2022 Grants

1Hood Media

$153,000 payable over three years to resume educational programming for youth ages 16 to 26 and those who interact with them by adding staff and staff development to cultivate a culture of youth success, creativity, and leadership through individualized development planning, self-expression, positive peer engagement, community building, and proactive participation in civil society.

100 Black Men of Western Pa Inc.

$15,300 for their Summer InfoLink Technology Project.

412 Food Rescue Inc.

$51,000 to support the distribution of food to the Hill District, Uptown and West Oakland communities.

ACH Clear Pathways

$102,000 for ACH Clear Pathways Academic After School Program and Creative Camp.

$76,500 to support their arts programming for senior citizens which will include sound healing, mindfulness, and other arts programming.

Aid for Africans in Ukraine

$10,000 will be donated to support Africans in Ukraine displaced by the war.

Amani Christian Community Development

$214,000 for Amani capacity building and operating support.

American National Red Cross 

$10,000 emergency grant in response to flood victims in Jackson, MS and from Hurricane Ian.

American National Red Cross Western PA Region

$10,200 to help the Red Cross support fire victims in its neighborhoods, responding to at least one home fire per day.

Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP)

$51,000 for a third year of funding for the Get-Out-the-Vote project funded by McAuley Ministries which was funded for the first time in 2020.

Brother’s Brother Foundation

$10,000 for disaster relief support for Ukraine.

$10,000 to support victims of Hurricane Fiona and Ian.

Carlow University

$2,000,000 to purchase McAuley, Aiden, and Trinity Halls to support the continued growth of the University.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh Inc.

$102,000 to support St. Joseph House of Hospitality serves men over 50 who have been homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Catholic Relief Services

$10,000 for disaster relief support for Ukraine.

Center that CARES

$173,400 to support its after-school program, Passport to Success, and Hill Loop transportation programs for the next year.

Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, Inc.

$10,000 donation to the Community of Buffalo following the racially motivated mass shooting at the Jefferson Avenue grocery store.

Early Excellence Project

$507,200 000 to support the launch of the Margret Washington Learning Center (MWLC) in the Hill District.

Ebenezer Outreach Ministries

$150,144 for Ebenezer Outreach Ministries meals ministry and workforce training program support.

Food Helpers

$130,000 to Moving Lives of Kids Arts Center (MLK Arts) to create four permanent works of public art in the Hill District. The project will involve local youth who will work with professional artists.

Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania Inc.

$25,500 for Girl Scouts Pittsburgh Blitz STEAM Curriculum.

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

$51,000 financial support of their general operations.

Hello Neighbor

$20,400 for operating support to assist all areas of programming that serve the Hill District, Uptown, and West Oakland and beyond.

Hill Community Development Corporation

$300,000 for Milliones Manor renovations.

Hill Dance Academy Theatre

A Black Bead Story: The Digital Spectacles Afro-Caribbean Summer Dance and Drum Intensive for Youth 7 – 20

$50,000 for a series of short films featuring the dense beaded regalia and choreography of Hill District based artist Celeta Hickman. A global cadre artists will offer classes on the dance and drum traditions of New World Afro-Atlantic people filled with skill building, civility and social cohesion as their objectives. The summer intensive is for youth from the Hill District and Oakland, those attending Hill District schools and performing arts schools in Pittsburgh.


$35,700 for Ubuntu – to listen to the Hill community through extensive community engagement about how Hill Dance Academy Theatre can have an impact and use the arts to be an agent of change in the community.

Hug Me Tight Childlife Centers

$224,400 for operational support for fiscal year 2022/2023.

Jubilee Association

$500,000 to renovate/expand their facility to increase accessibility, space, and safety and strengthen programming including enhancing their Preventing Homelessness Program, implementing a new path to self-sufficiency program, increasing childcare assistance, strengthening partnerships, enhancing counseling services, and facilitating a comprehensive service delivery model.

