Education

Enhancing Education Throughout Greater Pittsburgh

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In 2018, the Mellon Foundation awarded 21 grants totaling $18,576,000 to primary and secondary schools and to colleges and universities. More than $12,000,000 was invested in capital projects, improving programs to attract students from beyond Pittsburgh. Of the $13,100,000 in funds granted to institutions of higher learning, $10,500,000 was awarded to schools in Pittsburgh while $2,600,000 supported regional institutions. More than $4,000,000 was granted to primary and secondary schools: $1,650,000 in Westmoreland County and $2,735,000 in Pittsburgh.




2018
$18,576,000
Grants Approved
23
Total Grants

2020 Grantees

Featured Grantee

Education

The Citizen Science Lab

toward support of the Citizen Science Lab 5-Year Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser

2020
$50,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Holy Family Institute

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$100,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

toward costs associated with the inaugural Tree of Life Anti-Hate Conference

2020
$100,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Education

Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation

to create greater accountabilities in government

2020
$300,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

The Pittsburgh Promise Foundation

toward emergency support to assist at-risk high school seniors and current high school students impacted by COVID-19

2020
$1,325,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Propel Schools Foundation

to support a public/private partnership with the PA State Treasurer that will provide incentives for Allegheny County families to save for kids' futures

2020
$200,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Education

Saint Vincent College

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$250,000
Latrobe, PA

Education

Seton Hill University

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$100,000
Greensburg, PA

Education

Fund for Advancement of Minorities Through Education

toward support of operations

2020
$300,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Homewood Children's Village

toward support of operations and launch a new strategic plan

2020
$800,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Ligonier Valley Library Association

toward support of operations and one-time expenses as the library transitions to a new director

2020
$150,000
Ligonier, PA

Education

Manchester Youth Development Center, Inc.

toward support of operations, programs and leadership transition expenses

2020
$300,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Sixup PBC, Inc.

a program-related investment to provide student loans and educational support services to underserved students from southwestern Pennsylvania or students who will come to southwestern Pennsylvania to attend school

2020
$2,000,000
San Francisco, CA
Featured Grantee

Education

Valley School of Ligonier

toward support of operations

2020
$500,000
Ligonier, PA

Education

Allegheny Intermediate Unit

toward professional development opportunities for educators in order to provide high-quality instruction in virtual and brick and mortar environments

2020
$200,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Education

The Citizen Science Lab

to adapt in-person programming to a cyber learning environment

2020
$125,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania

to bolster and sustain three task groups within the Pittsburgh Collaborative: Out-of-School Time, At-Home Learning Environments and Communications, and Tech/WiFi Access

2020
$150,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Education

Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation

to develop journalism around an assessment of the regional economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the success of recovery efforts

2020
$125,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Storehouse for Teachers

to purchase learning toolkits for the most vulnerable children to mitigate the "summer slide"

2020
$50,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Westmoreland Intermediate Unit 7

to expand opportunities for virtual learning at home for young children

2020
$200,000
Greensburg, PA

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