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Small and Mighty: Light of Kimberly Corporation

The Pittsburgh Foundation awarded a Small and Mighty grant of $15,000 to Light of Kimberly Corporation in 2019. Light of Kimberly was founded in 2016 by Kimberly Doubt, a social worker who, after fleeing an abusive situation, found herself without a reliable source of shelter and services for herself and six children.

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Small and Mighty: Will Allen Foundation

The Pittsburgh Foundation awarded a Small and Mighty grant of $15,000 in 2019 to the Will Allen Foundation. Founded by former NFL safety Will Allen, this organization’s mission is to provide Pittsburgh-area students with opportunities to achieve their dreams.

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Raising Achievement in Monroeville and Pitcairn (RAMP)

The Pittsburgh Foundation awarded a Small and Mighty grant of $15,000 Raising Achievement in Monroeville and Pitcairn (RAMP) in 2019. Raising Achievement in Monroeville and Pitcairn (RAMP) was developed in 2007 after a committee on Gateway School District’s school board investigated the achievement gap between Black and white students.

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Small and Mighty: Pittsburgh Dream Center

The Pittsburgh Foundation awarded a Small and Mighty grant of $12,500 in 2019 to Pittsburgh Dream Center. Since 2011, the Pittsburgh Dream Center has provided free local services that provide education and help eliminate hunger, poverty, homelessness and human trafficking. Its programs include Adopt-a-Block; Homeless to Housing, a household furniture disbursement initiative; Backpack of Hope, which provides food assistance for local school children; and a mobile food bank, which has distributed nearly 40,000 pounds of food since its inception.

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Small and Mighty: His Place Contact Center

The Pittsburgh Foundation awarded a Small and Mighty grant of $14,850 to His Place Contact Center in 2019. His Place Contact Center has served the Northside community for 45 years by providing basic needs programming for residents based on Christian principles. In 2003, the organization began an after-school program for elementary and middle school students to increase literacy and mathematics skills.

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Small and Mighty: 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.

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Small and Mighty: Global Minds Initiative

In 2019, The Pittsburgh Foundation awarded a Small and Mighty grant of $15,000 to Global Minds Initiative. Global Minds Initiative is a nonprofit committed to connecting English to Speakers of Other Language (ESOL) students and Native English Speaking (NES) students through after school tutoring and programming.

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Small and Mighty: Foster Love Project

In 2019, The Pittsburgh Foundation awarded a Small and Mighty grant of $12,000 to Foster Love Project. The Foster Love Project, started by foster parents Andrew and Kelly Hughes, began as an organization to provide clothing and necessities for foster children who often arrive at a new foster home with few personal belongings.

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Small and Mighty: Diakonia Ministries

In 2019, The Pittsburgh Foundation awarded a Small and Mighty grant of $15,000 to Diakonia Ministries. Diakonia Ministries aims to contribute to community development in Homewood-Brushton by providing food services, youth ministry, counseling and education.