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PHLF Awards $154, 604 for Renovation of Historic Religious Structures

The Historic Religious Properties Grant Program of PHLF has awarded a total of $154,604 in matching grants to 17 congregations in Allegheny County as part of its 2022 funding cycle.

The monies, which will leverage over $2.3 million raised by the congregations, will be used to fund restoration, renovation, and maintenance projects on the historic structures utilized by religious organizations. The work ranges from cornice repair to masonry, roof, wooden doors, stained glass, and stone masonry repairs, among other needs.

PHLF is the only nonprofit organization in Allegheny County offering a continuing program of financial and technical assistance to historic religious property owners. Since 1997, we have awarded more than 270 such grants totaling more than $1.5 million and provided more than 60 technical assistance consultations.

Our effort is made possible through individual donations, private foundations, and our Donor Advised Funds. For more information about this program, contact David Farkas: or 412-471-5808 ext. 516.


$10,000– Beth Shalom Congregation, Squirrel Hill—Cornice repair

$10,000– Church of The Ascension, Shadyside— Stained glass window repairs

$10,000– First Baptist Church of Pittsburgh, Oakland– Repointing & slate roof repairs

$10,000– First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Downtown–– Exterior wood door repairs & repointing

$10,000– First Presbyterian Church, Downtown–– Exterior wood door repairs

$10,000– Good Samaritan Baptist Church, Hill District–– Roof replacement

$10,000– Homestead United Presbyterian, Homestead– Masonry repairs

$5,000– Natrona Heights Presbyterian Church, Natrona Heights, PA– Slate roof repairs

$10,000– Shepherd’s Heart Fellowship, Uptown– Repoint exterior

$10,000– Sixth Presbyterian Church, Squirrel Hill– Stained glass window repairs

$10,000– St. Nicholas Croatian Church, Millvale, PA– Roof replacement

$10,000– St. Phillip Parish, Crafton, PA– Restore exterior wood doors

$10,000– Tarentum Central Presbyterian, Tarentum, PA– Stained glass window repairs

$7,500– The Union Project, East Liberty– Replace lobby roof

$10,000– Third Presbyterian Church, Shadyside– Restore exterior wood doors

$2,825– Tree of Life Open Bible Church, Brookline, PA– Repoint entry stairs

$9,279– Valley View Presbyterian Church, Garfield– Stained glass window repairs

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633