The Pittsburgh Foundation

Small and Mighty: Helping Ourselves Produce Excellence for Tomorrow, Inc. (HOPE for Tomorrow)

Hope for Tomorrow

The Pittsburgh Foundation awarded a Small and Mighty grant of $20,000 to Helping Ourselves Produce Excellence (HOPE) for Tomorrow, Inc. in 2021. HOPE for Tomorrow, founded in 2010, aims to help students be competitive in the global community despite various economic and societal risk factors.

Its principal program, K.E.Y.S. to Promise, works with at least 20 students at a time to improve social and academic readiness for students at Brashear High School and the Langley School. These two schools are currently growing programs and the capacity to serve immigrant and refugee students in the area. HOPE for Tomorrow plans to use this grant to hire three program staff members to work with up to 75 students over the course of next year through academic and positive youth development activities.  

The Small and Mighty grants program focuses on grant seeking for small nonprofits that are meeting basic needs in our region. Since 2016, the program has awarded funding to many nonprofit organizations with budgets of less than $600,000. A list of all Small and Mighty Grantees is on the Foundation’s website

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Read about the Small and Mighty initiative