Our Grantmaking

The Fine Foundation invests in projects that enrich the Pittsburgh region by encouraging arts and culture to thrive; Jewish life to flourish; and the fields of science and medicine to take creative and impactful approaches that improve people’s health, well-being, and quality of life.

Since its founding in 2007, the foundation has supported catalytic projects that play a role in making Pittsburgh a model for how philanthropy and the nonprofit community can work towards common goals in strengthening our community. With few exceptions, funding is limited to the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania region.

Special Announcement

Given that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to such extraordinary challenges, The Fine Foundation has moved to an invitation-only grant-making process for a 12-month period in an effort to focus our giving and impact in these unusual times.

From June 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021,
the foundation will not be accepting unsolicited proposals.

We remain committed to supporting Pittsburgh-based organizations, particularly in arts and culture and Jewish life, but are also suspending grant-making in our science and medicine program for the near term.

New Arts and Culture Funding Opportunity

Logo for Arts Equity Reimagined Fund A collaboration of 15 foundations and a private donor in the Pittsburgh metro area has created the Arts Equity Reimagined Fund in response to the unprecedented impacts of the pandemic on the region’s arts and cultural sector. The fund aims to foster collaboration and identify creative solutions to operating challenges during these uncertain times. In recognition of long-standing disparities in funding, it will prioritize small to medium-sized arts organizations and those that serve or are led by historically marginalized communities in southwestern Pennsylvania.

The Fine Foundation is pleased to participate as a co-organizer and contributor to the Arts Equity Reimagined Fund.

Details about the Fund, including eligibility requirements, deadlines and the application process can be found at www.artsreimagined.org or by calling (412) 219-6584‬.