Human Services

Achieving Holistic and Broad-Scale Outcomes

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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.



2016
$26,926,000
Grants Approved
54
Total Grants

2016 Grantees

Featured Grantee

Human Services

Adagio Health, Inc.

Toward two-year support of operations and program expansion ($800,000) and to launch the Opioid Addiction and Outreach Program ($200,000)

2016
$1,000,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Adonai Center for Black Males

Toward support of operations

2016
$75,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Best of Batch Foundation

Toward facility expansion of the Clubhouse and programs

2016
$1,500,000
Munhall, PA

Human Services

Bethlen Home of Hungarian Reformed Federation of America

Toward two-year support of development of the Intergenerational Lifelong Learning Project

2016
$90,000
Ligonier, PA

Human Services

Boy Scouts of America

Toward two-year support to reach out to the area’s most at-risk and disadvantaged youth to participate in scouting’s character building, values-based, and experiential learning programs

2016
$500,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Brother's Brother Foundation

To purchase two forklifts for use at the Pittsburgh warehouse facilities

2016
$54,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

C. R. Jrs. Chip Inc.

Toward two-year support of sustainability efforts for the First Tee Chapter

2016
$200,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation

Toward replacement of the fish tanks in the lobby of Children’s Hospital

2016
$10,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Community Empowerment Association, Inc.

Toward a pilot work readiness and training program in partnership with Community College of Allegheny County for credit/certificate courses

2016
$400,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Human Services

County of Allegheny, Department of Health

Toward two-year support to improve health in the Pittsburgh region

2016
$1,500,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Dress for Success Pittsburgh

Toward development of a strategic plan

2016
$10,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

East End Cooperative Ministry

Toward support of operations and to provide sewing instruction to individuals with barriers to employment

2016
$550,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Family Guidance, Inc.

Toward two-year support of the Learning and Mentoring Partnership program

2016
$300,000
Sewickley, PA

Human Services

FOR Sto-Rox Neighborhood Corporation

Toward support of operations

2016
$275,000
McKees Rocks, PA

Human Services

Garfield Jubilee Association, Inc.

To provide 70 at-risk youth the opportunity to earn marketable credentials and engage in further education and employment opportunities

2016
$125,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc.

To provide companion dogs to veterans in the Pittsburgh region who are experiencing PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and mobility issues

2016
$10,000
Williston, FL

Human Services

Gwen's Girls

To upgrade outdated and unsupported technology infrastructure

2016
$75,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Heritage United Methodist Church

Toward three-year support to renovate the church’s community building

2016
$200,000
Ligonier, PA

Human Services

Homewood Children's Village

Toward support of operations

2016
$750,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Hosanna House, Inc.

Toward capital improvements to enhance summer youth programming and facilitate the merger of the Wilkinsburg Boys and Girls Club youth into Hosanna House

2016
$550,000
Wilkinsburg, PA

Human Services

Human Services Center Corporation

Toward two-year support of programs designed to help women at risk of substance abuse and their children develop a path out of poverty

2016
$100,000
Turtle Creek, PA

Human Services

Latrobe Presbyterian Church

Toward repairs and renovations to the Latrobe Presbyterian Church

2016
$200,000
Latrobe, PA

Human Services

Ligonier Valley Fire Companies

Toward purchase of dress uniforms

2016
$50,000
Ligonier, PA

Human Services

Ligonier Valley Learning Center, Inc.

To replace a porch at the counseling center

2016
$75,000
Ligonier, PA
Featured Grantee

Human Services

Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation

Toward five-year support of enhancements to the Magee Obstetrical Maternal Infant Databank (MOMI), basic research relating to infant mortality, and launch of the Magee Summit and Prize

2016
$10,000,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Midwife Center for Birth and Women's Health

Toward expansion of the Midwife Center facility and to increase comprehensive programs

2016
$600,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Neighborhood Legal Services Association

Toward purchase of a new case management system

2016
$116,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Northside Industrial Development Company

Toward two-year support of operations

2016
$500,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children

Toward support of the Child Care Home Alliances program

2016
$400,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Pittsburgh Community Kitchen

Toward two-year support of operations

2016
$250,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Providence Connections, Inc.

Toward repair, replacement, and upgrades to mechanical and other systems and structures to improve operations

2016
$175,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Human Services

RAND Corporation

Toward two-year support to identify appropriate and effective interventions for families with a high risk of infant mortality

2016
$640,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh

To pilot the Homewood Housing Preservation Partnership

2016
$650,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Regional Opportunity Center

Toward two-year support to develop best practices for retention of a diverse workforce

2016
$200,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Riding for the Handicapped of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.

Toward therapeutic horseback riding lessons for children with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities

2016
$10,000
Allison Park, PA

Human Services

Seton Hill Child Services, Inc.

Toward teacher training, family communications, improved security, and facility repairs

2016
$200,000
Greensburg, PA

Human Services

Shepherd's Heart Fellowship and Ministries

To purchase 15 sets of specialized shelter furniture for homeless men

2016
$112,500
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Small Seeds Development, Inc.

Toward support of the Teen Discovery Program

2016
$175,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Sto-Rox Neighborhood Health Council, Inc.

Toward leadership transition with the retirement of Father Regis Ryan

2016
$379,000
McKees Rocks, PA

Human Services

Student Conservation Association, Inc.

Toward development of two new business models to increase earned revenue

2016
$350,000
Arlington, VA

Human Services

The Challenge Program, Inc.

Toward two-year support of connections between schools and businesses focusing on 11th and 12th grade students

2016
$220,000
Johnstown, PA

Human Services

The Pittsburgh Foundation

Toward support of the Human Service Integration Fund

2016
$150,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

The Pittsburgh Foundation

Toward support of the Allegheny County Jail Collaborative

2016
$100,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

The Pittsburgh Foundation

To support the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County’s Healthy Communities and Effective Organizations programs, and leverage match pool funding for the Westmoreland Gives Day of Giving 2017

2016
$300,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Three Rivers Adoption Council

Toward an analysis of real estate leasing options

2016
$7,500
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Three Rivers Rowing Association

To engage urban high school girls in a community-rowing program

2016
$30,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Township of Ligonier

To purchase new radios for local police departments

2016
$77,000
Ligonier, PA

Human Services

Trade Institute of Pittsburgh

Toward two-year support to expand the masonry training program for the underemployed

2016
$250,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

United Way of Westmoreland County

To support human service needs in Westmoreland County

2016
$400,000
Greensburg, PA
Featured Grantee

Human Services

University of Pittsburgh

Toward two-year support to develop a tool to estimate infant mortality risk and survival time based on an infant’s risk profile

2016
$725,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health

Toward two-year support of the Pittsburgh Violence Prevention Initiative

2016
$450,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Young Women's Christian Association of Westmoreland County

Toward two-year support of operations

2016
$235,000
Greensburg, PA

Human Services

YouthPlaces

To provide bridge funding during executive leadership transition and organization restructuring to align with 2016-2019 strategic initiatives

2016
$300,000
Pittsburgh, PA

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