PNC Charitable Trusts administer grants only to select regions based on the donor's preference.

Currently, these areas include:
Pittsburgh, PA, Western PA, Philadelphia, PA, Pottstown, PA, Dauphin and Cumberland Counties, PA, Lancaster, PA, Oil City, PA, Titusville, PA, Clarion County, PA, Forest County, PA, Venango County, PA, Weirton, WV, Camden, NJ, Central NJ, Northern NJ, Plainfield, NJ, Lancaster, OH, Fairfield County, OH, Steubenville, OH, Youngstown, OH, Mahoning and Trumbull Counties, OH, Tiffin, OH, Zanesville, OH, Cleveland, OH, Cincinnati, OH, Peoria, IL, Fort Wayne/Allen County, IN, Hardin and Jefferson Counties, KY, Washington, DC, and Baltimore, MD

Please address all inquiries to the local PNC representative listed for your particular region.

Contact information can be found by using the interactive map above.

PNC Charitable Trusts

The PNC Charitable Trust Grant Review Committee ("Committee") serves over one-hundred seventy-five perpetual charitable trusts and private foundations for which PNC is trustee. Our mission is to implement the legacies set forth by the individual donors who established these trust relationships with PNC.

The Committee distributes grants from these charitable trusts to worthy 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations at local and regional levels. In accordance with the provisions of the trust agreements, the Committee funds grant requests that demonstrate a capacity and commitment to charitable service and enhance the quality of life for the people and their communities.  The Committee seeks grant applications with a focus on support for year-round programming.

Our Grantmaking Priorities:

  • Organizations that are direct providers of services, with projects and programs that meet our donors' intent.
  • Programs in communities where donors lived and/or engaged in their grantmaking activities.
  • Applicant demonstrates a capacity to meet the stated objectives of the request; and those objectives are clearly articulated and measurable.
  • The critical nature of the need being addressed by the proposed program.
  • Organizations with strong leadership, diversified income streams, and long-term sustainability that have demonstrated efficiencies in delivering their services.

Does your organization fit these priorities? If so, continue on to learn more about the kinds of programs the Committee supports.