The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) awards grants to help improve health outcomes for elderly, poor, and disabled residents in and beyond the Pittsburgh region; and for efforts to improve healthcare quality, cost, and efficiency.

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The Jewish Healthcare Foundation welcomes your application for a grant proposal that reflects the Foundation's mission and priorities: Aging & Long-term Care, Jewish Community, Professional Education & Workforce, Public Health, and Quality & Safety. Please review our guidelines.


Generally, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation does not fund:

  • Organizations without IRS tax-exempt status
  • Organizations outside western Pennsylvania
  • Programs without a healthcare component
  • General operations
  • Endowment programs
  • Capital needs
  • Operating deficits or retirement of debt
  • Political campaigns
  • Scholarships, fellowships, individual research grants, individual travel
Please send one copy of your proposal which should include:

A project/program narrative not to exceed six pages with the following sections:

  • Project overview
  • Program strategies
  • Theory of change
  • Outcomes
  • Deliverables and milestones
  • Project principals and partners
  • Communications strategy
  • Considerations for sustainability
  • Financial requirements/use of the JHF funds
  • The following attachments
    • Name and address of contact person
    • Institutional and personnel qualifications
    • Organizational budget
    • Board of Directors list
    • Letter from the IRS verifying 501(c)(3) status
    • Most recent financial statements, showing amounts and sources of current income and the most recent auditor's report (if available)

The Foundation also accepts the common grant application designed by the Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania.

The Foundation may request additional information and a site visit.

Please email a Microsoft Word document of your proposal to:

Nancy Zionts
COO and Chief Program Officer
Jewish Healthcare Foundation