Apply for Current Opportunities

At The Sprout Fund, we believe that truly innovative change begins at the grassroots. We know that small-scale financial support for early-stage ideas helps to push the boundaries of what’s possible and amplify voices that might otherwise go unheard. Since 2001, we’ve invested more than $7 million in people and ideas catalyzing change in our hometown of Pittsburgh.

Through occasional catalytic funding opportunities, The Sprout Fund supports innovative ideas and creative people that are making an impact in Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Sprout’s current funding programs, listed below, could be a good fit for your idea!

Be sure to thoroughly review Sprout’s Eligibility Information and Applicant Support Services prior to starting any application.

Support for Community Innovation

Support for One Northside

One Northside is a community-driven initiative to improve the quality of life in all 18 neighborhoods of the Northside. Since early 2014, hundreds of Northside residents have engaged with local leaders and stakeholders in community-wide conversations to create a shared agenda for the revitalization of this vital component of the greater Pittsburgh region. In partnership with The Buhl Foundation, The Sprout Fund provides catalytic support to advance the One Northside vision through citizen-led micro grants.  Eligible projects are led by Northside residents and take place in the City of Pittsburgh’s 18 Northside neighborhoods.  

Learn more about One Northside and apply for a 2017 Neighbor-to-Neighbor grant! >>