Current Assets: 2013 Final Budget 

The hallmark of District grants is unrestricted operating funds.  RAD operating grants to assets can be used for all of the basics, like staff, utilities and maintenance. Since 1995, RAD has provided more than $1.4 billion in operating and capital grants to more than 100 diverse organizations (download the funding history, to date, in pdf).  That sum includes $54 million in capital grants for projects like accessibility, critical infrastructure and equipment. RAD funds also have made possible special collaborations among assets that have contributed to budget savings and audience development.

The District will support three grant categories in 2013:  Contractual Assets - organizations selected in 1994 for 10-year funding commitments that were reauthorized for five additional years in 2005 and in 2010; Annual Assets - organizations that apply for support on an annual basis; Multi-Year Assets - grants with commitments for more than one year of commitments beyond the contractual asset period.  In 2009, the District created the first Connection Grants to foster collaborative efforts among assets that will lower overhead costs.  The first grants were funded in 2010 and the program is open for applications in 2013.




2013 Final Budget: Allocation Detail. 

Contractual Assets

Multi-Year Assets

Annual Grants

District Administration


Contractual Assets

Regional Asset

2013 Capital/
2014 Capital 

Allegheny County Library Association


Allegheny County – Regional Parks
Mandatory capital grant subject to 1% of revenue adjustment; for pool, shelter, and roof repairs, and waterline replacement.


Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
EIN grant


Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Capital in both years for ADA and life safety improvements
to various facilities.


City of McKeesport Regional Park
Capital for shelter roof repair, ball field improvements, basketball and tennis court repairs.


City of Pittsburgh – Regional Parks
Mandatory capital grant subject to 1% of revenue adjustment; for wall, step and road and sidewalk repairs


The National Aviary in Pittsburgh
2013 capital for office and exhibit renovations;
2014 capital for glass roof repairs


Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens 
Capital in both years for glass replacement in old sections of the conservatory


The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium 
2013 capital for roof repairs, restroom renovation, filtration systems, exhibits;
2014 capital for roof and exhibit repairs


Total - Operating
Total - Capital 2013


Grand Total (Contractual - 2013 Operating, 2013 Capital)


Multi-Year Assets

Regional Asset


Sports and Exhibition Authority

Regional Destination Financing Plan (Stadium) Debt Service (stadiums and convention center)


Sports and Exhibition Authority

Arena Project Debt Service


Grand Total (Multi-Year)


Annual Grants

Regional Asset


Afro-American Music Institute


Allegheny Brass Band $2,250

Allegheny Land Trust
Capital for Mon Wharf switchback project ($50,000); capital for Allegheny Valley access to water trail ($45,000).


American Jewish Museum of the JCC


Artists Image Resource


Attack Theatre


Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania


August Wilson Center for African American Culture


Avonworth Municipal Authority: ACORD Park


Bach Choir of Pittsburgh


Bricolage Productions


Bulgarian National Education and Cultural Center


Calliope, Pittsburgh Folk Music Society


Chatham Baroque


Children’s Festival Chorus


Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh 


City of Asylum/Pittsburgh $2,500

City Theatre


Community Theater Project Corporation (Kelly-Strayhorn Theater)
Capital for facility repairs


Edgewood Symphony


FOR - The Father Ryan Arts Center


Frick Art & Historical Center


Gateway to the Arts


Gemini Theater Company


Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council


Historical Society of Western PA
Capital for roof repairs


Jazz Workshop


Manchester Craftsmen's Guild
Capital for lighting system upgrade.


Mattress Factory
Capital for roof, HVAC and facility repairs


McKeesport Little Theater


McKeesport Symphony Society


Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh


New Hazlett Theater
Capital for interior repairs


New Horizon Theater


North Hills Art Center


North Suburban Symphonic Band


Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre 


Pittsburgh Botanic Garden
Capital for development of accessible trail.


Pittsburgh Camerata


Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society


Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera


Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra


Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting – WYEP


Pittsburgh Concert Chorale


Pittsburgh Cultural Trust


Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Capital for interior repairs, concrete and chimney repairs at PCA


Pittsburgh Glass Center


Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre


Pittsburgh Musical Theater


Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble


Pittsburgh Opera 


Pittsburgh Philharmonic


Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company


Pittsburgh Public Theater


Pittsburgh Symphony Society
Capital for Heinz Hall safety improvements


Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra


Port Authority of Allegheny County $3,000,000

Prime Stage


Quantum Theatre


Renaissance and Baroque Society


Renaissance City Choirs


River City Brass Band




Saltworks Theatre Company


Silver Eye Center for Photography


Society for Contemporary Craft


Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall

Capital in both years for roof replacement.


South Hills Chorale


South Park Theatre


Sprout Fund


Squonk Opera, Inc. $5,000

Sweetwater Center for the Arts


Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras


Tuesday Musical Club


Upper St. Clair Boyce/Mayview Regional Park
Capital in both years for accessible playground construction/


Western Pennsylvania Conservancy


World War II Veterans Memorial Fund
Capital for construction of memorial.  This is a conditional grant for release only when all funds have been raised for construction and maintenance of memorial.


WQED Multimedia
Capital for equipment upgrades.

$ 250,000

Young Men & Women's African Heritage Assoc. Nia Arts Program


Access and Opportunity Grants

$ 15,000

Total: Operating Grants
Total: Capital Grants (2013 only)
Grand Total (Annual)



Grant Totals

Total: Operating Grants


Total: Capital Grants


Grand Total


District Administration

Administrative Budget