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Grants for Charities & Other Nonprofits

Competitive Grant Cycles

The Foundation administers several competitive grant cycles throughout the year and has established specific criteria and application procedures for each cycle. Competitive grant cycles are posted to this page and are frequently announced via the Foundation’s e-newsletter, Charity Matters. If you are not already a subscriber to Charity Matters, you may register by emailing

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Foundation at or 724-222-6330 with questions regarding a specific project or cycle. All competitive grant requests must be submitted electronically using the Foundation's online grant portal.

Direct application to Donor Advised Funds is not permitted. However, the Foundation routinely shares applications received in competitive grant cycles with DAF advisors who may choose to issue a grant from their DAF. Nonprofits may also educate donors about their specific needs through the Foundation’s Community Snapshot website which launched in 2023.