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.
Bartko Foundation Rolling application process
Bayer USA Foundation Rolling application process The Bayer USA Foundation will only accept applications submitted through our online process.
Buhl Regional Health Foundation SPRING 2019 GRANT CYCLE: December 10, 2018 - Start accepting LOIs online through January 4, 2019 (LOI Deadline) If invited to submit full proposal, full applications are due online by February 14, 2019 FALL 2019: June 10, 2019 - Start accepting LOIs online through July 5, 2019 (LOI Deadline) If invited to submit full proposal, full applications are due online by August 15, 2019
Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation Rolling application process Board meets quarterly to review grant proposals. It is important to note that even if an application is received prior to the meeting date, it may not be considered at that meeting
Colcom Foundation 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 Last Friday in January and Last Friday in August For information about the Penelec Sustainable Energy fund, please contact Angie Berzonski at aberzonski@cfalleghenies.org
Community Foundation of Greene County Endowed High School/College Scholarship Funds: April 1; EITC Scholarships (PreK and K-12): August 20; Community Grants and Cindy’s Wind Fund: June 1 and October 1; See CFGC Website for full details. Application process varies by program. Please check the website for more information on grant guidelines and forms.
Community Foundation of the Northern Alleghenies
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.
David S. and Karen A. Shapira Foundation Rolling application process Inquiries can be sent to: inquiries@shapirafdn.org
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
EQT Foundation Feb 1, May 1, Aug 1, Nov 1
FISA Foundation Rolling application process
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Rolling application process Foundation board meetings are in April, September and November. RFP are periodically sent out. The Foundation sends out announcements when this happens.
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 Board Decision Dates: March, June and December Letters of Intent are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Following a review and recommendation from our Grants Committee, Grant Proposals are reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors in March, June and December. Application for both Letter of Intent and Grant Proposal is through an online process. Questions specific to the Letter of Intent and Grant Proposals are included on our website.
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 Call the foundation office with any questions at 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, http://www.gwpa.org
Lincoln Learning Solutions Rolling application process
Marcus L. Ruscitto Charitable Foundation Rolling application process We are open to all ideas that fit the ideals of a young entrepreneur who enjoyed helping others but left us too soon. We carry on his legacy through the works of the foundation.
Massey Charitable Trust Rolling application process
McAuley Ministries Foundation Letter of Inquiry for Major Grants: February 8, 2019 Invited Full Applications for Major grants: May 3, 2019 Outreach Grants: January 4, 2019; May 10, 2019; August 9, 2019
McCune Foundation McCune Foundation is currently in Sunset Trajectory mode. Please visit website for funding information.
McElhattan Foundation Enter Specific Dates: June 2019 grants LOI due: December 13, 2019 Full application due: February 2, 2019 Decisions: Week of May 13, 2019 Checks mailed: by June 30, 2019 --- December 2019 grants LOI due: May 24, 2019 Full application due: July 2, 2019 Decisions: Week of November 11, 2019 Checks mailed: By December 31, 2019
McGuinn Family Foundation October 15
McKean County Community Foundation
Mylan Charitable Foundation Rolling application process Grant seekers should contact the Executive Administrator, Christina Matlick, prior to beginning the application process via email: Christina.matlick@mylanfoundation.org
Neighborhood Allies Dates not established
Opportunity Fund Letters of Inquiry due January 15 and July 15. We welcome any questions. Please feel free to contact us at info@theopportunityfund.org.
Pennsylvania IOLTA Board Mid-December and Mid-January
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 charitabletrusts@pnc.com.
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.
Portiuncula Foundation of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities Initial letter of application - January 10 Full proposal (by invitation) - April 1 More information is available on the foundation website. Contact portiuncula@sosf.org with additional questions.
Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise (PACE) Early Spring (around March and April)
Richard King Mellon Foundation Rolling application process Contact Lisa Reed, Grants Manager
Roy A. Hunt Foundation LOI deadlines for special initiatives: December 1, 2018 - January 11, 2019 or May 13 - June 28; LOI deadlines for general grants: January 14, 2019 - February 22, 201 or June 10-July 19 General grant proposals to previously funded organizations are accepted by invitation only (see website for details). Applicants seeking: 1. Special initiative grants 2. General grants (that have not received funding from the Foundation before) Should refer to "Letter of Inquiry Submission" under "Our Grants Process". Applicants seeking general grants that have received funding from the Foundation in the past, should refer to "Invited Proposal Submission" under "Our Grants Process".
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 8, 2019 May 24, 2019 August 16, 2019 November 15, 2019
The Community Foundation of Fayette County Spring Grants - March 1 Fall Grants - September 1 Chevron Community Fund - April 15 and October 15
The Erie Community Foundation Operational Grants - Quarterly; Urgent Grants - Rolling Deadline; Community Fund Drive Grants - Rolling Deadline
The Evan and Tracy Segal Family Foundation
The Fine Foundation Rolling application process Letters of Inquiry are received throughout the year but requests are due by March 15 for consideration at the May board of directors meeting and by August 15 for consideration at the October board of directors meeting. All requests for project and program support must be submitted through The Fine Foundation's online grants management system. We are no longer accepting requests by email or US mail.
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 G. Nicholas Beckwith III and Dorothy B. Beckwith Fund Rolling application process
The Gookin Family Foundation October 15 of each year
The Grable Foundation Letters of inquiry due: January 1, May 1, Sept. 1 Full proposals due: Feb. 1, June 1, Oct. 1 (for board meetings held in March, July & Nov.) The Grable Foundation is focused on improving the lives of children in southwestern Pennsylvania. In order to maintain that focus, we cannot accept unsolicited proposals from outside our geographic area, nor are we able to entertain requests from individuals for assistance or sponsor tables at fundraising events.
The Heinz Endowments February 15 and August 1
The Stackpole-Hall Foundation January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1 Grant applications should be submitted by email to stackpole@windstream.net. It is not required but helpful if applicants call and discuss their proposal before submission.
The Women and Girls Foundation 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.
Three Rivers Community Foundation Letters of Inquiry due Friday, January 25, 2019. If an organization's letter of inquiry is accepted, full proposals will be due late March/early April, with decisions made in June.
Washington County Community Foundation July 1 and September 1 Grants are limited to 501(c)(3) charities providing programs in Washington County, PA.
York County Community Foundation Application process varies by program. Please check the website for more information on grant guidelines and forms.