Neighborhood Allies

$2,000,000 to launch Neighborhood Capital in the greater Hill District. The program will support 10 transformative real estate projects in the neighborhood through a combination of technical assistance and patient, flexible capital that encourages prudent risk-taking and promotes equitable outcomes for businesses and residents.

Ozanam, Inc.

$61,200 to continue their Legacy Hill Project which inspires children and youth through culturally specific frameworks capitalizing to excel and achieve through innovative educational experiences that embrace STEM and digital literacy and prepare students with 21st century learning skills.

Pilot Community Ambassador Project

$238,000 to support staff, technical assistance, and training while creating a comprehensive digital catalog of resources anyone can easily navigate.

Pittsburgh Mercy – Mercy Life Center Corporation

$267,507 over three years to support the opening of a second comprehensive health center to serve the needs of those individuals who experience homelessness in the Pittsburgh region.

Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise

$252,450 to support leadership-coaching and the Regional Indicators of Community & Nonprofit Well-Being Program for 3 years.

Reading Is FUNdamental Pittsburgh

$10,000 for adding self-published, local Black authors to their library.

Regional Housing Legal Services

$153,000 payable over two years to continue working on McAuley Ministries affordable housing priority by using legal strategies to prevent mass evictions, deploy aid, help create programs that preserve existing affordable housing for vulnerable families, and engage in advocacy to improve policies and programs.

Roman Catholic Bishop of Owensboro

$10,000 in response to flooding in Eastern Kentucky.

Schenley Heights Community Development Program

$102,000 to support Igniting the Dream: Out-of-School Time.

Small Seeds Development Inc.

$153,000 payable over two years to support for the Mother to Son Program, providing single mothers and female guardians, their male children (ages 5 to 18), and their sons’ siblings with emotional support, training, and workshops to build family self-sufficiency and well-being.

Strong Women, Strong Girls Inc.

$20,400 to support high-quality mentorship programs in collaboration with local schools, community centers, and higher educational institutions.

The Citizen Science Lab

$500,000 to expand operations to accommodate growth and provide youth with full access to premier hands-on STEM programs by relocating to the Martin Luther King Jr. Reading and Cultural Center in the Hill District.

$10,000 for summer camp.

The Neighborhood Resilience Project

$499,800 for the Community Support Programming of the organization, the micro-community interventions in the Hill District, Staffing support of those programs and a desperately needed new roof for the organizational building.

$50,000 for dental equipment purchase and installation.

The Pittsburgh Contingency Inc.

$73,440 to fund the Senior Jazz Connection for one year. The program will gather seniors living in the Hill District and connect them to vital community resources while providing recreational and social time and building a database of senior needs and community services.

$10,000 for the Senior Jazz Connection Project: Rebuilding the Support network for Individuals Living in Senior High Rises in the Hill District.

The Pittsburgh Promise

$153,000 payable over three years to support their “Promise Coaches” at Pittsburgh Milliones University Preparatory School in the Hill District to increase the percentage of 9th graders who earn a post-secondary credential within 10 years to 80% by 2030.

Travelers Aid

$76,500 to renew their Transportation Assistance Program, which remove the transportation barrier for individuals to attend training programs at the Energy Innovation Center.

United Way of Southwestern PA

$153,000 Welcome Back Summer 2022.

Venture Outdoors

$51,000 to expand outdoor learning experiences and leadership opportunities for youth and young adults through outdoor learning, environmental career exploration, and meaningful mentorships.

Vision Enterprises

$102,000 for the creation of JASON Project, a Judicial Assistance Program located in the Hill District.

Women for a Healthy Environment

$10,200 for general operating support to increase impact in the organization’s key program areas.

Womanspace-East Inc.

$500,000 to complete a series of urgent facility capital improvements including replacement of the failing HVAC system in the family apartment, common space, and office areas of the building; window replacements; interior painting; exterior repairs including historic entry stairs for safe building access; and enhanced supportive services programming to aid in our efforts to provide holistic care for families in need of emergency shelter.