The Pittsburgh Foundation

Small and Mighty: Hope Empowerment Project

Hope Empowerment Project's programs provide free, nutritious meals and other basic needs to children and families in need.

The Pittsburgh Foundation has awarded a Small and Mighty grant of $15,000 to Hope Empowerment Project. 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.

Now in its third year, Hope Empowerment Project seeks to be a hub of resources and programs for at-risk youth and their families residing in Duquesne. In addition to hosting charitable events, the organization helps reintegrate high school males who had juvenile detention placements back into the school system.

With this grant, Hope Empowerment seeks to expand its Community Meals and Backpack Feeding programs, which provide free, nutritious meals to children and families in need. Hope Empowerment Project has an annual operating budget of $86,775.

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 Hope Empowerment Project, visit their website.

Read about the Small and Mighty initiative