Regional Economic Development
Strengthening All Facets of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Among the grants and program-related investments the Foundation awarded in 2017 are several that support initiatives that create jobs, transform sites for new uses, promote tourism, preserve the region’s history, and encourage new business development.
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 cannot truly be successful unless all communities 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.
Reimagining the LTV Coke Works Site
Enriching a Regional Cultural Gem
Frick Art & Historical Center, Inc.
Bringing Rural Expertise to Pittsburgh’s Urban Core
The Progress Fund
Preserving and Improving a Historic Park
Helping Hispanic Businesses and Families
Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation
Preserving the Past with an Eye to the Future
Creating Sustainable Jobs to Alleviate Poverty
Thread International PBC, Inc.
Enhancing a Learning Center
Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial
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