The McElhattan Foundation accepts applications for grants in four program areas. Each program area has its own strategy, requirements, and geographic area restrictions:
Workplace Safety: The Foundation is interested in funding initiatives that advance workplace safety in general, across entire industries. The Foundation is especially interested in innovative safety technology, including virtual and augmented reality. The Foundation accepts applications for Workplace Safety from anywhere in the U.S. For more information, see https://mcelhattan.org/about-new/program-areas/workplace-safety/.
Education: Unfortunately, many in the region, specifically children living in poverty and people of color, do not have equitable access to high-quality learning opportunities. There are complex and systemic issues of racial and economic injustice at work. To address these issues, the Foundation's approach is to invest in high-need, high-impact areas. Through careful consideration of evidence and urgency, the Foundation makes grants to support out-of-school time learning (OST) and innovative approaches to expand educator diversity. Education grants are made in the Pittsburgh area. For more information, see https://mcelhattan.org/about-new/program-areas/education-3/. At this time, applications for funding in this area are being accepted by invitation only.
End-of-Life Planning and Care: The McElhattan Foundation believes it is possible for most people to have a higher quality of life at the end of life. Grants in the End-of-Life Planning and Care program area will support initiatives in three strategic areas: Awareness and Documentation (Western Pennsylvania), Caregiver/Provider Training and Support (Western Pennsylvania), and Technological Innovation (anywhere in the U.S.). For more information, see https://mcelhattan.org/about-new/program-areas/new-eol-main/.
Community Development in Knox & Franklin, PA: The Foundation aims to support locally-led initiatives that improve residents' job opportunities, health, safety, and general quality of life. Organizations that serve Knox and/or Franklin as part of a larger geographical service area are eligible to apply for funding. For more information, see https://mcelhattan.org/about-new/program-areas/community-development-in-knox-franklin-pa/.