Michele Rone Cooper, Executive Director, McAuley Ministries

PITTSBURGH—McAuley Ministries, Pittsburgh Mercy’s grant-making foundation, has awarded 33 grants totaling $1,991,387 this year to 29 Pittsburgh-area nonprofit organizations to expand outreach initiatives to vulnerable populations.

The grants support workforce development and summer youth employment, health and wellness, community and economic development, education, and capacity-building initiatives in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, Uptown, and West Oakland communities, as well as ministries that serve in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy in Pittsburgh.

Since 2008, McAuley Ministries has awarded 499 grants totaling more than $20,428,000 million to local nonprofit organizations. The grant-making foundation awards approximately $3 million in grants annually.

Grouped by category, the recipients of the outreach grant awards are:

Affordable Housing

Action Housing: $37,000

Bethlehem Haven: $100,000

Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh: $200,000

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