To make the world a better place through charitable giving, with a primary focus on the arts, cultural enrichment, higher education, care for the poor, and health care research in the western Pennsylvania community.
Arts, culture, and humanities
There are no program limitations; however, the foundation has a practice of primarily supporting the arts, cultural enrichment, higher education, care for the poor, and health care research.
This foundation primarily supports the western Pennsylvania counties of Greene, Somerset, Bedford, Washington, Allegheny, Westmoreland, Indiana, Centre, Beaver, Butler, Armstrong, and Lawrence.
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The Lewis A. and Donna M. Patterson Charitable Foundation primarily awards grants to organizations or programs in western Pennsylvania that support the arts, cultural enrichment, higher education, care for the poor, and health care research.
- To be eligible, organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.
- Charitable purposes shall be limited to religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Code, but only such purposes as also constitute public charitable purposes under the law of trusts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Average grant size: $5,000
Average number of grants per year: 8
Application period and deadlines
Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by April 30 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting that occurs in June.
Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission.
Required agreements and reports
Except as otherwise specified when a grant is awarded, a progress report must be submitted within 6 months after receiving funds.
About the Foundation
Realizing the importance of making the world a better place, Lewis A. Patterson and Donna M. Patterson created their charitable foundation in 2006 to express thanks and gratitude to their beloved western Pennsylvania community for the many blessings of their lives. Their lifetime charitable giving pattern has favored the arts, cultural enrichment, higher education, care for the poor, and health care research. Thanks to the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Patterson, this legacy of giving will continue for many years to come.