The Pittsburgh Foundation has numerous funds that support areas of interest in our region. These funds are known as “field of interest” funds. The health care services your organization offers may qualify you as eligible to receive a grant from one of our field of interest funds. If you determine that this grant opportunity is not a good fit for your organization at this time, we encourage you to visit our website to learn about other opportunities for which your organization may be eligible. Please note you may only apply to one grant opportunity from The Pittsburgh Foundation in a 12-month period.
Purpose: The Robert N. Kohman Trust for Medical Assistance and Research Field of Interest Fund was established at The Pittsburgh Foundation in 2003. A portion of the income from this fund “shall be used to help social service organizations providing direct care and assistance to people suffering from Alzheimer's disease, AIDS, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and other serious afflictions of the general population.” The Foundation is now seeking proposals from organizations engaged in this work.
About Robert N. Kohman: Robert “Bob” N. Kohman was born in Pittsburgh on Dec. 26, 1921. A graduate of Yale University, he served honorably as a naval officer during World War II and also in the Merchant Marines, after which he returned home to run the family business. Bob was an advocate for many charitable causes and gave generously. He loved the opera, dining out, gardening and spending time with family and friends. He was a devoted dog owner, training and caring for them with the utmost love until his death in 2002.
Funding pool and typical grant size: The Pittsburgh Foundation has allocated $500,000 for this funding opportunity and will support requests that range from $25,000 to $75,000. Larger and multi-year requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Eligibility Criteria: The Pittsburgh Foundation is seeking requests from nonprofit social service organizations with the demonstrated capacity and the relevant expertise and knowledge to carry out initiatives providing direct care and assistance to people suffering from Alzheimer's disease, AIDS, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and other serious afflictions of the general population.
To be eligible for this grant opportunity, you must be:
- Designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization. (If your organization does not have 501(c)(3) status, you may apply utilizing a fiscal sponsor.)
- Be located in, and work must primarily benefit residents of Allegheny County.
- Demonstrated capacity to carry out the work proposed in the application.
Preference will be given to those organizations or projects that:
- Reflect relevant knowledge, experience and expertise in activities aimed at providing high-quality care and assistance to individuals suffering from Alzheimer's disease, AIDS, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and other serious afflictions of the general population.
- Utilize a racial equity lens and address the disparate outcomes impacting individuals and communities of color.
- Engage individuals and communities in designing and implementing direct care and assistance services.
- Explain how efforts and outcomes will be evaluated, documented and shared. This includes successes and challenges of the proposed work.
|GRANTS CYCLE||APPLICATION DEADLINES|
|Spring grant cycle||March 21, 2023 by 5 p.m.
(for funding decision by June 14)
|Fall grant cycle||July 18, 2023 by 5 p.m.
(for funding decision by Nov. 1)
Michael Yonas, DrPH
Vice President, Public Health, Research and Learning
yonasm [at] pghfdn.org