Allegheny County Medical Society Foundation


Guidelines
  • The ACMS Foundation is most interested in making grants of $10,000 to $25,000 per year for periods of 1 to 3 years to provide consistent and sustained funding. 
  • Preference will be give to grant applicants who demonstrate a collaborative project or program with similar organizations. 
  • The ACMS Foundation may also make, or participate in, challenge grants with local foundations.
  • Grant applications are due by noon on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.
Grant Application


Grant History

Recent Grants
Pittsburgh Youth Leadership, Inc.: $2,000 grant for 2017
Pittsburgh Youth Leadership Bicycle Trips Pittsburgh Youth Leadership supplies, funds, organizes and leads strenuous and innovative programs for area high school students. The primary emphasis of Pittsburgh Youth Leadership is developing, training, supplying and leading participants with extremely limited experience, future vision and life direction on multi-week, cross-country bicycle trips.
PYL
First Tee
The First Tee of Pittsburgh: $10,000 grant each year for three years for its Life Skills Curriculum
The First Tee is an international youth development organization run by volunteer faculty that introduces the game of golf and its inherent values to young people. The Life Skills Experience curriculum provides practical application of knowledge and skills to transform children’s lives and is offered to underserved and at-risk youth. Photo featured on bottom of cover.
ACHIEVA: $9,800 grant to train individuals in Infant Massage for Children with Developmental Delays or Disabilities
Founded 65 years ago, ACHIEVA is built upon a foundation rooted in the passion and dedication of parents who came together to ensure that their children with disabilities had the same chances in life that all children should be given. Research suggests infant massage can help alleviate symptoms associated with developmental delays. For infants, massage promotes relaxation and helps babies self-regulate calm, which reduces crying; helps normalize muscle tone; improves midline orientation; improves sensory and body awareness; and enhances neurological development. Photo featured on top of cover.
ACHIEVA
Jeremiah's Place
Jeremiah’s Place: $15,000 grant per year for two years for its Charting Impact: Evaluation to Build Capacity project
Jeremiah’s Place offers free, temporary short-term care to all children ages 6 and under when families are in crises or experiencing an emergency situation and need safe care for their children. Situations may include emergency medical care, urgent childcare needs, and care of children at risk for child abuse. Jeremiah’s Place will conduct surveys and collect client feedback to understand how its programs and services are impacting families.
Ward Home, Inc.: $10,000 per year for two years for its Health and Well-Being Enhancement Program
Ward Home supports the health and well-being of at-risk foster teens and young adults in the region by teaching critical life skills; supporting academics; strengthening employment retention; advising on personal safety, health and wellness; and guiding successful transition into adulthood. The Health and Well-Being Enhancement Program teaches foster teens and young adults ages 16 to 21 the importance and value of living a healthy lifestyle, such as nutritious cooking and the importance of physical exercise.
Ward Home
Parkinson's Foundation Parkinson Foundation of Western Pennsylvania: $5,000 grant for the Living Well with Parkinson’s Conference
The Parkinson Foundation is dedicated to a single goal: assisting those with Parkinson’s and their families overcome the debilitating effects of Parkinson’s Disease. The Foundation offers assistance in three primary areas: Support and Social; Exercise and Lifestyle; and Education and Answers. The Living Well with Parkinson’s Conference gives people living with Parkinson’s practical tools to live life to its fullest and healthiest. Participants leave with less stress and newfound connections that improve their lives. The conference assists with disease management by informing patients and families of current programs in our region and by introducing them to valuable resources, people and programs.