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

2016 Grantees

Regional Economic Development

University of Pittsburgh, Center for Social & Urban Research

Toward two-year support of the Pittsburgh Regional Indicators project

2016
$150,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Regional Economic Development

3 Rivers Wet Weather, Inc.

Toward two-year support of operations and to develop a web-based resource to help local governments meet obligations and enact ordinances that effectively implement green infrastructure on private and public lands

2016
$600,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Action for Animals, Inc.

To start a low-cost, walk-in clinic and to purchase a new rescue transport vehicle

2016
$200,000
Latrobe, PA

Regional Economic Development

African American Chamber Foundation of Western Pennsylvania

Toward two-year support of salary for a new VP position and a member survey update

2016
$250,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Regional Economic Development

African American Cultural Center

To support building operations for the African American Cultural Center

2016
$600,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Alan I W Frank House Foundation

Toward production of a book documenting the architecture and history of the Alan I W Frank House

2016
$10,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Allegheny Conference on Community Development

To secure a six-page profile on the Pittsburgh region to run in the Dec 2016/Jan 2017 issue of fDi Magazine

2016
$20,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Allegheny Conference on Community Development

Toward support of operations and a study on the financial stress of four municipalities

2016
$530,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

ALMONO, LP

A program-related investment to complete Phase I infrastructure in order to activate the site for development

2016
$10,000,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Alumni Theater Company

Toward operating costs of the Bill Nunn Theater Project

2016
$45,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Alumni Theater Company

Toward two-year support of operations, and construction of a new educational, rehearsal, and performance space

2016
$150,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

American Middle East Institute, Inc.

Toward costs associated with the Business Conference held in Pittsburgh October 17, 2016

2016
$10,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

American Wind Symphony Orchestra

To underwrite a commissioned new work for the 60th anniversary season

2016
$10,000
Mars, PA

Regional Economic Development

Bridgeway Capital

Toward a loan program to link craft businesses with manufacturers

2016
$10,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Bridgeway Capital

To develop a strategic vision and framework to grow the maker manufacturing movement in Pittsburgh

2016
$175,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Regional Economic Development

Carnegie Institute

To exhibit and promote the Pittsburgh region’s economic, arts, and sciences success within the Pittsburgh International Airport

2016
$190,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Regional Economic Development

Carnegie Mellon University

Toward installation of exhibits at the Pittsburgh International Airport highlighting Pittsburgh’s science, technology, and innovation renaissance

2016
$500,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Regional Economic Development

Carnegie Mellon University

Toward three-year support to launch the Manufacturing Futures Initiative at the Almono Mill Building

2016
$20,000,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Regional Economic Development

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

To provide a selection of interactive experiences for installation in Kidsport at the Pittsburgh International Airport

2016
$200,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Toward two-year support to create interactive exhibits

2016
$600,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

City of Pittsburgh

Toward implementation of the Pittsburgh Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation

2016
$325,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

City Theatre Company, Inc.

Toward support of operations ($200,000) and capacity building efforts ($60,000)

2016
$260,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Community Foundation of Greater Johnstown

Toward a joint grantmaking program with the Richard King Mellon Foundation’s fields of interest in the Johnstown area and surrounding counties, and Lift Johnstown

2016
$450,000
Johnstown, PA
Featured Grantee

Regional Economic Development

Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland

Toward two-year support of operations

2016
$400,000
Greensburg, PA

Regional Economic Development

Frick Art & Historical Center

Toward two-year support to present three significant exhibitions

2016
$1,000,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Friends of the Riverfront

Toward support of operations

2016
$75,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Green Building Alliance

Toward two-year support to expand the 2030 district and green school academy, of education and outreach efforts, and to provide a platform to highlight Pittsburgh’s transformation to a world class sustainable city

2016
$900,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Grow Pittsburgh

Toward support of operations and programs associated with community gardens in Pittsburgh, with a focus on Homewood

2016
$100,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Growth Through Energy & Community Health, Inc.

Toward two-year support to develop and apply a comprehensive green storm water infrastructure strategy in Pittsburgh neighborhoods

2016
$250,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Hazelwood Initiative, Inc.

Toward acquisition and renovation of key properties within the Second Avenue business district

2016
$1,425,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Health Effects Institute

To implement actions from its research agenda on unconventional gas development for the Appalachian basin

2016
$225,000
Boston, MA

Regional Economic Development

Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania

Toward two-year support of Smithsonian-quality exhibitions and innovative programs

2016
$1,000,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Ligonier Borough

Toward the public outreach and communications plan for the Diamond Park renovation

2016
$50,000
Ligonier, PA

Regional Economic Development

Ligonier Borough

To complete the engineering, design, and preparation of the bid documents for the Ligonier Diamond Reconstruction Project

2016
$154,000
Ligonier, PA

Regional Economic Development

Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor

Toward two-year support of building construction to house museum artifacts

2016
$550,000
Latrobe, PA

Regional Economic Development

Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

Toward three-year support to catalog, preserve, and disseminate the jazz archival collection

2016
$300,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Moving Lives of Kids Arts Center

Toward support of the Homewood mural project

2016
$10,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Northside Coalition for Fair Housing

Toward the Workforce Greening Initiative

2016
$10,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Operation Better Block, Inc.

