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
University of Pittsburgh for the School of Social Work to implement and evaluate the Justice Scholars Institute, a social justice-focused college and career support program for students at Pittsburgh Westinghouse. 2018 $116,725
Imani Christian Academy to support the salary and benefits costs for one middle school English teacher and one middle school Science teacher. 2018 $164,560
East End Cooperative Ministry to support the expansion of its employment services into a Self-Sufficiency Pipeline. 2018 $100,000
Fineview Citizens Council, Inc. to prevent displacement of residents of Allegheny Dwellings, a public housing community on Pittsburgh’s North Side. 2018 $30,000
Growth Through Energy and Community Health, Inc. to strengthen and expand the CommunityCare Program. 2018 $35,000
Keystone Research Center to support research, communications and coordination for a statewide campaign that encourages adoption of a narrative and policy agenda that helps individuals and families become self-sustaining. 2018 $60,000
Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts to support PMC Shares educational workshops in Pittsburgh focused on housing laws and tenant rights. 2018 $40,000
Renewable Manufacturing Gateway dba Community Growth Fund to create a vehicle purchase and repair loan fund to help low-income parents keep a job or stay in school. 2018 $150,000
Riverlife for 2018 operating support. 2018 $75,000
City Theatre Company, Inc. to support the creation of two world premiere plays by women of color. 2018 $75,000
Clean Air Council to support the 2018 Southwestern Pennsylvania Neighbors for Clean Air Initiative. 2018 $60,000
Kelly Strayhorn Theater to support the 2018 Tenth Anniversary season of KST Presents. 2018 $150,000
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy to support educational programming for school-aged students at the Frick Environmental Center. 2018 $100,000
Repair the World to support two Fellows in the 2017-2018 Repair Pittsburgh’s Communities Program. 2018 $15,000
Carnegie Institute, Andy Warhol Museum one-year grant to support Cry, Baby, an exhibition by Devan Shimoyama in 2018. 2018 $150,000
Attack Theatre to support the development of their new site-specific immersive dance theater production, If|Maybe|Then, that utilizes interactive technology and new media. 2018 $35,000
New Hazlett Center for the Performing Arts for FY 2018-19 artistic residencies. 2018 $65,000
Pittsburgh Musical Theater to support program costs allowing over 140 students to continue to collaborate on an annual production on a professional Pittsburgh stage. 2018 $25,000
Dreams of Hope to support Hatch Art Collective’s 2018 mainstage theatrical production of Susan Soon He Stanton’s play “THINGS ARE AGAINST US.” 2018 $15,000
Resonance Works to support the performances of “little match girl passion” in March 2018, including the Pittsburgh premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “little match girl passion” by David Lang. 2018 $6,000
New Sun Rising to support The Blanket's Pam Tanowitz Project at the New Hazlett Theater. 2018 $10,000
Pittsburgh Entertainment Project to support the expansion of its Youth and Media Program. 2018 $40,000
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation to support a half-day health clinic in the Homewood-Brushton Family Support Center. 2018 $12,561
Jeremiah's Place to support the expansion of its referral program for mothers that utilize the crisis nursery. 2018 $50,000
New Voices Pittsburgh, Inc. to support the Voice Your Vote! Project. 2018 $75,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh to provide free pediatric health care via the Care Mobile. 2018 $15,000
YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh to support the Women’s Resource Center. 2018 $75,000
Amachi Pittsburgh to support operations. 2018 $50,000
Hosanna House, Inc. for operating support. 2018 $125,000
Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise to support the Strategic Action Planning Program and general operations for 2018. 2018 $135,000
YouthPlaces for a bridge grant to support programmatic restructuring. 2018 $100,000
Pressley Ridge to support a campaign for a 2018 voter referendum to create a dedicated children’s fund to support early learning, after-school programs and nutritious meals for children in Allegheny County. 2018 $150,000
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