Honoring the legacy of our founder, Sebastian Mueller, the grantmaking of Eden Hall Foundation is building a better Pittsburgh.

Through our philanthropy, we give people the tools to change their lives, which makes them stronger and more independent. While our overall giving targets women, the foundation makes grants in five primary areas: education, human services, health, civic and community, and the arts and culture.

We listen.

How do we know what the community needs? We listen. Successful philanthropy can’t be done from afar, it happens up close—with your ears to the ground. By experiencing the work we’re involved in firsthand, we can understand it and then effectively respond to the region’s needs.

We do our homework.

We don’t do our work in a vacuum. We look at the issues through three invaluable sources. Data and reports from the region and local government. Frontline reports from grantees. And national and regional trends in effective grantmaking and programs.

We collaborate.

Long-term, positive change is achieved through strategic and meaningful collaboration. We collaborate with our grantmaking colleagues, as well as every grantee, in order to create positive change. By working in the spirit of cooperation, we can transform lives.   

We act.

Responding to the needs of the community, Eden Hall Foundation supports organizations that share our strategic goals. Those organizations provide access to education, technology and health care. They cultivate creativity and innovation. And they teach the skills to take on the world’s biggest challenges.