Regional Economic Development

Investing in Economic Development Enriches the Region for All

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Pittsburgh and the region have a rich history of making products for the world. Building upon those traditions, the Foundation’s regional economic development priorities are now focused on opportunities in advanced and additive manufacturing, robotics, and the economics of growth in rural and urban communities. Recognizing that a region’s economy can not be truly successful if all communities do not participate, the Foundation will also collaborate and invest in several underserved communities to support affordable housing, business infrastructure, workforce training, and entrepreneurship programs designed to help residents gain access to the new economy.

2016
$56,061,630
Grants and PRIs Approved
75
Total Grants and PRIs

2018 Grantees

Regional Economic Development

Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania

toward support of operations

2018
$23,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Regional Economic Development

African American Cultural Center

toward programming for the August Wilson Center

2018
$750,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

ALMONO, LP

a program-related investment made toward support of operations

2018
$1,190,565
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

The Clemente Collection at Engine House 25

toward two-year support of museum operations

2018
$400,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Community Theater Project Corporation

toward support of operations

2018
$250,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

The Mountain Playhouse, Inc.

toward support of operations and a feasibility study for the 80th anniversary capital campaign

2018
$245,000
Jennerstown, PA
Featured Grantee

Regional Economic Development

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Inc.

toward a collaboration between the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and the Dance Theatre of Harlem to perform at the August Wilson Center

2018
$100,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company

toward production of August Wilson's "King Hedley II" to take place at the childhood home of August Wilson

2018
$25,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Pittsburgh Trust for Cultural Resources

toward support of the 2018 Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts

2018
$150,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art

to purchase equipment to improve the auditory experience for visitors

2018
$15,000
Loretto, PA

Regional Economic Development

Touchstone Center for Crafts

to install fiber optic technology

2018
$65,000
Farmington, PA

Regional Economic Development

Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh

toward construction of a new park at the intersection of the Larimer and East Liberty neighborhoods with the use of green infrastructure to reduce storm flows

2018
$650,000
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Since 1947, the Richard King Mellon Foundation has invested in the future of southwestern Pennsylvania.

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