Pennsylvania Grant Resources

Pennsylvania’s nonprofit sector is embedded within the intersections of the state’s social, political, and economic history— dating all the way back to the original 13 colonies! The progressive roots of William Penn and the Quakers who founded Pennsylvania can be felt throughout the nonprofit landscape even to this day. According to the Independent Sector, Pennsylvania is home to over 63,000 nonprofit organizations, and the nonprofit sector employs 15% of the state’s workforce.

Additionally, Pennsylvania is home to some of the top foundations in the country- meaning that with the right tools, nonprofit funding is readily available throughout the state. So if you’re looking for Pennsylvania nonprofit funding it doesn’t matter if you’re from Harrisburg, Allentown, Philadelphia, Erie, or another PA locale- we’ve got you covered. Want to know more about how to win funding in Pennsylvania? We suggest starting with the following steps.

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PENNSYLVANIA RESOURCES & TOOLS

While Pennsylvania’s nonprofit sector is well connected throughout the state, a gap in resource accessibility does still exist. So, if you’ve been wondering how to win grants in Pennsylvania, you’re in the right place! Whether you’re in Pittsburgh, Scranton, Williamsport, York, or Lancaster—the following resources will help you obtain the nonprofit funding you need. One of the major players in Pennsylvania’s nonprofit landscape is the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO), whose work “amplifies the impact of the community benefit sector through advocacy, collaboration, learning and support.”

If you are a nonprofit in Pennsylvania, make PANO your first stop for information and support. If you’re on the hunt for nonprofit government grants, start by Locating your PA Legislator and visiting their website for a list of federal nonprofit grants relevant to Pennsylvanians. Another important state resource is the United Ways of Pennsylvania, which offers programming and community funding grants throughout Pennsylvania. Below you’ll find an additional list of helpful Pennsylvania nonprofit funding resources. If you know of a resource we may have missed, reach out and let us know!

 

General Pennsylvania Resources

Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO)

Nonprofit Repositioning Fund

Generocity

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Grants

Find Your PA State Legislator

Small Business Development Centers in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Funding Opportunities

Pennsylvania Grant and Resource Directory (2017-2018)

Appalachian Regional Commission

United Way of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Programs and Funding

 

East & Northeast Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Lancaster, York, Allentown, Scranton, Wilkes Barre)

Regional Foundation Center at Free Library

The Nonprofit Center at LaSalle University

Penn Law Entrepreneurship Clinic

Nonprofit Resource Network

Lancaster County Community Foundation

Urban Affairs Coalition

The Philadelphia Foundation

Philadelphia LawWorks

Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance

Pierpont-Welde Library Collection at Luzerne County Community College

The Luzerne Foundation

Berks County Community Foundation

Center for Community Solutions at West Chester University

Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia

Adams County Community Foundation

The Wayne County Community Foundation

 

Central Pennsylvania (Williamsport, State College, Altoona, Johnstown)

Central Susquehanna Community Foundation

Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation

First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP)

Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce

Moshannon Valley Economic Development Partnership (MVEDP)

Central Pennsylvania Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

Centre Foundation

The Foundation for Enhancing Communities

 

West Pennsylvania (Beaver Falls, Pittsburgh, Erie)

Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania

Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh- Nonprofit Resource Center

The Forbes Funds

The Pittsburgh Foundation

The Nonprofit Partnership

The Erie Community Foundation

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

African American Chamber of Commerce of Western PA

Together We Flourish: An Online Community of Nonprofits in Western PA

Chester County Community Foundation

Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise (PACE)

Community Foundation of Fayette County

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