Regional Economic Development

Strengthening All Facets of Southwestern Pennsylvania

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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.

2017
$40,143,600
Grants and PRIs Approved
63
Total Grants and PRIs

2019 Grantees

Regional Economic Development

The Pittsburgh Foundation

to support the Urban Redevelopment Authority's development of a new organizational strategy

2019
$141,400
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute

to engage Research Triangle Institute to conduct market research

2019
$34,500
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Bridgeway Capital

toward a collaboration with Postindustrial Media to publicize economic recovery occurring in Homewood and New Kensington

2019
$50,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

East Liberty Development Incorporated

toward development of a financial assessment and plan

2019
$45,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Pittsburgh Trust for Cultural Resources

to create a business plan for the implementation of a centralized service across the consortium of organizations using Tessitura

2019
$50,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Regional Economic Development

African American Cultural Center

toward support of operations, programming and capacity-building for the August Wilson Cultural Center

2019
$1,450,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Regional Economic Development

ALMONO, LP

a program-related investment toward support of operations

2019
$937,178
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Alumni Theater Company

toward support of operations for the current performance season

2019
$100,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Bridgeway Capital

toward renovations to improve tenant space and safety at 7800 Susquehanna and for Craft Business Accelerator efforts in minority communities and low-income neighborhoods

2019
$650,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Regional Economic Development

Catalyst Connection

toward growth in employment in advanced manufacturing careers and to support relocation to Hazelwood Green

2019
$1,000,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Daisy Wilson Artist Community, Inc.

toward restoration of the August Wilson House

2019
$1,000,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

The Mountain Playhouse, Inc.

toward support of operations

2019
$200,000
Jennerstown, PA

Regional Economic Development

Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture

to assist Western Pennsylvania farmers and growers to meet requirements under federal Food Safety and Modernization Act through food safety trainings, preparation for on-farm safety audits, and cost-share for certification

2019
$54,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Pittsburgh Bike Share

toward support of operations, and to add 30 stations to the Healthy Ride system, expand the neighborhood ambassadors program, and strengthen the partnership with the Port Authority of Allegheny County

2019
$150,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Avenu

toward a partnership with Cambridge Innovation Center and Venture Café to build local startup infrastructure that accelerates and increases entrepreneurship and innovation activity

2019
$500,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Thrill Mill, Inc. d/b/a Ascender

toward support of operations

2019
$595,000
Pittsburgh, PA

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