The Pittsburgh Foundation

Indiana County Endowment

Established: 5/14/1990

The Indiana County Endowment (ICE), formerly known as the Greater Indiana Endowment, was established in 1990 by local citizens who contributed their time and financial resources to support worthwhile improvements in the community.  These early patrons included Indiana native Jimmy Stewart and his wife, Gloria. 

ICE is a component fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, the 13th largest community foundation in the United States.  The Pittsburgh Foundation was established in 1945 and administers over 1,900 charitable funds with assets of more than $1 billion but, all donations to ICE will be used in Indiana County.

The mission of the Indiana County Endowment (ICE) is to meet needs in Indiana County by providing grants to qualified nonprofit organizations.   ICE recognizes that community organizations require assistance with programs, products, and approaches in order to meet demonstrated cultural, ecological, social, educational, recreational and economic needs.  ICE encourages programs that will enrich the community, encouraging both individuals and organizations to develop creative ideas and initiatives to aid the community, and encouraging the wide possible citizen involvement in advancing the social, economic and cultural development of Indiana County, PA.

ICE provides seed monies to help activate a venture conceived, designed and executed by a group, club or organization within Indiana County; as a grant-in-aid for a research or study project for the benefit of Indiana County; provides support for specific events; and/or provides help to initiate activities to secure or improve property for the general welfare of Indiana County.  However, ICE does not provide grants for normal operating expenses or assists commercial enterprises.

For more information see us on Facebook or for a copy of the application email us at icendowment@gmail.com.

GRANT HISTORY (2013-2018)

Accounting Date

Recipient Name

Purpose

Grant Amount

3/20/2018

accessAbilities Inc.

for the weekly play group.

$4,600.00

9/20/2016

Allegheny Ridge Corporation

for Trail Signage in Saltsburg, PA.

$2,000.00

6/23/2015

Blackleggs Watershed Association

for a watershed tour, dedication, and networking dinner.

$1,860.00

10/3/2017

Bolivar Volunteer Fire Co.

for tables for the fire department.

$500.00

4/1/2014

Boy Scouts of America

for the lighting project at Camp Seph Mack.

$4,480.97

10/3/2017

Boy Scouts of America

for roofs at Seph Mack Camp.

$2,500.00

10/3/2017

Burrell Township Library

for replacement of carpet in library.

$3,500.00

9/20/2013

Cambria & Indiana Trail Council

for the purchase of a Brush Hog side-mount mower.

$5,000.00

7/19/2013

Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation

for the Clymer Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 to purchase radios.

$5,000.00

12/22/2015

Chevy Chase Community Center

for kitchen renovation.

$5,000.00

6/24/2014

Community Guidance Center

purchase equipment for the Alpha program

$5,000.00

3/25/2016

Community Guidance Center

for the urchase of an iCentrix Business Intelligence Dashboard.

$3,200.00

9/23/2014

Conemaugh Valley Conservancy

for Trout in the Classroom Saltsburg Elementary.

$1,000.00

9/20/2016

Conemaugh Valley Conservancy

for a Handheld Wading Discharge Measurement Instrument.

$1,340.00

6/20/2016

Downtown Indiana, Inc.

for Children's Alley activities during North American Folk Festival.

$2,000.00

3/24/2015

Evergreen Conservancy

for the purchase of 3 Pannier Signs.

$3,000.00

7/11/2016

Family Promise of Indiana County

for Monopoly game start-up costs in memory of Jane Erdman.

$500.00

12/13/2016

Family Promise of Indiana County

for financial literacy workshops.

$970.00

6/26/2018

Foundation for Indiana University of Pennsylvania

for the Footlight Players.

$1,000.00

10/3/2017

Four Footed Friends

for building addition/isolation area.

$2,500.00

12/23/2013

Friends of Blairsville Parks and Recreation Founda

to repair the roof on the Blairsville Armory.

$5,000.00

3/24/2015

Friends of Blairsville Parks and Recreation Foundation

for the Blairsville Area Veteran's Memorial.

