2017 Grants

ACH Clear Pathways

$150,000, payable over three years, for after-school and summer camp programming that offers youth access to academic tutoring, music, dance, theater, digital media, and visual arts.


$100,000 to renovate three blighted properties in Uptown and create nine units of safe, quality, affordable housing.

American National Red Cross

$10,000 for Hurricane Harvey for disaster relief in Houston, Texas.

Carlow University

$125,000 to increase the capacity of the Social Justice Institutes, advance work related to gun violence prevention, and expand the work of Carlow University’s Women of Spirit® Institute and Center for Community-Engaged Learning.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh

$50,000 to provide case management services at St. Joseph House of Hospitality.

Catholic Relief Services

$10,000 for Hurricane Irma relief for families in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, and the Caribbean Islands.

Center that C.A.R.E.S.

$50,000 to expand parking and program space at the Jeron X. Grayson Center campus.

Central New Development Corporation

$2,980 for the Hill District Ministers Alliance to apply for tax-exempt status.

Community Design Center of Pittsburgh

$25,000 to assess residential housing in the Middle Hill District and provide detailed property-level data to inform community-driven housing strategies.

Duquesne University

Children’s Art and Talk

$15,000, payable over two years, to deliver Children’s Art and Talk (CHAAT), an after-school enrichment program that provides culturally-sensitive, art-based, psycho-educational workshops through collaboration between Duquesne University’s Psychology Clinic and the Center that C.A.R.E.S.

Hill District Pharmacy

$45,896 for the Duquesne University Pharmacy to continue its free outreach program in the Hill District and Uptown communities. The program provides health screening services, continuous medication therapy management for high-risk patients, and free medications and/or waiver of co-payments for low-income residents.

FOCUS Pittsburgh

$200,000, payable over two years, to expand trauma-informed community development to two additional blocks in the Hill District. The initiative will facilitate neighborhood interventions that connect families to each other and to resources that improve individual and community health and well-being.

Hill Community Development Corporation

General Operating Support

$375,000, payable over three years, in general operating support to increase the capacity of the organization for community development and advocacy.

Hill District Stabilization and Rehab Strategy

$50,000 for the Hill District Anti-Demolition Committee to hire a monitor to prevent the unwanted demolition of Hill District structures that the community deems important and salvageable. The monitor will develop and implement a strategy to stabilize and rehabilitate properties that are condemned or at risk of being condemned. The ultimate goal is to return these properties to productive reuse as affordable and market rate housing or commercial space.

Hill District Consensus Group

$10,000 for Centre Avenue corridor beautification initiatives.

Hill House Association

Bridge Funding

$200,000 for bridge funding to support operations.

General Operating Support

$375,000, payable over three years, for general operating support of the organization’s core mission to deliver vital programs and services to the community.

Security Upgrades

$10,000 for security upgrades.

Senior Services Center

$175,000 to upgrade the Senior Services Center to enhance health and wellness programs for older residents.

Macedonia Family and Community Enrichment Center (FACE)

$50,000 for year two implementation of Girls Circle, an evidence-based, gender-relevant program for girls ages 9 to 18 who attend University Preparatory at Pittsburgh Milliones 6-12.

Mercy Volunteer Corps

$40,000 to recruit and place two volunteers in year-long ministry with McAuley Ministries’ community partners, providing organizations that have few resources with additional capacity to meet the needs of their clients.

Neighborhood Allies

$150,000, payable over three years, for general operating support of programming that invests in neighborhood revitalization and equitable development.

Oakland Planning and Development Corporation

$300,000, payable over three years, for School2Career to develop and implement Future Makers: Build a Bright Future, a program that will engage middle and high school youth and their families in career exploration and college access preparation.

Pittsburgh Mercy

Leadership Development

$8,000 for development of current and future leaders in the spirit and history of the Sisters of Mercy.

Pittsburgh Family Health Center

$100,000 for renovations of the Pittsburgh Mercy Family Health Center to improve patient care and patient satisfaction, and provide space to accommodate increased numbers of patients.

Pittsburgh Public Schools

$50,000 for the 2017 Summer Dreamers Academy, a summer learning camp for Pittsburgh Public Schools students who have completed grades K-7. The primary goal of the program is to stem summer learning loss for participating youth.

Reading is FUNdamental Pittsburgh

$300,000, payable over three years, to implement a full continuum of literacy programming in the Hill District and engage children and families in motivational activities that celebrate the joy of reading.

Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh (RTP)

$700,000, payable over three years, to provide safety and healthy home repairs to 50 homes. Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh (RTP) will also provide work experience in the construction trades to nine Hill District residents. RTP will continue its partnership with FOCUS Pittsburgh, providing home repairs for residents in two targeted blocks that are participating in trauma-informed community development.

SLB Radio Productions

$25,000 for Girl Talk, which will connect generations of girls and strong, successful women from the Hill District through a career-based oral history project. The project will culminate in a multimedia publication that will be launched during a celebration and distributed widely throughout the community.

Strong Women, Strong Girls

$25,000 to deliver an after-school mentoring program where college women deliver a curriculum based on female role models to elementary school girls from underserved communities. The goal is to empower girls to imagine a broader future.

University of Pittsburgh Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR)

$8,000 to expand community access to neighborhood-level data and increase data literacy among community members and nonprofit organizations.

Venture Outdoors

$25,000 to provide four seasons of regular outdoor activities to youth from the Center that C.A.R.E.S. and the Jeron X. Grayson Community Center.

Wireless Neighborhoods/Neighborhood Learning Alliance

$33,000 to hire and train 15 Hill District teens as reading mentors and leaders for elementary-aged children during the summer of 2017.

YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh

$76,500, payable over three years, to extend membership subsidies to 85 Hill District families at the Thelma Lovette YMCA and encourage healthy and active lifestyles.