The Pittsburgh Foundation

Small and Mighty: Day One Project

Day One Project

In 2018, The Pittsburgh Foundation awarded a Small and Mighty grant of $15,000 to Day One Project. The Day One Project’s mission is to eliminate the burden of poverty for single-parent families.

Through its housing, education and career support programs, Day One provides opportunities for the social and economic advancement of its participants. The grant will help Day One focus on operational priorities, including refining educational curriculum, exploring the possibility of a rent stipend program and creating and implementing a policy and procedure manual.

The Small and Mighty grants program, an outcome of the Foundation’s 100 Percent Pittsburgh organizing principle, has, as of Dec. 2019, awarded $1.25 million to nonprofit organizations with budgets of less than $600,000.

Day One Project currently has an operating budget of $160,306.

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