A grassroots giving circle for SW Pennsylvania

Grant Information

The deadline for 2019 grants will be August 15, 2019.


QUESTIONS? Contact us at info@giving2grow.org

General Information:

  • Maximum grant amount per year:  $10,000

  • Qualified non profits may receive funding for no more than 3 years in a row.

  • An organization may receive grants for up to three years (with a new application each year). Then the organization will need to take a two year break before applying again.

  • NOTE: If your application does not meet the guidelines outlined on the application, your application may be denied.


Click here to review 2018 application: 2018 Giving to Grow Grant Application

The 2019 application will be posted soon.

Please do NOT include a cover letter. Limit application form to six(6) pages, plus required attachments.

When you have completed the application, save the file and attach it to an email addressed to: grants@giving2grow.orgIf you have questions, contact us at info@giving2grow.org

Preview of information requested on Grant Application:

1. Grant Purpose Description

     A. Problem and Need

  • Briefly describe your project. What need will your project address?

  • Include your organization’s mission. How will this grant advance your organization’s mission?

  • How does your proposed program fit with the mission of Giving2Grow?

     B. Program/Project Design

  • Describe the goals and what you hope to accomplish with this project or program.

  • Target Population: Who will participate in your program (expected number of participants, ages, geographic area served)?

  • Identify the project as a new or continuing program.

  • Staffing: Who will operate your program? Will you use volunteers or hired personnel? Do they need specific training or qualifications? If so, who will train them?

  • Include a timeline for your project and the time period the grant will cover.

2. Evaluation and Impact

  •  How will you measure expected outcomes and the effectiveness of your activities?

  •  How will you know if you have met your goals?

3.  Sustainability

  • In addition to this grant request, will you be seeking other sources of funding? If so, from whom?

  • Do you anticipate this program will continue after the time period of this grant? If so, how will you fund it?



  1. Verification of 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and public charities status.

    Copies of the advance or definitive IRS determination letters indicating 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and public charities status. Copies of the pages of the most recent 990 showing public charities status and public support.

  2. Organizational structure.

    List of officers and directors

  3. Financial information.
    Program/Project Budget. Organization’s Annual Operating Budget.

    Please include: staff, supplies or equipment, rent, and other items specific to this project. The more specific, the better.

  4. Link to your 990


All grant proposals must be emailed to  grants@giving2grow.org by 5:00pm on August 15, 2019.