The Buhl Foundation Family of Funds includes the Buhl Foundation, a charitable trust first established in 1928, as well as the McCreery Memorial Fund and the Frick Educational Fund. Each has its own history and its unique place in the Buhl Family of Funds.
In his will, Henry Buhl, Jr. provided that if any person were disposed to make gifts or bequeaths to the Buhl Foundation, the Board of Directors had the power to receive them and manage them for the purposes of the Foundation. The Foundation has been honored to incorporate both the McCreery Memorial Fund and the Frick Educational Fund into the work of the Foundation. Each retains its original mission, is separately identified and receives the benefits of efficiencies in overhead and financial management. The Buhl Foundation is dedicated to serving the community in this way while fulfilling the intentions of our founder.
A Part of our Community
Buhl grants: In excess of $9,000,000 since 1939
In 1939, the Foundation built and opened the Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science on Pittsburgh's North Side. That Buhl legacy now continues inside the Carnegie Science Center with the Buhl Digital Dome, a high-definition projection system that combines science, entertainment and technology. Read More
Buhl grants in excess of: $1,000,000
Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation is an exciting new permanent exhibit at the Heinz History Center that was a key element of the Pittsburgh 250 Celebration, a regional event celebrating Pittsburgh's 250th anniversary in 2008. Read More
Buhl grant: $3,000,000 over 10 years
The Pittsburgh Promise is a major undertaking by Pittsburgh Public Schools, the City of Pittsburgh, UPMC, the foundation community and a host of other supporters to raise $250 million to provide $40,000 scholarships for each graduate of Pittsburgh Public Schools who achieves at least a 2.5 grade point average. Read More