Overview

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.

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 must align to our singular area of focus, early childhood education and development. See our Guidelines & Criteria page for more detail.

The Birmingham Foundation seeks to be a change agent for children and partners with organizations to achieve positive outcomes in South Pittsburgh Neighborhoods.

Returning Applicants

Please click the “Start The Grant Process” button to begin your Letter of Intent (LOI).

Start Grant Process

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 must align to our singular area of focus, early childhood education and development (see Guidelines and Criteria page for detail). The Birmingham Foundation seeks to be a change agent for children and partners with organizations to achieve positive outcomes in South Pittsburgh neighborhoods.

Grant Limitations

  • 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.