Human Services

Creating A Better Quality of Life Throughout The Region

In 2019, the Foundation awarded 49 human services grants totaling $33,097,500. The largest portion of the funding—nearly 35 percent—was designated to support community health endeavors to decrease infant mortality rates in the region. Workforce development efforts received 18 percent of the funding, while organizations providing services to children, youth, and young adults garnered almost 11 percent of the available funds. The balance of the monies was awarded to organizations that meet broad-based needs, including food and housing, and work to improve overall community health by combating violence and the opioid epidemic.




2019
$33,097,500
Grants Approved
49
Total Grants

2020 Grantees

Featured Grantee

Human Services

Adagio Health, Inc.

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$50,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Albert Schweitzer Fellowship - Pittsburgh

toward support of operations

2020
$75,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, Family Division Juvenile Section

to redesign the Family Law Center to mitigate court users' trauma

2020
$100,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Allegheny Health Network

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$250,000
PIttsburgh, PA

Human Services

Auberle

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$50,000
McKeesport, PA

Human Services

Bethlen Home of Hungarian Reformed Federation of America

to execute an immediate financial and operational turnaround to stabilize operations, followed by a focus on long-term improvements and revenue capture opportunities to ensure stability

2020
$2,684,000
Ligonier, PA

Human Services

Center of Life

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$50,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

The Children's Home of Pittsburgh

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$25,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Community Human Services Corporation

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$50,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Human Services

Community Kitchen Pittsburgh

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$50,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

FamilyLinks, Inc.

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$50,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

FOR Sto-Rox Neighborhood Corporation

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$50,000
McKees Rocks, PA

Human Services

Gateway Rehabilitation Center

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$50,000
Moon Township, PA

Human Services

Global Links

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$130,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$100,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$200,000
Duquesne, PA

Human Services

Jeremiah's Place - Pittsburgh Relief Nursery

toward support of operations

2020
$150,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Jewish Healthcare Foundation of Pittsburgh

toward costs associated with Liftoff PGH 2020, a healthcare innovation conference

2020
$50,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Light of Life Rescue Mission, Inc.

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$50,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Ligonier Valley Learning Center, Inc.

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$25,000
Ligonier, PA

Human Services

Macedonia Family and Community Enrichment Center, Inc.

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$25,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Neighborhood Allies

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$50,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Neighborhood Allies

to partner with Qualitas of Life Foundation to bring a financial workshop series to the Latinx immigrant community

2020
$40,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

North Hills Community Outreach, Inc.

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$50,000
Allison Park, PA

Human Services

Pathways of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Inc.

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$50,000
Washington, PA

Human Services

The Pittsburgh Foundation

toward support of the COVID-19 Emergency Action Fund

2020
$1,000,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

The Poise Foundation

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$100,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$25,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Second Harvest

to renovate a thrift store and community space in Sharpsburg

2020
$200,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

University of Pittsburgh

toward two-year support to refine and implement risk prediction models to prevent opioid overdoses and other opioid-related adverse events in Allegheny County

2020
$1,085,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

University of Pittsburgh

to perform an evaluation of former contact sport participants at risk for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

2020
$444,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

University of Pittsburgh

toward two-year support of research to address the societal impact of age-related cognitive decline

2020
$750,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

University of Pittsburgh

to develop a SARS CoV 2 vaccine

2020
$196,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$50,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Human Services

Washington Area Humane Society

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$50,000
Eighty Four, PA

Human Services

Washington City Mission

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$100,000
Washington, PA

Human Services

Wesley Family Services

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$50,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$50,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh

toward renovation of the Centre Avenue YMCA and support of operations

2020
$1,000,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Young Men and Women's Hebrew Association & Irene Kaufmann Centers

to accelerate security enhancements to the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh

2020
$300,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation

to develop a candidate vaccine and/or therapeutic against acute flaccid myelitis (AFM)

2020
$1,500,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Grow Pittsburgh

toward support of operations, including expanded work in Homewood and increased capacity to grow and distribute fresh food during the COVID-19 crisis

