Education

Improving Infrastructures, Outcomes, and Capacities in Educational Institutions

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Pittsburgh and the region are home to some of the best public, private, charter, and parochial K-12 schools, colleges, and research universities in the country. Building upon the importance of these educational institutions to the regional community and economy, the Foundation’s educational priorities include strengthening K-12 schools, colleges, and universities through investments in capital facilities, advanced curriculum, and workforce training that prepares students to participate in the new economy. 

The Foundation also looks to support projects that leverage federally-funded research to support economic development in both urban and rural communities. At the same time, the Foundation’s priorities include exploring new initiatives for improving educational outcomes for those students attending Pittsburgh’s lowest-performing K-12 schools.

2016
$11,885,00
Grants Approved
22
Total Grants

2018 Grantees

Education

Communities in Schools of Pittsburgh-Allegheny County

toward Integrated Student Support services within the Sto-Rox school district

2018
$50,000
Larimer, PA

Education

Duquesne University of the Holy Ghost

toward renovations to Rockwell Hall

2018
$4,000,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Education

Imani Christian Academy

toward two-year support of operations

2018
$500,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Pennsylvania Treasury Department

toward two-year support of a demonstration project to establish new PA 529 college savings accounts in Westmoreland County

2018
$250,000
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Education

Robert Morris University

toward three-year support to renovate the John Jay School of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science building

2018
$5,000,000
Moon Township, PA

Education

University of Pittsburgh

toward support to develop a feature film and memorial statue as part of the Dr. Thomas Starzl Archives Initiative

2018
$100,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Valley School of Ligonier

toward two-year support of operations and capital needs

2018
$1,250,000
Ligonier, PA

Education

Westmoreland County Community College Educational Foundation

toward capital and technology needs for the Science Innovation Center

2018
$600,000
Youngwood, PA

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Since 1947, the Richard King Mellon Foundation has invested in the future of southwestern Pennsylvania.

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