh's Cmty. Alliance for Public Education for 2017 operating support. 2017 $125,000
Chamber Music Pittsburgh to support Pittsburgh Performs, a four concert series. 2017 $20,000
Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council for general operating support. 2017 $45,000
Pittsburgh CLO to support arts education for disadvantaged youth. 2017 $30,000
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust to support the public art component of the 2017 Three Rivers Arts Festival. 2017 $50,000
Society for Contemporary Craft to support the socially engaged art exhibition, Shelter: Creating a Safe Home. 2017 $50,000
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation to support a marketing and communications associate. 2017 $20,000
Carnegie Institute to support planning activities relating to the capital campaign. 2017 $25,000
POISE Foundation to support the Pittsburgh Peace and Justice Initiative created by the Pittsburgh Black Elected Official Coalition. 2017 $50,000
Alia Musica Pittsburgh for 2017 season support. 2017 $10,000
Pittsburgh Lesbian & Gay Film Society, Inc. to support the annual film festival, REEL Q, and the expansion of year-round programming. 2017 $10,000
Oakland Service Ministries to support undergraduate education in the Christian tradition at Pittsburgh area colleges and universities. 2017 $20,000
Radiant Hall Studios to support member services for 2017. 2017 $15,000
Texture Contemporary Ballet to support the 2017/2018 performance series. 2017 $12,000
New Hazlett Center for the Performing Arts to support the world premiere production of “In the Company of Ghosts.” 2017 $13,800
University of Pittsburgh to support fall 2017 programming for the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics. 2017 $7,500
University of Pittsburgh to support Music on the Edge's second biennial “Beyond: Microtonal Music Festival” in January 2018. 2017 $15,000
Healthy Village Learning Institute to support the Healthy Village Learning Institute program for youth ages 8-16 in McKeesport. 2017 $30,000
McKees Rocks Community Development Corp. to expand services and transportation for Sto-Rox after-school programming. 2017 $33,500
Youth Enrichment Services, Inc. to provide funding for youth development and truancy prevention services for youth ages 10-17 and their families. 2017 $41,000
American Heart Association, Inc. to support the Check. Change. Control. Program. 2017 $50,000
DePaul School for Hearing and Speech to support an in-home Early Intervention Program. 2017 $150,000
Our Clubhouse to support family and youth programming. 2017 $60,000
Women for a Healthy Environment to provide community education programs to residents in the Mon Valley Community. 2017 $65,000
Allegheny Family Network to provide childcare for single parents and hire a new Family Support Partner. 2017 $55,000
Unity Lutheran Community Mission to support summer and year-round educational programming to the children of Homewood. 2017 $20,000
Duquesne University to support the CIRCLE Program that exposes middle schools students to STEM activities. 2017 $23,010
Barebones Productions for 2017-2018 program support. 2017 $45,000
Mattress Factory to support exhibitions and education programs. 2017 $100,000
Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts to expand after-school and summer choral education programming for underserved children and youth. 2017 $30,000
Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts for 2017 operating support. 2017 $100,000
Sweetwater Art Center to upgrade, expand and improve Sweetwater's gallery programming. 2017 $10,000
Carnegie Mellon University to support outreach for its 2017/2018 theme: Inequality and the Economy as Karl Marx turns 200. 2017 $5,000
Pittsburgh Filmmakers to support Daliborka Films' work to complete the documentary film, The Day of the Western Sunrise. 2017 $10,000
New Sun Rising to support the production of culturally and politically sensitive projects and to create sustainable part-time jobs for dancers. 2017 $75,000
Comprehensive Care Connections to support Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agencies on Aging during the transition to Community HealthChoices. 2017 $75,000
Alumni Theater Company to support expanded programming during the first season of operation in its new performance space. 2017 $50,000
Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh to initiate a Center for Loving Kindness and Civic Engagement. 2017 $150,000
PolicyLink to implement an equitable development action plan for Pittsburgh. 2017 $125,000