Richard King Mellon Foundation Grants Approved in 2011

REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, PA
toward two-year support to cultivate transportation projects in southwestern Pennsylvania that link sound land use, community plans, and sensible transportation investment decisions
$85,000
3 Rivers Wet Weather, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
toward two-year support to develop a practical, cost-effective management model for the Allegheny County sewage system and to engage a consulting team to assist with integrating green solutions in wet weather plans in the Pine Creek watershed
$800,000
Allegheny Conference on Community Development
Pittsburgh, PA
to develop supply chain strategies in four of the region's most competitive energy sectors; wind, nuclear, natural gas, and water
$200,000
Allegheny Conference on Community Development
Pittsburgh, PA
toward an energy industry occupational analysis
$300,000
Allegheny Conference on Community Development
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of operations
$425,000
Allegheny Conference on Community Development
Pittsburgh, PA
toward establishing the tech-belt region as a global center for public and private investment research and manufacturing
$30,000
Allegheny Conference on Community Development
Pittsburgh, PA
to conduct a study on health care in Pittsburgh
$50,000
Allegheny County Economic Development
Pittsburgh, PA
toward two-year support to provide energy conservation retrofit measures at municipal buildings throughout Allegheny County
$400,000
August Wilson Center for African American Culture
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of operations
$300,000
Carnegie Institute
Pittsburgh, PA
toward two-year support of scientific and educational programming for the Carnegie Center for Biodiversity and Ecosystems and support of work at Powdermill
$730,000
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
toward development of technological solutions for Pittsburgh transportation challenges
$100,000
Catalyst Connection
Pittsburgh, PA
toward two-year support to assist manufacturers in competing in the emerging energy markets
$450,000
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of operations
$250,000
Christian Evangelistic Economic Development
Pittsburgh, PA
toward the Skills to Work program and the Eco-One Housing initiative
$100,000
City Theatre Company, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of operations and a feasibility study on moving to the Cultural District
$350,000
City Theatre Company, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of operations and an individual donor challenge
$175,000
Community Foundation of Fayette County
Uniontown, PA
toward two-year support to hire a consultant to provide technical assistance to the five communities of the Fayette Community Growth Fund (Ohiopyle, Point Marion, Brownsville, Connellsville, and Uniontown)
$10,000
Community Foundation of Greater Johnstown
Johnstown, PA
toward support of a partnership with the Richard King Mellon Foundation for projects in the Johnstown region and to assist with the Lift Johnstown economic development initiative
$425,000
Community Theater Project Corporation
Pittsburgh, PA
to upgrade the main, home studio located in Pittsburgh's East End
$50,000
Covenant Presbyterian Church
Ligonier, PA
toward safety and aesthetic improvements and historic preservation of the facilities
$75,000
Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland
Greensburg, PA
toward three-year support of operations
$450,000
Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland
Greensburg, PA
to develop the Ligonier Armory
$550,000
Fort Ligonier Days, Inc.
Ligonier, PA
toward three-year support to secure the performance of the Marine Field Band at Fort Ligonier Days
$18,000
Frick Art & Historical Center
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of Faberge: the Hodges Family Collection exhibition
$75,000
Friends of the Riverfront
Pittsburgh, PA
toward an appraisal of the Aspinwall Marina, a project to turn an eight acre marina along the Allegheny River into a public park
$14,000
Garfield Jubilee Association, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of operations and the introduction of a masonry program
$150,000
Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, PA
toward 2011 membership
$20,000
Greater Pittsburgh Convention & Visitors Bureau Education Foundation, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
toward two-year support to provide customer service training
$89,000
Greater Pittsburgh Office of Promotion
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of 2012 operations
$250,000
Grow Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of general operations and website improvements
$105,000
Hill House Association
Pittsburgh, PA
toward Hill District revitalization efforts including the Season of the Arts, Kassi Leadership Academy, and the Kaufmann Center
$250,000
Hill House Economic Development Corporation
Pittsburgh, PA
toward construction-related expenses for the Hill District grocery store
$525,000
Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of operations
$300,000
Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania
Glenside, PA
toward costs associated with the Land Bank Conference 2011, held in Detroit, Michigan
$3,500
Idea Foundry
Pittsburgh, PA
to create a self-sustaining EB-5 regional center in southwestern Pennsylvania
$200,000
Idea Foundry
Pittsburgh, PA
to provide in-depth business development services and financial capital to transform early start technology ideas into sustainable business
$400,000
Innovation Works, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
toward a study on the feasibility of establishing an advanced materials center in Pittsburgh
$75,000
Innovation Works, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of Alpha Lab
$400,000
Kingsley Association
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of a land reclamation and greening strategy in the Larimer and East Liberty corridor
$300,000
Leadership Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
to develop marketing and response management plans for attracting Baby Boomers to Pittsburgh
$25,000
Ligonier Borough
Ligonier, PA
to map community facilities, underground utilities, storm water facilities and parcels with a geographic information system
$89,000
Ligonier Township Municipal Authority
Ligonier, PA
to map Ligonier Township Municipal Authority facilities, including water and sanitary sewer lines with a geographic information system
$81,000
Looking Glass Institute
Pittsburgh, PA
toward two-year support to build capacity for a collaboration of environmental organizations, to assist with ongoing revitalization efforts in the neighborhood of Homewood, and to provide technical assistance on other green building efforts
$185,000
Manchester Citizens Corporation
Pittsburgh, PA
to establish a loan fund at Bridgeway Capital for restoration of housing on Juniata Street and toward support of operations
$425,000
The Mattress Factory, Ltd.
