Funding Partners

Richard King Mellon Foundation

For more than 60 years the Richard King Mellon Foundation has invested in the competitive future and quality of life in Southwestern Pennsylvania, and in the protection, preservation, and restoration of America’s environmental heritage. The R.K. Mellon Foundation has provided capacity building and technical assistance funding for the organization.

The Pittsburgh Foundation

The Pittsburgh Foundation works to improve the quality of life in the Pittsburgh region by evaluating and addressing community issues, promoting responsible philanthropy, and connecting donors to the critical needs of the community. The Foundation has supported the Educational Support and Wellness Program -Saturday SMASH4Success Program with Learn2Swim and KarateFit through grants from The Fisher Fund and the Gertrude E. Helleman Charitable Trust Fund.

McAuley Ministries

McAuley Ministries, the grantmaking arm of the Pittsburgh Mercy Health System, was established in 2008 to administer the proceeds from the sale of Mercy Hospital. McAuley Ministries is named in honor of Catherine McAuley who founded the Sisters of Mercy in Ireland in 1831. We serve as a catalyst for change, committing resources and working collaboratively to promote healthy, safe, and vibrant communities.

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Highmark's mission is to be the leading health and wellness company in the communities we serve. Our vision is to ensure that all members of the community have access to affordable, quality health care. We demonstrate our vision and mission through the innovative products, programs and services we provide as well as through our community involvement. Highmark BCBS has supported the Peer Education and Living Well with Sickle Cell® Handbook.

City of Pittsburgh

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is an ongoing federal program which provides support to low and moderate income neighborhoods. Under this program, eligible community groups can receive grants for a wide range of projects which address housing, economic and human service needs of low and moderate income residents and neighborhoods. Through the CDBG Program they have supported our Family Support and Transition Programs.

The Birmingham Foundation

The Birmingham Foundation is a private (independent) community-focused foundation that serves as a change agent for improved health and wellness in South Pittsburgh through the dynamic use of resources such as grantmaking, information-sharing, partnering and leveraging of assets. As one of our funding partners, The Birmingham Foundation has provided capacity building and operational support.

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