Wish Book Grants

Pittsburgh Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $2,500

Anticipated deadline: Aug 16, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Pennsylvania: Allegheny County, Butler County, Westmoreland County

Location of residency: Counties in Pennsylvania: Allegheny County, Butler County, Westmoreland County

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About this funder:



The Wish Book is a soft-cover, printed book that is mailed to our donor community every November. Donors may use their donor-advised fund to make grant requests to fulfill the "wishes" on a rolling basis between November and March. In 2018, our donors made 204 donations totaling $256,000 to 75 Wish Book organizations.

Eligible program areas for consideration:

  • Arts, Culture and Humanities
  • Families, Children and Youth
  • Education
  • Environment and Nature
  • Health and Special Needs
  • Human Services
  • Community Development  

Full funding of a wish is not guaranteed

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


  • Only one wish can be submitted per organization*
    • *A wish may be comprised of multiple items. Please choose items that you will be able to purchase even if partial funding is received.
  • A wish must be for a tangible need beyond the scope of cost wrapped into general operating or program support (a wish list item).
  • A wish cannot exceed $2,500.
  • Must be located in Allegheny, Westmoreland or Butler counties or provide at least 75% of services in these counties.
    • Exceptions may be made depending on circumstances.
    • For questions about eligibility, please contact us.


  • Preference given to organizations not in last year’s book.


  • The following will not be considered for funding:
    • General operating support.
    • Salaries, stipends (including internships), teachers or instructors.
    • Technology (computers, laptops, iPads, etc.).**
      • **Exceptions may be made for technology requests when the technology is directly used by a client.
    • Professional development.
    • Office furniture and supplies.
    • Transportation: Bus tickets, cab fares or parking.
    • Fundraising materials (refreshments, pamphlets, mailings, events, etc.).
    • Tickets for events, gift cards or grantmaking.
    • Marketing costs (including websites, signage or ad costs).
    • Memberships, tuition or conference support.