Pittsburgh, PA — This year, One Northside (ONS) was able to distribute 24 mini-grant awards for small-scale community projects. These $1,000 grants were given to Northsider’s whose projects demonstrate pledged support of their neighbors, help strengthen connections, increase accessibility to resources, and/or activate significant places in their community.
The projects and project leads are:
#PghCatFolx – Northside, Susan Kerr | 5th Annual Youth Christmas Concert, Charlene R. Fields | A Marvelous Transitional Living Home, Shayla Bryant | Alpine Parklet Native Perennial Demonstration Garden, Laura Winter | By Her Own Design: A Writer’s Workshop and More!, Brett Monae Searcy | Creating A Sense of Community in Summer Hill, Jacob George | Daniel’s Den Cancer Foundation, Roxanne L Robinson | Fall Festival, Karen Lucarelli | Family Childcare Home, Yolanda Ann Davis | FEDERAL STREET FLOWER ISLANDS 3, Anna Yoder | Fierce and Fabulous Sewing Club, Ruby Helvy | Financial Literacy Workshop Series 2; Business Training Camp, Jamara White | Floral Arrangements and Wreaths, Charlene Anderson | GOALS (Getting Over Adversity to Live Successfully), Danielle Lynn King | Heir Force Community Holiday Celebration, Russell L. Bynum | Mattress Factory Presents: Northside Futures, Kemuel Benyehudah | Mindfulness Writing: Workshops to Overcome Trauma, Shalace N Moore | Northside Public Safety Council Technical Support, Joanne Pomietto | Observatory Hill Community Gardens, Leslee Schaffer | Pittsburgh VegFest, Leila Sleiman | Senior Serenade, Carla Arnold | Storyburgh: DMZ Storytelling, Pamela Monk | Tabitha’s Daughters, LLC October Weekend Retreat, Maxine Garrett | Together We Stand, Tangerine McDaniel.
This is the only round of mini-grants for 2022. It was previously stated that 15 mini-grants were available. Given the number of applicants, New Sun Rising (NSR) was able to redirect funding to the program to back an additional 10 projects.
About New Sun Rising: New Sun Rising supports nonprofits and small businesses to build vibrant communities through culture, sustainability, and opportunity. NSR believes that people and communities hold the knowledge and power to make positive change. We envision a future where regenerative community development practices create the conditions for true social, environmental, and economic justice.
About One Northside: One Northside is a community-driven initiative to improve the quality of life in all 18 neighborhoods of the Northside. Since early 2014, hundreds of Northside residents have engaged with local leaders and stakeholders in community-wide conversations to create a shared agenda for the revitalization of this vital component of the greater Pittsburgh region.
September 8, 2022: This release previously stated that 25 mini-grants were awarded. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Pop Up Play Event: An Amazing Day of PLAY!, Twila Simmons-Walker was a unable to accept the mini-grant, leading to 24 mini-grants being distributed.