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April 16, 2003
Alcoa Foundation Announces Request for Proposals for Literacy, Employment Programs on the Northside; Allegheny Works Initiative Enters Its Fifth Year
PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 16, 2003--Alcoa Foundation
announced today that it is seeking proposals from Northside
(Pittsburgh) nonprofit organizations as part of its Allegheny Works
initiative, a five-year, $1 million program to enhance literacy,
workforce development and employment opportunities on the Northside.
The announcement comes at the start of the fifth year of Allegheny
Works. In the program's first four years, Alcoa Foundation awarded
more than $800,000 in grants to Northside organizations with the input
of a panel of Northside community leaders.
The Foundation has opened an Allegheny Works Hotline at
412-553-4000 for information on how to apply for funding. The
following timetable can guide organizations seeking funds:
May 7, 2003 Grant application workshop
May 30, 2003 Grant applications due to Alcoa Foundation
June 2003 Review of applications by Northside community
panel and Alcoa Foundation
September 2003 Programs begin
Northside organizations with a 501 (c) 3 status are eligible to
apply for funding.
Past grantees' projects have ranged from Providence Family Support
Center's after-school enrichment program for children with working
parents, to Manchester Youth Development Center's adult classes in
computer literacy and General Equivalency Diploma preparation. A
project through Sharry Everett Scholarship Fund provides stipends to
Northside students who are pursuing their education after high school.
In 2002, 13 organizations received grants. In addition, Alcoa
Foundation funded a grant through the Tides Center for a Community
Coordinator. Over the next year, the Coordinator will assist Northside
organizations with the grant application process, serve as a resource
to grantees as they develop their capacities and programs, and
organize opportunities for grantees and other organizations to meet
about issues of common interest.
"Through Allegheny Works and with the Community Panel, Alcoa
Foundation has benefited from a more informed approach to our
grantmaking on the Northside," said Kathleen W. Buechel, president of
Alcoa Foundation. "As we enter into the final year of Allegheny Works
grantmaking, we look forward to funding new organizations with
one-year grants, and to exploring non-grant opportunities to leverage
the rich experience that we have gained through Allegheny Works."
"Over the last four years, Allegheny Works has been the conduit
for grants to organizations with emerging programs in literacy,
workforce development and employment," said Saleem Ghubril, executive
director, Pittsburgh Project, and chair of the Allegheny Works
community panel. "Many of these organizations had their first
experience with funding from a foundation and reporting about
activities and outcomes tied to the funding through Allegheny Works."
Allegheny Works is a collaboration between Alcoa Foundation and
Northside community, religious, youth and education leaders that began
in 1998. At the heart of it is a unique panel made up in part by
leaders of Northside organizations, who advise Alcoa Foundation on the
community's needs, and how best to respond to those needs. The panel
evaluates grant proposals and recommends grantees to Alcoa
Foundation's board of directors.
Brack M. Barr, Jr. -- Extension Agent, Penn State Cooperative
Ronell Guy -- Founder and Co-chairperson,
Northside Coalition for Fair Housing
Audrey Murrell -- Professor, University of Pittsburgh,
Katz School of Business
Juana Roman -- Student Development Coordinator,
Manchester Craftsmen's Guild
The Rev. John Cochran -- Pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church
Saleem Ghubril -- Executive Director, The Pittsburgh Project
Michelle A. Jones -- Executive Director, Healthy Start, Inc.
Scott Hudson -- Senior Grants Analyst, Alcoa Foundation
About Alcoa Foundation
Established in 1952, Alcoa Foundation is a global resource that
actively invests in improving the quality of life in more than 29
countries around the world where Alcoa operates. The Foundation's
grants address global and local need in Areas of Excellence that
include: Conservation and Sustainability, Global Education and
Workplace Skills, Business and Community Partnerships and Safe and
Healthy Children and Families. For more information about Alcoa
Foundation, visit www.alcoa.com , under Community.
Nonprofit organizations can address correspondence to the
201 Isabella Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5858