2020
$100,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Human Services

Trying Together (formerly PAEYC)

toward childcare professional development in Homewood

2020
$300,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health

toward support of the Violence Prevention Initiative

2020
$290,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

ACTION-Housing, Inc.

to build a resilient safety net for vulnerable tenants

2020
$100,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Bible Center Church, Inc.

to decrease children's food insecurity, increase access to food, and supplement families' income in Homewood and surrounding communities

2020
$50,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Blood Science Foundation

to improve negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the local blood supply while supporting convalescent plasma treatment

2020
$150,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

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

Human Services

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

Human Services

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Inc.

to provide direct needs assistance to individuals and families

2020
$125,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Community Foundation of Greater Johnstown

to provide comprehensive support to regional farmers markets - growers and shoppers - ensuring that markets operate safely, support regional businesses, and supply fresh, affordable food

2020
$250,000
Johnstown, PA
Featured Grantee

Human Services

Community Kitchen Pittsburgh

for a mobile delivery summer food program for kids

2020
$75,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Healthcare Council of Western Pennsylvania

to provide resources in three specific areas to frontline healthcare works of ten faith-based long-term care organizations impacted by COVID-19

2020
$250,000
Warrendale, PA

Human Services

Neighborhood Allies

to support the COVID-19 Accelerated Relief Effort Package program

2020
$125,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Human Services

Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation

toward support of the Latino Emergency Stimulus and Financial Education program

2020
$100,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board

to align public and private resources to create and evaluate an enhanced workforce development infrastructure in response to unprecedented unemployment in southwestern Pennsylvania

2020
$150,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Human Services

University of Pittsburgh

to identify middle-skill medical workforce demands among employers, develop taxonomies to measure skill transferability, and partner with workforce development organizations to support the employment of middle-skill medical workforce

2020
$100,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh

toward support of the COVID-19 Housing Stabilization Program

2020
$75,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Westmoreland Human Opportunities, Inc.

to provide emergency supports to those within Westmoreland County who have been affected by COVID-19, as well as provide personal protective equipment and workforce development assistance

2020
$50,000
Greensburg, PA

Human Services

Ligonier Township Volunteer Fire Department #1

toward support of operations

2020
$10,000
Ligonier, PA

Human Services

Allegheny Health Network

to support the manufacturing and distribution of a new type of protective enclosure box to reduce exposure to COVID-19

2020
$150,000
PIttsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Human Services

County of Allegheny, Department of Health

toward COVID-19 testing for the most vulnerable populations, including testing at local Federally Qualified Health Centers

2020
$350,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Fab Foundation d/b/a MasksOn.org

to support the manufacturing and distribution of personal protective equipment for low-resource healthcare providers and emergency first responders in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties

2020
$200,000
Boston, MA

Human Services

Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation

to support the development of a nasally administered antiviral drug aimed at preventing COVID-19

2020
$250,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Allegheny Health Network

to support the manufacturing and distribution of a new type of protective enclosure box to reduce exposure to COVID-19

2020
$150,000
PIttsburgh, PA

Human Services

Bible Center Church, Inc.

to decrease children's food insecurity, increase access to food and supplement families' incomes in Homewood and surrounding communities

2020
$50,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Blood Science Foundation

to improve negative impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on the local blood supply while supporting convalescent plasma treatment

2020
$150,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Inc.

to provide direct needs assistance to individuals and families

2020
$125,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation

to develop a candidate vaccine and/or therapeutic against acute flaccid myelitis

2020
$1,500,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation

to enroll volunteers for Phase 3 human clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine candidates

2020
$250,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Community Foundation of Greater Johnstown

to provide comprehensive support to regional farmers markets - growers and shoppers - ensuring that markets operative safely, support regional businesses, and supply fresh, affordable food

2020
$250,000
Johnstown, PA

Human Services

Community Human Services Corporation

to expand behavioral health services for vulnerable individuals

2020
$175,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Human Services

Community Kitchen Pittsburgh

for a mobile delivery summer food program for kids

2020
$75,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Delmont Borough

to purchase charcoal filters for Westmoreland County firefighter face masks

2020
$10,000
Delmont, PA

Human Services

Eastern Area Adult Services, Inc.

