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.

Allegheny Intermediate Unit

$150,000 payable over 2 years for general operating support for the Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time (APOST) program development and implementation of programmatic services.

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

COVID-19 Phase IV

$10,000 to support the student emergency fund.

Social Justice Training Institute

$200,000 for a Fellowship Program, Justice-Oriented Art Initiative, and Intergroup Discussion that will engage, train, and equip students with critical skills to effectively address bystander awareness, healthy relationships, and anti-racism training.

Community Literacy Engagement Project

$80,150 to provide support offered by the Campus Lab School that provides individualized literacy support for children from the Hill District, Uptown, and West Oakland communities.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh

Window Replacement Project

$53,522 for the completion of this project at St. Joseph House of Hospitality which is critical to the residents served, their health, safety, and self-respect, as well as critical to the health and maintenance of this unique building.

Operational Support

$50,000 for case management services at St. Joseph House of Hospitality which are critical in providing stability to their persons served who are at risk for homelessness.

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.

Diocese of Owensboro, Ky

$10,000 to assist in the relief efforts following devastating tornadoes that impacted Western Kentucky.

Friendship Community Presbyterian Church

$210,000 payable over 2 years to support a capital improvement project of restoring The Corner facility following a 2020 fire.

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.

Hill District Federal Credit Union (HDFCU)

$500,000 to support a capital improvement project to expand and improve the facility and will strengthen financial services for low-income residents

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.

Jubilee Association

$30,000 to bridge operating funding gaps at the John Heinz Child Development Center, which prepares children living in poverty for future social and academic success.

Mercy Life Center Corp.

$197,494 for a capital improvement project, supporting individuals in Pittsburgh Mercy’s Glen Hazel facility, including replacing over-used and unstable furnishings with new furniture that is specifically designed for behavioral healthcare facilities and make improvements to the garden to encourage outdoor activity. 

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.

Pittsburgh Green Innovators

$50,000 to support the E.A.T. Initiative’s Third Meal Program, which empowers hungry communities by providing hot meals, fresh produce, and meal preparation education.

Pittsburgh Public School District

$5,250 to support a field trip by students from Pittsburgh Milliones University Preparatory School to the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.

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.

SLB Radio

$90,000 payable over 2 years to expand the Girl Talk pilot project, which connects teen girls with strong, successful women through deliberate, transformative conversations.

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.

Tickets for Kids Foundation

$30,000 payable over 3 years to support its Cultural Access Program which facilitates free access for under-resourced children in the McAuley Ministries target communities to ticketed experiences.

Uptown Partners

$182,400 payable over 3 years to promote community revitalization by tackling blighted and vacant properties in the Eco-Innovation District of the Uptown community.

Venture Outdoors, Inc.

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