McAuley Ministries, Pittsburgh Mercy’s grant-making foundation, has awarded 24 grants totaling $967,550 to 22 nonprofit organizations to expand outreach initiatives to vulnerable populations.

The announcement was made in mid-January.

The grants support affordable housing, capacity-building, community and economic development, education, health and wellness, out-of-school time, and workforce development initiatives in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, Uptown, and West Oakland communities; ministries that serve in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy in Pittsburgh; and emergency disaster relief funds.

Grants were awarded to organizations such as:

Bethlehem Haven of Pittsburgh ($200,000), to support pre-development expenses for the expansion of affordable housing in Uptown; Hill District Consensus Group ($96,500), to support the organization’s education and advocacy initiatives and for initiatives to beautify Centre Ave. in the Hill District; PACE ($60,050), to provide executive coaching to a third cohort of 12 nonprofit leaders; Neighborhood Allies ($75,000), to support Fund My Future, an initiative designed to encourage Hill District families to save for their children’s future by making saving fun and easy; FOCUS Pittsburgh ($72,000), for a weekend meal program that will reach 300 students who are eligible for free and reduced-price lunches at Hill District schools; and Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania ($25,000), to offer curriculum-based journey experiences to girls who live in the Hill District.

Other organizations awarded grants from McAuley Ministries are Pittsburgh Mercy, Ozanam Inc., United Way of Southwestern PA, CCAC, Traveler’s Aid Society of Pittsburgh, The Door Campaign, Small Seeds Development, MDRC, American National Red Cross, Catholic Charities USA, Catholic Relief Services, Conservation Consultants Inc, Hill Youth Partnership for Enrichment ($50,000), Community Kitchen Pittsburgh ($12,000), Energy Innovation Institute ($12,000), Pittsburgh A. Philip Randolph Institute ($12,000), and Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh ($12,000).

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