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of operations and programs and to expand and strengthen the museum's development efforts
$250,000
Minority and Women Educational Labor Agency
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of operations in the pre-apprenticeship program
$350,000
Mount Washington Community Development Corporation
Pittsburgh, PA
toward an engineering plan for the Shiloh Street corridor
$25,000
Mount Washington Community Development Corporation
Pittsburgh, PA
to remove invasive species, restore and landscape the hillside, maintain the view, and begin trail development on Mount Washington
$220,000
The Mountain Playhouse, Inc.
Jennerstown, PA
toward support of operations
$100,000
New Hazlett Center for the Performing Arts
Pittsburgh, PA
toward two-year support of operations and programs
$350,000
Oakland Planning and Development Corporation
Pittsburgh, PA
to renovate and equip a new location for workforce and youth programs
$75,000
Oakland Planning and Development Corporation
Pittsburgh, PA
to complete design and engineering specifications and to assist with preliminary construction of the Innovation Oakland project
$200,000
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of operations and expansion into Westmoreland County
$300,000
Pittsburgh Central Keystone Innovation Zone
Pittsburgh, PA
toward two-year support to build capacity and expand services
$400,000
Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation
Pittsburgh, PA
toward the acquisition and launch of Essential Public Media's 90.5 FM
$1,500,000
Pittsburgh Council for International Visitors
Pittsburgh, PA
to strengthen sustainable income streams for Global Pittsburgh's core programs
$125,000
Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of downtown living initiatives
$300,000
Pittsburgh Entertainment Project
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of programs and operations
$350,000
Pittsburgh Filmmakers
Pittsburgh, PA
to support PublicSource to strengthen regional journalism through in-depth news and information
$85,000
The Pittsburgh Foundation
Pittsburgh, PA
to conduct a study on the community development system in Pittsburgh
$35,000
Pittsburgh Gateways Corporation
Pittsburgh, PA
toward two-year support of job creation in sustainable careers in energy and energy-related sectors of the American economy for the residents of the Pittsburgh region
$1,500,000
Pittsburgh Opera, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of operations
$300,000
The Pittsburgh Public Theater Corporation
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of operations
$300,000
Pittsburgh Symphony, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of renovations at Heinz Hall
$5,000,000
Pittsburgh Symphony, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of operations
$300,000
The Pittsburgh Trust for Cultural Resources
Pittsburgh, PA
toward three-year support to build the donor base
$1,500,000
The Pittsburgh Trust for Cultural Resources
Pittsburgh, PA
to bring local, national, and international jazz artists to the Three Rivers Arts Festival
$10,000
The Poise Foundation
Pittsburgh, PA
toward the National Arts Treasure Initiative
$5,000
Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise
Pittsburgh, PA
toward two-year support of operations, business plan implementation, and the strategic planning program
$575,000
Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County
Pittsburgh, PA
toward phase 1 of the development of the Sports and Athletics Complex at Montour Junction, a new 78-acre park being created near Coraopolis
$500,000
Regional Opportunity Center
Pittsburgh, PA
toward a collaborative economic development initiative
$10,000
Renewable Manufacturing Gateway
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of operations and program related investments
$1,500,000
Research Triangle Institute
Research Triangle Park, NC
toward preparation and presentation of a Pittsburgh economic development organization impact evaluation
$10,000
Riverlife
Pittsburgh, PA
toward development of Three Rivers Park
$1,000,000
Service Corps of Retired Executives
Latrobe, PA
toward three-year support of a marketing program to reach an increased number of those interested in starting a new business or improving their existing business
$30,000
Silk Screen
Pittsburgh, PA
toward two-year support of the annual Silk Screen Festival
$75,000
Smart Growth Partnership of Westmoreland County, Inc.
Greensburg, PA
to develop a new strategic plan for the organization including a review of merger options with organizations with similar missions
$20,000
Steel City Rowing Corporation
Verona, PA
toward final construction of a Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design certified boathouse
$275,000
Sustainable Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
to support sustainability policies and practices in southwestern Pennsylvania, to examine the prospect of a bus rapid transit system connecting Downtown Pittsburgh to Oakland, and to enhance the region's outdoor recreational opportunities
$575,000
Sustainable Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
to enhance regional outdoor recreation and support sustainability efforts
$525,000
Three Rivers Rowing Association
Pittsburgh, PA
to repair docks at the Washington's Landing boathouse
$13,500
ToonSeum
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of an exhibit that will share comic and editorial cartoon tributes, remembrances, and commentary on the events of 9/11
$10,000
The Union Project
Pittsburgh, PA
toward strategic support of operations
$150,000
The Union Project
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of operations
$150,000
University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of the CONNECT program to promote a more efficient approach to public services for the City of Pittsburgh and surrounding communities
$30,000
University of Pittsburgh, Institute of Politics
Pittsburgh, PA
to support the Imagine Greater Pittsburgh Regional Visioning Initiative efforts in developing a comprehensive approach to economic development, protection of natural resources, and future infrastructure improvements
$150,000
University of Pittsburgh, Institute of Politics
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of a roundtable created to discuss how best to respond to the economic opportunities and environmental challenges associated with the development of the Marcellus Shale
$50,000
Venture Outdoors
Pittsburgh, PA
toward costs associated with moving to a new location
$50,000
Venture Outdoors
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of operations and programming
$188,000
West Pittsburgh Partnership for Regional Development, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
to support community day activities uniting the 12 neighborhoods that make up the City of Pittsburgh's West End
$10,000
Westmoreland County Airport Authority
Latrobe, PA
toward construction of a regional emergency operations center
$850,000
Westmoreland Museum of Art
Greensburg, PA
to complete the design phase of the expansion planning efforts
$245,000
WQED Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of operations
$550,000
Zoological Society of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
to save and relocate three African elephants for integration into the Pittsburgh Zoo elephant herd
$375,000
Total Regional Economic Development Grants $31,781,000

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