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Roy A. Hunt Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-14

At A Glance

Roy A. Hunt Foundation

1 Bigelow Sq., Ste. 630

Pittsburgh, PA United States 15219-3030

Telephone: (412) 281-8734


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-05-31)

Assets: $79,569,245

Total giving: $3,117,560






Established in 1966 in PA - The foundation was established in 1966 in Pittsburgh, PA by the will of Roy Arthur Hunt. Its predecessor, the Hunt Foundation, was founded in 1951. These two foundations officially merged in 1994

Purpose and Activities

Giving to improve the quality of life through grants for education, the arts and cultural programs, social services, the environment, health services, community development, and youth violence prevention.

Program Area(s)

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

Community Development

The purpose of this program is to facilitate the development of healthy and sustainable communities. Program priorities include: neighborhood revitalization and economic development.


The priorities of this program are to: 1) reduce the consequences of climate change in the U.S., primarily through: a) increasing the affordability and use of cleaner and renewable energy sources, and b) reducing demand for carbon-intensive energy sources and carbon-intensive goods and services; 2) reduce damage to the environment and human health caused by the manufacture, use, and disposal of consumer and industrial products (typical strategies include green chemistry, sustainable design, sustainable manufacturing, and product stewardship); and 3) protect and restore the quality of freshwater, coastal, and nearby oceanic areas of the U.S. Grants range from $25,000 to $75,000. See foundation website for updates to guidelines.

General Grants

The foundation funds a broad range of organizations reflecting the diverse interests of individual trustees. Most grants are awarded for general operating support in the areas of arts and culture, environment, health, and human services.

Next Generation Fund

Encompasses giving by the trustees who are great-grandchildren of the Founder, Roy A. Hunt. Grants have been made in support of a variety of interests.

Youth Violence Prevention

The mission of this program is to prevent youth violence by supporting projects that address the factors that contribute to it. The foundation is interested in age-appropriate, researched-based approaches to primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention. This includes strategies designed to address factors that increase the risk of violent behavior among youth. Grants will focus on those risk factors considered to be major predictors of violent behavior.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Community and economic development
  • Crime prevention
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • Public affairs
  • Religion
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-05-31

Assets: $79,569,245 (market value)

Expenditures: $3,903,835

Total giving: $3,117,560

Qualifying distributions: $3,603,754