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

2017 Grantees

Education

Bible Center Church, Inc.

toward two-year support of Oasis Project programs

2017
$450,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Carlow University

toward two-year support to establish the Hub for Workforce Development and Innovation

2017
$500,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

toward two-year support of capital improvements to the Carrick Library

2017
$500,000
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Education

EDSYS, Inc.

toward two-year support of outdoor recreational opportunities for students at City Charter High School

2017
$70,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

The Fred Rogers Company

toward two-year support to launch the Legacy Lives on Fund

2017
$6,000,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Ligonier Valley Library Association

toward capital renovations and program needs

2017
$3,000,000
Ligonier, PA

Education

Millvale Library

to provide a fiber optic cable and connection to the library hub

2017
$10,000
Millvale, Pennsylvania

Education

Pressley Ridge

toward two-year support of the Family Engagement Initiative

2017
$300,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Saint Vincent College

toward three-year support of construction of Benentech Hub

2017
$5,000,000
Latrobe, Pennsylvania

Education

University of Pittsburgh

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

2017
$10,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Urban Innovation 21

toward two-year support of the Citizen Science Lab to recruit high school students from Homewood to participate in the International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition, purchase a genetic sequencer, launch an Out-of-School Time Transportation initiative, and explore the potential of expanding lab facilities to generate earned revenue

2017
$505,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Green Vale School

toward capital projects

2017
$500,000
Glen Head, New York

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

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