501c3 nonprofit grants

Grants

The Bethel Park Community Foundation has awarded well over $1,000,000 in grants.

It has touched practically every corner of our community!  

Some highlights from recent years...

2021

  • $15,000 Distributed in various scholarships to Bethel Park High School students

  • $150 Granted to Wreaths Across America project a part of the Bethel Park Historical Society

  • Over $20,000 Granted to the South Park Theater towards a new outdoor event space

  • $10,000 Granted to the Bethel Park Historical Society towards their historic flagpole addition to their property

  • Over $15,000 Granted to renovate the Bob Purkey Field at the Bethel Park High School

  • Over $2,000 Granted to the Principals Advisory Committee at the Bethel Park High School for guest speaker event

  • $3,000 Granted to the BP Lions for their park renovation project

2020

  • $15,000 Distributed in various scholarships to Bethel Park High School students

  • $465 Granted to the William Penn PTO to use towards a career fair

  • $250 Granted to J. Locklin for Boy Scout Eagle Project for the beautification of the Bethel Green Property

  • $25,000 Granted to the BP Public Library in support of the Love Your Library Campaign

2019

  • $5,000 Granted to fund the Dean Streator Concert Series

  • $3,000 Granted to the Bethel Park High School Forensic Team Speak Out Program

  • $500 Granted to the Bethel Park Outdoorsmen for their special needs children's day event

  • $6,032 Granted to the Bethel Park Police Department for traffic cameras

  • $320 Granted to the Bethel Park High School DECA organization for presentation blazers

  • $10,700 Granted to assist in the funding of the new ramp for the Montour Trail

  • $10,000 Granted to the Bethel Park Historical Society to assist in the renovations of the auditorium

  • $15,000 Granted to the Bethel Park Community Center for fixtures of the new "Quiet Area" development

  • $500 Granted to fund the Girl Scout Gold Award Project Bird & Bat Houses

  • $5,200 Granted to fund the new bell located at the entrance of Bethel Park High School

  • $5,400 Granted to Tri-Community South EMS for safety apparel

  • $5,400 Granted to the Bethel Park Volunteer Fire Department for safety apparel

...and thousands and thousands of more dollars since 1994!

Do you have the next project or initiative we can fund?  

See below for guidelines and information about our grant process.

 

STANDARD GRANT REQUESTS

All grant applications are to be submitted to the Foundation for review and discussion by the trustees-at-large for a vote of approval or disapproval. Grants are not funded for the benefit of only one person or if it is of limited benefit to the community.  The Bethel Park Community Foundation thoroughly considers all grant requests which benefit the community in at least one of the five principal areas of enrichment:

• Community Facilities

• Opportunities in Education for Citizens of all Ages

• Expanded Recreational and Leisure Time Activities

• Increased Exposure to the Fine and Performing Arts

• Community Health and Safety

To begin the Grant Request process, click the button below in order to access the application. 

 

SMALL GRANT REQUESTS

Individuals and small groups may apply to the Foundation for

small grants not to exceed $500.

  • The Bethel Park School District and the Bethel Park Municipality are excluded from using this type of grant application.

  • The Foundation will approve a limited number of small grant requests each year. Once the defined number of small grants has been approved by the trustees for a given year, no other small grant requests will be reviewed in that year.

  • As with the traditional grant request, the Foundation will consider requests which benefit the community in at least one of the five principle areas of enrichment (as listed above).

  • Small grants will not be funded if they are for the benefit of only one person or are of limited benefit to the Bethel Park community.

To begin the Small Grant Request process, click the button below in order to access the application.

We also offer small grant requests for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts in the community who are working to obtain their different merit awards such as The Gold Award or The Eagle Project.

 

Please refer to the button below in order to access the grant application for Scouts.

Physical, paper copies of the application which are completed may be emailed to info@bpcf.org or mailed to the:

Bethel Park Community Foundation

PO Box 811

Bethel Park, PA 15102