Richard King Mellon Foundation Grants Approved in 2010

REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
3 Rivers Connect
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of the PittsburghTODAY and Enterprise Journalism initiatives of The Regional Indicator Program ($200,000) and completion of the Homewood Community Insight Project ($30,000)
$230,000
Allegheny Conference on Community Development
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of general operations, 3 Rivers: One Future
$425,000
Allegheny Conference on Community Development
Pittsburgh, PA
toward a student outreach program, in collaboration with the Pittsburgh Penguins, to apprise them of career opportunities and to begin a public awareness campaign about Pittsburgh's growing energy economy
$50,000
Allegheny-Singer Research Institute
Pittsburgh, PA
to conduct a phase II evaluation of a bioremediation process for the cleaning of fluids associated with the fracturing process for natural gas development
$160,000
Asian American Film Festival of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
toward the 2010 film festival to be held May 7-16
$50,000
Battelle Memorial Institute
Columbus, OH
to conduct a study to determine Pittsburgh's potential in the wind generation manufacturing arena
$50,000
Bridgeway Capital
Pittsburgh, PA
toward a loan program to meet the needs of nonprofit organizations
$1,500,000
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
to facilitate the large-scale adoption of variable and intermittent sources of renewable electricity and position our region as a leader in research and technology
$600,000
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
toward the Mayors' Institute on City Design symposium to be held on February 10-12, 2010 at the Remaking Cities Institute at Carnegie Mellon University
$6,000
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of operations
$250,000
City of Asylum Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
toward two-year support to convert a former Central Northside nuisance bar into a literary center that becomes a cultural anchor and a catalyst for economic development
$750,000
City of Pittsburgh, Department of City Planning
Pittsburgh, PA
toward development of a comprehensive plan
$100,000
Cleveland Development Foundation
Cleveland, OH
to develop and facilitate partnership and funding opportunities to support the Cleveland to Pittsburgh Tech Belt Initiative
$30,000
Community Design Center of Pittsburgh, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
toward two-year support of operations and to develop and launch a civic agenda on the City's comprehensive planning process
$400,000
Community Foundation of Greater Johnstown
Johnstown, PA
toward a program to assist the Richard King Mellon Foundation with grantmaking in the Johnstown area and to engage the broader community in blending and implementing three community plans whose goals are to transform the Johnstown community
$450,000
The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County
Greensburg, PA
to finalize the merger process with The Pittsburgh Foundation and for grantmaking support to local organizations that present viable prospects and demonstrate need
$400,000
Community Theater Project Corporation
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of operations
$225,000
County of Allegheny
Pittsburgh, PA
to develop a plan for sustainable redevelopment of the South Park fairgrounds and surrounding portion of the park
$22,500
Fort Ligonier Association
Ligonier, PA
to acquire paintings for the Fort Ligonier museum
$150,000
Foundation to Advance Public Health Through Certification
Pittsburgh, PA
toward two-year support of operations to advance Pittsburgh's reputation in the public health arena
$100,000
Frick Art & Historical Center
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of Artists' Day at the Frick
$10,000
Frick Art & Historical Center
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of operations to preserve and maintain collections, present exhibitions and programs, and build capacity within the fundraising program
$75,000
Fund for Advancement of Minorities Through Education
Pittsburgh, PA
toward costs associated with the African American Non-Profit Leadership Conversation Series
$2,500
Garfield Jubilee Association, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
to build capacity of Garfield Jubiliee Association's financial management plan and support of operations
$125,000
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Washington, DC
toward 2010 membership dues
$9,200
Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, PA
toward 2010 membership dues
$20,000
Grow Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of the Braddock Farms project and general operations
$75,000
Hill House Association
Pittsburgh, PA
to support the Ujamaa Collective, an initiative in the Hill District for African American women entrepreneurs, encouraging residents to buy locally produced food, clothing and other products
$100,000
Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, PA
to increase the visibility and promote the Fort Pitt Museum
$85,000
Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of the archives of the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
$500,000
Idea Foundry
Pittsburgh, PA
toward operating support
$400,000
Innovation Works, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of operations and Alpha Lab, and two-year support of the Energy Innovation Center
$2,400,000
Johnstown Area Heritage Association
Johnstown, PA
to renovate the Johnstown Flood Museum, purchase fundraising software and to provide two years of operating support
$525,000
Latrobe Presbyterian Church
Latrobe, PA
toward an archaeological project to locate historic structures at Unity Cemetery, to help restore headstones from the 1700s, and endowment support
$150,000
Laurel Arts
Somerset, PA
toward expansion of the Laurel Arts Education and Dance Center, the Laurel Arts Endowment, and to create a general operating reserve fund
$150,000
Leadership Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
toward two-year support of operations
$150,000
Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor
Ligonier, PA
to acquire the Johnson House as location for the Lincoln Highway Experience
$500,000
Looking Glass Institute
Pittsburgh, PA
to provide technical assistance to community groups in Homewood working to promote economic revitalization through a concerted effort with the Homewood Children's Village and Cafe 524
$50,000
Manchester Citizens Corporation
Pittsburgh, PA
to provide operational support for the Manchester Community Revitalization Plan
$250,000
The Mattress Factory, Ltd.
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of operations and to purchase and install a security system for the museum
$250,000
Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Inc.
Baltimore, MD
toward costs associated with the opening reception for Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour to be held in Pittsburgh on September 29, 2010
$10,000
The Mountain Playhouse, Inc.
