The Pittsburgh Foundation

Small and Mighty: Arsenal Family and Children’s Center

Arsenal Family and Children’s Center helps toddlers and children up to age five and their parents improve communication skills and relationships.

The Pittsburgh Foundation awarded a Small and Mighty grant of $15,000 to Arsenal Family and Children’s Center in 2018. Developed by famed pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock, the organization has been providing services and programs to families since 1953. Programs are aimed to toddlers and children up to age five and their parents as they strengthen skills and improve communication and relationships.

This funding will allow Arsenal Family and Children Center to subsidize child care for up to 15 children who do not qualify for a subsidy through Child Information Service. Arsenal Family and Children’s Center has an annual operating budget of $565,000.

The Small and Mighty grants program, an outcome of the Foundation’s 100 Percent Pittsburgh organizing principle, has awarded $308,821 in 2018 to 22 local nonprofit organizations with budgets of less than $600,000.

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 $879,000 in grants to 40 organizations.

To learn more about Arsenal Family and Children’s Center, visit https://www.arsenalfamily.org/

Read about the Small and Mighty initiative