The Pittsburgh Foundation

Emergency Action Grants

The Emergency Action Fund was established to award operating grants from $5,000 to $25,000 for nonprofits in Allegheny, Westmoreland and Beaver counties on a rolling basis. These grants support emergency service providers and nonprofit organizations, many of which are offering new services, often at substantially increased levels, and with greatly reduced staff and revenue streams. Read the criteria here. The Fund also provides significant systems support to a small number of community-based health and human services providers working on the front lines of virus testing, quarantine and senior housing, and connecting individuals to services. We are grateful for all donations to the Fund. Grants will be awarded and posted here after grantees have been notified.

Organization Name Grant description Support requested Amount Awarded
1Nation This nonprofit encourages positive behavior change and healthy life decisions by providing a holistic approach to changing the negative narrative of African American youth, ages 12-24 from grade school to college, in school and in the community. This grant will fund mental health support, regular check-ins, resource databases and senior graduation requirements/post-graduation process support. Operating Support $25,000
412 Food Rescue  This nonprofit provides access to fresh healthy food for the most vulnerable populations — people in poverty and those who have limited mobility. Through its logistics, technology and civic engagement model, it is radically transforming food distribution to reach people. This grant funds exponential demand for food, while increasing door-to-door delivery capabilities to hard-to-reach populations.  Operating Support $25,000
Acme Providers Inc. This organization helps adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities with health care so they may continue to live in their community. Acme Providers has six residential homes and approximately 40 staff. This grant will help fund Personal Protective Equipment for staff. Community Health Center Support $10,000
Adagio Health  For more than 50 years, this health center has provided health care services to uninsured and underinsured women and families. This grant funds the transition to telemedicine with the goal of keeping people out of emergency rooms and healthy.  Community Health Center Support $25,000
Agape Outreach This Beaver County based nonprofit helps homeless, elderly and needy families, supplying hot meals weekly and at the holidays and a mobile soup kitchen. This grant funds increased demand in its food pantry and mobile meals.  Operating Support $4,500
A Giving Heart This nonprofit provides essential services such as after-school and summer programming for children, offering a community meeting space and support for other local service providers. This grant will fund daily meals for students and help cover expenditures for utilities and employee salaries. Operating Support $10,000
Aliquippa Impact This nonprofit serves young people facing at-risk environments through programming to build positive relationships, responsible mentorship and structured out-of-school time. This grant will support a shift from traditional programming to helping youth and families meet basic needs as needed through the crisis. Operating Support $15,000
Allegheny County Department of Human Services This grant funds 150 units of temporary housing and food distribution for those unable to self-quarantine to prevent exposure and transmission of the virus. Operating Support/Systems Change $1,100,000*
Allegheny County Health Department This grant supports key staffing, provides cleaning and safety supplies, and meets extra technology needs for faster delivery of medical assistance. Operating Support/Systems Change $600,000*
Allegheny County Kane Community Living Centers  This grant supports critical technology upgrades to facilitate telemedicine and resident communication with families at the four Kane Community Living Centers to enhance patient and provider safety and well-being. Operating Support/Systems Change $102,000*
Allegheny County Medical Society Foundation Originally founded to respond to the polio outbreak in 1960, the society is mobilizing again to combat the coronavirus, sourcing and distributing PPE to health care providers. This grant funds increased demand while donations are declining.  Emergency Assistance $25,000
Allegheny Family Network  This organization supports and partners with families raising children who have emotional and mental health needs in order to improve their quality of life. Staff members connect with more than 550 families per month through one-on-one support, support groups, training or annual events. This grant funds the transition to virtual support; food, diapers and formula; and hazard pay for staff. Emergency Assistance $17,510
Allegheny Valley Association of Churches For more than 40 years, this organization has been providing crisis services and financial assistance in the Allegheny Valley area. This grant funds increased demand for its emergency financial assistance and services. Emergency Assistance $15,000
Allies for Health and Wellbeing This nonprofit provides community health services, counseling and case management, as well as emergency financial and food assistance and housing to HIV-positive clients. This grant funds increased demand for PPE, cleaning and testing supplies and transition to telehealth.  Community Health Center Support $10,180
pearlsserenityhouse [at] gmail.com (America’s Single Mother) This nonprofit provides housing for 16 women at a time in recovery, who are coming out of jail and dealing with homelessness. This grant will help fund rent, bus passes, food and books for residents who lost their jobs and have reduced hours due to COVID-19. Emergency Assistance $5,000
Angels' Place, Inc. This nonprofit provides high-quality early childhood education for families experiencing financial hardship or who are unable to afford child care. As its physical centers have closed as a result of the pandemic, the organization has encountered the need to sustain distant learning capabilities and supporting staff financially, and this funding will help meet those needs. Operating Support $25,000
Arcade Comedy Theater The nonprofit arts organization is dedicated to advancing the art of comedy, presenting weekly improv, sketch, standup, children’s programming and scripted theatrical works. This grant will help offset the loss of revenue due to the cancellations of events through at least June 30.  Operating Support for Small Arts Organizations $10,000
Arsenal Family and Children's Center This nonprofit provides pre-K care to promote healthy child development and support parents in building positive relationships with their children. This grant will fund monthly expenditures for full-time salaries, benefits and the other operating expenditures.  Operating Support $25,000
Artists and Craftsmen's Guild Inc./ North Hills Art Center This small nonprofit arts organization promotes and encourages art education and appreciation for both amateur and professional artists and craftspeople of all ages and abilities. It serves vulnerable populations who would otherwise be unable to pay for art education. This grant will fund lost income from the coronavirus.  Operating Support for Small Arts Organizations $12,500
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh This organization helps local visual artists enrich their practice by providing opportunities to engage their work both critically and commercially. This grant helps to replace income lost due to coronavirus-related cancellations. Operating Support $20,000
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh This organization helps local visual artists enrich their practice by providing opportunities to engage their work both critically and commercially. This grant helps to replace income lost due to coronavirus-related cancellations. Operating Support for Small Arts Organizations $15,000
Attack Theatre Incorporated The theater builds community with artists and audiences through the process and production of personal, accessible dance-based performance. This grant will provide operating support to offset losses from cancellation of all in-person special events, educational programs and public performances through the summer.  Operating Support for Small Arts Organizations $25,000
Barebones Productions This theater organization presents otherwise unseen plays that challenge and reward artists and audiences and have relevance to younger audiences in North Braddock, Swissvale, Rankin, Homestead, West Homestead. This grant provides revenue lost due to coronavirus-related cancellations, including the theater’s presentation of David Mamet’s “American Buffalo.”  Operating Support for Small Arts Organizations $12,500
Barrels to Beethoven This nonprofit preserves the steelpan through education and innovative programming, providing engaging and interactive opportunities for our community, especially black youth, to learn about the instrument. This grant will help mitigate financial losses from cancelled workshops, presentations, classes, lessons and programs, and it will fund stipends to the artists and instructors and a virtual instruction program for partners and students. Operating Support for Small Arts Organizations $7,500
Beaver County Assn for the Blind This nonprofit provides services to blind and visually impaired persons to promote independence, prevent blindness and provide employment opportunities to persons who are blind and disabled. This grant will help fund transportation to doctor’s appointments and for its drivers to assist with grocery shopping and banking. Operating Support $9,000
Beaver County YMCA The faith-based organization serves community members in Beaver County by providing swim lessons, child care, recreational sports leagues, after-school programs and feeding programs, and more. This grant is for increased meal preparation and distribution, in particular to the children who rely on school for breakfast, lunch and weekend backpacks for food. Operating Support for Small Arts Organizations $25,000
Beaver Falls Youth Network, Inc. dba Tiger Pause Youth Ministry This organization offers holistic programs and services in Beaver County to create a community where youth and their families thrive. This grant provides revenue lost due to coronavirus-related cancellations and closures while also funding meals offered to youth through its after-school program. Operating Support $20,000
Best of the Batch Foundation The foundation provides year-round educational programming to more than 3,800 children in grades K-12 in eight counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Programs include out-of-school time scholarships, individualized mentoring and tutoring, Grub Time meal program, STEAM Club and Girl Talk. The grant helps fund the transition to phone check-ins and tutoring and emergency refuge during mandated closures. Operating Support $15,000
Bethany Community Ministries This nonprofit serves the Homewood community, which faces declines in population, home ownership and food security. This grant funds the doubling of hot meals for families as well as single men and weekend meals, increased grocery delivery, cleaning supplies and masks for residents, staff and volunteers. Operating Support $25,000
Bethlehem Haven of Pittsburgh, Inc. This center provides shelter, housing, a health clinic and empowerment programs that offer hope and safety to 2,000 vulnerable homeless women and men each year. It serves more than 54,000 meals annually. This grant helps fund significant increases in demand, cleaning and new safety/social distancing procedures to keep clients healthy and safe.  Emergency Assistance $25,000