Jennerstown, PA
toward support of the 2010 theater season
$80,000
New Hope for Neighborhood Renewal, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
toward two-year support of operations for the Cafe 'n Creamery, a social enterprise in the Marshall-Shadeland community of the North Side, an energy audit, and energy efficiency and other improvements to the building in which the coffee shop is housed
$69,000
Northside Leadership Conference
Pittsburgh, PA
to develop a fundraising and development plan for the Allegheny Commons Initiative
$20,000
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
Pittsburgh, PA
toward costs associated with the appearance of award winning children's author, Kadir Nelson, at the August Wilson Center on February 20, 2011
$5,000
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of operations and school expansion
$500,000
Pittsburgh Central Keystone Innovation Zone
Pittsburgh, PA
to support the 2009-2010 activities of the Pittsburgh Central Keystone Innovation Zone
$25,000
Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
Pittsburgh, PA
toward costs associated with the International Downtown Association's visit to study the impact of Pittsburgh's Concessionaire Agreement to privatize parking
$7,500
Pittsburgh Entertainment Project
Pittsburgh, PA
toward marketing expenses for a documentary film featuring Pittsburgh, My Tale of Two Cities, and strategic planning
$25,000
Pittsburgh Entertainment Project
Pittsburgh, PA
to create a vibrant and sustainable film and digital media sector in Pittsburgh
$250,000
Pittsburgh Filmmakers
Pittsburgh, PA
toward two-year support of operations
$200,000
The Pittsburgh Foundation
Pittsburgh, PA
to study the restructuring of WDUQ as part of a larger effort around journalism and community engagement
$10,000
Pittsburgh Glass Center, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of operations
$150,000
Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of operations
$2,000,000
Pittsburgh Opera, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of operations
$500,000
Pittsburgh Partnership for Neighborhood Development
Pittsburgh, PA
to provide technical assistance to neighborhood development organizations in the areas of real estate development and financial management
$120,000
The Pittsburgh Public Theater Corporation
Pittsburgh, PA
toward operating support ($150,000) and capital needs ($150,000)
$300,000
Pittsburgh Symphony, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of operations
$500,000
The Pittsburgh Trust for Cultural Resources
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of Cultural Trust festivals including First Night, the International Children's Theater, and the Three Rivers Arts Festival
$100,000
The Pittsburgh Trust for Cultural Resources
Pittsburgh, PA
toward purchase of property on Sixth Street
$1,680,000
The Poise Foundation
Pittsburgh, PA
to create opportunities and remove barriers to new business development
$150,000
The Poise Foundation
Pittsburgh, PA
toward two-year support to promote business growth and sustainability and to encourage the reinvestment of wealth into low and moderate income communities
$250,000
Pro Musicis Foundation
New York, NY
toward production of a documentary on Pittsburgh native, Byron Janis, an internationally renowned concert pianist
$20,000
Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise
Pittsburgh, PA
to explore and define the concept of equitable funding for greater Pittsburgh and to provide funding to develop and implement plans for up to ten organizations
$55,000
The Progress Fund
Greensburg, PA
to support the small business lending program and spur investment along the Great Allegheny Passage
$2,100,000
Renewable Manufacturing Gateway
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of operations
$500,000
Renewed Promise Thoroughbred Rescue, Inc.
Ligonier, PA
toward a feasibility study
$25,000
Research Triangle Institute
Research Triangle Park, NC
toward an impact evaluation of Pittsburgh region economic development organizations to assess efficiency and effectiveness
$130,000
Research Triangle Institute
Research Triangle Park, NC
toward an impact evaluation of Pittsburgh region economic development organizations to assess efficiency and effectiveness
$11,200
Riverlife
Pittsburgh, PA
to conduct a review of Pittsburgh's zoning and signage codes in partnership with the Department of City Planning
$22,500
Smart Growth Partnership of Westmoreland County, Inc.
Greensburg, PA
for two-year support to enable communities to enhance their viability, quality of life, and long-term sustainability by providing education and technical assistance and by promoting smart growth principles
$185,000
Society For Contemporary Craft
Pittsburgh, PA
toward two-year support of a marketing plan and operating reserve
$200,000
The Sprout Fund
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of operations and capacity building
$300,000
State Science and Technology Institute
Westerville, OH
to support a technology-based economic development conference to be held in Pittsburgh September 14 - 16, 2010
$50,000
University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public & International Affairs
Pittsburgh, PA
to identify a sufficient, sustainable, and central public funding source for emergency management service delivery across all 36 CONNECT municipalities
$50,000
University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work
Pittsburgh, PA
to perform an environmental scan of Pittsburgh's African American led non-profit organizations
$6,379
University of Pittsburgh, Swanson School of Engineering
Pittsburgh, PA
toward an evaluation and strategic planning for the University of Pittsburgh's School of Engineering so as to refine and improve the Center for Energy
$100,000
Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
toward construction of Cafe 524, located in Homewood and to be used as a business incubator to stimulate entrepreneurship and strengthen local businesses
$400,000
Valley Players of Ligonier
Ligonier, PA
toward repairs to the roof of the historic Ligonier Theater
$54,000
Venture Outdoors
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of programs and operations
$200,000
Westmoreland County Airport Authority
Latrobe, PA
toward purchase of a municipal tractor and associated attachments for snow removal at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport
$130,000
Westmoreland Cultural Trust
Greensburg, PA
toward replacing the rigging system and other repairs to the Palace Theatre in Greensburg
$500,000
Westmoreland Museum of Art
Greensburg, PA
toward design competition for a new addition to the museum and development of a business plan
$25,000
WQED Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of On-Q Magazine and for capacity building
$450,000
WQED Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
toward three-year support to create a fund to incubate television production in Pittsburgh, attract new talent and Pittsburgh ex-patriates
$1,350,000
Total Regional Economic Development Grants $25,590,779

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