2020 Grants

412 Food Rescue

$25,000 for COVID-19 Phase III Emergency Response to provide technology, supplies, distribution, and PPE for staff and volunteers involved in expanding food access.

A+Schools

Co-creating Solutions to Education Inequity

$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.

2020 Report to the Community

$500 to underwrite the 2020 Report to the Community on public school progress in Pittsburgh.

Acculturation for Justice Access & Peace Outreach (AJAPO)

Emergency Response to COVID-19

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

COVID-19 Phase II Emergency Operational Support

$15,000 for COVID-19 Phase II Emergency Operational Support to provide immigrant families facing food and housing insecurity.

ACH Clear Pathways

Out-Of-School Time

$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.

COVID-19 Phase II Emergency Operational Support

$25,000 for COVID-19 Phase II Emergency Operational Support to open a learning hub for students required to participate in remote learning while their parents are at work.

Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP)

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

Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services

$15,000 for COVID-19 Phase III Emergency Operational Support of the Low Vision and Vision Exam Program.

Carlow University

$25,000 for the Student Emergency Fund during COVID-19 Phase III.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Inc.

Emergency Response to COVID-19

$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.

COVID-19 Phase II Emergency Operational Support

$25,000 for COVID-19 Phase II Emergency Operational Support to assist St. Joseph House of Hospitality to provide their residents with food and supportive services.

St. Joseph House of Hospitality

$50,000 to support case management for residents of St. Joseph House of Hospitality.

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.

COVID-19 Phase II Emergency Operational Support

$10,000 for COVID-19 Phase II Emergency Operational Support 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 College of Allegheny County Educational Fund

$10,000 for improving Student Success during COVID-19 Phase III.

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.

Ebenezer Baptist Church

$25 000 to support Ebenezer Meals Ministry during COVID-19 Phase III.

Energy Innovation Center Institute, Inc. (EICI)

$150,000 to facilitate enrollment of Hill District residents in quality training programs for high demand careers offered through EICI including Bankwork$, Digital Passport, EVS, and Health Care Concierge.

Extra Mile Education Foundation, Inc.

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

Friendship Community Presbyterian Church/The Corner

$15,000 for COVID-19 Phase II Emergency Operational Support to provide food, school supplies, and toiletries to West Oakland neighbors.

Grounded Strategies

$80,000, payable over 2 years, to establish a CommunityCare model in the Hill District to sustain the impact of the ReClaim Ambassador program by providing resources and incentives for long-term stewardship of green spaces.

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.

Hill District Arts

$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.

Centre Avenue Beautification

$46,500, payable over three years, for initiatives to beautify Centre Avenue in the Hill District.

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

$50,000 for COVID-19 Phase II Emergency Operational Support 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.

General Operating Support

$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

Emergency Response to COVID-19

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

COVID-19 Phase II Emergency Operational Support

$25,000 for COVID-19 Phase II Emergency Operational Support to meet basic community need for food and supplies, and provide outreach through community health deputies.

Trauma-Informed Community Development

$150,000, payable over 2 years, to expand trauma-informed micro-community development that facilitates neighborhood interventions that connect families to each other and to resources that improve individual and community health and well-being.

NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania

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

Northside Industrial Development Company

$50,000 to support Lower Hill/Middle Hill On-Site Back Office Support System for qualified Minority, Women, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises businesses.

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 (PACE)

$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.  

Reading is FUNdamental Pittsburgh

$300,000, payable over 3 years, to support literacy programs in the Hill District community.

Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh

$450,000, payable over 3 years, to provide repairs focused on owner-occupied low-income homeowners living in the Hill District.

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.

Schenley Heights Community Development Program

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

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.

COVID-19 Phase II Emergency Operational Support

$25,000 for COVID-19 Phase II Emergency Operational Support to provide food and shelter to vulnerable populations.

Sister’s Place

$25,000 for COVID-19 Phase II Emergency Operational Support to address food and housing insecurity during the pandemic.

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.

Emergency Response to COIVD-19

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

COVID-19 Phase II Emergency Operational Support

$15,000 for COVID-19 Phase II Emergency Operational Support to meet community needs by addressing food and housing insecurity.

The Pittsburgh Foundation

Emergency Action Fund

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

Allegheny County Jail Collaborative

$75,000, payable over 3 years, for the Allegheny County Jail Collaborative Fund which funds projects and activities that support prisoner re-entry to the community.

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

Emergency Response to COVID-19

$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.

Venture Outdoors

$25,000 to support outdoor youth programs in the Hill District.

YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh

$105,000, payable over 3 years, to extend membership subsidies to Hill District families at the Thelma Lovette YMCA and encourage healthy and active lifestyles.