2020 Grants

A+Schools

$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.

Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP)

$50,000, to increase voter engagement, education, overall participation, and turn-out of Pittsburgh’s Black community.

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 students participating in the Girls on the Run program at Pittsburgh Weil PreK-5 School.

Emergency Response to COVID-19

$10,000 for Emergency Response to COVID-19 for health and safety resources necessary to open the after-school program.

Citizen Science Lab

$25,000, to help support operations of its outreach programs with the Hill District’s young future scientists.

Community At Holy Family Manor, Inc.

$50,000, to provide home repairs for low income elderly and disabled homeowners.

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.

Extra Mile Education Foundation, Inc.

$10,000, for Emergency Response to COVID-19 to support St. Benedict the Moor School acquire the PPE and supplies necessary to open the school to students.

Hill Community Development Corporation

$500,000 to support the construction of New Granada Square and specifically the retail/commercial component of this mixed-use development that also includes affordable housing for artists, educational, food, and performance space.

Hill District Consensus Group

Emergency Response to COVID-19

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

#ArtsInHD

$10,000, to support development of a strategic plan for #ArtsInHD to guide the group’s work aimed at advancing arts and culture in the Hill District.

Housing Navigation

$100,000, payable over 2 years, to provide housing justice programs for low- to moderate-income people, helping renters and homeowners navigate public/private resources, legal systems, and supports to prevent homelessness.

Information Technology Capacity

$14,780, to support work with the CMU Create Lab team to design an IT solution that will track referrals and outcomes from their housing navigation program.

Hug Me Tight Childlife Centers

$10,000 for Emergency Response to COVID-19 for supplies to comply with guidelines for re-opening the child care center.

Jubilee Association, Inc.

$25,000, to help bridge the gap between affordability and the cost of doing business created by COVID-19 in order to keep the child development center open and to continue to provide a quality experience for students.

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

Emergency Response to COVID-19

$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.

Development of Herron Avenue corridor

$50,000 will support Amani Christian Development and Communion™ to conduct community visioning for Herron Avenue and a site plan for the renovation of a building on Herron and Wylie for affordable live/work space.

Building Healthy Neighborhoods

$150,000, payable over 3 years, to continue building healthy neighborhoods through investments in financial, human, social, and intellectual capital in under-resourced communities.

Neighborhood Resilience Project

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

NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania

$50,000, to support a second mortgage lending program that will make home-ownership more attainable to renters in the Hill District and throughout the Pittsburgh region.

PA Coalition for Oral Health

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

Pittsburgh Mercy

Emergency Response to COVID-19

$100,000 for Emergency Response to COVID-19 to continue serving vulnerable populations by providing food and other resources.

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

Emergency Response to COVID-19

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

Security Measures

$28,410, to provide heavy-duty metal doors with protective, built-in viewfinders and increase the number of security cameras to better protect Veterans, staff, and volunteers from external threats and dangers.

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 Pittsburgh Promise Foundation

$50,000, payable over 2 years, to establish “Promise Coaches” at Pittsburgh Milliones University Preparatory School.  The coaches will serve all students providing personal career exploration and appropriate interventions to ensure Promise-readiness upon graduation.

The POISE Foundation

Critical Community Needs Fund

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

Human Equity and Justice Fund

$10,000, to support the Human Equity and Justice Fund which will provide financial support to organizations and movements that are on the front lines responding to crises that significantly impact the Black community, or advancing youth-led social change and community-based inter-generational collaborations and programming.

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 of the Hill District.

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.