Grants Categories

As a family-led foundation, the Roy A. Hunt Foundation’s grantmaking reflects the diverse interests of our individual Trustees. In FY17-18, the Foundation paid grants totaling $3.43 million. To learn more about our recent grants, you can download a FY17 and FY18 all grants list of grants paid in our 2017 and 2018 fiscal years and/or review our interactive map of FY17-18 grantees.

The Foundation supports United States-based organizations with a current 501(c)(3) status. Most grants are in Southwestern Pennsylvania (primarily in Pittsburgh) and New England (mainly the Boston region, New Hampshire, and Southern Maine), although individual Trustees may show an interest in organizations across the country.

The Foundation makes grants in two categories:

  • General Grants – Trustees personally invite most proposals for General Grants. Grantees are typically organizations serving the communities in which Trustees live or work, organizations for which family members have volunteered, or schools they have attended. Most grants are for general operating support or direct service programs and range from $5,000-$10,000. The Foundation adds few new organizations to this category each year.
  • Initiative Grants – The Trustees work in committees to invite and review proposals for larger grants focused on specific results in Community Development, the Environment, and Youth Violence Prevention. Initiative grants are typically in the range of $25,000-$50,000. Please see the Initiatives’ individual pages for their guidelines.

Note that the Foundation does not make grants to individuals, small businesses, or organizations that aren’t incorporated in the U.S. The Foundation rarely funds start-up organizations and does not make grants for sponsorships, fundraising events, or direct or indirect lobbying efforts.

If you believe your organization would be of interest click here to learn how to apply.


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