Areas of Focus

Areas of Focus

Early Childhood

Early Childhood

Today’s children emerge into a world that presents ever greater opportunities for success.  To grow as individuals, however, they need to be ready from the beginning.  Early childhood programs, and the efforts that support them, are the stepping stones that will lead to later achievement as they provide moments of inspiration, support and learning. From a busy, high-quality child care center and family activities at the local library, to advocacy efforts and new developments in children’s media, we are inspired by the people and organizations ready and willing to nurture the next generation. It is our honor to partner with them.

Early Childhood

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Public Schools

Public Schools

Students from kindergarten through high school rely on capable, energetic teachers and visionary school and district leaders to create a learning environment where they can experiment, learn, and thrive.  Even in the face of substantial pressures upon public education, we see great potential for innovative and engaging classroom experiences, teachers and school leaders who feel supported and inspired, and districts rethinking their approach to education in order to help young people be better prepared for a successful future.

Public Schools

Highlighted Grants

  • Allegheny Intermediate Unit

    To support grantmaking to local school districts for curricula, professional development, and/or projects that advance interdisciplinary learning combining the arts and sciences through digital and/or maker learning practices for students and teachers in grades pre-K to 12

  • Arts Education Collaborative

    To support an initiative to enhance arts education across the Pittsburgh region

  • Attack Theatre, Inc.

    To support arts education and outreach programming for youth

  • Carnegie Mellon University

    To support the integration of keyboard and drumming lessons into the curriculum for students of the Pittsburgh and Wilkinsburg school districts

  • Pennsylvania State University - New Kensington Campus

    To support a consortium of school districts and institutions of higher education to improve learning among k-12 students in the arts, sciences, and technology

  • Pittsburgh Public Theater Corporation

    To support education and outreach programming for youth

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Out-of-School Time

Out-of-School Time

The vast majority of children’s hours are spent not in the classroom, but out of school.  Important learning and inspiration happen here too; that’s why Grable invests in high-quality afterschool programs, engaging summertime experiences, and mentoring programs that foster meaningful connections with caring adults.  By exploring the arts, robotics, volunteerism, or a new physical challenge, kids can unlock new interests that inspire them to stretch and grow.

Out-of-School Time

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Families

Families

We are committed to helping Pittsburgh be the best place in the world to be a child or a parent.  This depends, in part, on a wide and varied group of community resources and cultural institutions that embrace families.  Playgrounds and playing fields, museums and libraries, performances and festivals — all of them offer opportunities for families to have fun and enjoy new experiences together. We also know children learn best when they are free from worries about hunger or safety at home, so we support organizations that attend to the well-being of children and their families.

Families

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Community

Community

The organizations and professionals who serve children and families also need care and support in order to thrive. We support collaborative networks that help leaders accomplish more together than they can alone, innovative multimedia programming that builds community understanding and support for children and learning, and efforts to strengthen the nonprofit sector so that it can continue its vital work.

Community

Highlighted Grants

  • Allies for Children

    To support the launch of a child advocacy organization in the Pittsburgh region that will put children's needs foremost in policy deliberations at the local and state levels

  • Common Sense Media

    To support partnerships among educational organizations and schools to create resources for educators, parents, and other caregivers on digital media and digital learning

  • CORO Center for Civic Leadership, Pittsburgh

    To support leadership training opportunities for community advocates dedicated to youth development

  • Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation (WESA 90.5)

    To support broadcast and digital reporting, panel discussions, and community outreach activities that address learning innovations in southwestern Pennsylvania

  • The Forbes Funds

    To support capacity-building of the nonprofit sector through grantmaking, applied research, and sector leadership initiatives

  • WQED Multimedia

    To support the growth of a regional online resource featuring news, events, and guides pertaining to children, educators, and families in the Pittsburgh region

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Early Childhood

Even before they start kindergarten, young children deserve to participate in rich learning experiences in high-quality settings, led by caring and well-trained adults. Parents should have access to the support they need to encourage their children's development.

Public Schools

From pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, schools should ignite students’ interests, stretch their abilities, and set the path toward a successful future. Students, teachers, principals, superintendents, parents, and community members each play a crucial role in this process.

Out-of-School Time

Children and youth should be able to choose from a variety of high-quality afterschool, summer, and mentoring programs that create vital opportunities for exploration, creativity, learning, and meaningful connections with caring adults.

Families

Young people and their families should have easy and frequent access to innovative learning and play spaces, community resources that support their well-being, and celebrations and cultural events that delight them — all designed with kids in mind.

Community

Children, families, and other caring adults should be able to draw upon a vibrant community of strong nonprofit organizations, capable leaders, and robust multimedia resources focused on helping them succeed.