Snee-Reinhardt Charitable Foundation Grant

Snee-Reinhardt Charitable Foundation

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Next deadline: Aug 1, 2023 9:00am PDT

Later deadlines: Apr 1, 2024 1:00pm PDT, Aug 1, 2024 1:00pm PDT

Grant amount: Up to US $10,000

Fields of work: History Art & Culture Natural Resources Environment Horticulture & Gardening Crisis Intervention Diseases & Conditions Plant Science Patient Care & Services Youth Services Recreation Workforce Preparation & Job Readiness Religion & Spirituality Animal Welfare - General Economic Services & Development Education - Higher Education Environmental Contamination & Pollution Greening & Beautification Environmental Education Health Facilities & Clinics Health Care Access & Delivery Education - K through 12 Community Development & Revitalization Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid Human & Social Services Vocational & Trade Education Library Services Police & Law Enforcement Summer Camps Firefighting & Fire Prevention Sports & Athletics Religious / Theological Education News Media & Communications Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Preferred: Counties in Pennsylvania: Allegheny County, Armstrong County, Beaver County, Butler County, Fayette County, Greene County, Indiana County, Lawrence County, Washington County, Westmoreland County, Counties in West Virginia: Brooke County, Hancock County, Marshall County, Ohio County Other eligible locations: Pennsylvania, Counties in Maryland: Baltimore County, Carroll County, Frederick County, Harford County Show all

Location of residency: United States

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As a family foundation in Pittsburgh, PA, our philanthropic traditions are well rooted in our continued support of organizations that foster transformative programs which best serve the local community as a whole in the areas of arts and culture, education, environmental, health and medical, human services, and religion.

Even though the Snee-Reinhardt Charitable Foundation encompasses many broad areas of concern, or categories, there is no one area deemed more important than the next. Nevertheless, the Foundation has found it beneficial underwriting grants that are tangible in nature or serve a higher number of individuals within the community and surrounding areas. The Foundation continually aids organizations that are endlessly striving to serve the community in various ways such as improving social conditions, expanding education, and working to better the environment.

Category Definitions

The Snee-Reinhardt Charitable Foundation’s Board of Directors has designated several areas of concern comprised of specific intentions.

  • Arts/Culture: Performing arts, humanities, media and communications, multipurpose museums, public broadcasting, and historical preservations.
  • Education: Promotional programs for elementary, secondary and vocational systems, colleges/universities, graduate programs, adult and multipurpose libraries.
  • Environmental: Support of natural resources, beautification programs, pollution control, environmental education, and horticultural/botanical programs.
  • Health/Medical: Rural health care, crisis intervention, special programs in health centers, and prevention/treatment of specific diseases.
  • Human Services: Youth development and recreation, disaster relief, employment training/ placement, multipurpose agencies, and abuse prevention.
  • Religion: The theological education and ecumenical programs as well as the mission of many churches, synagogues, and religious charities.
  • Miscellaneous: Because every grant cannot be included into a category, the Snee-Reinhardt Charitable Foundation permits grants for animal welfare, community development, sports, camps, fire and police departments and economic development as miscellaneous grants.  

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


  • Organizations must have determined 501(c)3 or similar nonprofit status for at least 3 years before applying.
  • Grant Request should be for tangible items only.    


  • Precedence is given to organizations within our Primary Geographic Focus:
    • Pittsburgh 
    • Southwestern Pennsylvania 
    • Northern West Virginia
  • ​Precedence is then given to organizations within:
    • Northern Maryland
    • The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    • The United States  
  • The Foundation receives a large amount of requests from the Southwestern Pennsylvania area. This leaves very limited funding for programs outside of our primary geographic focus.  


