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

Carnegie Mellon University

To support an educational specialist at Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center who will coordinate programming with public schools and community-based organizations

2016, Public Schools

$25,000

Carnegie Mellon University

To support the participation of middle school students in Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Sciences competitions

2016, Out-of-School Time

Payment 1 of 3

$15,000

Carnegie Mellon University

To support training and materials to help teachers incorporate bioinformatics into new or existing high school courses

2016, Public Schools

$10,000

Carnegie Mellon University

To support plans to introduce interactive virtual reality technology to local students and educators

2016, Public Schools

$10,000

Carnegie Mellon University

To support a White House summit to be held in Pittsburgh and hosted jointly by Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh

2016, Community

$50,000

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

CASA of Allegheny County

To support educational advocacy for abused and neglected children in Allegheny County

2016, Families

Payment 2 of 3

$22,500

Center of Life

To support youth programming focusing on jazz, hip-hop, and the visual arts, as well as academics and parent engagement

2016, Out-of-School Time

Payment 2 of 3

$30,000

Chapel Hill/Carrboro School Distirct

To support an academic intervention and mentorship program for struggling, low-income students

2016, Out-of-School Time

Payment 2 of 3

$50,000

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

City Theatre Company, Inc.

To support educational activities in the dramatic arts for middle and high school students

2016, Public Schools

Payment 2 of 2

$20,000

Civic Light Opera Association

To support a musical theater program to engage students in performance and learning

2016, Public Schools

Payment 2 of 3

$25,000

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

2016, Community

Payment 2 of 2

$125,000