The Pittsburgh Foundation

Submit an Application

On May 10, 2021, we began streamlining our grant-application process. Our goal is to make it easier and faster for nonprofits to apply for funding from our regular discretionary grant-making stream. The most significant change is that we’re eliminating the requirement to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI). Also, we’re simplifying the reporting form that grantees must complete at the end of their grant.

While we eliminate the LOI, we are temporarily pausing acceptance of new grant applications.

On or around June 7, 2021, we will re-open the application process. 

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If your organization is selected to submit a full grant application, you will be notified by email and provided with full grant application instructions. Please note that a request to submit an application does not guarantee funding.

Please pay close attention to our deadlines for grant applications. Review grantmaking deadlines.

The application consists of four sections, including a section for organizational attachments, which must be completed in the online portal before submission. After your application is submitted, you will receive an email confirmation.