Blackburn Center The Center responds to the needs of victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Westmoreland County, proding trauma-informed services and helping to prevent gender-based violence. This grant helps to fund moving the emergency center to an off-site location without communal spaces to reduce resident and staff contacts and allow for social distancing.  Operating Support $12,500
Bloomfield Development Corporation This consortium brings together the Bloomfield Development Corporation, Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, Lawrenceville Corporation and Lawrenceville United to collaboratively aid residents and businesses. This grant helps to fund significant increases in basic needs, including food, wages lost in the service industry, evictions and replenishing the Neighbors in Need fund. Emergency Assistance $25,000
Bloomfield Garfield Corporation for BOOM Concepts This Pittsburgh-based creative hub focuses on building the field, knowledge sharing, mentorship and storytelling among marginalized voices. This grant will provide operating support to offset losses from cancellation of all in-person events and auxiliary programs. Operating Support for Small Arts Organizations $12,000
BMNECC, Inc. The Center provides cultural enrichment and education programs in language, music, dance and history for children and adults and offers a host of activities from live music and dance events, to art exhibits, plays, film screenings, sporting events and lectures. This grant helps replace revenue from classes, rehearsals and events now canceled due to coronavirus.   Operating Support for Small Arts Organizations $6,000
Bnai Emunoh Chabad - Greenfield  This organization offered programming, learning opportunities and social services to foster Jewish pride and unity in the community. This grant funds increased need for food support and financial assistance. Operating Support $15,000
Bona Fide Bellevue The farmers market participates in several food security programs for people who qualify for SNAP benefits and the elderly, providing meals three days a week. This grant funds increased need. Capacity has grown from 80 portions for 40 individuals and families in mid-March to nearly 490 portions delivered directly to 175 individuals and families by the end of March. Operating Support $25,000
Brashear Association The association provides safety-net and self-sufficiency services to residents living in 12 South PIttsburgh neighborhoods in five area locations.  It serves approximately 2,500 families through its food pantry, holiday food assistance, case management, utility assistance, day care, employment services and after-school programs. This grant helps fund quadruple food assistance needs and food delivery. Operating Support $25,000
Bridge to the Mountains This social service organization serves individuals who live on the streets in Allegheny County. This grant will fund the increased need to provide tents, tarps and sleeping bags to those living outside so they may remain as isolated from others as possible, in addition to purchase and distribution of masks and food for this at-risk population. Operating Support $25,000
Brothers and Sisters Emerging This nonprofit offers after-school programs, mentoring services and summer camps for at-risk youth in Garfield and other East End neighborhoods. Funding will help operations, including technology capabilities to utilize applications like Zoom and Skype, acquisition of laptops, facility maintenance and more. Operating Support $20,000
Brother's Brother Foundation      
Building Block of Natrona This organization provides personal hygiene products to families, after-school tutoring and summer lunch/snack programming for area youth in Natrona, Brackenridge, Tarentum, Natrona Heights, New Kensington, Arnold and Lower Burrell. Need, especially for fresh food,  has increased dramatically since the COVID-19 crisis. Operating Support $3,400
Bunker Projects The arts nonprofit is an artist residency and experimental gallery for emerging artists to develop their practice and create new works for exhibition. This grant will help offset the loss in revenue from visiting artists-in-residency fees. Operating Support for Small Arts Organizations $8,500
Calliope House, Inc. This nonprofit organization produces concerts, music classes, workshops, outreach programs and other activities that contribute to the preservation and promotion of traditional and contemporary folk music. This grant will help offset the losses due to cancelled events that will also help pay for staff through the summer months in preparation for the upcoming season. Operating Support for Small Arts Organizations $20,000
Calvert Memorial Presbyterian Church for Bread of Life Food Pantry The church’s food pantry provides food for seniors, the unemployed, underemployed, disabled and low- income families in Etna, Sharpsburg and Shaler communities. The grant helps to find increased demand and fewer donations related to church gathering and public event cancellations.  Emergency Assistance $1,000
Carnegie Community Development Corporation This nonprofit encourages the development and growth of a vibrant, diverse and healthy community. This grant will fund food assistance to local food pantries and food for children who would normally eat at school, as well as elderly people and those with disabilities. Emergency Assistance $25,000
Carnegie Library of Homestead Located in the Borough of Munhall, the library serves more than 17,000 residents of Homestead, West Homestead, Whitaker and surrounding areas with the mission of providing programs and facilities that enhance learning, wellness and the quality of life within and outside the Steel Valley. The grant helps to fund revenue lost from canceled events. Operating Support $15,000
CASA of Allegheny County The Court Appointed Special Advocate Program (CASA) of Allegheny County’s mission is to ensure that every child has a safe, supportive and permanent home by providing volunteer advocacy for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the child welfare system. This grant helps to fund revenue lost due to cancellation of Superhero Run fundraiser and grant applications on hold due to the pandemic.  Operating Support $25,000
CASA of Westmoreland, Inc.  The Court Appointed Special Advocate Program (CASA) of Westmoreland County works on foster care and Orphan's Court cases, and recruits, screens, trains, deploys and supervises citizens to serve as advocates for abused, neglected or abandoned children who are removed from their birth parents for safety reasons. This grant helps to fund the transition to Zoom and  teleworking for advocates, increased demand for foster care casework and revenue lost from canceled fundraisers.  Operating Support $12,500
Casa San Jose Serving the Latinx community since 2014, this community resource center aids immigrants and newcomers to our area with integration and self-sufficiency. A large percentage of those they serve are low-income, hourly workers who have seen their employment cut back or in some cases eliminated. These funds will help the center fulfill some of the increase in basic need requests that have arrived with the pandemic shutdown.  Operating Support $25,000
Casey Droege Cultural Productions This program connects the public to regional artists and helps businesses buy art from the region and operates the Small Mall store selling art and design objects from regional makers. This grant helps fund lost revenue due to cancelled projects and store closures. Operating Support for Small Arts Organizations $10,000
Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center, Inc. This nonprofit provides free health care and intensive case management for struggling community members, food for hungry, housing for homeless, help for pregnant women and parents of young children, utility assistance, counseling services and care for the elderly. This grant helps to fund operations, PPE and defray costs that patients cannot afford to pay. Community Health Center Support $25,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Inc This agency curtails the cycle of generational poverty, minimizes the possibility of falling into poverty for a first time, and helps the working poor become economically stable. It provides $1 million annually in assistance including food, health care, housing and personal and systems support. This grant helps fund increased rental assistance for clients facing eviction and food assistance.  Emergency Assistance $25,000
Catholic Youth Association of Pittsburgh Inc.  The CYA provides child care, intergenerational child and senior programs, food and recreation through three senior centers, meals on wheels and community programs. This grant funds significant increases in demand for food delivery to seniors, eight delivery drivers and repair of a delivery van, as well as lost event revenue. Operating Support $25,000
Center For Creative Arts Expression This performing and literary arts organization serves children and adults in Beaver Falls and neighboring communities through on-site classes and off-site venues. This grant funds preparation for when the center will be open again and lost revenues from class and program cancellations.  Operating Support for Small Arts Organizations $6,500
Center of Life This nonprofit serves K-12 students and their families in the Hazelwood area. The organization has shifted its focus, significantly increasing food assistance, food pantries and meal deliveries, plus family check-ins and school work assistance. This grant helps increase capacity and add services while also not laying off staff. Emergency Assistance $25,000
Center that C.A.R.E.S. The organization provides after-school programming annually to over 500 children of underserved families in and around the Hill District. This grant will provide household supplies for families and virtual learning opportunities for children and teens.  Operating Support $25,000
Centre Avenue Housing, Inc. This organization provides housing to men in the Hill district, many of whom have lost their service industry jobs. This grant will help fund building operations, extra cleaning and the purchase of food for the men who are no longer able to eat as a group and do not have individual kitchens. Operating Support $20,100
Chamber Music Pittsburgh For five decades this nonprofit has provided Pittsburgh with concerts by the world's finest chamber music artists. This grant helps fund lost revenue from numerous concert cancellations, with 50% of ticket purchases requesting refunds.  Emergency Assistance $25,000
Chartiers Community MH/MR Center, Inc. The Center provides compassionate support to individuals and families in Allegheny County  who face behavioral health, co-occurring disorders, such as mental health and substance abuse, or intellectual and developmental challenges as they transform their lives. This grant helps to fund the pivot telehealth and PPE for staff including those in its residential facilities. Community Health Center Support $22,338
Children's Home of Pittsburgh The Center serves more than 900 vulnerable children and families each year through three programs: Pediatric Specialty Hospital, Child’s Way and Adoption. This grant helps to fund additional PPE to protect immunocompromised children at the hospital. Community Health Center Support $8,000
Christian Layman Corps This Greensburg-based nonprofit serves Westmoreland County through its various outreach programs, including a voucher system, Food Pantry, Emergency Food Program, "A Bed for Every Child" program, Emergency Beds Program and the Larry R. Garlock Veterans Program. These programs provide food, clothing, household items and furniture. The grant funds revenue lost from the COVID-19 related closure of its thrift store. Operating Support $25,000
