The Allegheny Foundation concentrates its giving in the Western Pennsylvania area and confines most of its grant awards to programs for historic preservation, civic development and education. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals. Proposals for the following are usually declined: event sponsorships, endowments, capital campaigns, renovations or government agencies.
Initial inquiries to the Foundation should be in letter form signed by the organization’s President, or authorized representative, and have the approval of the Board of Directors. The letter should include a concise description of the specific program for which funds are requested. Additional information must include a budget for the program and for the organization, the latest audited financial statement and annual report. A copy of the organization’s current ruling letter evidencing tax exemption under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code is required. Additional information may be requested if needed for further evaluation.
The Foundation normally considers grants at an Annual Meeting held in November. However, requests may be submitted at any time and will be acted upon as expeditiously as possible.
Grant application letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Matthew A. Groll