Grants are limited to organizations that are located in Southwestern Pennsylvania and are defined as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and which are not private or operating foundations as defined in section 509(a) of the Code. The Frick Educational Fund giving is limited to Allegheny, Washington, Greene, Fayette and Westmoreland counties.
Grants are not normally made for building funds, overhead costs, accumulated deficits, ordinary operating expenses, general fundraising campaigns, loans, scholarships and fellowships, other foundations, nationally funded organized groups or individuals.
Grants are not made for support of propaganda, sectarian religious activities, or efforts to influence legislation. The Foundation does not contribute to political events.
Support is not provided for charity events or fundraising benefits, nor does the Foundation purchase tables at such events. Conferences or seminars are not normally funded.
It is important to note that the Foundation receives more good proposals than it can support; worthwhile projects must often be declined.