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Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation Grants

Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis



Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation Grants awards funding to organizations working in West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania.

Areas of interest include:

  • Health and Human Services: Supports innovations in healthcare delivery systems, a strengthening of the public health infrastructure, and community-based health promotion, especially with regard to chronic disease prevention and management. Specific areas of interest within this category include:
    • Projects that support a healthier quality of life through access to affordable health care
    • Preventive health services
    • State-level policy development
    • Childhood early intervention services that lead to school success
    • Oral health education
    Past grants within this category have included grants to Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers.
  • Education: Supports any significant opportunity to improve the education system including:
    • Career education, job training, and workforce pipeline programs that align secondary and post-secondary programs to high-demand, high-wage occupations.
    • Arts education and integration programs
    • Professional development for teachers
  • Economic Development: Supports regional planning and cooperation including efforts to advance agriculture, outdoor recreation, artisanship, and cultural tourism. Specific areas of Foundation interest include:
    • Promotion of entrepreneurship
    • Projects that promote technology-based economic development
    • Programs to promote the growth and accessibility of new capital for businesses in distressed communities and areas of high unemployment
  • Community Development: Supports projects that work to improve capabilities of leaders, organizations, citizens to address challenges and opportunities to community prosperity. Specific areas of interest include:
    • Leadership development
    • Affordable housing
    • Technology affordability, accessibility, and utilization projects
    • Community planning
    • Community engagement

Applicants must be located in West Virginia or one of four counties in southwestern Pennsylvania (Allegheny, Washington, Greene, and Fayette). Applicants must have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status.

Geographic coverage
West Virginia and Southwestern Pennsylvania
Amount of funding

Awards vary based on the size and scope of the project.

Application process

A link to the online application process is available on the program website.

Tagged as
Access · Children and youth · Community and economic development · Community engagement and volunteerism · Healthcare needs and services · Housing and homelessness · Leadership · Oral health · Policy · Self-sufficiency · Technology for health and human services · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Pennsylvania · West Virginia

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.