Small and Mighty: Acculturation for Justice, Access and Peace Outreach (AJAPO)
The Pittsburgh Foundation has awarded a Small and Mighty grant of $15,000 to Acculturation for Justice, Access and Peace Outreach (AJAPO). The Small and Mighty grants program, an outcome of the Foundation’s 100 Percent Pittsburgh organizing principle, has awarded $308,821 this year to 22 local nonprofit organizations with budgets of less than $600,000.
AJAPO provides a continuum of care, which empowers refugees and immigrants to become self-sufficient and integrated into the Pittsburgh region. Founded 16 years ago, AJAPO focuses on five areas: refugee resettlement, family cohesion and empowerment, immigration services, youth development and employment services.
This funding will go toward retaining more staff to help decrease a waiting list of people seeking services. AJAPO has an annual operating budget of $525,271.
In the first round of Small and Mighty funding, announced in March 2017, a total of $230,000 was awarded to 18 organizations. To date, Small and Mighty has awarded $538,000 in grants to 40 organizations.
To learn more about AJAPO, visit their website.