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 Deadline Grant Application Link Grant Application Additional Details
1889 Foundation Rolling Application Process We only accept applications on-line and we first start with a Letter of Inquiry
A. J. and Sigismunda Palumbo Charitable Trust November 30 All procedures/guidelines/application forms are available on the website.
Allegheny Regional Asset District RAD has an annual budget process that begins with the application process in May, and ends with a budget adoption in December for the following year.
American Eagle Outfitters Foundation Applications accepted throughout the year. To apply for grant funding, please use our Grant Application Portal (
Armstrong County Community Foundation
Arts, Equity, & Education Fund May 15, October 15
Bank of America Economic Mobility focused on needs of individuals and families: 1/24/2022 – 2/18/2022 Economic Mobility focused on needs of community: 5/30/2022 – 6/24/2022
Bartko Foundation
Birmingham Foundation The Birmingham Foundation has two annual grant cycles – Spring and Fall. Visit the website periodically to inquire about important dates pertaining to the grant cycles, or contact the office directly for more information.
Buhl Regional Health Foundation The focus of the Spring 2022 Grant Cycle’s funding will be on programming directly related to decreasing obesity, improving men’s and women’s health, and cancer-related initiatives. Grant applications that impact these focus areas will be given priority. We encourage collaborative partnerships and programs that invest in all people. Grants will be awarded in March 2022. 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 The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation Board of Trustees meets quarterly - March, June, September, and December, to review proposals. Funding proposals can be submitted at any time and must be submitted online. However, it is recommended that prior to submitting a proposal the potential grantee reach out to a member of our Program Staff to determine if their proposal is a fit with our funding priorities. Proposals received prior to a Board of Trustees meeting are not guaranteed to be reviewed at the upcoming meeting. For additional information on what we fund, and how to apply visit our website at
CNX Foundation
Colcom Foundation February 28; May 31; August 31 and November 30 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
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.
Covestro 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.
DSF Charitable Foundation
Eat'n Park Hospitality Group Dates not established Grant proposals are reviewed quarterly., although applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
Eden Hall Foundation An LOI is generally the first step in the grant application process. Please refer to our website for grant application tips.
EQT Foundation Feb 1, May 1, Aug 1, Nov 1
FISA Foundation
G. Reynolds Clark Household
GBU Foundation
Giant Eagle 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 Deadline September 30th for grants payable by December 31st
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation board meetings are in April, September and November. RFP are periodically sent out. The Foundation sends out announcements when this happens.
Highmark Foundation Foundation Board of Directors meet quarterly All applications must be submitted electronically. Paper applications will not be accepted.
Hillman Family Foundations All of our applications are done online.
Jack Buncher Foundation 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 Three grant cycles a year- December, March, and June.
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh February 18 Unsolicited proposals not accepted this year
Jewish Healthcare Foundation
Jewish Women's Foundation 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,
Massey Charitable Trust
McAuley Ministries Foundation Outreach & Sustainability Grants: June 16, 2023, September 15, 2023
McElhattan Foundation Fall 2022 Grant Cycle: -Letters of Inquiry due by 06/30/2022 -Full Applications due by 08/31/2022 Prior to submitting an LOI, please review the FAQ page on our website.
Mylan Charitable Foundation Grant process begins by submitting a LOI or inquiry email to
Neighborhood Allies
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 Council on the Arts Check website for application deadlines for all grant programs.
Pennsylvania Humanities
Pittsburgh Child Guidance Foundation PCGF accepts the Common Grant Application and Report forms.
PNC Charitable Trust Grant Review Committee February 1, May 1, August 1, October 1 The Charitable Trusts team asks that organizations make every effort to contact a program administrator at least one month prior to an upcoming application deadline. Inquiry emails can be sent to
PNC Foundation Applications reviewed quarterly. Requests can be made at any time.
POISE Foundation Check website for specific application dates and details 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)
Richard King Mellon Foundation 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 We advise applicants to check our website, where we post dates for each cycle (new grantees), and established grantees are asked to re-apply via invitation only.
Shorebridge Wealth Management
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 Benter Foundation Applications by invitation only. Grant proposals must be invited from the Foundation at present. The grant request format and requirements are forwarded when the Foundation makes this determination. We’re a small Foundation with limited staff resources, and therefore will not be able to respond to unsolicited grant proposals.
The Buhl Foundation February 4, 2022 May 20, 2022 August 12, 2022 November 18, 2022 Submit online Letter of Inquiry through Buhl Foundation website.
The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County - Affiliated with The Pittsburgh Foundation
The Evan and Tracy Segal Family Foundation Applicants must have collaborative and innovative approaches to social justice and human kindness
The Fine Foundation 2022 grant deadlines will be posted on The Fine Foundation's website. The Fine Foundation is continuing its temporary invitation-only grant-making process through May 31, 2022. Unsolicited proposals will not be accepted. The foundation will contact those organizations eligible for proposal submission for our fall docket.
The Forbes Funds Quarter 2: Letters of Intent due April 5, applications due May 29 Quarter 3: Letters of Intent due June 30, applications due July 38 Quarter 4: Letters of intent due September 27, applications due October 27 In addition to our grant deadlines listed above, we also hold quarterly information sessions that are open to the public for to answer our most commonly asked questions and go over grant administration. The sessions will take place on April 12, July 12, and October 4.
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 Spring Board Meeting Deadline - February 15th Fall Board Meeting Deadline - August 1st We have a few RFPs with different deadlines within the year
The Pittsburgh Foundation March 29, 2022; July 27, 2022 To qualify for regular grant-making support, your nonprofit organization must be located within Allegheny County or demonstrate service to Allegheny County residents.
The Shapira Foundation The Foundation doesn't grant applications on a specific cycle - and does not operate with any set deadlines. Inquiries can be sent to:
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.