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PHLF Awards $93,717 for Renovation of Historic Religious Structures.

The Historic Religious Properties Grant Program of PHLF has awarded a total of $93,717 in matching grants and technical assistance to 11 congregations in Allegheny County as part of its 2020 funding cycle. The monies, which will leverage over $1.5 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 slate roof repairs to stained glass window restoration, and masonry repointing, 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 250 such grants totaling more than $1 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.


2020 Grant Recipients

$10,000– Church of The Ascension, Shadyside—masonry repairs and pointing

$7,950– Church of the Redeemer, Squirrel Hill— Restoration of stained glass in narthex

$9,900– Clark Memorial Baptist Church, Homestead– Entry column repair; spot pointing

$10,000– Eastminster Presbyterian, East Liberty–– Restore 1 porch stained glass window

$10,000– First Baptist Church of Pittsburgh, Oakland– Slate roof repairs; downspout replacement

$3,150– First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh, Downtown–– Stained glass window repair

$10,000– St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Shadyside–– Repaint exterior wood trim

$10,000– St. John The Baptist Ukrainian Church, South Side–– Install new handicapped ramp to sanctuary

$7,483– Third Presbyterian Church, Shadyside– Restore main entry doors

$5,234– Tree of Life Open Bible Church, Brookline– Replace six casement windows with historically appropriate wood-clad windows.

$10,000– The Union Project, East Liberty– Restore original stone entry stairs

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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