The Pittsburgh Foundation

Small and Mighty: Ozanam Inc.

A group of about 15 school-aged children posing for a photo on a basketball court.

The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Small and Mighty program awarded $15,000 to All About the Youth Community Center in 2021. Ozanam grew out of a basketball program for school-aged children.  

Ozanam is a Black-led neighborhood-based youth organization that runs out-of-school-time and summer programming in the Hill District and Manchester. The organization will use this grant to support the implementation of a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education project with elementary school students. The racial and income disparities in access to STEM education are stark, and Ozanam is working to close this gap.  

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