The Sprout Fund is sustained by major gifts from Pittsburgh’s leading regional foundations and by the generosity of many philanthropic, corporate, and individual donors from across Southwestern Pennsylvania, including:

The Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD) supports and finances regional assets in the areas of libraries, parks and recreation, cultural, sports and civic facilities and programs.

The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation serves Southwestern Pennsylvania and West Virginia with grants supporting specific initiatives in the areas of Education, Economic Development, Health and Human Services, Community Development, and Civic Engagement.

The Grable Foundation makes grants to help children and youth become independent, caring, contributing members of society by supporting programs critical to a child’s successful development.

The Giant Eagle Foundation supports organizations in Southwestern Pennsylvania with grants including health and social services, education, and the arts and museums.

The Heinz Endowments work to help the Pittsburgh region thrive as a whole community, economically, ecologically, educationally and culturally, while advancing the state of knowledge and practice in the fields in which we work.

The Hillman Family Foundations consist of 18 foundations associated with the Hillman family, focusing on areas of grantmaking including Community/Economic Development, Cultural Advancement/Arts, Education, Environment/Conservation, Health/Medicine, and Human/Social Services.

The Laurel Foundation preserves and promotes the southwestern Pennsylvania region’s culture, environment, and rich history with grants for arts and culture, environment and conservation, vocational education, and community development/beautification.

The MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. The MacArthur Foundation advances the work of Remake Learning through its support for the Pittsburgh Hive Learning Network.

The McCune Foundation enables communities and nonprofit institutions to improve the quality and circumstances of life for present and future generations. The Foundation employs flexible approaches and innovative strategies that are responsive to changing needs and new opportunities.

Oxford Development Company is a local, family-owned developer and full service commercial real estate provider.  Through leadership, support and volunteerism, Oxford and its staff give back to the many non-profit service, research and cultural organizations that call Western Pennsylvania home.

The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA)  fosters the excellence, diversity and vitality of the arts in Pennsylvania and broadens the availability and appreciation of those arts throughout the state.

The Pittsburgh Foundation, one of the nation’s oldest community foundations, works to improve the quality of life in the Pittsburgh region by evaluating and addressing community issues, promoting responsible philanthropy, and connecting donors to the critical needs of the community.

The PNC Financial Services Group provides resources to seed ideas, foster development initiatives and encourage leadership in nonprofit organizations where imagination and determination are at work enhancing people’s lives everyday.

The Henry John Simonds Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of like in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and New York City, with a focus on Cultural Advancement/Arts, Community/Economic Development.

United Way of Allegheny County convenes diverse partners and invests in programs and people to advance solutions; creating long-lasting change and helping children and youth succeed, strengthening and supporting families by promoting financial stability, ensuring the safety and well-being of vulnerable seniors, and providing county-wide access to information and referral sources meeting basic needs.

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