Toward economic development programs in Homewood

2016
$800,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

PA Cleanways

To build management capacity, support and develop western Pennsylvania affiliates, and reduce illegal dumping

2016
$130,000
Greensburg, PA

Regional Economic Development

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Inc.

Toward support of operations ($300,000) and a new data analyst position ($50,000)

2016
$350,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Pittsburgh Bike Share

Toward expansion of the bike share program by 25 stations and 250 bikes

2016
$50,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Pittsburgh Entertainment Project

Toward support of operations

2016
$400,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Pittsburgh Gateways Corporation

Toward support of a Choice Neighborhoods Planning and Action Grant Application for the Hill District

2016
$10,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Pittsburgh Glass Center, Inc.

Toward support of operations ($232,000), capital improvements ($23,000), and a partnership with Brew House Association to create a pipeline for glass apprentices ($25,000)

2016
$280,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Pittsburgh Opera, Inc.

Toward support of operations ($300K) and a pilot program to use the Opera’s costume shop to equip low-income individuals with sewing skills ($30K)

2016
$330,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company

Toward the August Wilson International Theatre Festival 2016

2016
$25,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company

Toward support of the August Wilson Birthday Celebration to be held April 27, 2016

2016
$10,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Pittsburgh Symphony, Inc.

Toward support of operations ($300K) and audience development ($100K)

2016
$400,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Pittsburgh Trust for Cultural Resources

To hire a consultant to develop an institution-wide technology plan and implement technology upgrades

2016
$150,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Pittsburgh Trust for Cultural Resources

Toward two-year support of JazzLive International

2016
$400,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Pittsburgh Trust for Cultural Resources

Toward programming for the African American Cultural Center and the purchase of three sculptural, artistic desks for the gallery

2016
$750,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise

Toward three-year support of the operations, Strategic Action Planning Program, and African-American arts and culture study

2016
$894,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Redevelopment Authority of the City of Connellsville

To assist in site acquisition and demolition of vacant and blighted properties

2016
$250,000
Connellsville, PA

Regional Economic Development

Regents of the University of California

To scan Pittsburgh’s local food system to identify opportunities for specialty crops, food manufacturing, food hubs, and providing healthy food to urban areas

2016
$15,000
Davis, CA

Regional Economic Development

Regional Trail Corporation

Toward purchase of an excavator and trailer

2016
$10,000
West Newton, PA

Regional Economic Development

Rotary Club of Ligonier Charitable Foundation

Toward renovation of Ligonier Friendship Park (Phase I)

2016
$165,000
Ligonier, PA

Regional Economic Development

Scenic Pittsburgh

Toward support of operations and programs to protect, preserve, and promote southwestern Pennsylvania’s scenic resources

2016
$120,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

The Mountain Playhouse, Inc.

Toward support of operations

2016
$200,000
Jennerstown, PA

Regional Economic Development

The Pennsylvania State University

Toward three-year support to facilitate the placement of renewable generation in up to five qualifying municipal water treatment or other public authorities located in the counties of Washington, Greene, Fayette, Westmoreland, Armstrong, and Indiana

2016
$150,000
University Park, PA

Regional Economic Development

The Pittsburgh Public Theater Corporation

Toward support of operations

2016
$250,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

The Progress Fund

Toward rehabilitation of the Burgettstown train station on the Panhandle Trail

2016
$113,000
Greensburg, PA

Regional Economic Development

The Progress Fund

A program-related investment toward lending opportunities in rural communities and small towns in southwestern Pennsylvania

2016
$500,000
Greensburg, PA

Regional Economic Development

The Progress Fund

Toward lending and investments in economic opportunities for rural communities and small towns in southwestern Pennsylvania

2016
$1,600,000
Greensburg, PA

Regional Economic Development

University of Pittsburgh

To conduct a benchmarking and gap analysis of the regional life sciences enterprise

2016
$50,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

University of Pittsburgh

To assist manufacturers in creating a web presence in order to develop new lines of business

2016
$10,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Toward two-year support of CONNECT’s ongoing work on shared policy issues affecting the City of Pittsburgh and 36 neighboring communities

2016
$75,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Urban Innovation 21

Toward support of operations for Kiva City Pittsburgh

2016
$300,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Venture Outdoors

Toward two-year support of programming and operations and to integrate the Paddle Without Pollution program

2016
$400,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Washington County Community Foundation

Toward restoration of the heritage museum space

2016
$500,000
Eighty Four, PA

Regional Economic Development

Westmoreland County Historical Society

Toward construction of the Westmoreland History Education Center at Hanna’s Town

2016
$500,000
Greensburg, PA

Regional Economic Development

Westmoreland Cultural Trust

To reduce the debt incurred to preserve The Palace

2016
$750,000
Greensburg, PA

Regional Economic Development

Westmoreland Museum of Art

Toward two-year support of operations

2016
$1,000,000
Greensburg, PA

Regional Economic Development

Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra

Toward two-year support to identify future audiences and potential donors in outlying communities

2016
$50,000
Greensburg, PA

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