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

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

Regional Economic Development

Research Triangle Institute

to assess the feasibility and scope of requirements of a digital lab in New Kensington

2019
$50,000
Research Triangle Park, NC

Regional Economic Development

Pittsburgh Glass Center, Inc.

to engage a market research firm to inform strategy and direction of the studio and facility expansion

2019
$20,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Allegheny Conference on Community Development

toward operations to improve the Pittsburgh region's economy and quality of life

2019
$495,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Regional Economic Development

ALMONO, LP

toward 18-month support to renovate the roundhouse building on the Hazelwood Green site

2019
$10,000,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Bricolage

toward two-year support to launch Project Amelia and conduct strategic planning

2019
$250,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Carnegie Institute

to develop the former Rosa Villa site into a multi-use building

2019
$200,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

toward two-year support of exhibits, operations, the development of a new Inside Out exhibit, and planning for a new Museum Workshop

2019
$650,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Community Foundation of Greater Johnstown

toward a joint grantmaking program ($450,000) and to conduct an economic impact study of the program ($35,000)

2019
$485,000
Johnstown, PA
Featured Grantee

Regional Economic Development

Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland

toward support of architectural design and business plan development for a digital manufacturing lab in New Kensington

2019
$500,000
Greensburg, PA
Featured Grantee

Regional Economic Development

Forward Cities

toward support of programs to encourage entrepreneurship and small business growth in Pittsburgh and in New Kensington

2019
$425,000
Durham, NC

Regional Economic Development

Green Building Alliance

toward support of operations and the Pittsburgh Green Story

2019
$400,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania

toward support of Smithsonian-quality exhibitions, innovative programs, and restoration and installment of the Mellon Bank clock

2019
$510,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

New Hazlett Center for the Performing Arts

toward support of operations ($200,000) and one-time support for upgrades in the performance space ($50,000)

2019
$250,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency

to complete a Hyperloop feasibility study, extending the existing Chicago-Cleveland-Youngstown study corridor to Pittsburgh

2019
$100,000
Cleveland, OH

Regional Economic Development

Omicelo Cares Inc.

toward 18-month support to purchase a post office facility in Homewood to serve as a hub for entrepreneurship and wealth creation programs

2019
$600,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Operation Better Block, Inc.

to provide resident services, programs, and economic development projects in the community of Homewood

2019
$400,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

PA Cleanways of Allegheny County, Inc.

toward two-year support of operations ($100,000) and the installation of six new cameras in Homewood ($6,000)

2019
$106,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Economic Development

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

toward support of operations

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

Regional Economic Development

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

toward development of Mill Plaza Park at Hazelwood Green

2019
$600,000
Pittsburgh, PA

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