A grant is a non-repayable fund disbursed by an individual or organization to a recipient after an application process. Most grants require a certain level of oversight.

This area has a large number of foundations and organizations that give small grants for community-based projects. Below is a list of some common grant options in the area:


  • Grant-writing is a great skill to develop
  • Receiving a grant adds credibility to your project

How To

  1. Read the grant application very carefully
  2. Write a summary statement
  3. Create a grant outline
  4. Who does the grant fund?
  5. Write goals
  6. Ensure that you have the required documentation


Click here for the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s resources on grant writing.