2020 Grants

A+ Schools Pittsburgh Community Alliance For Public Education

$30,000 to engage families, students, educators, and community partners to co-create solutions to the inequities impacting student learning.  The approach will highlight examples of successful schools and the lessons learned that will drive policy and practice recommendations.

Acculturation for Justice Access & Peace Outreach (AJAPO)

$15,000 for Emergency Response to COVID-19 to continue serving vulnerable populations by providing food and other resources.

ACH Clear Pathways

$100,000, payable over two years, for an arts-focused out-of-school time program, providing programming in the visual arts, theater, dance, music, digital media, and martial arts.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Inc.

$15,000 for Emergency Response to COVID-19 at St. Joseph House of Hospitality to continue serving vulnerable populations by providing food and other resources.

Center that CARES

Out-Of-School Time

$50,000 to provide a structured out-of-school time enrichment programming that reinforces and enhances the leadership skills of youth through global awareness and civic engagement.

Transportation

$1,500 for transportation for families impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.

Community Kitchen Pittsburgh

$40,000 to pilot a partnership with the Center of CARES to recruit and retain 10 young adults in 12 weeks of culinary training.

Hill District Consensus Group

$10,000 for Emergency Response to COVID-19 to continue serving vulnerable populations by providing food and other resources.

Just Harvest Education Fund

$50,000 to reduce barriers to participation in public programs that address hunger and poverty through grassroots organizing and policy advocacy.

Macedonia Family and Community Enrichment Center

$15,000 for Emergency Response to COVID-19 to continue serving vulnerable populations by providing food and other resources.

Mercy Volunteer Corps

$16,320 to place one Mercy volunteer at Acculturation for Justice, Access, and Peace Outreach (AJAPO) to serve as a case manager.

Neighborhood Allies

$20,000 for Beyond the Laptops, a public/private partnership designed to deliver laptops to students in under-resourced communities for remote learning. This grant will provide 200 laptops to students in the Hill District, Uptown, and West Oakland communities.

Neighborhood Resilience Project

$15,000 for Emergency Response to COVID-19 to continue serving vulnerable populations by providing food and other resources.

PA Coalition for Oral Health

$15,000 for a campaign to restore comprehensive adult dental benefits under Medicaid.

Pittsburgh Mercy Health System

Emergency Response to COVID-19

$100,000 for Emergency Response to COVID-19 for personal protective equipment, supplies, and staffing.

Pharmacy Fund

$25,000 to establish a pharmacy fund for persons served who are unable to pay for vital medications necessary for health and wellness.

Partner4Work (TRWIB)

$50,000 for Learn & Earn, the summer training and employment initiative for low-income youth ages 14-21.

Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise

$72,390 to implement Cohort V of the Pace Coaching Program, providing executive coaching to nine African-American leaders and five next level/next generation leaders.

Regional Housing Legal Services

$80,000, payable over two years, to address policy issues in the City of Pittsburgh and prevent the displacement of low-income African-American households from the City; improve housing conditions; and help to close the gap of affordable housing units in the City.

Shepherd’s Heart Fellowship and Veteran’s Home

$15,000 for Emergency Response to COVID-19 to continue serving vulnerable populations by providing food and other resources.

Steel City Squash

$3,000 to support a vehicle to transport students to and from the Steel City Squash program.

Student Conservation Association

$30,000 to improve trails and restore habitats in the Hill District and Uptown through employment of youth through a partnership with Partner4Work’s Learn & Earn summer employment program.

 The Intersection, Inc.

$10,000 for Emergency Response to COVID-19 to continue serving vulnerable populations by providing food and other resources.

The Pittsburgh Foundation

$50,000 for Emergency Action Fund to support the most vulnerable needs of the community and the nonprofits responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The POISE Foundation

$25,000 for the Critical Community Needs Fund that provides operating support to Black-led organizations responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tickets for Kids Foundation

$20,000, payable over two years, to provide children and families served by the out-of-school time programs supported by McAuley Ministries to tickets to arts, cultural, educational, and athletic events.

Ujamaa Collective

$6,000 to produce and distribute 500 protective cloth masks to residents in the Hill District, Uptown, and West Oakland.

United Way of Southwestern PA

$82,000, payable over five years, to support the City of Pittsburgh’s book-gifting program, the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Children, ages 0-5, will receive 12 books per year through the program.