Education

Keeping Pace in Changing Times

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The Foundation grants aspire to help students — and others — succeed in a world marked by changes in technology, the economy, and the media.

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 prepare students to participate in the new economy. The Foundation also looks to leverage federally-funded research carried out at universities 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 students attending Pittsburgh’s lowest-performing K-12 schools.

2017
$18,695,000
Grants Approved
16
Total Grants

2018 Grantees

Education

Communities in Schools of Pittsburgh-Allegheny County

toward Integrated Student Support services within the Sto-Rox school district

2018
$50,000
Larimer, PA

Education

Duquesne University of the Holy Ghost

toward renovations to Rockwell Hall

2018
$4,000,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Education

Imani Christian Academy

toward two-year support of operations

2018
$500,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Pennsylvania Treasury Department

toward two-year support of a demonstration project to establish new PA 529 college savings accounts in Westmoreland County

2018
$250,000
Harrisburg, PA

Education

Robert Morris University

toward three-year support to renovate the John Jay School of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science building

2018
$5,000,000
Moon Township, PA

Education

University of Pittsburgh

toward support to develop a feature film and memorial statue as part of the Dr. Thomas Starzl Archives Initiative

2018
$100,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Valley School of Ligonier

toward two-year support of operations and capital needs

2018
$1,250,000
Ligonier, PA

Education

Westmoreland County Community College Educational Foundation

toward capital and technology needs for the Science Innovation Center

2018
$600,000
Youngwood, PA

Education

CCBC Foundation

toward expansion/capital to support the process technology program

2018
$1,000,000
Monaca, PA

Education

Chatham University

toward three-year support to launch the Kitchen Innovation Lab and GIS mapping for agricultural and food businesses in the region

2018
$766,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Fund for Advancement of Minorities Through Education

toward two-year support of operations

2018
$650,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

University of Pittsburgh

to support the Manufacturing Assistance Center in Homewood via staffing, and scholarships for low-income individuals

2018
$200,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work

toward two-year support of the Pitt Assisted Communities and Schools program in Homewood

2018
$335,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Westminster College

toward three-year support to expand the Hoyt Science Center

2018
$1,000,000
New Wilmington, PA

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