Circles Greater Pittsburgh Inc This nonprofit provides low-income individuals and families in Allegheny County a realistic path out of poverty and inspires and equips Pittsburgh area families and communities to thrive. Programs focus on entrepreneurship, homeownership and financial education. This grant funds diapers and formula and other household items, needs assessment and laptops, and transitioning programs to online. Operating Support $25,000
City of Asylum Pittsburgh This arts organization provides long-term sanctuary residencies on Sampsonia Way on the North Side for writers exiled under threat of persecution.  This grant will provide operating support needed as a result of event cancellation and closing of the full-service restaurant and bookstore. Operating Support for Small Arts Organizations $20,000
City Theatre Company, Inc. The theater, located in the South Side, produces and develops contemporary plays. This grant will help offset revenue losses from canceled events for general operating expenses and staff salaries. Operating Support for Small Arts Organizations $25,000
Community Health Clinic, Inc.  This grant will support the three community health centers in Westmoreland County to ensure they remain open to provide acute and preventive care to the vulnerable populations they serve, keep chronically ill patients out of emergency rooms, as well as fund COVID-19 care if/as needed. Operating Support/Systems Change $125,000*
Community Kitchen Pittsburgh This nonprofit provides culinary workforce training to individuals with barriers to employment. Its students are all living below the federal poverty level, and most have involvement with the criminal justice system. Other barriers include a lack of formal education, homelessness and past addiction. Operating Support $25,000
Coraopolis Community Development Corporation, Inc. Dedicated to the well-being and prosperity of the people of Coraopolis and surrounding areas, its food pantry serves 200 clients from Coraopolis, Moon/Crescent, Neville Island and Kennedy. It also runs a community garden. This grant funds shifting the food pantry to a drive-up, load-in operation and using two school buses to deliver food to 170 households Operating Support $10,000
Crisis Center North The Center serves victims of domestic violence and stalking, their children and teens involved in violent dating relationships. This grant will fund budget shortfalls from revenue lost from community events and donations.  Operating Support $25,000
Crop and Kettle This nonprofit provides workforce training in the food service industry for persons in the community who are eager to overcome their current barriers to employment such as criminal records, mental and physical limitations and addiction. This grant funds the organization’s pivot to focusing on food insecurity while classes are temporarily halted.  Operating Support $14,250
Dreams of Hope Through the power of the arts, this nonprofit provides LGBTQA+ young people a welcoming environment to grow in confidence, express themselves, develop as leaders and learn to make positive changes in their communities. This grant funds revenue losses from cancelled performances and fundraisers. Emergency Assistance $10,000
Early Foundations Inc The pre-school and daycare programs serve the families of toddlers and school-age children, including families who receive government assistance to help them afford preschool and daycare. This grant will help the center survive revenue lost during required closures from the pandemic.  Operating Support $10,000
Earthen Vessels Outreach This nonprofit provides lunch, snacks and dinners to multiple locations in the East End of Pittsburgh throughout the year and the summer through the Summer Food Service Program and the Child and Adult Nutrition Program. This grant funds expanding meal services from children and youth only to adults within the family, including grab-and-go meals increasing from 40 to 300 a day.  Operating Support $12,500
East End Cooperative Ministry Ministry outreach programs work to assist people facing impacts of poverty. Programs include nutrition, children and youth programs and housing and employment assistance. This grant is helping to fund increased demand for food and shelter even as supplies decrease and increased expenses for food, PPE, cleaning supplies and staffing.  Operating Support $25,000
East Liberty Family Health Care Center This Christian-based Federally Qualified Health Center provides whole-person health care to the uninsured, underinsured and underserved. This includes medical, dental and behavioral health services on a sliding-scale fee. This grant funds the transition to telehealth, lost revenue from fewer patients and COVID-19 testing. Community Health Center Support $25,000
East Liberty Family Health Care Center To support the community health center to ensure they remain open to provide acute and preventive care to the vulnerable populations they serve, keep chronically ill patients out of emergency rooms, as well as fund COVID-19 care if/as needed.  Operating Support/Systems Change $75,000*
Eden's Farm The Farm provides a safe place, trauma-informed holistic care and resources to survivors of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. Services include education, prevention and aftercare. The grant funds emergency food, housing and toiletries to girls and women at risk of exploitation from predatory sex traffickers. Emergency Assistance $6,000
Elizabeth Seton Center, Inc. Serving Allegheny and Westmoreland counties, this nonprofit provides care and fosters lifelong learning for clients ages 6 weeks to 100+ years. It serves the most vulnerable, including children, seniors and individuals with cognitive or physical disabilities. The grant helps to fund lost revenue from closures of its adult and child day care programs and other fee-for-service programs.  Operating Support $25,000
Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh This nonprofit provides 24-hour residential programs and  in-home services for people with intellectual disabilities. It operates 10 permanent homes regionally, where people with intellectual disabilities receive support in all aspects of daily life. This grant helps to fund new emergency practices meant to reduce virus transmission, including workforce shortages, increased cleaning and PPE and increased pay for staff still working.  Operating Support $25,000
Epilepsy Association of Western and Central PA This organization provides a variety of educational, seizure recognition and first aid training and supportive services that help epilepsy patients and their families cope with the negative consequences of living with seizures. These services include the Emergency Medication Project that pays for a 30-day supply of anti-seizure medication for those who have lost or do not have health insurance or can’t afford copays, school advocacy and respite care services. This grant goes toward funding for the Emergency Medication Program, which has experienced increased demand due to unemployment.  Emergency Assistance $15,000
Faith Forward Community Care Center This nonprofit brings the community together and empowers them to develop strategic alliances for reaching out and helping people overcome poverty-related issues, substance use, emotional support, crisis care, 24-hour hotline, food, hygiene supplies as well as family and community unity. Emergency Assistance $10,000
Faith Restorations This organization distributes food to families in Allegheny County once a week. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, about 350 families were served per week. Now, more than 800 families are seeking food help, and the number is increasing. This grant will be used for increased ordering from the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank and transportation costs associated with providing food to more families.  Operating Support $25,000
Faith United Methodist Church of Fox Chapel This outreach center partners with other community churches and organizations to offer direct services and free poverty-alleviation programs, including a community center and thrift store in Sharpsburg. A needs assessment survey found that residents need help paying for utilities and basic needs. This grant will help fund food distribution. Operating Support $5,000
Family Hospice and Palliative Care This hospice provides compassionate, quality comfort care to people with life-limiting illness and their families in a nine-county area. This grant funds items families out or work need to care for loved ones. This includes iPads, groceries, rent and utility bills, monitors and call alert systems, funerals and burials. It also funds virtual grief/support groups.   Emergency Assistance $5,000
Family Life Center Inc. The Center empowers, educates and serves individuals, families and the community by promoting positive values and developing constructive alternatives for the whole person. It is committed to real estate and housing initiatives that produces major rehab and new construction projects. The grant helps to fund emergency assistance to the community. Emergency Assistance $5,000
Feed Our Students This nonprofit feeds about 675 students per week in 10 schools in Pittsburgh though the Backpack Feeding Program. Each week, backs of food are assembled by volunteers and distributed to 10 schools for pickup. This grant will help meet an increased need. Operating Support $5,000
Feeding The Spirit This Greensburg-based organization started as a free weekly community dinner and then expanded its services to offer housing stabilization help, such as rent assistance and temporary emergency shelter. This grant will be used to meet increased community needs including grocery gift cards, continued rent help and hotel placement to get people in immediate need off the streets and into a safe place.  Emergency Assistance $10,000
Fishes and Loaves Cooperative Ministries The ministries’s programs include Meals on Wheels, Congregate Lunches, and Emergency Food for those in need living in Hazelwood, Glenwood, Glen Hazel, and most of Greenfield. This grant helps to find significantly increased demand, including new clients and extra meals for the weekends. Operating Support $11,650
Focus on Renewal F.O.R. Sto-Rox Neighborhood Corp. This community-centered anti-poverty agency serves primarily the Sto-Rox community focusing on vulnerable children, youth and families. Programs include food security, health and wellness and workforce readiness, arts and culture programs, maker spaces and parenting supports. This grant funds lost revenue from stay-at-home orders and increased demand for food, personal care items and emergency cash assistance.  Operating Support $25,000
Franklin Center of Beaver County  The Center facilitates life-changing opportunities for the low-income, the underserved and those in need.  Populations include the low-income, underserved, youth and at-risk youth, African Americans, the homeless, families in transition. This grant helps to fund lost rental and fee-for-service revenue losses and expenses from ongoing contracts. Operating Support $25,000
G.O girls incorporated This nonprofit serves young women ages 16 to 28 who have aged out of foster care, have had involvement with CYF, or have an immediate need for services. This grant funds food, baby supplies, toiletries and bill payment for clients, most of whom work in food service and have had their hours reduced due to COVID-19. Emergency Assistance $6,000
Genesis of Pittsburgh This organization provides vital services for single women raising children and young families who are trying to make ends meet. Over half of the population it serves is non-Caucasian with many being new immigrants to America. Aiding these primarily low-income families with everything from diapers and baby food to clothing for both moms and kids, Genesis of Pittsburgh will use this funding to continue supplying essential needs through these difficult times through distribution from their Avalon and Washington centers. Operating Support $10,000
