2018 Grants

412 Food Rescue

$35,000 to support food recovery operations.

A+ Schools Pittsburgh Community Alliance for Public Education

$500 for publication and distribution of its 2018 Report to the Community.

Carlow University

Leadership Development II

$50,000 to strengthen student and faculty identification with the Sisters of Mercy through pilgrimages to Mercy International Centre in Dublin, Ireland.

Nursing Academic Coach Pilot

$36,290 to pilot strategies that offer assistance to minority and at-risk nursing students, providing mentorship, professional networking, tutoring, and other supports to increase retention and graduation rates.

Center for Hearing & Deaf Services

$50,000 to provide free hearing aids and other assistive listening devices to low-income residents of the Hill District, Uptown, and West Oakland.

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

$400,000, payable over four years, for operational support of out-of-school time experiences for children and youth, pre-K through 12th grade.

Consumer Health Coalition

$10,000 to provide health care navigation services to assist residents in understanding their health insurance options during the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period.

Daisy Wilson Artist Community

$25,000 to build the operational infrastructure for the August Wilson House.

Energy Innovation Center Institute

$47,820 to provide training for 12 residents of the Hill District through a partnership with UPMC. This paid training program prepares participants for the environmental services technician position with a starting salary of $13 per hour with full benefits.

Grounded Strategies

$50,000 for ReClaim Central 2.0 in support of community ambassadors reclaiming vacant properties in the community.

Hill Community Development Corporation

$150,000 over three years ($50,000/year) to prevent the demolition of structures that are deemed salvageable, and then stabilize and rehabilitate the properties for homeownership and/or commercial development.

Hill Dance Academy Theatre

$50,000 to recruit and provide tuition and dance costumes for 25 Hill District youth.

Hill District Consensus Group

$50,000 for education and advocacy initiatives designed to protect and expand the supply of quality rental housing and address environmental justice issues, specifically related to water quality.

Hill House Association

Strategic Communications Planning and Implementation

$10,000 for strategic communications planning and implementation.

Community Access to the Arts

$9,944 to support the Live from the Hill: Summer Jazz Series.

Holy Family Institute

$1,000 to support immigrant children.

Hug Me Tight Childlife Centers

$180,000, payable over three years, for operational support to two early childhood centers that serve 60 children. The grant will be used to enhance worker salaries, professional development, and administrative processes.

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

$5,000 for counseling and support services to families affected by the tragedy at the Tree of Life Synagogue as well as support for general services, reconstruction, and additional security throughout the community.

Jubilee Association

$30,000 to provide support for the Preventing Homelessness Program, addressing food insecurity, clothing, transportation, and emergency assistance for rent and utilities.

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.

NeighborWorks® Western Pennsylvania

$20,000 to research and develop a replicable and scalable model for employer-assisted housing in partnership with major employers in Uptown and the Hill District.

Oakland Planning and Development Corporation

$300,000, payable over four years, for operational support of School2Career, an out-of-school time program providing high school students with mentoring, job development, and career exploration.


$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

Pittsburgh Mercy Family Health Center

$50,000 to support a registered nurse care manager at Pittsburgh Mercy Family Health Center. The registered nurse care manager will coordinate care for individuals with mental health disorders, substance use disorders, and co-occurring chronic medical conditions.

Pittsburgh Mercy’s Operation Safety Net®

$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.

Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise (PACE)

$60,050 for executive coaching for African-American leaders. Cohort IV will provide support to eight executives and four next-generation leaders.

Schenley Heights Community Development

General Operating Support

$300,000, payable over four years, for operational support of out-of-school time program, serving pre-K through 8th grade and focused on academics, computer literacy, and cultural awareness.

Safety System

$8,500 to support security access, camera, and an alarm system.

Sisters Place

$105,000 over three years for operations to provide permanent supportive housing.

St. Joseph of the Pines

$5,000 for disaster relief for colleagues who were affected by Hurricane Florence.

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.

The Citizen Science Lab

$50,000 to recruit, train, and compete in the National SeaPerch Challenge, a program in which teams of students build underwater robots.

The Historic Olivet Baptist Church

$1,500 for emergency roof and drywall repair.

The Thomas Merton Center

$5,000 for emergency sewer line repair.

Tickets for Kids®

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

Trying Together

$45,128 for stakeholder engagement and planning to develop strategies for improving reading proficiency.

United Way of Southwestern PA

Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time (APOST)

$50,000 for Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time (APOST), a partnership of funders, intermediary organizations, and out-of-school time providers dedicated to building and advocating for quality after-school, weekend, and summer programs.

Hill Youth Partnership for Enrichment (HYPE)

$50,000 for the Hill Youth Partnership for Enrichment (HYPE). HYPE is a grassroots collaborative effort of Hill District youth service providers that focuses on engaging more youth from kindergarten through 12th grade in high-quality, after-school and summer programs.

Uptown Partners of Pittsburgh

$225,000 payable over three years, for general operating support.


$400,000 to support renovation of 73 single resident occupancy units in the historic Centre Avenue YMCA.