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The Grable Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-11

At A Glance

The Grable Foundation

650 Smithfield St., Ste. 240

Pittsburgh, PA United States 15222-3907

Telephone: (412) 471-4550


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $291,848,024

Total giving: $12,989,616






Established in 1976 in PA - The Grable Foundation was founded in 1976 by Minnie K. Grable, widow of Ernett M. Grable, who was a founder of Rubbermaid

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily to organizations that improve educational opportunities, strengthen families and support community efforts that create an environment in which children can succeed.

Program Area(s)

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


The foundation supports community efforts that create an environment in which children can succeed. The trustees are particularly interested in supporting community programs related to education.


The foundation's goal in making grants in this area is to improve educational opportunities so that children can achieve their potential. Grants in this area reflect the foundation's interest in educational leadership, teacher and curriculum development, and character education. In addition, the foundation considers proposals to support early childhood education, mentoring, out-of-school programs for youth, policy development, workforce training, and arts in education.


The foundation's goal is to strengthen families so they can serve as the core support for children. The foundation supports programs to prevent teen pregnancy, coordinate services to families in need, provide parent education and training, and encourage family literacy.

Program-Related Investment

The foundation makes loans to urban and community development organizations.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts education
  • Child educational development
  • Education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Job training
  • Youth pregnancy prevention
  • Youth services
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $291,848,024 (market value)

Expenditures: $15,718,738

Total giving: $12,989,616

Qualifying distributions: $15,052,956