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

2017 Grantees

Human Services

Laurel Valley Senior Citizen Center

to eliminate a line of credit and pay down a mortgage

2017
$30,000
New Florence, Pennsylvania

Human Services

Achieva

to purchase vans to transport clients to community-based sites

2017
$96,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Bethlehem Haven of Pittsburgh

toward two-year support of operations and capacity building efforts

2017
$250,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

The Blessing Board

toward support of operations

2017
$40,000
Oakmont, Pennsylvania

Human Services

Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania

toward two-year support to consolidate youth programming at Hosanna House in Wilkinsburg

2017
$275,000
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Human Services

CCChampions

to develop outcomes-driven programming for high-need child cancer patients

2017
$25,000
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Human Services

Center for Victims

toward safety and technology improvements for the Carson Street office

2017
$750,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Elizabeth Seton Center, Inc.

to replace a failed fire alarm system in the Pioneer Avenue center

2017
$150,000
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Human Services

FOR Sto-Rox Neighborhood Corporation

toward two-year support of operations

2017
$550,000
McKees Rocks, PA

Human Services

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

toward support of operations

2017
$200,000
Duquesne, PA

Human Services

Heritage Community Initiatives

toward roof repairs and associated water remediation

2017
$70,500
Braddock, PA

Human Services

Higher Achievement Program, Inc.

toward support of the Bridge to College program and High Achievement's programs in Homewood

2017
$300,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Homewood Children's Village

toward support of operations

2017
$800,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Hosanna Industries, Inc.

toward two-year support to provide home repairs for low-income households in southwestern Pennsylvania

2017
$150,000
Rochester, PA

Human Services

Ligonier Valley Young Men's Christian Association of PA

toward debt reduction to close out the capital campaign

2017
$350,000
Ligonier, PA

Human Services

Manchester Youth Development Center, Inc.

toward support of operations and programs

2017
$250,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

North Hills Community Outreach

toward upgrades to computer and phone equipment

2017
$54,000
Millvale, Pennsylvania

Human Services

Open Hand Ministries, Inc.

toward 18-month support to rehabilitate two high-quality, energy-efficient affordable houses in Pittsburgh's East End

2017
$50,000
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Human Services

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children

to increase access to high-quality childcare and pre-K programs

2017
$125,000
Harrisburg, PA

Human Services

Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children

to create supports for parents and education providers in order to provide quality learning experiences for children in Homewood.

2017
$400,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh

to stabilize and preserve affordable housing in Homewood

2017
$500,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board

to develop a plan to collect qualitative, unstructured data from individuals to determine what motivates them to engage in programs aimed at reducing barriers to employment and improving health outcomes

2017
$10,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board

to support a national search for the next CEO of Partners4Work

2017
$25,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Tri-City Life Center

toward purchase of a mobile health clinic and three-year support of capacity building efforts

2017
$360,000
Lower Burrell, PA

Human Services

United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania

toward human service programming primarily benefitting Westmoreland County residents

2017
$600,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Urban Impact Foundation

toward 18-month support of educational programs

2017
$150,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Washington City Mission

toward renovations of the Vocational Training center to house the Work Readiness Program

2017
$500,000
Washington, PA

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