The Pittsburgh Foundation

Grants Awarded Through Application

Use the drop-down boxes below to search the listing of discretionary grants awarded through our application process. The Foundation awards discretionary grants in these strategic focus areas: Self-Sufficient Individuals and Families, Healthy Communities, Vibrant Democracy and Community Projects.

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Focus Area


Grantee Purpose Year Sort ascending Amount
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh to support the Mentor 2.0 Program at Pittsburgh Brashear High School. 2017 $35,000
United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania to support United for Women. 2017 $100,000
Animal Rescue League of Western Pennsylvania to support its merger with the Western PA Humane Society 2017 $25,000
New Sun Rising to launch Saturday software development programming for graduating high school students from Carrick and Brashear High Schools. 2017 $50,000
Restaurant Opportunities Center United for the One Fair Wage campaign to eliminate the separate, lower wage for tipped workers in Pennsylvania. 2017 $25,000
Riverlife for 2017 operating support. 2017 $100,000
AWC Renewal to support a strategic and business planning process. 2017 $45,000
Saint Vincent College for the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media to support the 2017 Fred Forward Symposium. 2017 $25,000
Knead Community Cafe to support a pay-what-you-can café in New Kensington. 2017 $100,000
NEED (Negro Educational Emergency Drive) for 2017 operating support. 2017 $100,000
Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, Inc. to support the final two productions and accompanying educational programs in the 2016-17 season. 2017 $50,000
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures to support the presentation of author Roxanne Gay as part of its lecture series. 2017 $15,000
Pittsburgh Opera, Inc. to support the production of The Summer King: A Josh Gibson Story. 2017 $100,000
Point Park University to support a partnership between its Conservatory of Performing Arts and Pittsburgh Westinghouse Academy. 2017 $15,000
Quantum Theatre, Inc. to support a new staff position and the Legacy Project, a hub to serve emerging artists and mid-sized cultural organizations and create large-scale original theater projects. 2017 $75,000
Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project to create a community-sourcing site for documenting evidence of health, air and water impacts from shale gas extraction. 2017 $93,000
Global Solutions Pittsburgh to support implementation of a community-designed plan to integrate immigrants and refugees into the Pittsburgh region. 2017 $75,000
Community Human Services Corporation to support an integrated in-home services intervention for vulnerable seniors with chronic health conditions. 2017 $90,000
Faith United Methodist Church of Fox Chapel to support Circles Sharpsburg. 2017 $25,000
Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise to support the Strategic Action Planning Program and general operations for 2017. 2017 $135,000
University of Pittsburgh to support the HOPE TEAM project. 2017 $198,000
Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh to support the Emergency Shelter and 24-Hour Hotline programs for 2017. 2017 $75,000
Community Kitchen Pittsburgh to support the growth of the culinary training program for people with barriers to employment. 2017 $100,000
Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact to support Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network internal work on structural racism. 2017 $80,000
Pittsburgh United to support a campaign for a city-wide affordable housing strategy. 2017 $125,000
TRWIB, Inc. d/b/a Partner4Work to provide meaningful paid summer work experience to disadvantaged youth ages 14-21 in Allegheny County. 2017 $100,000
Allegheny Conference on Community Development to Connect People to Opportunity (training, education, jobs) in Southwestern Pennsylvania. 2017 $160,000
Mon Valley Initiative to support the Workforce and Business Development program. 2017 $100,000
A+ Schools Pittsburgh's Cmty. Alliance for Public Education for 2017 operating support. 2017 $125,000
Chamber Music Pittsburgh to support Pittsburgh Performs, a four concert series. 2017 $20,000
Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council for general operating support. 2017 $45,000
Pittsburgh CLO to support arts education for disadvantaged youth. 2017 $30,000
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust to support the public art component of the 2017 Three Rivers Arts Festival. 2017 $50,000
Society for Contemporary Craft to support the socially engaged art exhibition, Shelter: Creating a Safe Home. 2017 $50,000
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation to support a marketing and communications associate. 2017 $20,000
Carnegie Institute to support planning activities relating to the capital campaign. 2017 $25,000
POISE Foundation to support the Pittsburgh Peace and Justice Initiative created by the Pittsburgh Black Elected Official Coalition. 2017 $50,000
Alia Musica Pittsburgh for 2017 season support. 2017 $10,000
Pittsburgh Lesbian & Gay Film Society, Inc. to support the annual film festival, REEL Q, and the expansion of year-round programming. 2017 $10,000
Oakland Service Ministries to support undergraduate education in the Christian tradition at Pittsburgh area colleges and universities. 2017 $20,000
Radiant Hall Studios to support member services for 2017. 2017 $15,000
Texture Contemporary Ballet to support the 2017/2018 performance series. 2017 $12,000
New Hazlett Center for the Performing Arts to support the world premiere production of “In the Company of Ghosts.” 2017 $13,800
University of Pittsburgh to support fall 2017 programming for the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics. 2017 $7,500
University of Pittsburgh to support Music on the Edge's second biennial “Beyond: Microtonal Music Festival” in January 2018. 2017 $15,000
Healthy Village Learning Institute to support the Healthy Village Learning Institute program for youth ages 8-16 in McKeesport. 2017 $30,000
McKees Rocks Community Development Corp. to expand services and transportation for Sto-Rox after-school programming. 2017 $33,500
Youth Enrichment Services, Inc. to provide funding for youth development and truancy prevention services for youth ages 10-17 and their families. 2017 $41,000
American Heart Association, Inc. to support the Check. Change. Control. Program. 2017 $50,000
DePaul School for Hearing and Speech to support an in-home Early Intervention Program. 2017 $150,000