The Sarah Scaife Foundation’s grant program is primarily directed toward public policy programs that address major domestic and international issues. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals for any purpose, to nationally organized fundraising groups, or to organizations that are not publicly-supported non-profit charitable organizations.
Applications for the following are routinely declined: 1) event sponsorships, endowments, capital campaigns, and building projects; and 2) support for organizations that are primarily dependent upon government funds, and for government agencies.
Grant applications to the Foundation must contain:
Additional information may be requested if needed for further evaluation.
Organizations which have: 1) previously received a grant from the Foundation; or 2) been pre-vetted by the Foundation staff, are provided access to the Foundation’s online submission portal. They should not send a hardcopy of their application; they must use the portal.
Unsolicited grant applications from an organization that has not previously received a grant from the Sarah Scaife Foundation must be submitted in hard copy.The Foundation will not consider electronic requests.
The Foundation meets four times a year to consider grant applications. However, applications may be submitted at any time and will be acted upon as expeditiously as possible. All applications should be addressed to:
Michael W. Gleba
Chairman and CEO
Sarah Scaife Foundation
One Oxford Centre
301 Grant Street, Suite 3900
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-6402
View 2021 Annual Report