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:
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.
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.
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.
Additional files or questions about the grant process should be sent to David Jones, Director of Grants, at email@example.com.
Project funds will be dispersed as described in Grant Approval Letter to be sent immediately after the Board approves a Grant.