Areas of Focus

Areas of Focus

Early Childhood

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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

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Families

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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.