Public Schools

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

Students from pre-kindergarten through high school rely on caring, capable educators and visionary leaders to create environments where they can experiment, learn, and thrive. We proudly partner with public schools, supporting efforts that ignite engaging classrooms, inspiring professional development, and system-wide innovations that foster achievement, belonging, and mutual respect.

Public Schools Grants

Public Schools Carnegie Institute (Arts Education Collaborative)

To support high-quality arts education across the Pittsburgh region

$370,000  |  03/30/2020  —  03/30/2023
Amount Awarded  |  Project Period


$130,000  in  04/01/2022

$130,000  in  12/07/2020

$110,000  in  03/24/2020

Public Schools Grow Pittsburgh

To support urban gardening outreach activities for school-age children and their teachers

$105,000  |  03/18/2019  —  03/18/2022
Amount Awarded  |  Project Period


$35,000  in  12/09/2020

$35,000  in  03/11/2020

$35,000  in  03/29/2019

Public Schools Pennsylvania State University

To support a higher education partnership with 14 public school districts to advance innovative teaching and learning

$110,000  |  12/01/2019  —  12/15/2021
Amount Awarded  |  Project Period


$55,000  in  12/07/2020

$55,000  in  11/26/2019


Remake Learning

Remake Learning is a network that ignites engaging, relevant, and equitable learning practices in support of young people navigating rapid social and technological change. Its purpose is to spark and share best practices and new ideas, make it easier for neighbors and colleagues to help each other, reduce duplicative efforts in the greater Pittsburgh region, and leverage resources collectively for greater impact.


transformED is an initiative of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit that connects educators with the professional learning, technology access, peer networks, and grant funding they need to start, scale, and sustain transformational change. By creating a safe and supportive environment for teachers to learn with peers, transformED helps educators find fellowship with kindred spirits committed to honing their craft.


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.

A+ Schools

A+ Schools is a coalition of families, students, and educators who believe that in Pittsburgh, every child should have access to the education they need to be successful in college, career, and life. The organization elevates the voices of Pittsburgh’s parents, students, and teachers to catalyze change, offering resources for anyone working toward equity and justice in Pittsburgh Public Schools.