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Hillman Family Foundations


Last profile update: 04/15/2018
Last grant data update: 07/04/2017

At A Glance

Hillman Family Foundations

(formerly Henry L. Hillman Foundation)

310 Grant St, 2000

Pittsburgh, PA United States 15219-2213

Telephone: (412) 338-3466


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business
  • Family foundation






The Henry L. Hillman Foundation was established in 1964 in PA. In 2009, the foundation organized 18 related foundations in a central administrative entity called Hillman Family Foundations; all grantmaking is still conducted through the individual foundations according to their respective program and geographic interests

Purpose and Activities

Hillman Family Foundations acts as the umbrella for the individual foundations listed. Prospective applicants should address grants inquiries to the appropriate individual foundations. Each foundation retains its own grantmaking focus and eligibility criteria. 1) Hillman Foundation: Arts and culture, health and medicine, education, economic development, human services, and conservation; 2) Henry L. Hillman Foundation: Arts and culture (focus on visual arts), health and medicine (research focused), education (focus on higher education), economic development, human services, conservation, and technology ; 3) Elsie L. Hillman Foundation: Education, human services (women-focused), religion, arts and culture, and community development with emphasis on civic affairs; 4) Mary Hillman Jennings Foundation: Healthcare, human services (focus on disabilities) and education; 5) Polk Foundation: Human services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; 6) Audrey Hillman Fisher Foundation: Human services (focus on woman and children), healthcare, conservation, education, arts ; 7) Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation: Arts and culture ; 8) Henry Lea Hillman, Jr. Foundation: Education, arts and culture, human services, community development, conservation, health and medicine; 9) William Talbott Hillman Foundation: Arts and culture, education, environment/conservation and human services ; 10) Dylan Todd Simonds Foundation: Environment/conservation (focus on sustainable development) arts and culture, education; 11) Talbott and Carter Simonds Foundation: Health and medicine, arts/culture, education, youth programs (focus on social enterprise and entrepreneurship); 12) Henry John Simonds Foundation: Arts/culture (focus on artist development in visual and performing arts) civic affairs, community development, education, conservation and environment; 13) Justin Brooks Fisher Foundation: Conservation/environment (focus on animal health and veterinary medicine), education, arts/culture; 14) Matthew Hillman Fisher Foundation: Arts/culture, human services, education, conservation/environment; 15) Nina Baldwin Fisher Foundation: Human services (focus on women and children) education (focus on culinary training), environment/conservation and arts/culture; 16) Lilah Hilliard Fisher Foundation: Human services (focus on early childhood development. adolescents, women and reproductive rights), education, arts/culture and environment/conservation ; 17) Juliet Ashby Hillman Foundation: Animal welfare, education and human services; 18) Summer Lea Hillman Foundation: Animal welfare, education and human services .