Nina Baldwin Fisher Foundation

The Nina Baldwin Fisher Foundation focuses its grant program on the Pittsburgh region in the areas of human and social services, the environment and conservation, and health and medicine.

Seeing a rise in food security problems, the Foundation recently undertook a special initiative to provide elementary school children, who may otherwise go hungry, with nutritious food for the weekend, distributed at school on Friday afternoons.

Locations

  • Pittsburgh, PA

Grants Approved, 2016

23

Grants Paid, 2016

$50,687

Funding Priorities

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

  • 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 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.

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.