The Pittsburgh Foundation

McKeesport Community Fund

Established: 12/8/2017

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The McKeesport Community Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation was established in 2017 by PurePenn LLC as part of PurePenn’s commitment to fostering the well-being of the community and giving a portion of revenue back to the community to support revitalization. The McKeesport Community Fund will provide monetary resources for residents and stakeholders in order to improve their neighborhoods and schools as they deem fit through education and job training; at-risk and special needs youth; projects to improve infrastructure, removing blight, affordable housing; legal services; local entrepreneurship and economic development; drug treatment and sober living; and healthcare assistance. PurePenn anticipates donating approximately $50,000 annually to McKeesport community organizations through strategic grantmaking.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be an incorporated 501(c)(3) organization operating in the City of McKeesport or have a fiscal sponsor that is a 501(c)(3) organization operating in the City of McKeesport.
  • Grant requests must align with McKeesport Community Fund’s mission to support eligible organizations that focus on education and job training; at-risk and special needs youth; projects to improve infrastructure, removing blight, affordable housing; legal services; local entrepreneurship and economic development; drug treatment and sober living; and healthcare assistance in the City of McKeesport.
  • The McKeesport Community Fund primarily supports organizations with budgets of $250,000 or less. Organizations with budgets greater than $250,000 may be considered, however highest priority will be given to organizations with smaller budgets.

Application Deadlines: 1st day of each month

All online applications must be submitted by midnight on the 1st of every month and paper applications must be received by PurePenn’s Community Liaison, Gina Russo, by 5 p.m. on the application deadline dates.

How to Apply

Applications will be reviewed by the McKeesport Community Fund selection committee on a monthly basis and organizations will be notified of approved funding requests within two months of their application date. The average grant award is $2,000 and the maximum request amount is $4,000. Please either apply online or download the application to complete it offline.

Apply Online

To apply offline: Download the PDF application

Mail offline applications to:
McKeesport Community Fund
c/o PurePenn LLC
310 Grant Street, Suite 2410
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Attn: Gina Russo

Drop-off address for offline applications:
410 9th Street
McKeesport, PA 15132

Attn: Gina Rosso

For more information, please contact:
Mahogany Thaxton
The Pittsburgh Foundation
Five PPG Place, Suite 250
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-394-2607
thaxtonm@pghfdn.org

Type of Fund

  • Advised