Funding Programs: Health & Well-Being

Health & Well-Being

Vision

The Problem

Many individuals in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties are unable to live a healthy life due to conditions in their communities, lack of integration across sectors, and differences in the availability of quality supports and services.

Our Vision

Everyone in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties, particularly the most vulnerable, has the opportunity to live a healthy life.

Investment Areas

Three areas of primary focus

The Foundation's approach to Health & Well-Being is rooted in a conceptual framework called the "social determinants of health." This approach holds that many factors influence whether an individual, community or society thrives and flourishes. Funding through the Foundation’s Health & Well-Being program is focused in three Investment Areas: Healthy People. Healthy Communities. And Advancing Science.

Healthy People

Healthy Communities

Advancing Science

Request for Proposals

Apply

Apply for a Grant

Our application portal is open and accepting grant applications for funding through its Health & Well-Being program. All applicants should apply using the General Application.  Applications may be submitted on a rolling basis.   Requests for Proposals The Foundation periodically issues Requests for Proposals in specific areas of its Strategic Plan.  Learn more Apply Now
Impact

Our Impact

The Foundation approved 39 Health & Well-Being grants in 2021, totaling more than $13.7 million.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ: Health & Well-being

Yes. You may submit an application if your company is based anywhere in the United States. Unfortunately, we are not able to entertain applications from companies not incorporated in the United States. For ideas focused on Economic Mobility, Economic Development, or Health & Well-Being, if your company is located outside the Pittsburgh region, please be sure to address within the application how your idea will positively impact Allegheny and/or Westmoreland counties. If your proposal is related to our Conservation program area, the positive impact you seek to generate can be anywhere in the United States. 

Any questions about the application may be submitted via email to [email protected]. We will be responsive to all thoughtful inquiries. 

Any questions about the application may be submitted via email to[email protected]. We will be responsive to all thoughtful inquiries. 

It is unlikely that you can meet with a program officer before submitting. In general, program officers are not available for a discussion until after a proposal has been submitted. You can also email [email protected] with questions.

The first step is to check your organization’s tax status and verify that you are eligible to receive philanthropic funding. After that, you can submit an application through our online portal. We will only consider applications submitted through this portal.

You will immediately receive an email confirming that your application was successfully submitted. There are not specific timelines associated with the review of a funding application.

The Foundation normally has Board meetings in the Spring, Summer and Winter.

Program officers will provide feedback at their discretion, and they may choose not to communicate further about an application after it is declined.

The Foundation is generally not providing multi-year grants at this time. The majority of our grants are twelve to eighteen months.

Yes, the Foundation provides general operating support for organizations that are not postsecondary institutions or research institutions.

In the application, you will encounter a question about the type of support that you are seeking. You can select from the following options: Capital Support; General Operating Support; Land Acquisition; Project Support.

Yes, you can include indirect expenses in your proposed budget if your organization is not a postsecondary or research institution.

We define indirect expenses as those expenses categorized as “Management and General;” “Administrative and Management;” or “Fundraising” according to the IRS and FASB functional expense allocation guidelines.

For organizations that are eligible to receive support for indirect expenses, we do not have a recommended ratio.

The Foundation will not fund ideas that include regranting to individuals. The Foundation may fund applications that include regranting from a lead agency to other agencies who are identified in the submission as participants in a collaboration. In this case, the regranted funds are solely to support the collaborative activities described in the submission. We will consider ideas in which organizations provide technical assistance in areas where they have expertise or are working with pre-identified partners, who will then assist with the implementation of the proposed project. 

Yes, we consider applications from organizations that are not based in Allegheny or Westmoreland counties. In your application, you should be clear about why and in what ways the project will serve economic development in these counties.