Recent Grants

There are so many ways in which to inspire, motivate, and shape children. It’s a process that starts early and continues through the school years as we prepare them for a life filled with possibility. Our goal at The Grable Foundation is to identify and support the people, places and activities that can guide and develop children in the Pittsburgh region. Whether it’s an enriched classroom, an afterschool mentor, a joyous performance, or straight talk on the challenges of growing up, our purpose is to enable meaningful outcomes. This searchable database illustrates our work.

Grants: 2016

The Sprout Fund

To support a cohort of regional leaders in early literacy and technology to participate in a national summer institute in Washington, D.C.

2016, Early Childhood

$4,500

SLB Radio Productions, Inc.

To support a program that amplifies the voices, ideas, and feelings of children and youth

2016, Community

Payment 1 of 2

$50,000

Pittsburgh Cares

To support service-learning and leadership development opportunities for area youth

2016, Out-of-School Time

Payment 1 of 2

$17,000

Duquesne University

To support professional development and elevate student voices through digital media

2016, Public Schools

Payment 1 of 2

$25,000

Pittsburgh Chess Club

To support chess clubs and tournaments for Pittsburgh area youth

2016, Out-of-School Time

Payment 1 of 2

$15,000

A+ Schools

To support an education reform organization focused on improving student achievement in the Pittsburgh Public Schools

2016, Public Schools

Payment 1 of 3

$125,000

Carnegie Mellon University

To support a consortium for doctoral students interested in learning about technology and media as it relates to childhood development

2016, Community

$10,000

YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh

To support programming at the Creative Youth Center located at the Homewood YMCA

2016, Out-of-School Time

Payment 1 of 3

$30,000

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

To support an exhibit space dedicated to nurturing learning opportunities at the intersection of technology and do-it-yourself (DIY) practices

2016, Families

$100,000

Allegheny Intermediate Unit

To support the Center for Creativity, including the Director of Instructional Innovation position, facilitation of professional development at transformED, and the distribution of STEAM grants to low-income school districts

2016, Public Schools

$250,000

United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania

To support engagement of community partners to expand an evidence-based domestic violence prevention program

2016, Out-of-School Time

Payment 1 of 2

$20,000

Pittsburgh Opera, Inc.

To support education and outreach programming for teachers and students

2016, Public Schools

Payment 1 of 3

$34,000

Beverly’s Birthdays

To support birthday celebrations for children living in local shelters and attending low-income schools

2016, Families

Payment 1 of 2

$25,000

Digital Promise

To support a director of maker learning who will develop and design resources for K-12 educators

2016, Public Schools

Payment 1 of 2

$50,000

Grantmakers for Education

To support annual conference programming and the Out-of-School Funder's Network

2016, Community

$12,500