Human Services

Promoting Self-Reliance Amidst Life’s Struggles

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The Foundation awarded grants that support initiatives that strive to promote individuals’ self-sufficiency, often following addiction, incarceration, poverty, or other struggles.

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 an indicator 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.

2017
$14,253,500
Grants Approved
50
Total Grants

2018 Grantees

Human Services

Arc Human Services

to implement five key technology platforms

2018
$400,000
Houston, PA

Human Services

Children's Aid Home Programs of Somerset County, Inc.

toward comprehensive mental health treatment for youth

2018
$250,000
Somerset, PA

Human Services

City Mission-Living Stones

toward two-year support of general operations

2018
$200,000
Uniontown, PA

Human Services

Community Empowerment Association, Inc.

toward support of a work-readiness training program

2018
$100,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

DePaul School for Hearing and Speech

to create a new, safe, and secure entryway for the school

2018
$250,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Every Child

toward technology infrastructure upgrades

2018
$130,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

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

2018
$125,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Greene County Memorial Hospital Foundation

toward construction of a recreation center and support of operations

2018
$500,000
Waynesburg, PA

Human Services

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh

toward support of the Affordable Homeownership Program

2018
$500,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Jeremiah's Place - Pittsburgh Relief Nursery

toward two-year support of operations

2018
$300,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Milestone Centers

to improve client outcomes and agency efficiencies through data analytics

2018
$300,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Mount Ararat Community Activity Center, Inc.

toward support of operations

2018
$100,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

The Pittsburgh Foundation

toward support of the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County's Healthy Communities Program

2018
$325,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

The Poise Foundation

to develop an education program to build African-American executive leadership

2018
$100,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Small Seeds Development, Inc.

toward support of the Mother-to-Son program in Jeannette, Pennsylvania and a pilot Father-to-Son program

2018
$130,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

University of Pittsburgh

toward two-year support to develop a predictive model for opioid overdoses in Allegheny County

2018
$446,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Vision to Learn

to provide free eye exams and glasses to students in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, and districts in Westmoreland County

2018
$150,000
Los Angeles, CA

Human Services

Adelphoi Foundation

toward two-year support of construction of the Youth and Family Center

2018
$1,800,000
Latrobe, PA

Human Services

Auberle

toward two-year support to scale three very successful and innovative programs: the Employment Institute, the 412 Youth Zone, and SNAP

2018
$500,000
McKeesport, PA
Featured Grantee

Human Services

Stanford University

toward three-year support to develop PretermConnect, a mobile-digital application to reduce infant mortality rates

2018
$1,161,497
Palo Alto, CA

Human Services

C. R. Jrs. Chip Inc.

toward two-year support of a capital project to construct a new learning center at the Bob O'Connor Gold Course in Schenley Park

2018
$500,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Easter Seals Western and Central Pennsylvania

toward purchase of accounting and donor management software

2018
$66,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Family Pathways

toward support of construction of a state-of-the-art training facility to serve the needs of Butler County individuals, families, nonprofits and businesses

2018
$350,000
Butler, PA

Human Services

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania

toward the purchase of the headquarters campus

2018
$2,000,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Higher Achievement Program, Inc.

toward support of Higher Achievement programs serving Homewood students

2018
$280,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Homewood Children's Village

toward support of operations

2018
$750,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Manchester Youth Development Center, Inc.

toward two-year support of operations

2018
$600,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Northside Industrial Development Company

toward two-year support of operations

2018
$950,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Open Hand Ministries, Inc.

toward a three-year effort to improve home ownership rates for low- to moderate-income minority families in Pittsburgh's East End

2018
$450,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Pennsylvania Organization for Women in Early Recovery

toward support of operations

2018
$220,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Pressley Ridge School

toward construction of a new School for Autism and School for the Deaf

2018
$1,500,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Three Rivers Rowing Association

toward an after-school rowing mentorship program for low-income, at-risk female youth attending Pittsburgh Public middle, high, and charter schools and one-time support of boathouse renovations

2018
$60,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Three Rivers Youth

toward debt-relief strategies

2018
$400,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Trying Together (formerly PAEYC)

to support operations at the Homewood Early Learning Hub and pilot the Family Check-Up Intervention with 75 Homewood families

2018
$425,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania

toward improving education, financial stability, and health outcomes for individuals in Westmoreland, Fayette, and Armstrong counties

2018
$600,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health

toward two-year support of the Pittsburgh Violence Prevention Initiative

2018
$425,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Wesley Spectrum Services

toward two-year support of costs associated with the merger of Wesley Family Services and construction of an affordable housing/commercial office project in New Kensington

2018
$4,275,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

to create additional classrooms and teaching spaces for the Children's Center

2018
$250,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Specialty Outreach Services, Inc.

toward the purchase of vehicles that will support the transportation needs of clients

2018
$20,000
Butler, PA

Human Services

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation

toward the Supportive Care Program at UPMC Children's Hospital

2018
$20,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Amachi Pittsburgh

toward support of operations and capacity building efforts

2018
$200,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Bethlen Home of Hungarian Reformed Federation of America

toward stow-year support of the Intergenerational Wellness Program

2018
$45,000
Ligonier, PA

Human Services

Center for Hope

toward three-year support of The Wellness Center, a collaboration between Center for Hope and the Robert Morris University School of Nursing

2018
$365,000
Ambridge, PA

Human Services

The Challenge Program, Inc.

toward two-year support of the Step Up program connecting 11th and 12th grade career and technology students to employers

2018
$250,000
Johnstown, PA

Human Services

CASA of Greene County

toward start-up and operating support and a matching grant to launch an annual campaign

2018
$75,000
Waynesburg, PA

Human Services

Computer Reach

toward support of operations

2018
$50,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Conservation Consultants, Inc.

to deliver energy-efficient, healthy homes to low-income Pittsburgh residents and the elderly residing in the neighborhoods of Larimer and Homewood

2018
$275,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

County of Allegheny, Department of Human Services

toward two-year support of the Home-Based Family Recovery Program

2018
$900,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

East End Cooperative Ministry, Inc.

toward transitional operating support

2018
$500,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

East Liberty Family Health Care Center, Inc.

toward renovations and relocation of the Lincoln Lemington facility

2018
$1,000,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Hosanna House, Inc.

toward support of operations and kitchen improvements at the Sherwood Campus

2018
$350,000
Wilkinsburg, PA

Human Services

Laurel Area Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers, Inc.

toward three-year support of operations to build financial sustainability and strengthen organizational capacity

2018
$75,000
Latrobe, PA

Human Services

RAND Corporation

toward 18-month support to assess whether Grow Pittsburgh's Learning Garden Program increases students' fruit and vegetable preferences, willingness to taste, knowledge of produce, and healthy food consumption at school

2018
$270,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh

to rehabilitate housing for low-income homeowners in Homewood

2018
$250,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

St. Clair Memorial Hospital Foundation

to construct a new, state-of-the-art outpatient center to meet growing patient demand and address national trends in medical care

2018
$1,000,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Thomas and Sandra Usher Camp

toward two-year support of operations and camper scholarships

2018
$150,000
Rector, PA

Human Services

Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh

toward support of operations and capacity building efforts

2018
$50,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

Lutheran Church

toward support of the maintenance fund

2018
$1,000
Heiligenkreuz, Austria

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