Glade Run Foundation This nonprofit serves children, adults and families in 18 counties who have mental health, autism and intellectual disabilities. It provides educational and therapeutic offerings in homes, community settings and schools. This grant helps fund a surge in requests for basic items, including food, toiletries, cleaning supplies, rent and utility assistance. Emergency Assistance $10,000
Glassport Community Outreach Inc This Glassport-based nonprofit focuses on ending childhood hunger and food insecurity. Programs include a food pantry, summer and backpack food programs and food boxes for seniors. This grant helps fund a spike in need now that school lunches are not being served.  Operating Support $7,500
Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania The ministry, affiliated with Goodwill Industries, serves the North Side’s homeless and hungry community through its homeless shelter for men and a food pantry. It provides a health care clinic, high school equivalency test preparation, a neighborhood employment center, a permanent housing program and energy assistance. The grant helps fund revenue losses from mandated store closures.  Operating Support $25,000
Grandview Church of God for the Food Pantry This food pantry mainly serves up to 75 families per month from Beechview, Dormont and Mount Lebanon, providing two bags of meat, fresh produce and prepared food and offering clients the chance to select what they need from front shelves for whatever they want or need. This grant funds increased demand at a time when offerings and food donations, as well as volunteer hours, are down due to the virus, and when the church must pay delivery drivers. Operating Support $10,000
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank The grant will support increased demand.  Systems Support $100,000
Grow Pittsburgh The organization’s mission is to teach people how to grow food and promote the benefits of gardens in the community. This grant will provide more fresh local food to more vulnerable community members, help build a farm stand in Braddock and delivery costs to distribute food during this critical time. Operating Support $20,000
Gwen's Girls, Inc. This nonprofit  provides holistic gender-responsive programming for girls ages 8-18 in high poverty communities with an emphasis on Black girls. It provides after school, school-based and workforce development programming to 100 girls daily mostly at its North Side, Penn Hills, Wilkinsburg and Clairton locations. This grant helps fund revenue losses due to mandatory program closures and increased demand for basic needs and support.  Operating Support $25,000
Habitat for Humanity Allegheny Valley This nonprofit serves more than two dozen communities, providing home construction ownership and repair services to our most vulnerable populations. The funding will help mitigate the loss in revenue following the closing of its location in New Kensington on March 14 due to the pandemic. Operating Support $12,500
HEARTH This nonprofit assists poverty-level homeless women with children who have survived environments of domestic violence or other traumatic situations. It provides safe housing and a supportive community for up to 20 families in a suburban setting to transition them to lives of independence and stability. This funding will help provide operating support that includes keeping living areas safe and disinfected during the pandemic and technology assistance for staff who are working remotely. Operating Support $25,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania The Association makes interest-free loans on a nonsectarian basis to residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Westmoreland, Washington and Armstrong counties. Priority is given to individuals and families who have difficulty accessing more traditional forms of financial support. Currently, HFL is making hundreds of thousands of dollars in bridge loans to help people who are experiencing income disruption due to coronavirus. This grant will help the organization meet increased demand.  Emergency Assistance $25,000
Hello Neighbor This nonprofit improves the lives of recently resettled refugee and immigrant families in Pittsburgh by matching them with dedicated neighbors to guide and support them in their new lives post-resettlement. Since 2017, it has matched 122 families from 13 countries. This grand funds the new Refugee Assistance Fund, where 100% of donations go directly to refugee families.  Emergency Assistance $20,000
Heritage Community Initiatives This nonprofit has been an integral part of eastern Allegheny County neighborhoods for more than four decades, offering early-learning and out-of-school time programming for at-risk children. The closure mandate has cut nearly all revenue streams and this funding helps provide assistance to pay employees and meet operational costs. Operating Support $25,000
Hill District Consensus Group This organization advocates for equity and social justice as well as improvements in housing, education, transportation, health care and more. The coronavirus has limited the group’s access to food resources, the creation of delivery capabilities and an increase in infant and senior needs. This funding will help meet those needs. Operating Support $8,000
Homewood Children's Village This nonprofit aims to improve the lives of children in Homewood, working with schools and service agencies to be there for students from the cradle to career. This grant will help with operating support, including technology upgrades, training and software needed to operate in a virtual space.  Operating Support $25,000
Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation This organization serves the LGBTQ+ and HIV communities in western Pennsylvania through direct services, including a food bank and clothes closet; emergency assistance referrals and training services. Historically, LGBTQ+ individuals have experienced discrimination or have been excluded from mainstream services. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization has experienced an 800% increase in requests. This grant will help with the heightened demand, and ensuring all services are adapted in a way that reduces spread of the virus.   Operating Support $15,000
Imani Christian Academy This organization was created to provide a safe, nurturing environment for k-12 students who are considered at-risk. Enrollment averages 200 students, and boasts a 100% graduation rate, even though many students may experience homelessness, violence in their neighborhoods, and some are navigating the foster care system. The school had to close its building and cancel all events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All instruction was moved online. This grant will help cover teacher and staff salaries. Emergency Assistance $25,000
In His Hands Daycare and multi-Sensory Learning Center This Aliquippa-based multi-cultural Christian daycare center provides multi-sensory classrooms, so children can develop motor, language and social skills in an environment that best suits them. This grant will go toward reopening the center when it’s time and toward healthy snacks for the students.  Operating Support $5,000
Intersection, Inc. The Intersection provides McKeesport-area individuals and families in need, many who are housing insecure, providing food and meals, financial support, new socks and underwear, new or used towels and personal hygiene items. This grant helps to fund increasing demand and decreasing volunteer hours due to social distancing requirements. Emergency Assistance $10,000
Jeremiah's Place Pittsburgh’s only crisis nursery, this nonprofit protects children and strengthens families by providing a safe haven of respite, health, renewal and support for children when their families are experiencing a critical need for child care. The center is an essential service. The grant helps fund costs to remain open and serve families. Operating Support $23,970
Jewish Assistance Fund This organization provides emergency financial assistance to the western Pennsylvania Jewish Community for food, clothing, housing, utilities, transportation and medical expenses. This funding will go toward COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Grants in the short-term, and continue to provide grants in the longer-term, as families experience financial fallout from the pandemic.  Emergency Assistance $25,000
Jewish Family & Children's Service of Pittsburgh This nonprofit provides several lines of support, including the Squirrel Hill Food Pantry, a career development center and mental health services. As the pandemic exacerbates these areas of unprecedented need for JFCS, this funding will help to bolster those capabilities.  Emergency Assistance $25,000
Jubilee Association, Inc. This nonprofit provides working poor, immigrants and refugees, and unemployed  people with food and financial assistance. As those numbers grow during the COVID-19 crisis, this funding will help strengthen its kitchen, food pantry and Prevention of Homeless Program, as well as emergency food packages and a takeout and prepared meal program. Emergency Assistance $25,000
Kelly Strayhorn Theater This theater in East Liberty serves as a bridge for its racially and economically diverse neighborhood through creative expression and performing arts. As social distancing has forced the cancellation of large group gatherings, the theater will use these funds to help meet payroll for staff and contracted artists, as well as core day-to-day operations. Operating Support for Small Arts Organizations $20,000
Keystone Human Services This nonprofit creates opportunities for growth and meaningful life choices so that all people can be valued, contributing members of their community. Its mental health services include rehab, case management, peer support, respite, residential and employment and student assistance. This grant helps fund increased overtime costs as staff have had to stay home to care for their own children. Operating Support $10,000
Kitchen of Grace, Inc. This North Side nonprofit provides a pathway out of poverty through comprehensive food service and skills training to at-risk young and young adults. Many of its graduates and students have lost their jobs due to the pandemic and the organization has lost fundraising opportunities, as well. The funding will go toward helping deliver on its mission and those who have been impacted. Operating Support $15,000
Knead Community Cafe The pay-what-you-can cafe in New Kensington offers fresh, locally-sourced meals that are prepared by talented volunteers and served in a beautiful, homey cafe that provides neighbors and strangers an opportunity to share a meal with dignity. The pandemic has forced service into takeout only and as demand has increased, so too has the need to meet payroll for the few paid employees and expenses associated with providing this important service for the community.  Operating Support $25,000
Landmark Home Health Care Services Serving the residents of Allegheny, Westmoreland and Beaver counties, this organization provides nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy, and home health support under fee-for-service agreements for vulnerable, predominantly senior, citizens. This funding will help continue services for an estimated 150 individuals.  Operating Support $23,100
Latino Community Center The Center empowers, advocates with and celebrates Latinos in Allegheny County. Programming and operating support that this fund provides will go toward helping the majority of its supported group who are economically disadvantaged, low-income households. Operating Support $25,000
