2019 Grants

Acculturation for Justice Access & Peace Outreach (AJAPO)

Economic Self-Sufficiency

$100,000, payable over two years, to assist 20 immigrant families per year to become economically self-sufficient.

Emergency Accommodations

$10,000 to assist families with temporary, emergency accommodations while waiting for immigration processing.

Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania

$10,000 for the Census 2020 Philanthropic Fund, a collaborative effort of the Pittsburgh philanthropic community to increase the census response rate in hard-to-count communities to achieve an equitable census count and educate communities on the importance and impact of the census for the region and state.

Higher Achievement

$39,421 to provide academic programming to middle school students at the Center that CARES.

Hill District Education Council

$43,900 to implement Freedom School at Pittsburgh Weil PreK-5 School in the Hill District. Freedom School is a culturally relevant, six-week program designed to enhance the summer learning experience for 50 students in reading and mathematics and reduce the impact of summer learning loss.

Ozanam Inc.

$50,000 to develop and implement a culturally-responsive Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) curriculum during its after-school program and summer camp.


$50,000 for Learn & Earn, a collaborative program of the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, and Partner4Work, providing paid summer training and employment opportunities for 20 youth ages 14 to 21.

Pittsburgh Mercy

$22,190 for Pittsburgh Mercy Family Health Center to develop and implement a pilot program to address food insecurity. The South Side-based, integrated physical and behavioral health primary care center will purchase pre-packaged, medically-tailored food boxes; establish a food pantry; and offer education on food access and nutrition to persons it serves.

Small Seeds Development

$65,000, over two years, for the Mother to Son Program, providing training and workshops to build well-being and self-sufficiency in families led by single mothers.

Steel City Squash Inc.

$2,500 for this after-school enrichment program to engage a consultant, analyze development initiatives, and create a strategy for individual giving, corporate and foundation relations, and special events.

Student Conservation Association

$25,000 to work with local high school students to improve trails and parks and create the next generation of diverse conservation leaders.

Venture Outdoors

$25,000 to support 2019 summer camp programs at the Center that CARES and biweekly programs for two after-school centers in the Hill District during the 2019-2020 school year. An estimated 120 youth will engage in year-round outdoor recreation and environmental education.