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Requesting a Grant

Criteria for St. Margaret Foundation Grant Requests:

The mission of St. Margaret Foundation is to be a valued source of support for UPMC St. Margaret and the health and wellness of the communities it serves.

  1. Fundable programs will focus on filling in the gaps in areas of:
    1. Patient access
    2. Patient education
    3. Patient experience
  2. Funded programs will be congruous with fundraising initiatives. The funded programs will also be something for which St. Margaret Foundation can fundraise thus communicating a unified message.
  3. Programs will be clearly outside of what the general public may feel a profitable health system would provide.
  4. Programs will be in line with the hospital's strategic initiatives
  5. Programs should bring awareness and brand equity to the Foundation whereby grant seekers present strategies to heighten this to gain further donor support.
  6. Programs should produce measurable outcomes.
  7. Programs will be rated on each of the above initiatives on a scale of 1 to 5.
  8. Grant periods will be for one year and not over multiple years.

Community Organizations Submitting a Grant Request:
St. Margaret Foundation utilizes the Common Grant Application format for proposals.
Download the Common Grant Application

Email one copy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and mail one complete copy of the proposal, unbound and suitable for copying to:
Katie McGregor
Manager of Partnership Giving
St. Margaret Foundation
815 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15215    


UPMC St. Margaret Entities Submitting a Grant

1. The due date for grant requests is March 1st.
2. Hospital applicants must submit a UPMC St. Margaret Grant Request Cover Sheet along with a Common Grant Application.  Hospital Applicants applying for grants need NOT include the following from the Common Grant Application because we already have the information on file:

  1. A Common Grant Application Cover Sheet as you will use the link above.
  2. Any information under Section "D number 1" - Organizational Information. (Be sure to include number 2 - Purpose of grant).
  3. Any of the Attachments under Section "E" with the exception of the "Program Budget.

3. Checklist of what you WILL cover in the application are:

    1. Problem and Need – measurable data is helpful
    2. Program/Project Goal
    3. Program/Project Design
    4. Sustainability – how do you sustain the project after the funds are used.
    5. Timetable of implementation if applicable.
  • Method of Evaluation – must include:
    1. Projected Measurable outcomes
    2. Metric of measure - Describe your plan to document and measure results.
  • Budget – must include:
    1. Budget Narrative
    2. Assumptions on which the budget was based
    3. An itemized budget
    4. Budget supporting documents – receipts, purchase orders, estimates (examples are in the Common Grant Application)
  • Email one copy to Katie McGregor to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and mail one complete unbound copy vie inter-department mail to the St. Margaret Foundation office all by March 1st.


The Foundation does not support the following:
•organizations without IRS tax-exempt status
•organizations outside of the communities that UPMC St. Margaret reaches
•programs without a healthcare component
•endowment programs
•operating deficits or retirement of debt
•political campaigns
•special events

If you receive a grant from St. Margaret Foundation a report is due by April 1st of the following year. When reporting on a grant, please use this Common Report Format as a guide.


Fall Face-Off

  2015 PIHL Fall Face-Off Varsity 

Hockey Tournament

Benefitting Patients served by St. Margaret Foundation 

September 14-22, 2015


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Congratulations to the North Allegheny Tigers who won the 2014 St. Margaret Foundation Fall Face Off Hockey Tournament in an exciting 9-round overtime shootout! 

The 2015 Fall Face-Off Hockey Tournament will be held at BladeRunners Ice Complex, Harmarville from September 14th - 22nd. Sixteen high school hockey teams will compete to raise funds that support the patients of St. Margaret Hospital.  This annual tournament is executed by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League.  For questions, please call  (412) 784-4215.  

Click here for the 2015 St. Margaret Foundation Fall Face Off Tournament schedule.



 Special thanks to our sponsors:

Olympic Gold

Burke & Bradley Orthopedics- Thank you to Drs. Bradley, Burke and Mauro!


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Volunteers give life and heart to the programs sponsored and undertaken by St. Margaret Foundation and UPMC St. Margaret. We welcome the time, talent, and enthusiasm of our volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering with the Foundation or at the hospital, please contact Diane Krolling, director of Volunteer Services, at 412-784-4081 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Hope Run/Walk 5K

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 5K Brian Logo

For 30 years, St. Margaret Foundation has hosted its annual 5K Race and last year renamed the event to 'The Brian Demchak Hope Run - 5K Run/Walk' in memory of Brian Demchak.  This year's event will be hosted Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 8:30 am at UPC St. Margaret. The race will again feature the Plant the Seed of Hope Honor/Memorial Garden where pink, yellow, orange and purple personalized wind spinners lined the start and finish line honoring and memorializing loved ones.

In addition to the success of the 5K, participants are invited to the Tast of Fox Chapel after their run. Last year's event included participating restaurants such as UPMC Catering, Giant Eagle Market District, Aladdin's Eatery, Bulldog Pub, Luke and Mike's Front Porch, and Walnut Grill. Participants enjpyed the free samples provided by these restuarants while enjoying the love music provided by the band Alias Morris.  If your restaurant is interested in hosting a table this year, please call 412-784-4205.

 2016 race


Watch this short video on 5K Run/Walk Fun Activities 

2017 5K Race Photos


 Thank You - Website

Free Rides for Seniors

Free Rides

In Fiscal Year 2016, The Free Rides for Seniors program provded more than 5,048 rides for seniors age 60 and older!

The Free Rides for Seniors transportation van transports senior citizens more than 6,500 times annually to the grocery store, doctor’s offices, pharmacy, UPMC St. Margaret Hospital, to visit friends, funeral homes, discount stores, and other necessary locations within its boundaries. This shuttle service is provided free to seniors with no questions asked. It will pick up and drop off seniors in the corridor from Sharpsburg to Blawnox and Route 28 to the Allegheny River.

To sign up call 412-449-0151.

Once a person has been signed up, simply call this number for a ride 412-782-2001.

Without the bus, I don’t know how I would have gotten my husband, Doug, to and from radiation and chemo. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank God for the bus!” – Debra O., Sharpsburg Resident


“I had heart surgery in April. I would not have gotten out if it wasn’t for the free bus. I was not able to walk too far and the bus picks me up and the door and drops me off.” – Peggy D. Blawnox High Rise



“Since I no longer am able to drive, I still feel like a member of the community because I can get my own groceries, go to my doctor’s appointments and just get out of this apartment when I want to get fresh air.”   - Rosemarie C., Aspinwall Resident




Free Rides Driver