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The Buhl Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-17

At A Glance

The Buhl Foundation

City Centre Tower, 650 Smithfield St., Ste. 2300

Pittsburgh, PA United States 15222-3912

Telephone: (412) 566-2711


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-06-30)

Assets: $87,846,833

Total giving: $3,929,822






Established as a trust in 1927 in PA; reincorporated in 1992 - By his will Henry Buhl, Jr. created the foundation and dedicated it to charitable, educational and public uses and purposes, as a memorial to his beloved wife, Louise C. Buhl

Purpose and Activities

Emphasis on developmental or innovative grants to regional institutions, with special interest in education, particularly K-12, and in regional concerns, particularly those related to problems of children and youth.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Employee Matching Gifts

The foundation matches employee contributions to charitable organizations in western Pennsylvania.

Program-Related Investment

Historically, the foundation has made PRIs in the form of loans to educational and community development organizations and for economic and program development in Pittsburgh, PA.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Child development
  • Child educational development
  • Child welfare
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Libraries
  • Science
  • Technology
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adolescents
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-06-30

Assets: $87,846,833 (market value)

Expenditures: $5,676,631

Total giving: $3,929,822

Qualifying distributions: $5,085,749