Updated: Jan 16
The Pittsburgh Foundation has awarded a Small and Mighty grant of $14,868 to Serenity Living Transitional Home. The Small and Mighty grants program, an outcome of the Foundation’s 100 Percent Pittsburgh organizing principle, has awarded $308,821 this year to 22 local nonprofit organizations with budgets of less than $600,000.
Born out of a youth mentoring program hosted by a husband and wife in their backyard, this organization provides social supports and shelter to young women between the ages of 18 and 23 who are at risk of homelessness. The organization also provides services to women experiencing truancy or involvement with the Allegheny County Department of Human Services' child welfare system.
The $14,868 grant will help fund housing and mentoring programs to help youth develop independent living skills. Serenity Living Transitional Home has an annual operating budget of $55,100.
In the first round of Small and Mighty funding, announced in March 2017, a total of $230,000 was awarded to 18 organizations. To date, Small and Mighty has awarded $538,000 in grants to 40 organizations.
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