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Neighborhood Allies


225 Ross Street, Ste. 202
Pittsburgh, PA 15219





Catalytic Grants

In early 2017, we consolidated our Catalytic and Small & Simple grant programs into one program to help streamline our grant-making process. The new Catalytic Grants Program provides awards ranging from $1,000 – $75,000 to support ideas that make Pittsburgh area neighborhoods healthier, safer and stronger.

The program is open to nonprofit organizations and partnerships serving low-to-moderate income communities in Allegheny County. The goal of the Catalytic Program is to support innovative, collaborative and inspiring ideas that make our neighborhoods healthier, safer and stronger.

We recently upgraded to an online Grant Lifecycle Management (GLM) System which is an online grant management system that allows us to better manage our grant application, reporting and impact measuring workflows. It also makes applying for a grant from Neighborhood Allies even easier for YOU! All Catalytic Grant applications and supplemental reports need to be submitted via our GLM system. (Click here to view a sample PDF of the Catalytic Grant Application).


We offer Catalytic Grant investments to help you achieve one or more of the following results*:

*The first four of the five Priority Result Areas are adapted from The Healthy Neighborhoods Approach by national neighborhood strategist, David Boehlke. The Equitable Development Result Area is informed by our work with PolicyLink and others on the “All-In Pittsburgh” agenda.

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