2021 Grants

412 Food Rescue

$20,000 for outreach and expansion of their food recovery operations in the Hill District, Uptown, and West Oakland utilizing a technology platform that connects volunteers to retailers who donate surplus food.

Black Political Empowerment (B-PEP)

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

Carlow University

$10,000 of COVID-19 Phase IV funding to support the student emergency fund.

Center That Cares

$35,000 to support the development of a youth and young adult entrepreneurship and workforce training program based at CARES CommuniTEA Cafe, a new community coffee shop in the Hill District.

Functional Literacy Ministry of Haiti (FLM)

$10,000 for Haiti Earthquake Relief to provide food and basic medical services.

Health Equity International

$10,000 for Haiti Earthquake Relief to evacuate injured persons from the earthquake zone and provide survivors with 24/7 emergency and surgical care and expand mobile team response to the remote areas hit hardest by the earthquake.

Hôpital Albert Schweitzer (HAS)

$10,000 for Haiti Earthquake Relief to evacuate injured persons from earthquake zone and provide survivors with 24/7 emergency and surgical care.

M-Powerhouse of Greater Pittsburgh

$150,000 over three years to introduce African American and African descent students at U-Prep Milliones School in grades 6-12 to drone technology and STEAM careers.

Neighborworks of Western Pennsylvania

$50,000 to continue the Arriving Home Loan Program, a mortgage lending program that will make homeownership more attainable by assisting renters with down payment or closing cost assistance for properties in the Hill District, Uptown, and West Oakland.

Ozanam, Inc.

$60,000 to expand their Legacy Hill Curriculum to include STEM.

POISE Foundation

$120,000 over three years for general operating support so they can invest in the basic infrastructure of their organization.

Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise (PACE)

$73,000 to continue the Executive Coaching program (Cohort VI) providing coaching experience to African American and other people of color who are executive leaders and next level/next-generation leaders.

Shepherd’s Heart Fellowship & Veterans Home

$150,000 over three years to pilot a new, holistic mental health treatment program that incorporates healing from spiritual trauma for veterans who are experiencing or are threatened by homelessness.

Sisters Place, Inc.

$105,000 over three years for general operating support of their homeless housing programs for parents and children.

Small Seeds Development, Inc.

$35,000 for the Mother to Son Program, providing single mothers and female guardians, their male children (ages 5-18), and their sons’ siblings with emotional support, training, and workshops to build family self-sufficiency and well-being.

Strong Women, Strong Girls, Inc.

$22,500 for after-school mentoring program that links elementary school girls to college-aged women for the purpose of building skills, competence, and confidence at partner sites in the Hill District.

Venture Outdoors, Inc.

$25,000 to provide outdoor experiences to youth and families in the Hill District.