GWP Member Grant Deadlines

As a service to both our members and the nonprofit community, GWP provides a calendar containing grant deadlines from our member foundations. The calendar is updated annually, but because foundation deadlines change often,  please confirm the deadline with the funder or their website before applying. Some funders have provided specific links for their grant application details as indicated below.  For all other funders, please seach our GWP Member Directory for contact information. Also note that while this is a thorough list of grant deadlines for most funders in our membership, it does not include every foundation in Pennsylvania.   Please note that GWP DOES NOT make grants.

Grant Application Process Grant Application Deadline Grant Application Link Grant Application Additional Details
A. J. and Sigismunda Palumbo Charitable Trust November 30 All procedures/guidelines/application forms are available on the website.
Arts, Equity, & Education Fund April 1 and October 1
Bartko Foundation Rolling application process
Buhl Regional Health Foundation Spring Grant Cycle 2021: Letter of Inquiry Deadline is January 8, 2021 and we will start accepting them December 14, 2020; Full Proposal Deadline (if invited to submit) is February 19, 2021(applicants will receive invitation for full proposal on January 25, 2021) Funding will be awarded at the end of March 2021 Fall Grant Cycle 2021: Letter of Inquiry Deadline is July 9, 2021 and we will start accepting them June 18, 2021; Full Proposal Deadline (if invited to submit) is August 20, 2021(applicants will receive invitation for full proposal on July 26, 2021) Funding will be awarded at the end of September 2021 Our grant application process is two times a year and there are two parts. We accept Letters of Inquiry and if they meet our eligibility requirements and are aligned with our mission and focus areas, we will then invite applicant to submit a full grant proposal. Our entire grant process is online via our website grant portal. We do not accept grant requests in any other form other than through our online grant portal. We have a grants committee of ten members who help to review and evaluate the requests and then the recommended grants to be funded are presented to the full board for approval. We also do site visits as part of our evaluation during the full application section.
Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation Rolling application process Our Board meets quarterly to review and approve grant proposals. We do not have deadlines because even if you proposal is received in time for the next meeting cycle it may not be presented at that meeting. We advise potential grantees to submit their proposals at their earliest convenience so that it can begin the process.
Colcom Foundation February 28, 2021; May 31, 2021; August 31, 2021 and November 30, 2021 Colcom Foundation’s online application process streamlines both submission by the applicant and evaluation by the Foundation. New applicants and new programs will be directed to our Letter of Inquiry process, through which a short and efficient request will be considered at a Foundation meeting. If approved for a full grant application and if the application is received on a timely basis, the Foundation will consider funding at the following quarterly meeting.
Community Foundation for the Alleghenies 1/29/21 and 8/27/21
Community Foundation of Fayette County March 1 Grant applications are available on-line.
Community Foundation of Greene County The Foundation follows a quarterly grant-making schedule. Visit Foundation website for detailed application information. Application process varies by program. Please check the website for more information on grant guidelines and forms.
Community Foundation of the Northern Alleghenies Rolling application process
Covestro Rolling application process Our grant deadlines are a rolling process but we schedule organizations receiving Covestro grants per quarter, and organizations have three months to submit the necessary paperwork to receive their funds.
Crawford Heritage Community Foundation
David S. and Karen A. Shapira Foundation Rolling application process Inquiries can be sent to:
DSF Charitable Foundation Rolling application process
Eat'n Park Hospitality Group Rolling application process Dates not established Grant proposals are reviewed quarterly., although applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
Eden Hall Foundation Rolling application process An LOI is generally the first step in the grant application process. Please refer to our website for grant application tips.
Elk County Community Foundation Rolling application process
EQT Foundation Feb 1, May 1, Aug 1, Nov 1
FISA Foundation Rolling application process
Fred and Shirley Jordan Foundation
Giant Eagle Rolling application process Corporate applications are accepted and paid out on a rolling basis. Foundation applications are accepted on a rolling basis and paid out in September.
Gookin Family Foundation Rolling application process Deadline September 30th for grants payable by December 31st Currently not accepting grant requests. The Foundation will be accepting grants in 2022.
Highmark Foundation Rolling application process Foundation Board of Directors meet quarterly All applications must be submitted electronically. Paper applications will not be accepted.
Hillman Family Foundations Rolling application process All of our applications are done online.
Jack Buncher Foundation Rolling application process The Jack Buncher Foundation accepts proposals year-long and does a monthly review of proposals. If a proposal is received before the 15th day the month, it will be reviewed in the next month.
Jefferson Regional Foundation Rolling application process Three grant cycles a year- December, March, and June.
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
Jewish Healthcare Foundation Dates not established
Jewish Women's Foundation September JWF funds projects that impact the lives of women and girls in Allegheny County.
Katherine Mabis McKenna Foundation April 1 and October 1 Please call our office to request a copy of the grant guidelines, 724-537-6900.
