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

2016 Grantees

Education

50CAN, Inc.

To produce a report identifying the lowest-performing high schools serving at-risk students in Allegheny County

2016
$75,000
Washington, DC

Education

Allegheny College

Toward renovation of Carnegie Hall and two-year support of Creek Connections

2016
$1,600,000
Meadville, PA

Education

Common Sense Media

To provide professional development services to Greater Latrobe and Ligonier Valley school districts as they integrate technology devices and digital media learning products in the classroom

2016
$40,000
San Francisco, CA

Education

Coro Center for Civic Leadership

To position Coro participants to revitalize communities in southwestern Pennsylvania with an emphasis on Wilkinsburg, Sto-Rox, and Homewood

2016
$300,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Education

Imani Christian Academy

Toward support of operations

2016
$500,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Education

Kiskiminetas Springs School

Toward renovations to Vlahos or Kalnow Hall, creation of a new science and engineering center, and completion of other small capital projects

2016
$2,000,000
Saltsburg, PA

Education

Manchester Citizens Corporation

Toward production and distribution of a book chronicling the life of Reverend James J. Robinson

2016
$10,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Negro Educational Emergency Drive

Toward two-year support of operations and enhancement of the ACE program

2016
$300,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation

Toward support of staff salaries and technology upgrades

2016
$450,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Robert Morris University

Toward research on Human Resource Management in Nonprofit Organizations

2016
$225,000
Moon Township, PA

Education

Seton Hill University

Toward three-year support to establish an Office of Academic Innovation and Planning

2016
$500,000
Greensburg, PA

Education

Sewickley Academy

Toward construction of the Event Center

2016
$750,000
Sewickley, PA

Education

Shady Side Academy

Toward two-year support of construction of the Center for Science and Innovation

2016
$1,000,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Education

The Extra Mile Education Foundation, Inc.

To support the 25th Anniversary Initiative

2016
$250,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

The Fred Rogers Company

Toward two-year support to develop a strategic plan and conduct a fundraising campaign

2016
$250,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

The Neighborhood Academy

Toward five-year support to expand the academic facility to serve boys in the 6th and 7th grades starting in Fall 2017

2016
$500,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

University of Pittsburgh

Toward support of programs and activities of the Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law & Public Policy

2016
$10,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Toward two-year support of the Nonprofit Clinic; the Leadership Portfolio Program; the Leadership and Governance Training Program for Public Service Executives, and the Emerging Leader Award and Case Studies Program

2016
$375,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

University of Pittsburgh, Institute of Politics

Toward two-year support of programs

2016
$200,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Education

Washington and Jefferson College

Toward renovation of the U. Grant Miller Library

2016
$2,000,000
Washington, PA

Education

Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children

To construct a pedestrian bridge across Bellefield Avenue to link campus buildings

2016
$100,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Westmoreland County Federated Library System

Toward two-year support of technology infrastructure upgrades for public libraries in Westmoreland County

2016
$450,000
Greensburg, PA

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

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