Lilah Hilliard Fisher Foundation

The Lilah Hilliard Fisher Foundation was established in 1994. Primarily focused on New York City, the Foundation’s aim is to contribute to the betterment of society through the advancement of education, health, human welfare, and the arts.

We support exciting endeavors in:

  • Education
  • Social and environmental justice
  • Women and children’s health
  • LGBT community
  • Arts which promote equality, increased quality of life, and meaningful community engagement

Locations

  • New York, NY
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Grants Approved, 2017

11

Grants Paid, 2017

$126,983

Funding Priorities

The Foundation’s grant programs primarily focus on projects within the following areas:

  • Education
  • Environment / Conservation
  • Health / Medicine
  • Human / Social Services

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 New York City.
  • 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.

Application Procedure

  • Requests are accepted only through the online application process.
  • Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to send an email of inquiry to Program Officer, Hilary Brown, prior to applying.
  • 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.