The Pittsburgh Foundation

Small and Mighty: Hilltop Urban Farm

Hilltop Urban Farm

The Pittsburgh Foundation awarded a Small and Mighty grant of $15,000 to Hilltop Urban Farm in 2019. Hilltop Urban Farm serves residents of the 11 south Pittsburgh neighborhoods. The goal of the farm is to promote food education and provide services to neighborhoods classified as food deserts, such as St. Clair where the farm is located.

This grant will support a collaboration among the farm and other nonprofits for the farm’s food nutrition education program. The goal is to educate at least 250 south Pittsburgh students during the school year and over the summer about health and wellness and the benefits of urban gardening.

The Small and Mighty grants program, an outcome of the Foundation’s 100 Percent Pittsburgh organizing principle, has awarded $308,821 in 2018 to 22 local nonprofit organizations with budgets of less than $600,000. Hilltop Urban Farm has an annual operating budget of $175,000.

In the first round of Small and Mighty funding, announced in March 2017, a total of $230,000 was awarded to 18 organizations. To date, Small and Mighty has awarded $879,000 in grants to 40 organizations.

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