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

2017 Grantees

Regional Economic Development

Gettysburg Foundation

toward rehabilitation of the landscape and cultural resources at Little Round Top

2017
$1,500,000
Gettysburg, PA

Regional Economic Development

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

toward costs associated with the Leading Change Conference 2017 to be held in Pittsburgh

2017
$25,000
Washington, D.C.
Featured Grantee

Regional Economic Development

African American Cultural Center

to support building operations

2017
$600,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Allegheny Conference on Community Development

towards expenses associated with staff travel to the Center for Transportation Excellence Conference in May 2017

2017
$15,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Allegheny Conference on Community Development

toward support of operations

2017
$480,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Regional Economic Development

ALMONO, LP

a program-related investment made toward support of operations at the Almono site

2017
$1,155,600
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Andrew Carnegie Free Library

to create an urban park connecting the Carnegie Library and Music Hall to Carnegie's Main Street

2017
$500,000
Carnegie, Pennsylvania

Regional Economic Development

Bike Pittsburgh, Inc.

toward three-year support to expand bike lanes and educate people on biking amenities in Pittsburgh

2017
$120,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Bricolage

toward two-year support to increase audience reach and grow Bricolage's regional and national presence

2017
$150,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Bridgeway Capital

to finalize a brand strategy of the Pittsburgh Maker Movement, develop three creative platforms for that brand, and articulate an engagement plan

2017
$120,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Bridgeway Capital

to build the capacity of the Craft Business Accelerator

2017
$130,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Brownsville Area Revitalization Corporation

toward renovations to the 25 Market Street building

2017
$150,000
Brownsville, PA

Regional Economic Development

Carnegie Mellon University

to conduct research and provide policy recommendations on how to integrate renewable energy and other growing energy sources into the U.S. electric power sector

2017
$200,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

City Theatre Company, Inc.

toward 18-month support of operations and website redevelopment

2017
$250,000
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

2017
$450,000
Johnstown, PA

Regional Economic Development

Frick Art & Historical Center

toward support of the Paul Mellon Art Collection Exhibit

2017
$500,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Regional Economic Development

Frick Art & Historical Center

toward installation of an exhibit at the Pittsburgh International Airport highlighting the Frick's upcoming fashion exhibitions

2017
$100,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Greater Pittsburgh Convention & Visitors Bureau Education Foundation

toward two-year support of customer service training

2017
$100,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Grow Pittsburgh

toward support of operations

2017
$100,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Regional Economic Development

Innovation Works, Inc.

toward installation of displays at the Pittsburgh International Airport highlighting Pittsburgh-based startups and products

2017
$240,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Innovation Works, Inc.

toward two-year support of the Early Stage Company Investment Program, Scalable Innovation Manufacturing Support Program, and Startable Pittsburgh

2017
$1,750,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Ligonier Borough

to redevelop the historic Ligonier Diamond Park

2017
$3,035,000
Ligonier, PA

Regional Economic Development

The Mountain Playhouse, Inc.

toward support of operations

2017
$200,000
Jennerstown, PA

Regional Economic Development

National Aviary in Pittsburgh

to engage 18 craft businesses, makers and artist entrepreneurs from the Pittsburgh region to integrate the fields of aviculture and art

2017
$100,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

New Hazlett Center for the Performing Arts

toward support of programming and Front Porch Theatricals

2017
$215,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Operation Better Block, Inc.

toward economic development programs in Homewood

2017
$380,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

PA Cleanways of Allegheny County

toward two-year support of operations, website development, business plan development and storage and moving expenses

2017
$125,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture

toward support of operations

2017
$50,000
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Regional Economic Development

Phipps Conservancy, Inc.

toward capital projects to complete the Living Campus as well as restore the nineteenth-century glasshouse complex

2017
$5,000,000
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Regional Economic Development

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Inc.

toward 18-month support of operations

2017
$350,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership

toward three initiatives to enhance Pittsburgh's public spaces

2017
$750,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Pittsburgh Opera, Inc.

toward 18-month support of operations

2017
$300,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Regional Economic Development

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

toward two-year support of watershed restoration, green infrastructure, and park management projects

2017
$950,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

The Pittsburgh Public Theater Corporation

toward 18-month support of operations

2017
$250,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Pittsburgh Symphony, Inc.

toward 18-month support of operations and capacity building efforts

2017
$500,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Regional Economic Development

Pittsburgh Trust for Cultural Resources

toward programming for the African-American Cultural Center

2017
$750,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Pittsburgh Trust for Cultural Resources

toward 18-month support to implement digital infrastructure

2017
$1,500,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

The Progress Fund

toward two-year support to expand lending activities to bring Trail Town expertise to opportunities within the Pittsburgh urban core

2017
$700,000
Greensburg, PA

Regional Economic Development

PublicSource

toward 18-month support of operations

2017
$600,000
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Regional Economic Development

Redevelopment Authority of the City of Connellsville

to assist with gap financing needs, restoration of parks, purchase of equipment, and green space planning and development

2017
$435,000
Connellsville, PA

Regional Economic Development

Riverlife

toward support of operations and the advancement of strategic riverfront improvement goals

2017
$500,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Thrill Mill, Inc.

toward two-year support of operations

2017
$1,050,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

University of Pittsburgh

to hire a technical management consultant for the Manufacturing Assistance Center in Homewood

2017
$85,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

toward two-year support to enhance capacity and provide education and training to 12 municipalities regarding transit-oriented development

2017
$100,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh

to engage a team of consultants to execute a proposal to establish an Amazon headquarters in Pittsburgh

2017
$50,000
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Regional Economic Development

Valley School of Ligonier

toward purchase and renovation of property located in Ligonier

2017
$350,000
Ligonier, PA

Regional Economic Development

Washington and Jefferson College

toward two-year support to provide access to and interpretation of shale development data and to conduct an economic study of the ethane cracker plant slated to be built in Beaver County, Pennsylvania

2017
$600,000
Washington, PA

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