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

2019 Grantees

Education

Carnegie Mellon University

to compete in the DARPA SubT Challenge

2019
$750,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Carnegie Mellon University

toward 18-month support to analyze programs that can aid in the assimilation of increased solar power and natural gas electric generation in western Pennsylvania

2019
$200,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Community College of Allegheny County Educational Foundation

toward support of a career readiness and employment program

2019
$400,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Community Empowerment Association, Inc.

toward two-year support of a career readiness and employment program

2019
$400,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Education

The Kiskiminetas Springs School

toward support of annual scholarships and new marketing efforts

2019
$1,350,000
Saltsburg, PA

Education

Youth Opportunities Development

toward support of operations

2019
$20,000
Clairton, PA

Education

Carnegie Mellon University

toward support of operations of the Girls of Steel robotics after-school program

2019
$25,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Education Development Center, Inc.

toward two-year support to partner with The Citizen Science Lab to bring the Amgen Biotech Experience program to Pittsburgh

2019
$693,000
Waltham, MA

Education

Higher Achievement Program, Inc.

toward academic programs serving Homewood students

2019
$280,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Homewood Children's Village

toward support of operations ($800,000) and the In Class Today attendance intervention ($25,000)

2019
$825,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Sewickley Academy

toward three-year support of operations to strengthen Breakthrough's services for at-risk youth in the Pittsburgh region

2019
$150,000
Sewickley, PA
Featured Grantee

Education

University of Pittsburgh

toward 18-month support to assess the feasibility of developing a life sciences cluster spanning from the Pittsburgh Vision Institute to Hazelwood Green

2019
$250,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Education

University of Pittsburgh, Institute of Politics

toward two-year support of operations

2019
$200,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Education

University of Pittsburgh

to send a team of undergraduate students to the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition

2019
$25,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

The Pittsburgh Promise Foundation

toward a pilot program to place Promise Coaches in Carrick, Milliones, and Perry high schools to provide college and career planning for students

2019
$2,000,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Education

Carlow University

toward a pilot program to use predictive analytics and personalized interventions to support Pittsburgh Promise Scholars

2019
$898,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Community College of Allegheny County Educational Foundation

toward a pilot program to use personalized coaching and predictive analytics to support Pittsburgh Promise Scholars

2019
$997,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Carnegie Mellon University

toward two-year support to develop a space robotics program and send a over to the moon by 2021

2019
$500,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Education

Saint Vincent College

to support the implementation of strategic initiatives

2019
$50,000
Latrobe, PA

Education

SLB Radio Productions, Inc.

toward five-month support to collect audio stories illustrating children and families' experiences with education and other economic mobility topics

2019
$50,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Westmoreland County Community College Educational Foundation

toward four-year support to purchase progressive technology for the Student Achievement Center, and campus-wide classroom technology upgrades for the Youngwood campus

2019
$1,000,000
Youngwood, PA

Education

Wireless Neighborhoods d/b/a Neighborhood Learning Alliance

to support the High School University program

2019
$150,000
Pittsburgh, PA

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