Laurel Foundation April 1; October 1 Proposals MUST include the Common Grant Application Cover Sheet which can be accessed at the Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania Web Site,
Marcus L. Ruscitto Charitable Foundation Rolling application process
Massey Charitable Trust Rolling application process
McAuley Ministries Foundation Outreach Grants Jan. 8, 2021 April 16, 2021 Aug. 6, 2021 Major Grants May 21, 2020 LOI Aug. 20, 2021 (Invited) Geographic focus on organizations serving the Hill District, Uptown, and/or West Oakland.
McCune Foundation McCune Foundation is currently in Sunset Trajectory mode. Please visit website for funding information.
McElhattan Foundation Our prior LOI deadline was postponed due to the coronavirus. Our new LOI deadline is June 30, 2020. For applicants invited to submit a full proposal, the deadline will be August 31, 2020. Prior to submitting an LOI, please review the FAQ page on our website.
McKean County Community Foundation Rolling application process
Mylan Charitable Foundation Dates not established Grant process begins by submitting a LOI or inquiry email to
Neighborhood Allies Dates not established
Opportunity Fund Cycle 1: LOI (short application) is due by January 15. If invited, a Full Application is due on March 1. Cycle 2: LOI is due by July 15. If invited, a Full Application is due September 1.
Pennsylvania Humanities Dates not established
Pennsylvania IOLTA Board December We fund eligible organizations whose primary purpose is the delivery of free civil legal aid to low-income Pennsylvanians.
Pittsburgh Child Guidance Foundation Rolling application process PCGF accepts the Common Grant Application and Report forms.
PNC Charitable Trust Grant Review Committee Rolling application process February 1, May 1, August 1, October 1 The Charitable Trusts team encourages all applicants to send an inquiry email to
PNC Foundation Applications reviewed quarterly. Requests can be made at any time.
POISE Foundation Rolling application process Spring Cycle - Deadline for full proposal (if invited) is February 28 and Fall Cycle - Deadline for full proposal (if invited) is August 31 We accept Letter of Inquiries on a rolling basis. However, we invite full submissions according deadline schedule. We encourage interested organizations to review our website to ensure eligibility.
Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise (PACE) Early Spring (around March and April)
Richard King Mellon Foundation Rolling application process Along with accepting applications on a rolling basis throughout the year, we also periodically advertise RFIs and RFPs. Details will appear on our website as they occur.
Roy A. Hunt Foundation Rolling application process We encourage applicants to review the guidelines on our site prior to submitting.
Staunton Farm Foundation June 1 and December 1 Please use our Grant Management System to submit all LOIs and applications. We will no longer be taking LOIs via email or US mail.
The Buhl Foundation February 5, 2021, May 21, 2021 Submit online Letter of Inquiry through Buhl Foundation website.
The Erie Community Foundation Operational Grants - Quarterly; Urgent Grants - Rolling Deadline; Community Fund Drive Grants - Rolling Deadline
The Evan and Tracy Segal Family Foundation Applicants must have collaborative and innovative approaches to social justice and human kindness
The Fine Foundation Rolling application process Letters of Inquiry are due March 15 or August 15. With the COVID-19 pandemic, The Fine Foundation is temporarily redirecting its grantmaking. Until June 1, 2021 unsolicited proposals will not be accepted.
The Forbes Funds Rolling application process January, April, July, and October. Grants under 10000 are reviewed on a rolling basis. The Forbes Funds’ support allows organizations to retain technical assistance consultants who help staff assess their strategic environment, identify unmet needs and opportunities, and develop efficient organizational structures and processes. Management Assistant Grants (MAGs) are not made to cover fees and/or costs already incurred, or projects already under way, including capacity-building projects for which the organization has already signed contracts with its preferred provider.
The Frank Varischetti Foundation September 1
The Grable Foundation Letters of inquiry due: January 1, May 1, Sept. 1 Unfortunately, we cannot accept proposals from organizations and schools outside of southwestern Pennsylvania (unless invited), nor are we able to respond favorably to requests from individuals for assistance or requests to sponsor fundraising events.
The Heinz Endowments 2/15/20 for Spring Board Meeting 8/1/20 for Fall Board Meeting We just initiated a "Share your Idea" with us - this is a LOI process. You can still create a full online application, you do not have to go through the LOI.
The Stackpole-Hall Foundation January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1 Grant applications should be submitted by email to It is not required but helpful if applicants call and discuss their proposal before submission.
The Women and Girls Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania Applications received by the end of the month will be reviewed and grantees will be notified by the end of the following month, and pending a signed grant agreement, funds will be issued by end of the month following. View foundation website for full details.
Washington County Community Foundation July 1 and September 1 Grants are limited to 501(c)(3) charities providing programs in Washington County, PA.