Updated 6/23/19

PLEASE NOTE: All grants submitted from June 23, 2019 through August 31, 2019 will be filed in the order in which they are received and will be reviewed beginning in September 2019.

The mission of the Community Foundation of Upper St. Clair is "to build a sense of community by supporting activities and programs that enhance the quality of life for our residents." In order to accomplish this mission, funds are secured through grants from donations, fund raisers, funds received for special projects or memorials, other foundations, and the state government.

All grant applications are reviewed by our Board of Trustees. When evaluating a grant request, the Board applies four basic criteria:

  • New Initiatives
    Many avenues may be taken to accomplish the Foundation’s mission. The Board seeks to encourage new, different, and creative ideas through the grant funding process.

  • Scope
    Projects that have a large audience can best meet the Foundation’s mission and foster a sense of community by enhancing the quality of life for the people of Upper St. Clair.

  • Long-term Impact
    Projects that receive funding should have a lasting effect, be it concrete or abstract. The project also should fall under one of the Foundation’s three focus areas: Arts, Health, and STEM.

    • Arts includes all Fine and Performing Arts programs.

    • Health includes all fitness-related activities, health initiatives for all ages, and any new ideas to help the general well-being of the community

    • STEM includes all science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs.

Grant Application

Applicant or Sponsor's Name *
Applicant or Sponsor's Name
Address *
Phone Number *
Phone Number
First-Time Applicant? *
Please explain how this project will embrace our mission "to foster a sense of community through enhancing the quality of life for all of the residents of Upper St. Clair" through one of our Focus Areas - Arts, Health, STEM.
Please type your name below to sign that you agree to our funding statement.

Additional files or questions about the grant process should be sent to David Jones, Director of Grants, at

Project funds will be dispersed as described in Grant Approval Letter to be sent immediately after the Board approves a Grant.