Hillman Foundation

The Hillman Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Pittsburgh and southwestern Pennsylvania.

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Hillman Foundation

Grant Range: $25,000 - $150,000
New Grants: 56
Grant Totals: $5,436,000 (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 and the southwestern Pennsylvania region.
  • The Board reserves the right to approve grants in other locations at its discretion.
  • The Hillman Foundation does not consider requests for support of:
    1. specifically identified individuals;
    2. organizations located outside of the United States;
    3. travel expenses for groups;
    4. events;
    5. sponsorships;
    6. meetings such as conferences, institutes, and seminars.

Program Focus

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

  • Community/Economic Development
  • Cultural Advancement/Arts
  • Education
  • Environment/Conservation
  • Health/Medicine
  • 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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