$2,000.00

10/1/2018

Friends of Blairsville Parks and Recreation Foundation

for roof replacement.

$3,500.00

10/1/2018

Homer-Center Historical Society

to paint the caboose.

$2,500.00

9/23/2014

Homer-Center Recreation and Park Board, Inc.

to remove paint from Homer City pool and replace with new coating.

$5,000.00

12/16/2014

Hope Fire Company

to purchase radios to be used to aid Indiana County residents in case of an emergency.

$3,000.00

3/25/2016

Indiana Borough

for the Bicentennial Committee for the purchase of a time capsule and celebration events forThe First 200 years: The Sky's the Limit!

$2,500.00

6/20/2016

Indiana County Community Action Program, Inc.

to purchase an external walk-in cooler.

$2,500.00

3/28/2017

Indiana County Department of Human Services

for the Suicide Task Force to purchase 300 QPR books to train first responders at Indiana Fire Association and Creekside Fire Department - and IUP MARTI conference attendees.

$750.00

9/21/2015

Indiana County Humane Society

for additional dog kennels.

$4,800.00

6/26/2018

Indiana County Humane Society

for one safety kit.

$2,000.00

9/20/2013

Indiana Free Library

for the One Book, One Community literacy project.

$4,000.00

6/19/2017

Indiana Free Library

for items to support emergency operations plan (AED, chair, training).

$5,000.00

3/20/2018

Kinport Assembly of God

for the clothes giveaway - food items.

$875.00

4/26/2013

Lifesteps, Inc.

to purchase 150 library resources for the Lifesteps Family Care Mobile Library benefiting the Indiana County Branch.

$2,850.00

12/19/2017

Lifesteps, Inc.

for the Child Check Program.

$1,419.00

6/20/2016

Literacy Links for Little Ones, Inc.

to purchase Bach CDs.

$1,000.00

12/28/2015

My New Leaf, Inc.

for substance abuse, recovery workbooks and videos.

$2,000.00

6/26/2018

My New Leaf, Inc.

for booklets.

$1,500.00

12/22/2016

Penn State Cooperative Extension

for labor and materials for construction of an informative and educational triangular kiosk at the Indiana Community Garden.

$3,000.00

6/30/2014

Presbyterian Homes, Inc.

for the purchase of fiberglass raised planting boxes at St Andrew's Village.

$2,650.00

12/16/2014

Spay Neuter Indiana PA Pets

to purchase 25 humane traps.

$2,500.00

12/19/2017

Special Medical Response Team

for items for active shooter kits.

$4,838.00

6/19/2017

The Care Center of Indiana County

for structural improvement to building (basement repairs).

$3,500.00

4/8/2014

VNA Extended Home Care

for the Hopeful Hearts Quilt Project.

$730.00

9/23/2016

VNA Extended Home Care

for Hopeful Hearts for the Quilt Project.

$554.00

3/24/2015

VNA of Indiana County

for the purchase of a Dell notebook.

$1,674.00

12/29/2015

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

Local watershed conservation educational program in Indiana County Schools

$2,358.00

6/26/2018

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

for waders and meters.

$2,700.00

12/30/2013

YMCA Indiana County Pennsylvania

for the Miracle League of Indiana County.

$5,000.00

4/1/2014

YMCA Indiana County Pennsylvania

to purchase three digital display monitors.

$3,485.00

9/20/2016

YMCA Indiana County Pennsylvania

for CPR Equipment and Training.

$2,659.00

6/23/2015

Young Men's Volunteer Fire Company

to purchase an unmanned high elevation master stream monitor.

$1,000.00

10/3/2017

Young Men's Volunteer Fire Company

for smoke detectors for the community.

$1,000.00

12/19/2017

Zion Lutheran Church

for the purchase of a freezer for the food pantry.

$850.00

Total Grants: 55   Total Amount: $145,642.97

Type of Fund

  • Advised