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...
$3,000 granted to the Bethel Park High School Forensics Team
$6,032 granted to assist with funding of traffic cameras
$10,700 granted to the Bethel Park Friends of the Montour Trail for the paving of new access ramps
$250 granted to the Bethel Park Veterans Memorial
$263 granted to the Bethel Park High School FCCLA group for baking equipment
$10,000 granted to the Bethel Park Historical Society for the restoration of the schoolhouse auditorium
$15,000 granted to the Bethel Park Community Center to build and furnish a new quiet area
$3,625 granted to the School Nurses Association to host a School Emergency Triage Training Program
$25,000 granted to the Blackhawk Relief Fund for mold remediation products to be available to all resident after the 2018 flood
$2,500 granted to the Bethel Park Recreation Department to fund the 4th of July community event
$7,200 granted to BPTV for new studio lighting
$12,750 distributed in scholarships to Bethel Park High School students
$2,053 granted to Bethel Park High School stage crew for new monitors
...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 principle 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 Standard Grant Request process, click the PDF icon 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.
**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 PDF icon below which contains more specific requirements for this grant type.
Completed applications should be emailed to or mailed to the:
Bethel Park Community Foundation
PO Box 811
Bethel Park, PA 15102