Achieving Holistic and Broad-Scale Outcomes
Based on analysis of the issues facing Pittsburgh communities by the Foundation’s staff and trustees, our human service funding will focus on engaging regional partners to reduce infant mortality rates, an issue that is considered a marker of population health and one in which some groups continue to experience rates that are significantly higher than local or national averages. In addition, the Foundation will continue to make grants to evidence-based initiatives that help individuals and families thrive, including programs that emphasize high-quality early childhood education, workforce development, violence prevention, and basic needs such as food and shelter. Across these human service efforts, the Foundation will rely on data to help target support to areas with the greatest need and in which success can be measured by academic achievement, economic stability, and safe neighborhoods with healthy residents.
Using Fresh Produce, Physical Activity, and Data to Fight Obesity
Allegheny County Health Department
Fighting Infant Mortality
Magee-Womens Research Institute, RAND Corporation, and University of Pittsburgh
Yoel Sadovsky, M.D.
Offering Healthcare for Women and Families
Adagio Health, Inc.
Arc Human Services
to implement five key technology platforms
Children's Aid Home Programs of Somerset County, Inc.
toward comprehensive mental health treatment for youth
City Mission-Living Stones
toward two-year support of general operations
Community Empowerment Association, Inc.
toward support of a work-readiness training program
DePaul School for Hearing and Speech
to create a new, safe, and secure entryway for the school
toward technology infrastructure upgrades
The Forbes Funds
toward support of capacity building services for community-based nonprofits and to pilot a new cohort-based program designed to foster organizational development
Greene County Memorial Hospital Foundation
toward construction of a recreation center and support of operations
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh
toward support of the Affordable Homeownership Program
Jeremiah's Place - Pittsburgh Relief Nursery
toward two-year support of operations
to improve client outcomes and agency efficiencies through data analytics
Mount Ararat Community Activity Center, Inc.
toward support of operations
The Pittsburgh Foundation
toward support of the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County's Healthy Communities Program
The Poise Foundation
to develop an education program to build African-American executive leadership
Small Seeds Development, Inc.
toward support of the Mother-to-Son program in Jeannette, Pennsylvania and a pilot Father-to-Son program
University of Pittsburgh
toward two-year support to develop a predictive model for opioid overdoses in Allegheny County
Vision to Learn
to provide free eye exams and glasses to students in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, and districts in Westmoreland County
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