Elsie H. Hillman Foundation

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Elsie H. Hillman Foundation

Pittsburgh, PA

Grant Range: $1,000 - $3,000
New Grants: 121
Grant Totals: $351,150 (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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • 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
  • Community/Economic Development (focus on Civic Affairs)
  • Education
  • Human/Social Services (focus on women)
  • Health/Medicine
  • Environment/Conservation

Application Procedure

  • Requests are accepted only through the online application process.
  • The grant portal functions best in Chrome, Safari or Firefox internet browsers.
  • 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

  • Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds, Chairman
  • Bruce I. Crocker
  • David K. Roger
  • Dylan T. Simonds
  • Edward J. Grefenstette
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