Henry L. Hillman Foundation

The Henry L. Hillman Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Pittsburgh and southwestern Pennsylvania. The Opportunity Fund webpage is under construction, check back soon.

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Henry L. Hillman Foundation

Grant Range: $1,000 - $5,000
New Grants: 55
Grant Totals: $10,521,500 (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/southwestern Pennsylvania 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:

  • Community/Economic Development (focus on technology and research)
  • Cultural Advancement/Arts (focus on visual arts)
  • Education (focus on higher education)
  • Environment/Conservation
  • Health/Medicine (focus on medical research)
  • Human/Social Services

Application Procedure

  • We are working on a New Grants Management Portal and will be back online soon.

Board of Trustees

  • Bruce I. Crocker
  • C.G. Grefenstette
  • Henry L. Hillman
  • Elsie H. Hillman
  • David K. Roger
  • Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds
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