Applying for a Grant?

The Grable Foundation endeavors to improve the lives of children and youth in the greater Pittsburgh region, with attention to kids whose opportunities are limited due to economic circumstances.

We support

  • Early learning and development
  • Enhanced learning in public school classrooms
  • Enriching out-of-school time learning
  • Places, events, and opportunities that contribute to healthy, joyful families
  • Vibrant communities that value children’s learning and well-being

Application process

To apply, the first step is to complete our online inquiry form. Foundation staff will review each inquiry and follow up about next steps. Full proposals may be submitted only after an invitation from the Foundation.

The Grable Foundation’s trustees review grant requests three times per year. We follow the schedule below for considering requests:

Meeting Month:Submit Inquiry By:Submit Proposal By:
March*January 1February 1
July*May 1June 1
NovemberSeptember 1 October 1
*Grant applications for summer programs are considered on a rolling basis between January and April. Please contact Ryan Rydzewski ( with questions regarding summer grants.

Grant Process

Do we accept proposals from organizations and schools outside southwestern Pennsylvania?

Unless invited, requests from organizations or schools outside of southwestern Pennsylvania unfortunately cannot be considered.

Do we accept requests from individuals?

Unfortunately, we cannot fulfill requests from individuals.

Do we cover indirect/general overhead/administrative costs?

Indirect/general overhead/administrative cost assessments—such as those typically expressed by percentage add-ons and often applied by educational, research, and other institutions—cannot be included in a grant award. However, direct administrative grant expenses can be requested and will be considered if justified by the project budget.

Grant System

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