PNC Arts Alive

Keeping the Arts Thriving

A multi-million dollar initiative through the PNC Foundation designed to support the visual and performing arts.


View a summary of the organizations we've most recently supported.

PNC Arts Alive
PNC Arts Alive
We believe that engagement in the arts enriches lives and builds stronger, more vibrant communities.

We know what art can do, how it changes perspectives and even changes lives. Similarly, the PNC Foundation has always believed that engagement in the arts enriches lives and builds stronger, more vibrant communities. That's why PNC Arts Alive was created.

PNC Arts Alive challenges visual and performing arts organizations to put forth their best, most original thinking in expanding audience participation and engagement. This commitment advances our mission of community development.

Since PNC Arts Alive debuted in 2009, we have awarded more than $20 million in grants to enterprising cultural organizations in Central Ohio, Southeast Florida, Greater Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey, Delaware and Greater St. Louis, through funding delivered by the PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. From classical music and film to dance and theater, we're committed to keeping the arts alive.

Please review the regions we support and relevant application criteria and deadlines:

Central Ohio

Since PNC Arts Alive was introduced, we have provided $3.6 million in grants to support 116 programs and 39 organizations. This has helped us achieve our goal of increasing access to arts and culture for all in the 14-county Central Ohio region.

Southeast Florida

PNC has pledged over $1 Million to area organizations since launching its initiative in Southeast Florida in 2016. To date we have supported 66 programs.

Greater St. Louis

Since introduced, PNC Arts Alive has provided a total of $3.25 million to support 116 programs to increase access to arts and culture in the St. Louis region.

Philadelphia, Delaware & Southern New Jersey

PNC Arts Alive has awarded more than $14 million in local grant funding since 2009, benefiting more than 300 arts programs at 90 different arts organizations, all in an effort to increase access to the arts across Greater Philadelphia, Delaware & Southern New Jersey.