Henry L. Hillman Foundation

The Henry L. Hillman Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Pittsburgh and southwestern Pennsylvania. For more information about the Opportunity Fund, Click Here

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Opportunity Fund

The Opportunity Fund, created within the Henry L. Hillman Foundation, seeks proposals for “outside the box” thinking that will:

  • Transform a process to improve outcomes for a particular sector, project or issue. This can include changing a system or creating a program or service to fill a gap.
  • Leverage additional support for continued success.
  • Are timely in an effort to capture momentum.
  • Distinguishes the Pittsburgh region as a leader.

Opportunity Fund investments support new initiatives or new and novel approaches.  Investments provide initial funding and do not support on-going activities.

Application Procedure:

  • Requests are accepted only through the online application process.
  • The grant portal functions best in Chrome, Safari or Firefox internet browsers.
  • Applications are reviewed weekly; however, please allow sufficient time for the review and consideration, and a timely response.
  • There are no fixed deadlines for the submission of applications.
  • Please direct all questions regarding the application process to Carol Long at 412-338-3466; specific project-related questions should be directed to program staff.


Read about some projects in which we have invested:

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