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: Since 1997, in excess of $2,100,000
These WQED documentaries produced by Rick Sebak may be the finest tools for promoting Pittsburgh and the surrounding region that have ever been created. As important, the Pittsburgh History Series has been a significant source of revenue for WQED, a valued nonprofit for the Pittsburgh community. Read More
Buhl grants in excess of: $1,500,000
An architectural gem on Pittsburgh's North Side, the Children's Museum is the first LEED certified “green” Children's Museum constructed in the country. The Children's Museum houses a variety of fun and educational children and family activities that draw nearly 200,000 visitors a year. Read More