The PNC Foundation conducts all philanthropic giving regionally. Please address all inquiries and grant proposals directly to the local PNC representative listed for your particular region.

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

PNC Foundation Grant Process

FUNDING PRIORITIES

The PNC Foundation supports a variety of nonprofit organizations with a special emphasis on those that work to achieve sustainability and touch a diverse population, in particular, those that support early childhood education and/or economic development.

  • EDUCATION
    The PNC Foundation supports educational programs for children and youth, particularly early education initiatives that serve low-and moderate-income children (birth through age five), their teachers and families. Priority is given to programs that focus in the areas of math, science, the arts or financial education and include one or some combination of the following:
    • Direct services for children in their classroom or community
    • Professional development for teachers
    • Family engagement in the early education of children being served by grants
    • Volunteer opportunities for PNC employees
  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
    Economic development organizations, including those which enhance the quality of life through neighborhood revitalization, cultural enrichment and human services are given support. Priority is given to community development initiatives that strategically promote the growth of targeted low-and moderate-income communities and/or provide services to these communities.

    Affordable Housing
    The PNC Foundation understands the critical need for affordable housing for low-and moderate-income individuals. We are committed to providing support to nonprofit organizations that give counseling and services to help these individuals maintain their housing stock; offer transitional housing units and programs; and/or offer credit counseling assistance to individuals, helping them to prepare for homeownership.

    Community Development
    Because small businesses are often critical components of community growth and help foster business development, the PNC Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations that (i) offer technical assistance to, or loan programs for, small businesses located in low-and moderate-income areas or (ii) support small businesses that employ low-and moderate-income individuals.

    Community Services
    Support is given to social services organizations that benefit the health, education, quality of life or provide essential services for low-and moderate-income individuals and families. The PNC Foundation supports job training programs and organizations that provide essential services for their families. PNC provides support for early learning and educational enrichment programs for children in low-and moderate-income families as well as for the construction of community facilities that benefit low-and moderate-income communities.

    Revitalization and Stabilization of Low-and Moderate-Income Areas
    The PNC Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that serve low-and moderate-income neighborhoods by improving living and working conditions. Support is given to organizations that help stabilize communities, eliminate blight and attract and retain businesses and residents to the community.

    Arts and Culture
    Support is given for cultural enrichment programs benefitting the community.

FUNDING RESTRICTIONS

The PNC Foundation will not provide support for:

  • organizations that discriminate by race, color, creed, gender or national origin
  • religious organizations, except for non-sectarian activities
  • advocacy groups
  • operating funds for agencies that receive funds through PNC United Way allocation
  • individuals or private foundations
  • annual funds of hospitals or colleges and universities
  • conferences and seminars
  • tickets and goodwill advertising

GENERAL INFORMATION

Organizations receiving support from the PNC Foundation must have a current Internal Revenue Service tax-exempt designation and be eligible to receive charitable contributions. In addition, the proposed activity must occur in a community where PNC has a significant presence.

NEW ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS

Beginning in January 2014, the PNC Foundation and Community Affairs functions within PNC will implement a web-based application process for grants from the PNC Foundation and charitable sponsorships from PNC Bank, NA. This significant change is one that will save your organization time and improve your organization’s ability to submit and track the status of these applications.

This new process will eliminate our paper based applications. You will be required to create an online account in the new system when you next apply.

The look and feel may be different, but local consideration of your requests, our mission and the information we request remains substantially the same.

If you have already completed a paper based application for either a grant or charitable sponsorship in 2013 for an activity in 2014 and you have not yet been notified of the outcome of your application, you must resubmit your application via the web-based application process in January 2014 in order for your application to be reviewed by us.

Begin the Eligibility Quiz and Application Process