The Pittsburgh Foundation

Streamlined grant process

Our new, streamlined grant application is now live and may be accessed via our online grant portal

From feedback from local nonprofit partners, combined with our experience with special initiatives such as Small and Mighty, the Emergency Action and Grantmaking for Racial Justice funds, we have focused on making it easier and faster for nonprofits to apply for funding across all of our grant-making streams.   

Our staff has been assessing our grant-making practices and, as a result, we have identified key changes that will simplify our application process and reduce the burden on grantees. A few of the changes that we have adopted include:

  • Eliminating the requirement to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI).
  • Reducing the number of narrative questions in the application.
  • Accepting applications submitted to other funders.
  • Simplifying the final report form – Only five questions!


Tuesday, July 13, 2021, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. via Zoom

Please consider attending the optional 90-minute information session where we will walk through the application, review our current application guidelines and answer any questions you may have about the process. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a breakout room with one of our program officers to engage in deeper discussion about our current funding priorities.

Register to attend information session