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.

We are committed to helping Pittsburgh become the best place on the planet to be — and to raise — a child. Doing this requires a wide and varied group of community resources and cultural institutions that embrace families. Playgrounds and playing fields, museums and libraries, performances and festivals —together, these assets provide new opportunities, experiences, and joys. We also know that children learn best when their basic needs have been met, so we support organizations that attend to the health, safety, and well-being of children and their families.

Families Grants

Families Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

To support regional initiatives addressing childhood hunger

$225,000  |  Mar 2020  —  Mar 2023
Amount Awarded  |  Project Period

Payments:

$50,000  in  2022*

$75,000  in  2021

$100,000  in  2020

Families Hello Neighbor

To support mentoring program for families who are refugees recently resettled to Pittsburgh

$12,000  |  Mar 2020  —  Mar 2021
Amount Awarded  |  Project Period

Payments:

$12,000  in  2020

Families The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

To support educational programming for children and families

$70,000  |  Dec 2019  —  Dec 2021
Amount Awarded  |  Project Period

Payments:

$35,000  in  2020

$35,000  in  2019

Resources

Kidsburgh

Kidsburgh is a growing and collaborative group that includes parents and anyone working with children. By offering stories and content that informs and inspires families, Kidsburgh works to make life better for all of Pittsburgh’s kids. Kidsburgh also features a directory of child-serving organizations and a robust calendar that lists kid-friendly events throughout the region.

kidsburgh.org

The Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern PA

The Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern PA helps children by delivering resources to mentoring programs throughout the region. The partnership promotes the importance of quality mentoring; presents best practices and research; and delivers training, technical assistance, and professional development for the staff and volunteers of local programs.

mentoringpittsburgh.org

The Pittsburgh Promise

The Pittsburgh Promise promotes high educational aspirations among urban youth, funds scholarships for post-secondary access, and fuels a prepared and diverse regional workforce.

pittsburghpromise.org

Remake Learning Days

Remake Learning Days is a celebratory festival of events hosted by a variety of organizations, including schools, museums, libraries, tech startups, and more. The festival’s engaging, hands-on events give families, educators, and youth of all ages an up-close look at the future of teaching and learning, encouraging creativity, curiosity, and fun along the way.

remakelearningdays.org

The Pittsburgh Study

The Pittsburgh Study is a community in the making of parents, young people, teachers, doctors, librarians, academic scientists, community organizers, and leaders and staff in Pittsburgh agencies, non-profits, and institutions. The Pittsburgh Study shares experiences, stories, and hopes in an effort to build trust and accountability. The Study develops real human relationships to work together for the long haul to support the future of children through patience, diligence, grace, honesty, and vulnerable conversations.

thepittsburghstudy.org