Grant Guidelines Overview
The Spring 2013 grant cycle is now closed. Grant decisions will be made on or before May 5, 2013. The next grant cycle will be held in Fall 2013. Application deadlines will be posted in mid-August 2013.
The Birmingham Foundation has provided funding for programs over the last several years that encompasses different aspects within our focus areas.
These aspects include:
- addressing violence in the community, especially violence that impacts youth,
- improving educational achievements of children and youth,
- positive parenting,
- addressing basic health care needs,
- increasing access to health care services in high-risk communities,
- providing economic safety nets, with the goal of self-sufficiency,
- developing and implementing strategies for neighborhood and community development,
- programs to improve the community, and
- developing infrastructure in at-risk communities.
Within each focus area, there should be an emphasis on reducing risk factors, identifying the greatest needs, and the greatest gaps. The ultimate goal is that each neighborhood in South Pittsburgh be provided with the building blocks to become - and remain - stable, viable and safe communities for current and future generations. The Birmingham Foundation seeks to be a change agent and looks to work with organizations to achieve positive outcomes in South Pittsburgh neighborhoods.
Grant Focus Areas
Birmingham Foundation Streamlines Focus for Grants
The Birmingham Foundation remains optimistic and committed to the future of South Pittsburgh. Given current economic pressures, the Foundation will give special consideration to proposals for the Spring 2011 cycle that aim to preserve safety nets – food, health, shelter – for the most vulnerable and underserved populations within these three focus areas:
Focus #1: Improving Youth Outcomes: the Foundation is especially interested in proposals for programs that instill discipline and character-building skills in South Pittsburgh’s children and young adults that can lead to self-sustainability now and throughout life and, at the same time, prevent violence to and by the youth of our communities
Focus #2: Improving Healthcare Outcomes: the Foundation is especially interested in proposals that aim to ensure that residents of South Pittsburgh, particularly children, their parents and caretakers, have access to basic necessities essential to not only survive, but thrive, including good food and nutrition, reliable shelter and quality healthcare
Focus #3: Strategy for Neighborhood Development: the Foundation is especially interested in proposals that aim to ensure that all neighborhoods in South Pittsburgh are provided with the building blocks to become, and remain, stable, viable and safe communities for current and future generations
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the Birmingham Foundation office by phone at 412-481-2777, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org