Regional Economic Development

Innovation and Revitalization in Southwestern Pennsylvania

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In 2018, the Foundation made 65 grants totaling more than $35,000,000 to endeavors that support and strengthen the region’s economic development. Included in this total were grants of $14,000,000 to facilitate development in Hazelwood and nearly $2,500,000 to enhance business development and revitalization in Homewood and East Liberty. Eight million dollars of funding is increasing diversity and momentum of the arts in Pittsburgh and regionally, and nearly $4,700,000 is improving libraries, stimulating business development, and increasing ecotourism in rural areas.

2018
$35,005,009
Grants and PRIs Approved
65
Total Grants and PRIs

2020 Grantees

Featured Grantee

Regional Economic Development

African American Cultural Center

toward support of operations and programming for 2020

2020
$1,350,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Allegheny Cemetery Historical Association

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$25,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Allegheny College

to research and develop recommendations for economic revitalization measures to benefit college communities in western Pennsylvania

2020
$56,000
Meadville, PA
Featured Grantee

Regional Economic Development

ALMONO, LP

a program-related investment toward support of capital projects

2020
$1,352,506
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Regional Economic Development

ALMONO, LP

a program-related investment toward support of operations

2020
$2,161,419
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

AMD3 Foundation

toward six-month support to build 40 to 100 Negative Pressure Chambers

2020
$5,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Association of Science-Technology Centers

toward support of the New Frontiers in Science, Technology, Learning, and Engagement convening to be held in Pittsburgh in October 2020

2020
$250,000
Washington, DC

Regional Economic Development

Bridgeway Capital

to deploy loans to 40 small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$500,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Carnegie Institute

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$100,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

City Theatre Company, Inc.

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$50,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

East Liberty Development Incorporated

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$75,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

East Liberty Development Incorporated

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$75,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Fort Ligonier Association

toward support of operations

2020
$300,000
Ligonier, PA

Regional Economic Development

The Homewood Cemetery Historical Fund

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$25,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Innovation Works, Inc.

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$150,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

toward support of operations for The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$25,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

National Aviary Pittsburgh, Inc.

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$100,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Northside Industrial Development Company

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$25,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

PA Cleanways of Allegheny County, Inc.

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$25,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Partnership to Advance Responsible Technology

to conduct an in-depth AI ecosystem audit for Pittsburgh and a feasibility study of the "AI Triangle" partnership between Pittsburgh, Boston, and Montreal

2020
$150,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Regional Economic Development

The Progress Fund

toward emergency support for small businesses located in mostly rural communities

2020
$500,000
Greensburg, PA
Featured Grantee

Regional Economic Development

The Progress Fund

toward construction and opening of the New Hazelwood Brewery Redevelopment Project

2020
$1,000,000
Greensburg, PA
Featured Grantee

Regional Economic Development

Thrill Mill, Inc. d/b/a Ascender

toward support of operations

2020
$500,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Regional Economic Development

University of Pittsburgh

to support the LifeX platform for life science commercialization

2020
$1,500,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

University of Pittsburgh

to support an initiative to develop a media production program and career pathways for the entertainment industry

2020
$175,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Venture Outdoors

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$75,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Regional Economic Development

Westmoreland Museum of Art

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$100,000
Greensburg, PA

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