Youth, Education, Homeless Projects Supported by Financial Group

Private Funder: PNC Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 grants; Funding Focus: Youth, early childhood education, economic development and the homeless; Geographic Focus: National (where the bank has offices); Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies, the foundation distributed about $51 million in grants last year); Deadline: Rolling.

Summary: PNC supports a variety of programs — including those which help the homeless — through its giving arm, the PNC Foundation. PNC and the PNC Foundation have long histories of strengthening and enriching the lives of communities where PNC has offices. Focus areas include affordable housing social services organizations benefitting the health, education, quality of life or provide essential services for low-and moderate-income individuals and families.

There are some geographic limits to their giving, so it’s best to check the website for details. The foundation has earmarked funds for grants to nonprofit organizations working to improve children’s school readiness by providing support in one of the following key areas: social and emotional development, teacher training, and arts and culture. For example, PNC developed PNC Grow Up Great, a $350 million, multi-year, bilingual initiative to prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life. STEM programs and the arts get priority.

Youth groups have benefited. The foundation recently gave $215,000 to the Detroit Public Schools Foundation for a pilot program using science and the arts to prepare 200 preschool children for school.  

Info:, https://goo.gl/crQR2y (NOFA); PNC Foundation, One PNC Plaza, 249 5th Ave., P1-POPP-20-1, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or Michael A. Labriola, secretary, Fax: (412) 705-3584, e-mail: michael.labriola@pnc.com or 412/762-2803.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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