Henry L. Hillman Foundation Grant

Henry L. Hillman Foundation

Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $5,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit Government Entity

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program, Research, Biomedical

Location of project: Counties in Pennsylvania: Allegheny County, Armstrong County, Beaver County, Butler County, Fayette County Expand all

Location of residency: United States

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

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

The Opportunity Fund

The Opportunity Fund was created within the Henry L. Hillman Foundation to focus on special initiatives.

The Opportunity Fund, created within the Henry L. Hillman Foundation, seeks proposals for “outside the box” thinking that will:

  • Transform a process to improve outcomes for a particular sector, project or issue. This can include changing a system or creating a program or service to fill a gap.
  • Leverage additional support for continued success.
  • Are timely in an effort to capture momentum.
  • Distinguish the Pittsburgh region as a leader.

Opportunity Fund investments support new initiatives or new and novel approaches. Investments provide initial funding and do not support on-going activities.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • 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.