Our Grantees


We're very proud to support these fine organizations. 

Spring 2019 Cycle

$1,000,000
for workforce-development initiatives

$150,000
to The Ellis Fund for financial aid

Family & Child Services of Venango County
Community Development in Franklin & Knox, PA

$150,000
for the construction of a new domestic-violence shelter in Franklin, PA

$62,000
to educate healthcare professionals and increase community awareness about hospice care

Allegheny Health Network
Community Development in Franklin & Knox, PA

$61,000
to establish the Community Injury & Violence Prevention Promoter (CIVPP) Program in Knox and Franklin, PA

GEMS (Girls Excelling in Math and Science)
Community Development in Franklin & Knox, PA

$50,000
for a study to measure the impact of GEMS on rural girls’ attitudes toward STEM and STEM careers and to identify the most effective practices that reduce gender and economic disparities in informal STEM learning experiences

Baptist Homes Foundation
Palliative Care

$38,000
to establish a Palliative Care Center of Excellence

$25,000
for Standing Firm, a web-based training program that approaches partner violence as a workplace safety issue

$25,000
for the Dr. Glenn R. McElhattan Scholarship

Franklin Area School District
Community Development in Franklin & Knox, PA

$22,098
for the Franklin Junior and Senior High School Robotics and Drones (RAD) Lab

$20,000
for the Fund’s Teen Outreach Program

$20,000
to support Urban Impact’s Options program

$15,000
for the Creative Curriculum Implementation Project in 10 preschool classrooms in Franklin, PA

$15,000
to support the competitive Teacher Challenge Grant program for creative and innovative projects

$15,000
for the Manufacturing 2000 (M2K) Pre-Apprenticeship Machinist Training Program

Bridge Builders Community Foundations
Community Development in Franklin & Knox, PA

$12,000
for a feasibility study of a "Promise Program" in Franklin, PA

$9,533
for Light of Life Ministry’s Education & Employment Program

Venango VNA Foundation
Palliative Care

$5,000
to provide care for indigent patients at the VNA’s new inpatient hospice facility, the Collins House

Fall 2018 Cycle

$1,000,000
over three years to establish a new undergraduate major in Immersive Media

National Safety Council
Workplace Safety

$500,000
to establish a new initiative, Work to Zero, aimed at eliminating preventable workplace fatalities by 2050

$40,000
for a permanent technology installation in its new Museumlab facility

Knox Area Ambulance Company, Inc.
Community Development in Franklin & Knox, PA

$35,000
for equipment replacement and to hire a grantwriter and/or marketing consultant to help the company obtain support from other sources

$25,000
to the Pittsburgh Promise’s general scholarship fund

Family & Child Services of Venango County
Community Development in Franklin & Knox, PA

$25,000
for the construction of a new domestic-violence shelter in Franklin, PA

Bridge Builders Community Foundations
Community Development in Franklin & Knox, PA

$5,000
to attend the National College Access Network Conference