Snee-Reinhardt Charitable Foundation Grant

Snee-Reinhardt Charitable Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $10,000

Next deadline: Apr 1, 2020 1:00pm PDT

Later deadlines: Aug 1, 2020 1:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Preferred: Counties in Pennsylvania: Allegheny County, Armstrong County, Beaver County, Butler County, Fayette County, Washington County, Westmoreland County Other eligible locations: United States, Pennsylvania, Counties in Maryland: Baltimore County, Carroll County, Frederick County Show all

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



The Snee-Reinhardt Charitable Foundation is a family foundation based on the philanthropic principals and traditions that began with William Snee and his wife Katherine Reinhardt-Snee several decades ago. 

Their contributions supported the continued development of humanitarian programs, food and clothing for disaster relief, growth of the fine arts, advancement in medical research and innovation in educational programming. Even though the Snee-Reinhardt Charitable Foundation encompasses many broad areas of concern, or categories, there is no one area deemed more important than the next. Nevertheless, the Foundation has found it beneficial underwriting grants that are tangible in nature or serve a higher number of individuals within the community and surrounding areas. The Foundation continually aids organizations that are endlessly striving to serve the community in various ways such as improving social conditions, expanding education, and working to better the environment.

Category Definitions

The Snee-Reinhardt Charitable Foundation’s Board of Directors has designated several areas of concern comprised of specific intentions.

  • Arts/Culture: Performing arts, humanities, media and communications, multipurpose museums, public broadcasting, and historical preservations.
  • Education: Promotional programs for elementary, secondary and vocational systems, colleges/universities, graduate programs, adult and multipurpose libraries.
  • Environmental: Support of natural resources, beautification programs, pollution control, environmental education, and horticultural/botanical programs.
  • Health/Medical: Rural health care, crisis intervention, special programs in health centers, and prevention/treatment of specific diseases.
  • Human Services: Youth development and recreation, disaster relief, employment training/ placement, multipurpose agencies, and abuse prevention.
  • Religion: The theological education and ecumenical programs as well as the mission of many churches, synagogues, and religious charities.
  • Miscellaneous: Because every grant cannot be included into a category, the Snee-Reinhardt Charitable Foundation permits grants for animal welfare, community development, sports, camps, fire and police departments and economic development as miscellaneous grants.  

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  • Organizations classified as a "Public Charity" under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3), 509(a)(3) or similar tax-exemption provisions by the Internal Revenue Service .


  • Precedence is given to organizations situated within or whose activities are concentrated in:
    • first, southwestern Pennsylvania, specifically Pittsburgh,
    • then northern West Virginia, northern Maryland, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and,
    • lastly, the United States.
  •  Please note that the Foundation receives a large amount of requests for the Southwestern Pennsylvania area, leaving a very limited funding for programs outside of our primary geographic focus.


  • Excluded from support, in no particular order, are:
    • Organizations not classified as a "Public Charity" under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3), 509(a)(3) or similar tax-exemption provisions by the Internal Revenue Service
    • Newly formed organizations classified as a “Public Charity” must be in existence for five (5) full years before seeking funds.
    • Chairs and Professorships
    • Endowment Fund
      • This includes fellowships, honorariums and scholarships.
    • Grants to Individuals
    • General capital improvements (*must obtain written approval)
      • Though we do not entertain grants for general funding of a capital campaign, the Board will entertain requests for specific tangible needs or projects within the overall campaign. We require cost breakdowns, timelines and photo/drawings of the tangible items being sought for support.
    • General operating expenses and fringe benefits
      • Examples include insurance fees, front office supply expenses, property management fees and taxes, rent, travel expenses for staff members, and utilities.
    • Highly specialized health or medical programs that do not have specific impact on the community (*must obtain written approval)
      • Though these types of programs might not have a direct impact on the community at this time, there are instances in which funding may apply. We ask that you speak with our office to determine if your organization meets the requirements.
    • Labor (also see Salaries)
      • Though we understand that paying individuals to maintain equipment, do various types of construction or installation an item is essential, these costs, direct or indirect, are still considered a payment of a wage or a salary and therefore will not be considered.
    • Matching Grants (*must obtain written approval)
    • Pilot Programming
      • All programming, no matter the organization, must be in place for a minimum of two (2) full years before seeking funding and come with three program reference letters from community leaders before submitting a proposal.
    • Political Contributions
    • Salaries
      • This incudes allowances, fees, labor wages, subsidies, stipends, and training.
    • Organizations/programs designed to influence legislation/elect candidates to public office
    • Organizations that discriminate by race, color, creed, gender or national origin
    • Programs that promote, research or support the prevention of life, abortion, the practice of euthanasia or cruelty to animals
    • Vehicle Maintenance
      • This incudes fuel, replacement of fluids, inspections, replacement of parts, and all other tasks associated with vehicle maintenence.