to provide for COVID-19 related needs of the Meals on Wheels collaborative network

2020
$150,000
Turtle Creek, PA

Human Services

Family Mediation Council of Western Pennsylvania

to promote housing stability through the use of mediation to address the existing eviction program in the region, exacerbated by the pandemic

2020
$100,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Foundation for Christian Counseling

to subsidize individual mental health counseling and fund free online group counseling for people in crisis seeking help

2020
$50,000
Greensburg, PA

Human Services

GID BIO, Inc.

a program-related investment to support the testing of a regenerative medicine therapeutic to reduce inflammation of the lungs in COVID-19 patients

2020
$250,000
Louisville, CO

Human Services

New Sun Rising

toward programs and services aimed at decreasing the socioeconomic and mental health consequences of COVID-19 on African American men

2020
$100,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture

to implement an online marketplace connecting farmers, customers, retailers, aggregators, and food-insecure residents along the farm-to-plate continuum

2020
$175,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Street Medicine Institute

toward support of an annual symposium, to be held virtually

2020
$50,000
Ingomar, PA

Human Services

The Center That C.A.R.E.S.

to empower families in the Hill District by building multi-generational digital literacy

2020
$150,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

The Poise Foundation

toward a collaborative project to remove barriers to Black students' college access caused by the learning disruption and economic instability of COVID-19

2020
$200,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

The Salvation Army

toward emergency mass feeding efforts including takeout meals and grocery food pantry distribution for food-insecure children, seniors, individuals and families

2020
$50,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Trustees of Boston University

to test the safety and efficacy of a novel synthetic biology COVID-19 vaccine candidate

2020
$30,000
Boston, MA

Human Services

412 Food Rescue

to expand food recovery and distribution efforts during COVID-19

2020
$200,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Adelphoi Foundation

to improve the placement of youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, and to implement a scheduling software system for direct care programs

2020
$420,000
Latrobe, PA

Human Services

ACTION-Housing, Inc.

to develop an accessible shelter including housing, a clinic, and wrap-around services for those experiencing homelessness

2020
$1,500,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Bible Center Church, Inc.

toward support of operations and programs for the Oasis Project

2020
$600,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Connecting Champions

toward support of operations

2020
$125,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

East Liberty Family Health Care Center, Inc.

to renovate the Lincoln Lemington Nursing Home, including updates to architectural and mechanical/electrical systems

2020
$250,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Hosanna House, Inc.

to provide high-quality, innovative learning opportunities and family-focused supportive services to children and adults experiencing poverty

2020
$250,000
Wilkinsburg, PA

Human Services

Jewish Family & Children's Services of Pittsburgh

toward collaboration with Literacy Pittsburgh and Partners4Work to increase disadvantaged job seekers' ability to gain education and skills to successfully reenter the workforce

2020
$200,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Ligonier Valley YMCA of Pennsylvania

a challenge grant to assist with operations and vital services, offsetting drastically reduced revenues due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$25,000
Ligonier, PA

Human Services

The Midwife Center for Birth and Women's Health

toward support of the Midwife Fellowship and mentoring programs

2020
$165,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Neighborhood Allies

toward support of programs and operations to provide community-based mental health programs

2020
$200,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

New Sun Rising

to support increased access for underrepresented groups of people to employment in the technology sector

2020
$300,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Pittsburgh Mercy Health System

to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in vulnerable populations in the Pittsburgh region and provide critical services

2020
$250,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

The Poise Foundation

to implement a pilot leveraging existing partnerships addressing service delivery gaps in low-income/minority populations with barriers to employment

2020
$161,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Sage's Army, Inc.

to support the development of a three-year strategic plan

2020
$45,000
Westmoreland City, PA

Human Services

Travelers Aid Society of Pittsburgh

to remove transportation barriers for participants involved in work-related activities, targeting those displaced due to COVID-19

2020
$200,000
Pittsburgh, PA

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