Welcome to the McElhattan Foundation. We are a Pittsburgh-based grantmaking foundation.

Our mission is preserving and enhancing human life, and we are working toward this by focusing our grantmaking on four program areas: 

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School and business closures have majorly disrupted the lives of those experiencing homelessness, making them a highly vulnerable population during the pandemic. During COVID-19, @homelessfund412 continued to deliver and adapt its services to ensure the educational, financial, and mental well-being of its students.

HCEF's afterschool staff has been providing remote learning to children at shelters, and its Teen Program Manager is delivering meals and supplies and conducting virtual meetings with its teens.

Time and time again, HCEF has shown its commitment to ensuring the safety of its students. We at the McElhattan Foundation are proud to support them.
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Attention grant seekers: the McElhattan Foundation approved a new funding strategy to support out-of-school-time (OST) learning.
1) We will make grants to support OST learning opportunities for children living in poverty and children of color.
2) We are prioritizing general operating grants and nonprofits with budgets under $10 million.
3) We encourage applications from organizations run by leaders of color.
4) The deadline to submit an LOI is June 30, 2020.
See the link in our bio for details.

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The McElhattan Foundation would like to congratulate The Neighborhood Academy's Class of 2020! On May 29, the largest graduating class in the school's history commemorated the end of their high school career. The faculty and staff of The Neighborhood Academy honored their 18 impressive graduates by driving to each home to celebrate their accomplishments with individual diploma ceremonies. We are proud to support The Neighborhood Academy and wish all of its graduates success in the years to come! ...

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Learning doesn't stop, even when we can't be together. Our grantees know this and have gone above and beyond to stay connected with the learners they serve: providing food, cleaning supplies, and many hours of virtual programming. Let's all learn from these uncertain times and harness the power of learning each and every day. In honor of #143Day, the McElhattan Foundation is joining the national conversation with @remakelearning to elevate public attention to how we can #RemakeTomorrow as a better place for all learners.
Pictured: Franklin Area School District students participating in their GEMS (Girls Excelling in Math and Science) Club. 🧪📚🔬
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For the health and safety of our staff and applicants, the McElhattan Foundation has made the difficult decision to cancel in-person site visits for the remainder of the spring grant cycle. Thank you, in advance, for your understanding and patience as we navigate through this unprecedented situation. ...

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