The Allegheny County Medical Society Foundation supports home and community environments that nurture and develop healthy children and families for a healthy Allegheny County.


First Tee of Pittsburgh

The First Tee of Pittsburgh: $10,000 grant each year for three years for its Life Skills Curriculum
The First Tee is an international youth development organization run by volunteer faculty that introduces the game of golf and its inherent values to young people. The Life Skills Experience curriculum provides practical application of knowledge and skills to transform children’s lives and is offered to underserved and at-risk youth. Photo featured on bottom of cover.


Jeremiah’s Place

$15,000 grant per year for two years for its Charting Impact: Evaluation to Build Capacity project
Jeremiah’s Place offers free, temporary short-term care to all children ages 6 and under when families are in crises or experiencing an emergency situation and need safe care for their children. Situations may include emergency medical care, urgent childcare needs, and care of children at risk for child abuse. Jeremiah’s Place will conduct surveys and collect client feedback to understand how its programs and services are impacting families.


Pittsburgh Youth Leadership

Pittsburgh Youth Leadership, Inc.: $2,000 grant for 2017
Pittsburgh Youth Leadership Bicycle Trips Pittsburgh Youth Leadership supplies, funds, organizes and leads strenuous and innovative programs for area high school students. The primary emphasis of Pittsburgh Youth Leadership is developing, training, supplying and leading participants with extremely limited experience, future vision and life direction on multi-week, cross-country bicycle trips.

Foundation Board

Robert C. Cicco, MD
Chair of Foundation - ACMS President 
Adele Towers, MD
ACMS President Elect
Kevin O. Garrett, MD
William K. JohnJulio, MD
ACMS Vice President
Lawrence John, MD
Foundation Secretary
Patricia Bononi, MD
ACMS Secretary
David J. Deitrick, DO
ACMS Immediate Past President
Peter Ellis, MD
ACMS Treasurer
Daniel H. Brooks, MD
Member at Large
Newlin Archinal
Community Member
Paul Vey, Esq
Community Member
Katherine Wrenshall, Esq
Community Member
Kim Ravenda
Community Member

Grant Guidelines

  • The ACMS Foundation is most interested in making grants of $10,000 to $25,000 per year for periods of 1 to 3 years to provide consistent and sustained funding. 
  • Preference will be give to grant applicants who demonstrate a collaborative project or program with similar organizations. 
  • The ACMS Foundation may also make, or participate in, challenge grants with local foundations.
  • Grant applications are due by noon on Friday, May 17, 2019.

Download Grant Application