Laurel Area Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers, Inc. Faith in Action Laurel Area Faith in Action provides service to the aging population of Latrobe, Unity Township, Derry, Derry Township, Ligonier and Ligonier Township. This grant will help with increased need for transportation to essential medical appointments, food and medication delivery and increased service requests.  Operating Support $10,000
Lawrenceville United This organization’s mission is to improve and protect quality of life for all Lawrenceville residents, with emphasis on the most vulnerable, including senior citizens. This grant will go toward the “Buddies” program that pairs volunteers with seniors and others at higher risk of severe illness. Volunteers regularly check on their “buddy” and help care for them if they become sick. This funding will help with increased need for services.  Operating Support $10,000
Learning Disabilities Association of America This nonprofit provides support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, educators and other professionals through advocacy, education, workforce development and high-stakes testing accommodation. School closures have affected students’ mental health and learning. This grant will help fund increased demand for help with students’ Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and 504 Plans for accommodations, which have surged since remote learning began.  Operating Support $10,000
Lighthouse Ministries Mission Inc This organization provides meals and basic food support to the Arnold, PA area. This funding will help meet increased need for food assistance.  Emergency Assistance $2,000
Ligonier Valley Learning Center This human service agency provides free school readiness programs for at-risk children ages 3-5 years. It also provides a Child and Adult Care Food Program and serves breakfast and lunch to the children participating in our early childhood education program. This grant funds revenue losses from mandated shut-down of its early childhood classes.   Emergency Assistance $20,000
Macedonia Family and Community Enrichment Center, Inc. This Hill District-based nonprofit offers family engagement services, family capacity programming, programs for boys and girls, HIV/AIDS case management and services for seniors. This grant funds dedication of more resources toward lower income, older and more vulnerable people facing layoffs, rental and utilities arrears and food shortages. It also funds meal services and cleaning supplies.  Emergency Assistance $25,000
Manchester Craftsmen's Guild Dedicated to educating and inspiring approximately 500 low-income and at-risk youth, this organization has been closed as a result of the coronavirus crisis. With revenue streams halted by the facility’s closure, this funding will help defray some of the financial losses that occurred with the cancellation of its popular concert series as well as its arts and after-school programming. Operating Support $25,000
Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh For more than a century, the choir has united singers from diverse backgrounds with audience members in riveting musical experiences. This grant will help with revenue losses associated with COVID-19 related cancellations.  Emergency Assistance $5,000
Mental Health America of Westmoreland County This organization’s mission is to provide individuals experiencing mental health and substance use issues with resources, education and supportive services to help them live a life of dignity. COVID-19 pandemic restrictions led to the cancelation of its largest fundraising event. This grant will help with operating costs.  Operating Support $10,000
Metro Community Health Center This integrated medical, and mental health clinic serves the neighborhoods of Swissvale, Wilkinsburg, Braddock, the greater Pittsburgh area and all people who come to us, many of whom are low-income, regardless of ability to pay. This grant will fund revenue losses associated with lower reimbursement rates from the transition to telemedicine.  Operating Support $25,000
Metro Community Health Center To support the community health center to ensure they remain open to provide acute and preventive care to the vulnerable populations they serve, keep chronically ill patients out of emergency rooms, as well as fund COVID-19 care if/as needed. Current Distribution Fund- Operating Support $75,000
National Church Residences Foundation The residence provides integrated housing, health care and supportive services for 665 Allegheny County residents including seniors, veterans and people with disabilities, many with chronic illnesses, and all very low-income. This grant helps fund provision of food, medications, cleaning and personal care supplies and engagement materials for residents. Operating Support $25,000
Network of Hope This nonprofit works to enrich, equip and empower individuals and families in crisis in Allegheny County and beyond. Its largest program is the Network of Hope Food Pantry. This grant will help fund increased demand for food, which has more than doubled during the COVID-19 crisis. Emergency Assistance $15,000
New Beginnings Transitional Living Foundation, Inc. This organization provides affordable, transitional housing to those who are homeless and recovering from substance abuse and mental health disorders. Spread among five gender-specific houses, there are 51 beds available. It also provides counseling, case management and life skills training, and acts as a liaison between clients and the criminal justice system. Most residents are unemployed, due to the pandemic, and cannot pay their usual program participation fees. This grant will help with costs of housing and services within each house.  Operating Support $22,500
New Hazlett Center for the Performing Arts This organization provides a nurturing, collaborative environment for artists, leveraging people, space and technology to create and present challenging and dynamic art. This grant will help fill a budget shortfall caused by the cancelation of events.  Operating Support for Small Arts Organizations $25,000
New Hope Community Church This organization runs a food distribution program, a men’s transitional home that helps men dealing with incarceration, homelessness or addiction and serves as a church with regular Sunday services. This grant will help meet increased demand for food and operating costs normally paid through fees from the men’s program.  Emergency Assistance $15,000
North Hills Community Outreach, Inc. This organization addresses the needs of people in crisis in our communities through programs that address critical needs, promote self-sufficiency and provide disaster relief. This grant will fund significant increases in calls for assistance, primarily food aid, assistance filing unemployment and emergency cash assistance. Operating Support $25,000
Off the Wall Productions This arts organization creates a more conscious and compassionate community while providing a living wage for all artists. Like many other arts organizations, the COVID-19 pandemic meant canceled shows for the foreseeable future. This funding will go toward operating costs.  Operating Support for Small Arts Organizations $7,500
Opening Doors for Kids, Inc. This nonprofit serves at-risk youth ages 13 to 17 through an empowerment program and provides families with services such as utility and rental assistance. It also houses the Child and Adult Care Food Program, distributing food to seniors, people with disabilities and youth in unstable housing. This grant will go toward hiring additional staff to meet increased need.  Operating Support $5,000
Outreach Teen & Family Services, Inc. This nonprofit offers counseling and educational programs that are easily accessible, professional, non-judgmental and confidential. It meets mental health needs for children ages 5-2, from nearly 30 unique zip codes from throughout Allegheny County and provides parent consultations. This grant will help meet increased demand and revenue loss due to mandatory shut-downs.   Community Health Center Support $2,500
P.O.O.R.L.A.W This community organization works with individuals in the Greater Hazelwood community who have the greatest barriers and are unconnected to traditional service providers. This grant will go toward providing access to transportation, food, medical supplies and personal hygiene items.  Operating Support $12,500
Pantry Network of Eastern Suburbs The network serves approximately 140 to 170 of the lowest income adults and families monthly and provides emergency food as needed. There is increased demand in the community from those who are not initially signed up for monthly distributions. This grant will fund 200 $20 Giant Eagle gift cards to the lowest income people it serves and increased drive-up food pantry service. Operating Support $4,000
PearlArts Studios This studio provides arts programming for Pittsburgh communities and educational outreach in school and after-school programs, including dance and fitness classes and training. This grant will cover loss of revenue due to cancellation of events including a Pittsburgh Ballet Theater premiere at the August Wilson center, as well as other cancelled or postponed events and classes during the mandated shutdown. Operating Support for Small Arts Organizations $25,000
Persad Center, Inc This organization works to improve the lives and well-being of LGBTQ+ people and those impacted by HIV/AIDS through counseling, psychiatry, groups and social support. This funding is being used for technology upgrades to ensure mental health services can continue virtually.  Operating Support $25,000
PitCare, Inc. This nonprofit serves the Borough of Pitcairn, PA, where 23% of the population is living in poverty. Programs include the only food pantry in the community, low-income housing, a library, family programs and Meals on Wheels. This grant funds increased demand for food assistance, while housing, space rental and library revenue are decreasing. Operating Support $25,000
Pittsburgh Cares This nonprofit is a hub for volunteerism, engaging more than 12,000 annually, including the young and young at heart, in meaningful service. This grant will help fund matching senior citizens to “buddies” to do check-ins and shopping, a COVID-19 supplies drive and at-home resources.  Operating Support $11,000
Pittsburgh Clean and Sober Living Foundation, Inc. The Foundation provides transitional housing, education and training to people who suffer from addiction to alcohol and other drugs as well as those who have mental health illnesses such as bi-polar disorder and major depressive disorder. This grant helps fund revenue losses from mandated program closures of fee-for-service programs, clients who are now laid off, and reduced contract payments from the county.  Operating Support $15,000
Pittsburgh Dream Center This nonprofit focuses on the needs of children, community, discipleship and hunger relief. It serves more than 2,000 people each month, with a majority of individuals being elderly single mothers and those who are homeless. This grant funds unprecedented demand for mobile food assistance, which is expected to double. Operating Support $25,000
Pittsburgh Festival Orchestra The orchestra creates and presents free classical, jazz and Latin musical concerts that are open to the public at schools, senior homes, libraries and events in the community. This grant will cover some of the revenue lost as a result of the cancelation of two large events in April and May. Operating Support for Small Arts Organizations $5,000
Pittsburgh Gateways Corporation  This economic development nonprofit owns the Energy Innovation Center in the Hill district and serves youth, families and the workforce. This grant funds the Center’s kitchen, which is now providing lunches and evening meals to food insecure people in the Hill District. Operating Support $23,175
