Richard King Mellon Foundation Grants Approved in 2012

REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Action For Animals, Inc.
LatrobePA
toward shelter improvements to enhance the quality of life for shelter animals and improve the quality of the shelter experience for guests
$192,500
African American Chamber Foundation of Western Pennsylvania
PittsburghPA
toward two-year support of entrepreneurship through the Urban Power to Prosper program
$100,000
Allegheny Conference on Community Development
PittsburghPA
to provide expert analysis of Pittsburgh's health care market
$25,000
Allegheny Conference on Community Development
PittsburghPA
to increase air transportation service to Pittsburgh
$100,000
Allegheny Conference on Community Development
PittsburghPA
toward support of general operations
$467,000
August Wilson Center for African American Culture
PittsburghPA
toward reduction of principal on the outstanding construction note held by Dollar Bank
$3,000,000
Bike Pittsburgh, Inc.
PittsburghPA
toward support of operations and a bike infrastructure initiative
$100,000
Bricolage Production Company
PittsburghPA
toward costs associated with production and launch of the STRATA program
$30,000
Carnegie Mellon University
PittsburghPA
toward technological solutions for Pittsburgh's transportation challenges
$100,000
City Theatre Company, Inc.
PittsburghPA
toward support of artistic, production, and operating expenses
$187,500
The Clemente Collection at Engine House 25
PittsburghPA
toward two-year support to accelerate the development of 30 business plan activities
$200,000
Community Theater Project Corporation
PittsburghPA
toward support of operations and toward support of two new positions
$250,000
East Liberty Development Incorporated
PittsburghPA
toward two-year support of revitalization efforts in East Liberty and the Larimer Avenue corridor, and to implement a storm water management project for the East Liberty Presbyterian Church
$325,000
Fort Ligonier Association
LigonierPA
toward a feasibility study
$18,500
Frick Art & Historical Center
PittsburghPA
toward support of operations
$75,000
Friends of the Riverfront
PittsburghPA
toward the purchase of property in Etna along the Allegheny River
$25,000
Gettysburg Foundation
GettysburgPA
toward the purchase of the Gettysburg Lincoln Train Station and development of an interpretative program
$500,000
Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania
PittsburghPA
toward 2012 membership
$23,000
Grow Pittsburgh
PittsburghPA
toward support of operations
$100,000
International Living Future Institute
PortlandOR
to evaluate the potential to establish a living building challenge hub in Pittsburgh to serve the eastern United States
$5,000
The Jannetta Neuroscience Foundation, Inc.
PittsburghPA
toward two-year support of operations
$400,000
Ligonier Valley Historical Society
LaughlintownPA
to create a strategic and development plan
$10,000
Mount Washington Community Development Corporation
PittsburghPA
toward two-year support of hillside restoration on Mount Washington and trail construction in Emerald View Park
$400,000
Mount Washington Community Development Corporation
PittsburghPA
toward search and selection of a new executive director
$10,000
The Mountain Playhouse, Inc.
JennerstownPA
toward two-year support of operations
$200,000
Neighbors in the Strip, Inc.
PittsburghPA
toward the retail workforce development training program
$100,000
Northside Industrial Development Corp.
PittsburghPA
to upgrade lighting using an energy efficient product
$25,000
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
PittsburghPA
toward support of programs
$10,000
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Inc.
PittsburghPA
toward support of operations ($250,000) and school expansion ($200,000)
$450,000
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Inc.
PittsburghPA
toward support of operations
$250,000
Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation
PittsburghPA
to engage a consultant to formulate and draft editorial guidelines and related policy documents for WDUQ programming
$3,290
Pittsburgh Entertainment Project
PittsburghPA
to hire a consultant to develop fundraising strategy
$10,000
Pittsburgh Entertainment Project
PittsburghPA
toward support of programming and operations
$300,000
Pittsburgh Glass Center, Inc.
PittsburghPA
toward support of operations and to rebuild a glassblowing furnace
$200,000
Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
PittsburghPA
toward support of operations
$250,000
Pittsburgh Middle East Institute, Inc.
PittsburghPA
toward costs associated with the Health Innovation Conference held in Pittsburgh October 30, 2012
$10,000
Pittsburgh Opera, Inc.
PittsburghPA
toward support of operations
$250,000
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
PittsburghPA
toward restoration of Mellon Square Park
$1,500,000
The Pittsburgh Public Theater Corporation
PittsburghPA
toward support of operations and a matching grant for individual donations
$250,000
The Pittsburgh Trust for Cultural Resources
PittsburghPA
toward support of JazzLive International, part of the Three Rivers Arts Festival
$150,000
Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority
PittsburghPA
to incorporate green infrastructure into the final Wet Weather Plan for the City of Pittsburgh
$25,000
Renewable Manufacturing Gateway
PittsburghPA
toward support of operations and program-related investments
$1,500,000
RIDC Fund For Economic Growth
PittsburghPA
toward development or expansion of production facilities for manufacturing companies
$2,500,000
RIDC Fund For Economic Growth
PittsburghPA
toward operational costs to manage the LTV site
$312,500
Robert Morris University
Moon TownshipPA
toward Phase I to develop a strategy to address the social and environmental impacts associated with unconventional gas development
$10,000
Robert Morris University
Moon TownshipPA
toward Phase II to develop a strategy to address the social and environmental impacts associated with unconventional gas development
$20,000
Society For Arts in Crafts
PittsburghPA
toward two-year support of operations
$200,000
Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board
PittsburghPA
toward costs associated with the annual meeting
$1,000
University of Pittsburgh
PittsburghPA
toward costs related to 'From Its Birthplace: A Symposium on the Future of Nuclear Power' scheduled to take place on March 27 and 28, 2012
$10,000
University of Pittsburgh
PittsburghPA
toward support of the Center for Energy at the University of Pittsburgh, with a particular focus on advance materials and energy delivery and reliability, to recruit talented faculty and researchers, to expand existing and stimulate new commercial activities, and to help make western Pennsylvania a national center for energy research and education
$22,000,000
University of Pittsburgh, Center for Social & Urban Research
PittsburghPA
toward two-year support of the Pittsburgh Regional Indicators project and the journalism program
$250,000
University of Pittsburgh, Institute of Politics
PittsburghPA
toward support of a roundtable created to discuss how best to respond to the economic opportunities and environmental challenges associated with unconventional gas development
$60,000
Venture Outdoors
PittsburghPA
toward support of operations, improving website and technology for member and donor access, and developing a program targeted at corporations and young professionals
$220,000
West Pittsburgh Partnership for Regional Development, Inc.
PittsburghPA
to support community day activities in the West End neighborhoods
$15,000
Westmoreland Cultural Trust
GreensburgPA
toward three-year support of audience development, ticketing service outreach and enhancement, operations, and a facility fund
$1,500,000
Westmoreland Human Opportunities, Inc.
GreensburgPA
toward capital and operating needs of the Shop Demo Depot
$250,000
Westmoreland Museum of Art
GreensburgPA
toward capital and endowment support
$8,000,000
Total Regional Economic Development Grants $47,475,290

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