2019 Spring Grant Cycle Is Now Closed
Please check back late summer for information on the Fall Grant Cycle.
Please refer to Grant Guidelines and Criteria for additional information. As always, if you have any questions, please call Mernie at 412-481-2777.
The Birmingham Foundation has consistently funded several grassroots grantees in South Pittsburgh over the last decade. These organizations account for a large proportion of our funding dollars each grant cycle. These grantees continually receive financial awards due to their explicit alignment with our focus areas, mission, and commitment to the most vulnerable segments of South Pittsburgh’s population.
While new projects are welcome, it should be noted that funding to a new organization would displace funds normally distributed to our grassroots grantees. For this reason, first time projects are encouraged, but please understand that competition is more pronounced for new grantees seeking support from the Birmingham Foundation. Please keep in mind that our first priority is helping youth (Improving Youth Outcomes).
Also, please be advised the foundation utilizes a grant software to receive all letters of intent and applications. If this is your first time applying with us, contact Mernie at 412-481-2777 to be registered in our system.
Please click the “Start The Grant Process” button at the bottom of the page to begin your Letter of Intent (LOI).
- The Birmingham Foundation has two annual grant cycles – Spring and Fall.
- Visit our website periodically to inquire about important dates pertaining to the grant cycles, or contact the office directly for more information.
- The Birmingham Foundation can only provide funding for organizations that operate within our geographic focus and deliver on one of our three focus areas.
- Within each focus area, there should be an emphasis on reducing risk factors, identifying the greatest needs, and the greatest gaps. The ultimate goal is that each neighborhood in South Pittsburgh be provided with the building blocks to become – and remain – stable, viable and safe communities for current and future generations.
- The Birmingham Foundation seeks to be a change agent and partners with organizations to achieve positive outcomes in South Pittsburgh neighborhoods.
- Applicants must qualify as public charity for 501(c)(3) tax exemption.
- Grants are not normally made for deficits, fundraising, religious activities, or for the efforts to influence legislation, running campaigns, general research, scholarships, political campaigns, or loans.
- Grants are awarded on a year-to-year basis.
- Most grant awards will be in the range of $5,000 to $50,000.
- Organizations who are awarded funds should skip one grant cycle before reapplying.
For additional inquiries or more information, please contact us!