Pittsburgh Glass Center, Inc. This organization is a school, gallery and state-of-the-art green glass studio. Artistic activities support our mission directly through classes, outreach, artist residencies, exhibitions and studio rental. This grant will help with payroll.  Operating Support for Small Arts Organizations $25,000
Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, Inc. This organization’s mission is to engage with, to entertain and to serve the Pittsburgh community by examining current social issues through the lens of classic text. This grant will go toward paying employees. Operating Support for Small Arts Organizations $20,000
Pittsburgh Musical Theater The theater’s mission is to provide arts education to students, employ and develop local talent and provide high-quality musical theater at affordable prices. This grant will provide payroll support due to event cancellations so staff may provide virtual classes for students, marketing for the upcoming season and avoid cutting future financial aid.   Operating Support for Small Arts Organizations $18,000
Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute The organization helps enhance the health of individuals, families and communities through an interfaith ministry of counseling and education that integrates the resources of faith and the behavioral sciences. This grant provides funding for increased technology resources and to train staff as required for virtual service to clients.  Operating Support $25,000
Pittsburgh Youth Chorus This organization serves more than 200 youth ages 6 to 18 in main-season programs and an additional 175 in summer camps. This funding will go toward helping make up for lost revenue from canceled performances.  Operating Support for Small Arts Organizations $7,500
Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania Through its health center, this nonprofit provided 14,960 medical visits last year on a sliding-fee based on income. For those who are in poverty or lack health care insurance, PPWP often represents their only access to routine preventive care. The grant helps fund precautions to prevent spread of the virus and continuing patient care. Community Health Center Support $24,848
POWER (Pennsylvania Organization for Women in Early Recovery) This organization strives to help women who have experienced addiction or emotional health issues regain their health and independence. These funds will aid in bridging the financial gap that the inability to fundraise for things like technology, fee-for-service reimbursement, products and supplies, etc., due to the novel coronavirus pandemic Operating Support $25,000
Primary Care Health Services, Inc. To support the community health center network to ensure they remain open to provide acute and preventive care to the vulnerable populations they serve, keep chronically ill patients out of emergency rooms, as well as fund COVID-19 care if/as needed. Operating Support/Systems Change $75,000*
Primary Care Health Services, Inc. The Center’s nine locations provide quality health care and useful educational health services including preventive, acute and chronic illness care, immunizations, health screenings, asthma treatments, WIC exams and physical exams for adults and children. Four sites provide dental care. The grant funds revenue losses associated with a decrease in patient visits due to COVID-19. Community Health Center Support $25,000
Prime Stage Theatre This organization seeks to entertain, inspire and enrich through professional theatre. By bringing literature to life for 24 seasons, we have gained local, national and international recognition. In addition, educational programs help address literacy in disadvantaged schools in the region. This grant will help with operational costs including rent.  Operating Support for Small Arts Organizations $12,500
Prince of Peace Parish The parish provides food for 36 families in the 15203 zip code twice a month. This grant funds restocking of shelved food and frozen items depleted during the pandemic. Emergency Assistance $1,000
PRISM of Beaver County This program was created to serve LGBTQ+ youth, ages 11 to 25, in Beaver County and surrounding counties. This grant will help provide youth with any supplies, food, schooling costs or emergency needs.  Operating Support $5,000
Providence Connections Inc. This nonprofit provides child care services for families and children of the North Side through comprehensive education and developmental opportunities. This grant will make up for the loss of tuition payments due to the closing of their physical location during the crisis. Operating Support $25,000
Regional Integrated Human Services This organization works to fill gaps in human services in Westmoreland and Fayette Counties, particularly helping out-of-school young adults ages 16 to 24 with education and employment services. This grant will go toward establishing an emergency food delivery service, gift cards for groceries and cell phones for those in need.  Operating Support $25,000
Riverview Children's Center The Center is an early learning and child care program for children with diverse intellectual capacities and socio-economic backgrounds. This grant will help cover payroll, utilities and operational costs.  Operating Support $20,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh This nonprofit provides housing for families of children who are receiving medical care so they may stay close by during treatment. This grant will allow them to purchase food and additional cleaning supplies needed for guest families.  Operating Support $10,000
Samaritan Counseling, Guidance and Consulting This organization provides counseling, coaching and spiritual support groups to individuals and families in Allegheny and Beaver Counties. This grant will go toward operating funds.  Operating Support $25,000
Serenity Living Transitional Home This nonprofit provides housing, mentoring and life stabilization services to youth and families living in poverty. Housing is only for those who identify as female and are between the ages of 18 and 23, mentoring and life stabilization services are for anyone between the ages of 13 and 28. This grant will help cover housing expenses for four current residents, food, cleaning supplies and transportation costs.  Emergency Assistance $15,000
Sewickley Community Center The Center provides a full-time day care, and a before and after school program, which serves 29 children from 17 families at a lower than market rate. It also operates a food pantry and food delivery service, and free youth recreation services. The Center has had to close temporarily because it has no income. This grant will help pay insurance and licensing costs and to retain staff needed when reopening is possible.  Operating Support $15,000
Shady Lane School This school serves 135 students in 10 classrooms. Ranging from infant to pre-k, brings children from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds together to learn, play and create. This grant will allow the school to fill a funding gap created by a loss in tuition income so it can continue to pay essential employees, bills and upkeep on the building, to be able to open as soon as possible once they are able.  Operating Support $25,000
Sheep Inc Health Care Center This faith-based free medical center provides health care to people without health insurance. With the help of medical and non-medical volunteers, the Center set ups, runs and tears down a clinic in one day, and it offers telephone visits and provides free or low-cost prescriptions and basic labs and diagnostic testing. This grant will help the clinic prepare for an expected influx of patients due to the COVID-19 crisis as well as purchase personal protective equipment such as masks, gloves and sanitizing cleaning supplies.   Community Health Center Support $15,000
Shepherd's Heart Fellowship Ministries The ministry cares for homeless and vulnerable people in Allegheny County, many of whom have mental illness and have a substance addiction. Services include transitional housing for 15 formerly homeless male veterans, along with counseling, rehabilitation and food; a drop-in center serving up to 100 people daily with breakfast, clothing and information on resources; outreach to homeless women; a food pantry and a shuttle bus to appointments. This grant will provide emergency assistance in the form of gift cards to grocery stores, cash assistance for food, cleaning supplies, rent or other critical needs and direct payment to utility companies, property owners or to Greyhound Bus for fare if the person has family or a support system elsewhere.  Emergency Assistance $25,000
Sisters Place This nonprofit helps individuals and families overcome poverty and homelessness. Its three service pillars are empowerment, meeting basic needs, wellness, mental and physical health, advancement, resources for education and workforce development. This grant will help with operating support for the staff. Operating Support $5,000
Society for Contemporary Craft This arts organization provides programs including social justice exhibitions, hands-on workshops, community education and outreach and a retail store supporting the work of local and regional artists. This grant will help fund operating costs including staff salaries and facilities expenses during the mandated closure. Operating Support for Small Arts Organizations $25,000
Society to Preserve the Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka The arts organization’s mission is to save and share the one-of-a-kind murals painted by immigrant artist Maxo Vanka on walls of St. Nicholas Church. This grant will help cover a portion of lost revenue from canceled tours and events. Operating Support for Small Arts Organizations $7,500
Sonward Youth Programs This nonprofit provides youth programs in Westmoreland County neighborhoods with the highest rates of poverty. Programs include youth enrichment, tutoring, community service, family support, food programs, community gardening, and workforce development programs. This grant helps to fund the addition of an emergency self-serve food pantry and staff salaries. Operating Support $8,000
South Park Theatre This organization provides quality, affordable theater through a full season of plays and musicals, including a children’s theater. In addition, it operates a children’s summer theater camp, acting classes and a children’s theater holiday musical in December. This grant will help with costs associated with canceling performances and with operating support.  Operating Support for Small Arts Organizations $6,000
Spina Bifida Association of Western PA The association improves quality of life for 500+ individuals and families with spina bifida, and related disabilities, and their families by providing a continuum of direct services, education and advocacy. This grant helps funds obtaining the food, toiletries and cleaning supplies, to allow residents to stay home and save them from possible exposure.   Operating Support $15,000
Squirrel Hill Health Center The Center provides primary medical, behavioral health and dental services to anyone in the community, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay and now serves 8,000 individuals annually. This grant provides operating dollars for salaries, PPE and the pivot to telehealth. Community Health Center Support $25,000
St. Margaret Foundation  The foundation supports health and wellness initiatives at UPMC St. Margaret and its three Family Health Centers. Independent of UPMC, it provides assistance to patients in need of food, medication, medical equipment, transportation and more. This grant will help employees by offering free boxed lunches for their children who are home from school, free hotel rooms for employees concerned about spreading illness to their families, child care and free groceries and toilet paper.  Emergency Assistance $18,000
