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Eden Hall Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-12-18

At A Glance

Eden Hall Foundation

600 Grant St., Ste. 5050

Pittsburgh, PA United States 15219-2812

Telephone: (412) 642-6697


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-12-31)

Assets: $192,783,782

Total giving: $9,453,820






Established in 1984 in PA - Eden Hall Foundation is a private foundation established pursuant to the will of Sebastian Mueller, a Pittsburgh philanthropist and vice president and director of the H.J. Heinz Company

Purpose and Activities

The foundation seeks to improve the quality of life in Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania through support of organizations whose missions address the needs and concerns of the area. The foundation awards grants over four basic program areas: arts and culture; education; health; and social welfare.

Program Area(s)

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

Arts and Culture

The rich heritage of the Pittsburgh region is reflected in its many world-class cultural and arts organizations. The foundation is proud to be a contributor to so many prominent institutions. The foundation is also pleased to underwrite educational and outreach projects that take the arts out of performance halls and into schools. The foundation offers financial resources to parks and historic sites that provide both respites from the urban landscape and an opportunity to reflect upon our past. They are open to all in the region .


The foundation supports a broad range of educational initiatives at privately funded institutions throughout western Pennsylvania. More than a dozen area colleges receive grants for capital programs and other higher education activities. Recently, the foundation has supported initiatives directed not only toward inner-city youth but also at students in suburban school districts. Among the most innovative programs are outreach efforts that give students one-on-one exposure to wildlife, while honing their skills in math, science and literature. Other collaborative programs provide after-school activities and introduce children to the pleasure of books and the wonder of our three rivers. Minority students, including those in four-year colleges, benefit through gifts to various scholarship organizations .


Supporting high-quality health care and health-related services is of major interest to the foundation. But, the foundation's interest is not limited to traditional health care facilities. It has funded an array of initiatives and pilot projects to improve the overall health and well-being of people in southwestern Pennsylvania. These groundbreaking services include care for uninsured patients, assistance with prescription medicines, transportation to doctors' appointments, voucher programs for mammograms, and parenting education. Additional projects offer support services to people with lupus, multiple sclerosis and other diseases that limit mobility .

Social Welfare

The foundation continues to honor the mission of Sebastian Mueller by providing relief, support, and assistance to low-income and disadvantaged individuals. Foundation grants enrich teen programs at the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh, fund disaster relief offered by the American Red Cross and support the United Way of Allegheny County. Financial backing has gone to outreach programs that address alcoholism and which meet the needs of women inmates and those recently released from the justice system. Also receiving support are groups who care for homeless women and children and others fleeing domestic violence. Likewise, the foundation shares the vision of many nonprofit organizations whose missions are to relieve hunger or to meet the challenges of specialized childcare .

Fields of Interest

  • Addiction services
  • Agriculture
  • Arts and culture
  • Arts education
  • Community beautification
  • Education
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • Immune system diseases
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parks
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Females
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-12-31

Assets: $192,783,782 (market value)

Expenditures: $10,779,990

Total giving: $9,453,820

Qualifying distributions: $10,187,521