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.

Central New Development Corporation

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

Duquesne University

$45,896 for the Duquesne 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.

Hill Community Development Corporation

$50,000 for the Hill District Anti-Demolition Committee to hire a Hill District demolition monitor to prevent the unwanted demolition of structures that the community deems 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

$10,000 for security upgrades.

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.

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.

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 under-served 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.

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.