Stage Right! This nonprofit serves, on average, 350 four to 18-year-old students from Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties each year, training them in acting, musical theater, voice, ballet and tap dance. This grant will help keep teachers and staff employed and go toward mortgage and tax payments.  Emergency Assistance $25,000
STAT (Southern Tier Alternative Therapies, Inc.) This nonprofit serves vulnerable populations, including those who are mentally ill, physically disabled, low income, as well as those struggling with substance abuse disorders. This grant will  help to feed horses (therapy animals), as well as pay facilities expenses including rent and utilities during the closure. Operating Support $15,000
Sweetwater Art Center  The Center is a regional hub offering more than 400 classes, six gallery exhibitions, 10 musical performances, artist lectures and auctions. Located in Sewickley, artists of all ages from 65 zip codes in the region frequent the center. This grant will go toward utilities and other facility expenses, payroll expenses and health care coverage for staff that was furloughed.  Operating Support for Small Arts Organizations $15,000
Swissvale Cares, Inc. This Food Pantry serves 350 people with food distributions in Swissvale, Rankin, North Braddock and parts of Edgewood and Wiklinsburg. Currently there are three distributions per month, two in a physical location, the third to a senior citizen high rise. This grant will enable the organization to add three additional distributions. This will mean two distributions for registered families, instead of one, and allow room for some new clients.  Emergency Assistance $3,000
Table of Grace Feeding Ministry This organization operates a soup kitchen that serves people in Beaver Falls. This grant will help with expanding service from two days a week to six and add food delivery.  Emergency Assistance $5,000
The Center This organization mainly serves the town of Midland through youth and community development programs, mentoring and support for individuals and families. This grant will go toward purchasing food for those in need in the community.  Operating Support $12,000
The Community at Holy Family Manor The ministry serves the needs of families along every stage of life, from child care through its pre-K and summer camp program, to senior support services and senior housing. This grant helps fund revenue losses from closed child care and learning center programs, plus unemployment and health insurance costs for staff. Operating Support $25,000
The Ladle and the Hearth This organization is a resource for Beaver County’s social services network, and reaches the elderly, young adults and families. Services include emergency housing, utilities and rental assistance and access to transportation. This grant will go toward food delivery and emergency assistance.  Emergency Assistance $7,500
The Lighthouse Foundation The Foundation serves economically-disadvantaged individuals and families in northern Allegheny County and Butler County. Services include transitional housing, a sober living home, job training, a low-income car ownership program, financial assistance, food pantry and homeless shelter. This grant will go toward food needed to meet increased need, payroll expenses for essential employees and utility and housing costs.  Operating Support $25,000
The Midwife Center for Birth & Women's Health The Center (TMC) remains the only licensed, freestanding birth center in Western Pennsylvania , providing more than 2,000 primary gynecological care appointments a year and a record 464 babies born in 2019. This grant helps fund revenue losses of approximately $22,500 a month and the transition to telehealth. Community Health Center Support $25,000
The Neighborhood Academy This private college-preparatory school serves students in grades 6-12, many of whom are considered systematically disadvantaged. In addition to education, the school offers three meals a day, transportation to and from school, counseling for students and families and emergency needs assistance. This grant will go toward ensuring students basic needs are being met while they complete the school year online from home.  Operating Support $15,000
The Pittsburgh Project This Christian nonprofit community operates youth after-school and summer programs, partners with volunteer groups to serve seniors and provides affordable access to recreational spaces. With the state mandated closures, we have suspended our afterschool program and  put all staff on temporary furlough. This grant will help fund our facilities expenses and staff healthcare benefits during the shutdown. Operating Support $20,000
The Pittsburgh Savoyards Inc. The semi-professional, community-based, nonprofit theater company with a focus on performances of the comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan. This grant will help fund operating expenses and obligations that cannot be paid because of past and future event cancellations.  Operating Support for Small Arts Organizations $5,000
The Residences at Wood Street The residencies provide housing at the 259-unit Wood Street Commons. Some of the region’s most vulnerable residents receive housing and on-site human services including case management, crisis intervention and life skills training. This grant will go toward free meal delivery to residents, reducing contact from gathering in the building’s cafeteria; increased hand sanitizer stations and other supplies to promote enhanced sanitation and cleanliness of the building and its units.  Emergency Assistance $15,000
The Salvation Army This nonprofit assists low-income individuals, seniors, children and families, victims of natural and man-made disasters and those facing unforeseen financial crises. It proves social services, direct emergency assistance such as food, clothing, shelter and rental assistance. This grant funds the activation of 20 emergency feeding and food box distributions in 12 counties and revenue losses from canceled fundraising events. Emergency Assistance $25,000
The Salvation Army With a compassionate presence in Westmoreland County for well over 100 years, this nonprofit assists financially struggling individuals, seniors, children and families with comprehensive social services and developmental programs. These include enrichment programs for children and adults, food programs and social-emotional supports. This grant funds significant increases in food assistance for families and for hospital workers providing coronavirus care. Emergency Assistance $15,000
The Wellness Collective This consortium of neighbors helps neighbors through emergencies and onto a path of stability, providing access to mental and physical health care, housing, transportation, nutrition and education.  This grant helps fund reductions in donations and volunteerism due to COVID-19. Emergency Assistance $17,500
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art The WMA offers compelling and meaningful cultural experiences that open the door to new ideas, perspectives and possibilities. Programs include monthly community days that engage intergenerational audiences in performances and hands-on activities that complement the visual arts experience. This grant helps fund revenue lost through museum store and cafe sales and donations.  Operating Support $25,000
Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras The orchestra provides well-rounded music education programs and performance opportunities for young people, ages seven to 22, to foster lifelong passion, appreciation, and support of music. This grant will go toward covering payroll and benefits.  Operating Support for Small Arts Organizations $15,000
Three Rivers Youth This organization works to combat homelessness, enhance educational opportunities and build life skills for at-risk youth. More than 3,500 youth, adults and families participate in programs such as drug & alcohol prevention, recovery services, in-home family preservation services and foster care. This grant will help with operating costs, as income continues to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Most income comes from fees for services, many of which are in-person and canceled.  Operating Support $25,000
Tree of Life Open Bible Church The Church provides religious services and non-religious programming. Non-religious programs include Brookline Sprouts Preschool, Brookline Food Pantry, Buds After School, Acorns Food Program and the Clothing Room. This operating support grant will be used for technology upgrades for employees working from home, food to meet increasing community need, equipment to keep food at off-site distribution sites at the proper temperature and food safety gear including masks and gloves.  Operating Support $20,000
Tri-City Meals on Wheels This nonprofit prepares and delivers meals to seniors and shut-ins in the Greensburg, Jeannette and Harrison City areas five days a week. This grant will go toward more food as orders increase as well as packaging materials and cleaning supplies.  Operating Support $5,000
TryLife Center This pregnancy and family resource center inspires hope in at-risk families by contributing to the physical, emotional and material well-being of young impoverished mothers and fathers with infants and young children. This grant helps to fund revenue lost to fundraising and community events and ongoing need for diapers, car seats and other baby necessities. Operating Support $25,000
Twelve Loaves, LLC This community kitchen serves the people of New Brighton and Beaver County, providing  comfort and acceptance as well as providing delicious and nutritious food and  gently used clothing to the people of New Brighton and surrounding communities. This grant funds increased demand for food and meals, while volunteer labor and donations have decreased. Operating Support $8,000
Union Mission This nonprofit has been a pillar of the community in Westmoreland County for more than three decades, providing homeless individuals shelter and helping them  transition to safe, affordable housing. Increased unemployment brings with it increased homelessness and the pandemic and this funding will help address the needs of larger numbers of citizens as well as re-supplying household items that are typically donated to the mission. Operating Support $25,000
Union Project This nonprofit uses the arts to bridge gaps between communities serving 3,000 people annually through its ceramics studio, professional development programs for low-income artists, arts education classes and camps, community-based programs and event space rentals. This grant funds revenue losses from mandatory closures. Operating Support for Small Arts Organizations $12,500
United Methodist Church Union for Northside Food Pantry Advisors Responsible for the purchase of food for the Northside Food Pantry, 100% of efforts are volunteer and funds raised go directly to the shelves. The pantry serves up to 1,000 families a month. This grant funds food cost increases of $2,500 a month to up to $10,000 a month due to increased demand. Emergency Assistance $15,000
United Somali Bantu of Greater Pittsburgh, Inc. This nonprofit acts as a hub for partner organizations addressing the needs of Somali Bantu people adapting to life in the U.S. This includes culture and safety, literacy, medical care and rental assistance. This grant funds increased need for basic needs unmet due to layoffs, mental health, eviction and communication about COVID-19 safety. Operating Support $25,000
United Way of Southwestern PA This grant will fund increased capacity of its PA 2-1-1 Southwest hotline system and its Emergency Basic Needs Fund to connect people facing hardships to services during the public health and economic crisis. Current Distribution Fund- Operating Support $152,000*
