Audrey Hillman Fisher Foundation

The Audrey Hillman Fisher Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Santa Barbara, California, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the Squam Lakes region of New Hampshire.

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Audrey Hillman Fisher Foundation

Pittsburgh, PA Squam Lakes Region, NH Santa Barbara, CA

Grant Range: $1,000 - $5,000
New Grants: 46
Grant Totals: $597,750 (2014)

Grants Approved


Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant organizations must be classified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and as public charities under Section 509(a) of that code.
  • The geographic focus of the Foundation’s grantmaking program is southwestern Pennsylvania, the Squam Lakes Region of New Hampshire, and the Santa Barbara, California area.
  • The Board reserves the right to approve grants in other locations at its discretion.
  • While the Foundation entertains requests from a wide variety of organizations, most grants are initiated at the direction of the program staff and Board of Trustees of the Foundation.

Program Focus

The Foundation’s grant program primarily focuses on projects within the following areas:

  • Cultural Advancement/Arts
  • Education
  • Environment/Conservation
  • Health/Medicine
  • Human/Social Services (focus on women and children)

Application Procedure

  • Requests are accepted only through the online application process.
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  • Applications are reviewed weekly; however, please allow sufficient time for the review and consideration, and a timely response.
  • There are no fixed deadlines for the submission of applications.
  • The Board of Trustees meets at least annually to approve requests, but may meet as often as every quarter.
  • Please direct all questions regarding the application process to Carol Long at 412-338-3466; specific project-related questions should be directed to program staff.

Board of Trustees

  • Bruce I. Crocker
  • Audrey Hillman Fisher
  • David K. Roger
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