The Pittsburgh Foundation

Dietrich Foundation Greenville Fund invites 2018 grant applications

PITTSBURGH, Pa., Dec. 11, 2017  - The Pittsburgh Foundation is accepting grant applications for The Dietrich Foundation Greenville, Pa. Fund. Selection of grantees will be made by the nine-member committee of The Dietrich Foundation and awards will be announced in late April.    

The grants will support cultural, educational and other charitable organizations and projects in the Borough of Greenville, Pa. Grant proposals must be submitted online by noon on Feb. 12, to

Eligible grantees must be 501(c)3 organizations that are not classified as private foundations under Section 509(a). The Borough of Greenville, Pa., is eligible. Annual amounts available for distribution are expected to increase in future years.

In the previous grants cycle, announced in June of 2017, the fund awarded $17,300 to seven organizations:

$5,000 to Downtown Ministries for its Neighbor to Neighbor free summer recreation program for children ages 6 to 14. The grant funded paid internships for college students from Thiel College and Grove City College to staff the program.

$4,000 to The Greenville Symphony Orchestra. The grant made it possible for 30 students from a dozen area high schools and colleges to prepare for a free Young Audience Concert with the orchestra. Students studied with Bulgarian maestro Svilen Simeonov leading up to and on the day of the concert, which was attended by more than 1,000 students.

$3,000 to The Greenville Area Historical Society to aid the continued maintenance of the 1826 Museum, including upgrading the furnace.

$2,000 to The Greenville Little League to add backstop fencing and replace two dugouts, originally built in 1950, on the league’s showcase field.

$1,300 to the First Baptist Church to support the Hometown Mission outreach program, whose volunteers manage construction and yard maintenance projects for homeowners who are unable to afford to pay for the work themselves.

$1,000 to Good Shepherd to support its food pantry, which provides monthly supplemental food to eligible families in northern Mercer County, which was designated a food desert by USDA based on low-income population and limited transportation to food sources. In 2016, Good Shepherd served supplemental food to 849 people including 217 children.

$1,000 to The Greenville Area Soccer Association to paint fields and erect safety fencing. The all-volunteer staff supports programming for more than 300 children and youth participants per season.

The Dietrich Foundation Greenville, Pa. Fund was established as part of an estate bequest from former steel industry executive William S. Dietrich II, who died in 2011. The fund is managed at The Pittsburgh Foundation and is advised by board members of The Dietrich Foundation.

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