United Way of Southwestern PA  To transport food and other necessities to people and distribution locations across the region quickly, flexibly and safely to ensure the health and safety of vulnerable and homebound residents. Current Distribution Fund- Operating Support $198,650*
Urban Impact Foundation  This faith-based, community development organization has a focus on bringing excellent development opportunities to at-risk youth on the North Side. Its 450 volunteers meet the needs of 2,300+ children and youth each year through athletics, education and performing arts programs, which are temporarily suspended. This grant funds food delivery and academic support for students, many who live in single parent homes or are in the care of an elderly relative and have no way of receiving grab and go meals from the public school locations or the grocery store. Operating Support $25,000
Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh To support the Housing Stabilization Program.  Systems Support $400,000
Veterans Leadership Program of Western PA The program operates nine housing programs ranging from emergency shelter to permanent supportive housing, two employment programs and five supportive service programs that provide emergency financial assistance, benefits assistance, a Women Veterans program, Veterans Court justice program, and a wellness program that assists veterans in combating substance abuse and Post Traumatic Stress. This grant will go toward emergency assistance for veterans and their families including grocery gift cards, rental assistance and help paying utility bills.   Emergency Assistance $25,000
Veterans Place of Washington Blvd. This nonprofit’s mission is to end homelessness among veterans in the Pittsburgh region and to meet the emerging needs of at-risk veterans and their families. It serves more than 380 housing-insecure veterans through resources, transitional housing and employment services. This grant funds new safety and PPE protocols from government agencies for the provision of support, food, shelter and clothing, and revenue losses from event cancellations. Operating Support $20,000
Village Theater Company DBA The Tull Family Theater The theater offers multiple daily screenings of films aimed at strengthening cultural, educational and entertainment experiences in areas northwest of Pittsburgh in Allegheny and Beaver Counties. Though it primarily serves an older population, outreach to youth was beginning to take hold. This grant goes toward operating expenses including rent, utilities and facilities maintenance.  Operating Support for Small Arts Organizations $25,000
Vintage This nonprofit provides older adults with high quality  health and wellness activities such as yoga and tai chi, dance and art classes, travel to museums and live performances, computer classes, health screenings, informational speakers and daily meals. This grant funds food to seniors in need and wellness check-ins by phone to seniors and revenue losses from programs. Emergency Assistance $19,600
Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania, Inc. This nonprofit provides essential human services to help seniors, adults, youth and children reach their full potential. This includes the Youth Empowerment Project, an out-of-school time program for underserved youth in Pittsburgh. This grant funds adapting to support youth and families during the time of COVID-19 with remote learning opportunities and providing basic needs, such as food distribution in Sharpsburg. Operating Support $9,000
West Mifflin Community Foundation The organization focuses on providing charitable services and disaster relief to neighborhoods in Southeastern Allegheny County. This grant will support the most pressing needs of the community, including getting at-risk populations better access to groceries and household supplies and helping with issues related to prolonged social separation during the crisis. Operating Support $10,000
Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank This organization supplies diapers to low-income or poverty-level families inAllegheny County, with an eye toward expanding service to Fayette and Westmoreland counties. This funding helps the bank to meet rising demands as more of our region’s population becomes unemployed during the coronavirus crisis. Operating Support $15,000
Westmoreland Casemanagement and Supports, Inc.  This human services agency provides case management services in behavioral health, intellectual disabilities, early intervention, criminal justice liaison programs, and certified peer programs. This grant funds increased demand for emergency funding to clients, food and personal care items, housing and rental assistance and utility assistance. Emergency Assistance $25,000
Westmoreland Community Action This nonprofit strengthens communities and families to eliminate poverty by providing housing, counseling, support, education, intervention, collaborations, partnerships, information, referrals and networking. This grant funds increased need for services including rent and food assistance, and tax filing services for those most in need. Emergency Assistance $20,490
Westmoreland County Blind Association The Association aims to improve the quality of life for sight-impaired and intellectually challenged individuals. Based in Greensburg, the organization offers services and programs to enhance independence and productivity. In addition, WCBA works to educate the community about eye disease in an effort to prevent blindness. This grant will go toward operating costs including payroll.  Operating Support $25,000
Westmoreland County Food Bank The food bank provides well over 7 million pounds of food each year to food insecure households via a network of partner agencies throughout the county. This grant will help cover increased hours for employees, the cost of more food to meet increasing demand and cleaning supplies for increased food safety efforts.  Operating Support $25,000
Westmoreland Cultural Trust The Trust manages and provides support services for arts and cultural assets countywide. This includes the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, Greensburg Civic Theater and the Palace Theater. This grant will provide operating support to help fill gaps left by lost revenue due to canceled shows.  Operating Support for Small Arts Organizations $25,000
Westmoreland Non Profit Housing Corporation WNPHC supports and enhances housing opportunities in conjunction with Westmoreland County Housing Authority, and provides quality, affordable, housing to low-income residents in Westmoreland County. Programs focus on economic self-sufficiency, home ownership and maintenance, support for the elderly to age in place and emergency funding. This grant helps fund increased demand for rent assistance from families facing unemployment or reduced hours. Emergency Assistance $20,000
Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra The Orchestra’s mission is to provide musical experiences through high-quality performances and education to the region. The symphony presents a five-concert series, free annual summer concert, and collaborative Nutcracker. This programming is further enhanced through two youth symphonies, elementary ensembles, string quartets and classical music talks. This grant is for operating support while musicians work on virtual series and planning of the future season.  Operating Support for Small Arts Organizations $15,000
When She Thrives This organization helps single mothers move their families from poverty to prosperity. Serving primarily African American women in Coraopolis, Mooncrest and surrounding neighborhoods., When She Thrives offers access to food, social supports, financial assistance and help accessing resources. This grant will help the organization meet increased demand for food and household supplies.  Emergency Assistance $25,000
Wilkinsburg Community Ministry The Ministry addresses growing economic disparities in the borough, offering a food bank with a focus on emergency food for low-wage workers, seniors, the disabled and shelter residents. With increased demand, this grant will go toward hiring for a key position and increased hours for the pantry coordinator.  Emergency Assistance $23,760
Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh This nonprofit supports survivors of intimate partner violence and their children with safety planning, counseling, specialized services, and resource information so that they can heal and build new lives free from abuse. Services include a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, legal advocacy, support groups, medical care and counseling. This grant funds dramatic increases in demand since the start of the pandemic.  Emergency Assistance $25,000
Women's Center of Beaver County The center provides trauma-informed counseling, shelter and advocacy to meet the needs of survivors, their families and the community. To achieve its vision of a society free of domestic violence and sexual assault, the center focuses on both prevention of violence and empowerment of survivors. This grant funds provision of services via phone and secure web-based programs, as well as increased demand for fuel, food and necessities, as well as emergency shelter at hotels.  Emergency Assistance $6,000
WPA Center for Just Solutions, INC  The Center serves low-income people of color in the Lincoln Park Community. Services include a food pantry and a thrift store, which may go mobile soon. This grant funds a drive-up pantry model that includes fresh fruits and vegetables and personal care items, many of which must be purchased at retail prices, and related transportation costs.  Operating Support $10,000
YMCA of Greensburg The YMCA’s services include sports and fitness activities as well as child and adult day care, and services for people with disabilities. This grant helps to fund deep cleaning and revenue losses from mandated closures of day care and center operations. Operating Support $25,000
Youth Enrichment Services, Inc. This nonprofit gives young people, ages 10 through 21 from low-income and communities of color a portrait of themselves as successful, empowered and confident leaders. YES has served 3,750+ youth of color in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, primarily in the East Liberty, Homewood, Wilkinsburg, East Hills, and North Side communities. This grant funds increased need for around-the-clock services now that schools are closed.  Operating Support $25,000
YouthPlaces This nonprofit works with at-risk youth and young adults in underserved communities with after-school programs aimed at increasing their opportunities for educational future employment success. Many of the youth are in communities affected by violence and intergenerational poverty. This grant will enable case management and trauma-informed care to continue for the youth served in the county and allows the organization to add food distribution.  Operating Support $15,000
Za'kiyah House This nonprofit provides a sober living environment for people who have experienced homelessness, addiction and recidivism. It provides recovery/life coaching to help our residents engage in a healthy way of living. This grant funds emergency funds to continue supporting existing clients and new clients released from the Allegheny County jail. Emergency Assistance $5,000
Zion Lutheran Church for The Food Pantry The Church operates a food pantry serving the Penn Hills community as a regular monthly distribution site and an emergency food pantry due to its accessibility by bus. This grant will go toward purchasing more food from the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank to meet increased demand.  Emergency Assistance $1,000