Education

Economic Mobility, World Class Research, and Technology

In 2019, the Foundation awarded $17,238,000 in 24 education grants. Institutions of higher education received approximately two-thirds of the funding ($11,295,000) while community-based organizations were awarded 21 percent of the monies ($3,725,000). The balance ($2,218,000)—just under 13 percent—was provided to elementary and secondary schools that serve students from kindergarten through 12th grade.



2019
$17,238,000
Grants Approved
24
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

Education

Allegheny College

to provide antigen testing for students as a baseline for screening and diagnosis of COVID-19

2020
$210,000
Meadville, PA

Education

ACTION-Housing, Inc.

to build a resilient safety net for vulnerable tenants

2020
$100,000
Pittsburgh, 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

Education

Bidwell Cultural and Training Center

to develop and implement an alternative content delivery model that supplements on-site instruction with remote learning

2020
$100,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Carnegie Mellon University

to provide K-12 students in Homewood and New Kensington with access to free wireless mesh networks in order to participate in online learning

2020
$125,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Carnegie Mellon University

to collect a novel dataset to anticipate changes in consumer behavior during and following a pandemic

2020
$50,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Carnegie Mellon University

to combine GPS data with records maintained by Allegheny County Department of Human Services to guide service providers' response to the COVID-19 crisis

2020
$150,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Carnegie Mellon University

a challenge grant to match contributions from alumni, parents, faculty, and staff for campus COVID-19 relief efforts for students

2020
$210,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Chatham University

toward costs associated with implementing required health and safety protocols to resume on-campus instruction as a result of COVID-19

2020
$210,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Community College of Allegheny County Educational Foundation

to provide laptops and connectivity means to CCAC students as they endeavor to continue their education remotely in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$150,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Education

Duquesne University of the Holy Ghost, Nonprofit Leadership Institute

to provide financial assistance to students facing financial challenges due to COVID-19

2020
$210,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Gettysburg Foundation

to provide Title 1, K-12 students with organized educational field trips to Gettysburg National Military Park

2020
$100,000
Gettysburg, PA

Education

Grove City College

to put protocols in place to protect the health and safety of students, employees, and the larger community in the light of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$210,000
Grove City, PA

Education

Pittsburgh Public Schools

to prevent COVID-19 related learning loss by training teachers and leaders to use assessments to adjust instruction in new eLearning environments

2020
$150,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Robert Morris University

a challenge grant to match contributions from alumni, parents, faculty, and staff for campus COVID-19 relief efforts for students

2020
$210,000
Moon Township, PA

Education

Susquehanna University

toward COVID-19 response and recovery efforts that advance student learning and the health of the campus community

2020
$210,000
Selinsgrove, PA
Featured Grantee

Education

Washington and Jefferson College

to provide support for students impacted by the pandemic, and purchase PPE and safety supplies to minimize COVID-19 transmission

2020
$210,000
Washington, PA

Education

Westminster College

to support online/hybrid instruction and increased health and safety resources for Westminster's campus across the 2020-2021 academic year

2020
$210,000
New Wilmington, PA

Education

Westmoreland County Community College Educational Foundation

to assist workers dislocated by COVID-19 with attaining regionally in-demand career skills and an opportunity to earn an industry-recognized credential

2020
$100,000
Youngwood, PA

Education

SLB Radio Productions, Inc.

to collect audio stories from the region's residents that illustrate experiences with human services, health, and well-being topics

2020
$25,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Education

University of Pittsburgh

toward support of the Pitt Success Pell Match Program, Student Emergency Assistance Fund, and Accelerated BS Nursing Degree Scholarship

2020
$210,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Gwen's Girls

toward support of programs and operations

2020
$250,000
Pittsburgh, PA

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