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

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, Pennsylvania

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, Pennsylvania

Human Services

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh

toward support of the Affordable Homeownership Program

2018
$500,000
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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, Pennsylvania

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, California

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