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 Our Board meets quarterly to approve proposals but we don't have defined deadlines. If an organization is working with a Program Staff member they may provide a date when they would like the proposal to be submitted by.
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
Community Foundation of Fayette County Spring: March 1 Fall: September 1 Scholarships: March 20, 2020 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.
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 We will be narrowing our funding to EQT Corp operational areas as much as possible, as well as streamlining our giving processes in 2020
FISA Foundation Rolling application process
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 Board grant cycles a year: March, June and December. The Foundation will typically request proposals a month prior to these Board dates. 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 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,
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 Major Grant: LOI 2/7/20; If invited, full proposals due 4/24/20 Outreach Grants: 1/10/20; 5/8/20; 8/7/20 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 For Spring 2020 grant cycle: LOIs due Dec. 13, 2019; full applications due January 31, 2020. For Fall 2020 grant cycle: LOIs due May 22, 2020; full applications due July 3, 2020
McGuinn Family Foundation October 15
McKean County Community Foundation Rolling application process
Mylan Charitable Foundation Rolling application process Grant process begins by submitting a LOI or inquiry email.
Neighborhood Allies Dates not established
Opportunity Fund Cycle 1: LOI (short application) is due by January 15. If invited, a Full Application is due March 1 for award notification by May 31. Cycle 2: LOI is due by July 15. If invited, a Full Application is due around September 1 (because of the weekend and holiday, the deadline in 2019 is 11:59pm on Monday, September 3) for award notification by November 30. We welcome any questions. Please feel free to contact us at
Pennsylvania Humanities Council Please check the website for announcements about grants for education and civic engagement or contact us at
Pennsylvania IOLTA Board December
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.
Posner Foundation of Pittsburgh Dates not established Invitation only at present; recently streamlined grant process as follows: 1. Requests over $10k require a brief proposal and list of standard attachments 2. Reports are only required for grants of over $100k AND given for a specific purpose (e.g. gen ops grants over $100k do not require reports).
Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise (PACE) Early Spring (around March and April)
Richard King Mellon Foundation Rolling application process
Roy A. Hunt Foundation June 2020 Meeting – submit between January 13 – February 21, 2020 November 2020 Meeting – submit between June 8 – July 17, 2020 (see website for details). 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 Submission date - February 7, 2020 for March 4 Board Meeting; Submission date - May 22, 2020 for June 17 Board Meeting; Submission date - August 14 for September 9 Board Meeting; Submission date - November 6 for December 9 Board Meeting
The Erie Community Foundation Operational Grants - Quarterly; Urgent Grants - Rolling Deadline; Community Fund Drive Grants - Rolling Deadline
The Evan and Tracy Segal Family Foundation Cycle 1 - June 1 - July 15 Letter of Inquiry window Cycle 2 - December 1 - January 15 Letter of Inquiry window Applicants must have collaborative and innovative approaches to social justice and human kindness
The Fine Foundation Rolling application process Online Letters of Inquiry are due March 15, 2020 and August 15, 2020. The Fine Foundation no longer accepts Letters of Inquiry or Proposals via 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 Gookin Family Foundation Rolling application process No website but can contact via snail mail or email at
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 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 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 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.