2018 Grants

Nazareth Housing

$50,000 to provide repairs to five homes owned by low-income elderly residents to secure the structural integrity of their homes and enhance health, safety, and peace of mind.

Neighborhood Allies

$50,000 to engage residents in Bedford Dwellings, the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh, TREK development, and other community members in resident-led planning and problem-solving related to the Bedford Choice Neighborhood Transformation initiative. Bedford Choice will revitalize Bedford Dwellings, a public housing community; support positive outcomes for residents’ health, safety, employment, and education; and transform the neighborhood into a viable mixed-income community with access to services, public assets, and amenities.

Neighborhood Learning Alliance

$37,000 to provide 22 high school students with a summer college experience and an opportunity to earn college credits at Carlow University and Community College of Allegheny County.


$50,000 to employ 20 youth from the Hill District, Uptown, and West Oakland as part of the broader Learn and Earn summer training and employment program.

Pittsburgh Mercy

$150,000, payable over three years, for general operating support to strengthen the capacity of Pittsburgh Mercy’s Operation Safety Net®, which provides medical and housing programs to persons who are experiencing homelessness.

Pittsburgh Public Schools

$50,000 for the 2018 Summer Dreamers Academy, providing academic and enrichment programming to students in grades K-7 for the purpose of reducing summer learning loss.

Strong Women Strong Girls

$25,000 for an after-school mentoring project, linking elementary school girls to college women for weekly workshops that highlight strong female role models.

Student Conservation Association

$25,000 to collaborate with the Summer Learn and Earn Program and the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy to complete environmental projects in the Hill District, and support students as they learn work readiness, leadership, and teamwork skills.

Tickets for Kids®

$10,000 to provide access to cultural events for students attending McAuley-funded out-of-school time programs.