  • We do not accept grant applications from an organization that is serving as fiscal sponsors for another organization.
  • Excluded from support, in no particular order, are:
    • Organizations not classified as a "Public Charity" under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3), 509(a)(3) or similar tax-exemption provisions by the Internal Revenue Service
    • Grantmaking organizations that regift monies (e.g. mini-grants) to other for-profit organizations, non-profit organizations or start-up organizations which may or may not fit within the Snee-Reinhardt Charitable Foundation guidelines.
    • Newly formed organizations classified as a “Public Charity” must be in existence for five (5) full years before seeking funds.
    • Advertising / Marketing / Promotional Materials
      • This includes all forms of advertising, branding, concept design, creation of brochures and promotional materials, marketing and research (please see Salaries).
    • Chairs and Professorships
    • Conferences / Meetings / Performances
      • This includes accommodations for guests/speakers, badges, decorations, hosting of events including but not limited to fairs and training programs for schools or businesses, promotional materials specific to the event, rental of audio/video equipment, facility and/or tables/chairs, staffing and transportation.
    • Endowment Fund-
      • This includes fellowships, honorariums and scholarships.
    • Grants to Individuals
    • General capital improvements (*must obtain written approval)-
      • Though we do not entertain grants for general funding of a capital campaign, the Board will entertain requests for specific tangible needs or projects within the overall campaign.
      • We require cost breakdowns, timelines and photo/drawings of the tangible items being sought for support.
    • General Fundraising Efforts-
      • Though we understand the importance of fundraising, we do not provide support for fundraising.
        • Examples are A-thons (dance, run or walk), "ad" books, benefit concerts, black-tie galas, charity art exhibits, charity auctions, charity competitions (eating, singing or dancing), donor dinners, golf outings, guest speakers, raffles, and sporting events.
    • General operating expenses and fringe benefits-
      • Examples include insurance fees, front office supply expenses, property management fees and taxes, rent, travel expenses for staff members, and utilities.
    • Highly specialized health or medical programs that do not have specific impact on the community (*must obtain written approval)-
      • Though these types of programs might not have a direct impact on the community at this time, there are instances in which funding may apply. 
    • Labor (also see Salaries)-
      • Though we understand that paying individuals to maintain equipment, do various types of construction or installation an item is essential, these costs, direct or indirect, are still considered a payment of a wage or a salary and therefore will not be considered.
    • Matching Grants (*must obtain written approval)
    • Medications/Vaccines-
      • At this time we are not accepting any requests to provide medications or vaccinations to local communities. This area is, however, under review by the Board of Directors.
    • Pilot Programming-
      • All programming, no matter the organization, must be in place for a minimum of two (2) full years before seeking funding and come with three program reference letters from community leaders before submitting a proposal.
      • Also required is how the overall program has impacted the community and the number of participants from years one and two.
    • Political Contributions
    • Salaries-
      • This includes allowances, fees, labor wages, subsidies, stipends, and training.
    • Schools, Elementary through University level- Specifically for school choral robes, marching band uniforms and uniforms. Please review ALL of our limitations and restrictions as other areas apply to this section.
    • Technology-
      • In-Office Computer Systems are essential to any organization. The output devices (e.g., screen, speakers), the input devices (e.g. keyboard, mouse) and the desktop computer (the unit housing the CPU, motherboard, hard drive, etc.), wear over time and require upgrades. While we will consider upgrades for tangible needs (output, input and desktop devices) to an overall existing system or a new system that has been operational for a minimum of two years. We, however, do not support the following:
        • Creation of a new computer system including writing of new software or programming
        • Bridging of an old system to a new system whether it is hardware or software
        • Transference of old files into new system​​​
    • Organizations/programs designed to influence legislation/elect candidates to public office.
    • Organizations that discriminate by race, color, creed, gender or national origin.
    • Organizations or programs that promote, research or support the prevention of life, abortion, the practice of euthanasia or cruelty to animals.
    • Vehicle and Vehicle Maintenance-
      • This includes purchase of a new vehicle (e.g. car or truck) as well as fuel, replacement of fluids, inspections, replacement of parts, and all other tasks associated with vehicle maintenance. 


This page was last reviewed May 15, 2023 and last updated May 15, 2023