Community & Economic Development

Welcome To Uptown
McAuley Ministries serves the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of the Hill District, Uptown, and West Oakland.

We fund initiatives that 1) assist individuals and families in the Hill District, Uptown, and West Oakland to transition from poverty to self-sufficiency, and 2) contribute to community vibrancy and quality-of-life. Priority will be given to:

  • Workforce development that links training to family-sustaining jobs. Youth employment initiatives that introduce young people to careers and foster a strong work ethic.
  • Business incubators that support emerging resident-owned businesses and link entrepreneurship to market opportunities, resulting in job growth and wealth-building.
  • Evidence-based initiatives that help families address the key barriers to self-sufficiency.
  • Neighborhood initiatives that enhance community aesthetics and cultural vibrancy.

Story of Hope

Fund My Future

As a member of the Hill District Federal Credit Union, S. heard about the Fund My Future program through the institution’s advertising and decided to start a new habit that would benefit her family. Growing up, there wasn’t much emphasis on saving in her household.

“S. sees Fund My Future as a way to break the generational cycle of being uninformed about money.”

After a long time of saving loose change, she decided to open savings accounts for her five grandchildren and a niece. While the children are too young to fully understand how and why to save, a big goal for S. is to encourage them and their parents to actively and consistently participate in saving. S. feels a great sense of empowerment by creating a new, fun saving experience for her family.