Eden Hall Foundation
scope of grants  |  grant procedures  |  limitations
Grant Application Information

Grant Application Information

Scope of Grants

Eden Hall Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life in Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania through support of organizations whose missions address the needs and concerns of the area.

Proposals and projects of primary interest to the Foundation are:

Educational programs dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of useful knowledge. Support of schools is generally confined to four-year privately funded and controlled colleges, universities and other educational institutions;
Social welfare, women’s issues, and the improvement of conditions of the poor and disadvantaged; and
The advancement of better health through support of organizations dedicated to health issues.

Eden Hall Foundation will entertain grant proposals for capital projects, scholarship funds, research projects, programming and, in limited cases, endowments directed toward these objectives.

Grant Procedures

A specific application form is not required. Therefore, grant requests should be submitted by letter proposal to the Foundation.

Acknowledgements will be made promptly, advising applicants whether or not their requests meet Eden Hall Foundation’s criteria.

Requests for grants should include:

A brief statement of the background and purpose of the requesting organization;
A copy of that organization’s most recent financial statements, as prepared by its certified public accountants;
The specific purpose for which the requested grant is to be used, including a detailed budget, timetable for implementation and proposed method of evaluation;
IRA certification of tax-exempt and charitable status under sections 501(c)3 and 509(c) of the Internal Revenue Code;
Information concerning the status of grants solicited from other foundations in the past twelve-month period (indicating the name of each foundation and amount requested); and
A listing of the organization’s officers and directors, their primary occupations and the responsibilities to the organization.

Interviews may be necessary for additional information and confirmation.

Limitations

Grants cannot be made to individuals or private foundations. Not eligible for funding are sectarian or denominational religious organizations, except those providing direct educational or health care services to the public, tax-supported organizations, political parties and fraternal organizations. Requests to cover operating expenses, endowments or accumulated deficits are discouraged.