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2023 Awarded Grants

Below are the details of RAD's 2023 budget and grant allocations.

RAD's Asset categories are as follows:

  1. Contractual Assets: Organizations selected in 1994 for 10-year funding commitments that were reauthorized for five additional years in 2005, 2010, 2015, and 2020;
  2. Annual Assets: Organizations that apply for support on an annual basis;
  3. Multi-Year Assets: Grants with commitments for more than one year of commitments beyond the contractual asset period.

Additional RAD support is available for Project Grants, with $1,000,000 budgeted for 2023.

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2023 Operating GrantsTotaling


2023 Capital GrantsTotaling


Organizations FundedIn 2023


Contractual Assets

Organization Name

2023 Operating

2023 Capital

Allegheny County Library Association

Conditioned on approving ACLA members' formula for distribution of funds


ACLA Distribution formula for member libraries considers the following: Base Funding, Population, Distress Status, NonResident Use, Local Income and impact.


One-time supplemental County Library Support for 2023


Allegheny County - Regional Parks




For renovations, upgrades and infrastructure at the nine county regional parks: Boyce, Deer Lakes, Harrison Hills, Hartwood Acres, North, Round Hill, Settlers Cabin, South, and White Oak

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Conditioned on shared services progress reviewed by RAD Library Committee

Debt service









For Main Library entrance accessibility improvements

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh



For skylight repair and replacement

City of McKeesport - Renziehausen Park



For Stephen Barry Field lighting

City of Pittsburgh - Regional Parks



For renovations, enhancements, and upgrades at Emerald View, Frick Highland, Riverview and Schenley Parks

National Aviary in Pittsburgh



For safety and security infrastructure upgrades; new '70 Years of Impact' exhibit

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens



For Desert room restoration

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium



For ADA audit remediation problems, carpet replacement, education center roof, and upgrades to server

Total Contractual 2023




Annual Assets

Organization Name

2023 Operating 

2023 Capital

Afro American Music Institute

Conditioned on timely reporting and re-engagement of the Boys Choir



Allegheny Brass Band



Allegheny Land Trust



For Hollow Oak Land Trust improvements at Montour Woods ($45,055), Rachel Carson Trail ($20,000), Steel Valley Trail ($18,000), Wingfield Pines ($17,500), and Mon Yough Trail Council ($11,000)

Andrew Carnegie Music Hall



Arcade Comedy Theater






Associated Artists of Pittsburgh



Attack Theatre



Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania



For Raptor Center rehab

August Wilson African American Cultural Center



For repairs to Milt and Nancy Washington Plaza and lighting upgrades

August Wilson House (a project of the Daisy Wilson Artist Community, Inc.)



Avonworth Municipal Authority - Avonworth Community Park



Bach Choir of Pittsburgh



Belle Voci



Brew House Association



Bulgarian Macedonian National Educational and Cultural Center



For kitchen renovations, contingent on organization raising the remaining funds and completing project in 2023

Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society



Chamber Music Pittsburgh



Chatham Baroque



Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh



City of Asylum



City Theatre Company



For accessibility upgrades and theatre equipment replacement

Contemporary Craft






Dreams of Hope



Edgewood Symphony Orchestra



Film Pittsburgh



Focus On Renewal (Father Ryan Arts Center)



For meeting space renovation in Arts Center

Front Porch Theatricals



For sound equipment, including microphones and wireless receivers

Gemini Theater Company



Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council



Guardians of Sound



Hill Dance Academy Theatre



Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh



For technology upgrades

Kelly Strayhorn Theater



Manchester Craftsmen's Guild



For accessibility upgrades to concert hall and ceramic studio

Mattress Factory



Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh



New Hazlett Theater



For exterior lighting enhancements and other safety repairs

New Horizon Theater



North Hills Art Center



North Pittsburgh Symphonic Band



PearlArts Movement and Sound



Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures



Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre




Pittsburgh Botanic Garden



Pittsburgh Camerata



Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media



Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera



Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting – WYEP


To support marketing of RAD assets


Pittsburgh Concert Chorale



Pittsburgh Cultural Trust




For Greer Cabaret renovation project

Pittsburgh Girls Choir



Pittsburgh Glass Center



For roof replacement and expansion

Pittsburgh Musical Theater



For water mitigation and masonry repair with the condition of organization raising the remaining $100,000 to complete the project

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble



Pittsburgh Opera



For HVAC and security upgrades

Pittsburgh Philharmonic



Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company



Pittsburgh Public Theater



For production equipment

Pittsburgh Regional Transit



Pittsburgh Savoyards



Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra



For boiler conversion project at Heinz Hall

Pittsburgh Youth Chorus



Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra



Prime Stage Theatre



Quantum Theatre



Radiant Hall Studios



Renaissance City Choir



River City Brass



For new instruments, contingent on organization securing $27,043 balance first




For Allegheny Landing renovation on the North Shore

Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation



Saltworks Theatre Company



Senator John Heinz History Center


Operating increase dedicated to new Museum of African American History


For replacement of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system

Silver Eye Center for Photography



SLB Radio Productions



Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Musueum



For upper roof parapet restoration & repair ($1,095,000), surveillance system upgrade ($105,531) and carpet replacement ($33,336)

South Hills Chorale



South Park Theatre



Sports and Exhibition Authority



Squonk Opera, Inc.



Sweetwater Center for the Arts



For ceramic pugmill

The Frick Pittsburgh



For campus lighting and security upgrades

Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras



Tickets for Kids


Funding for Allegheny County activity only


Tuesday Musical Club



Union Project



For roof replacement and related masonry work

Upper St. Clair Twp. - Boyce Mayview Park




For Miracle League improvements, old farm trail, pavilion-playground

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy



WQED Pittsburgh


To support marketing of RAD assets


For FM transmitter replacement

Total Annual 2023




Multi-Year Agreement

Regional Asset

2023 Operating 

Sports and Exhibition Authority

SEA Stadium Convention Center Bond Issue


Grand Total Multi-Year 2023





Project Grants (Connection and Accessibility/Inclusion)


Access & Opportunity


RAD Administration


Total Other 2023



Total 2023 Budget


2023 Operating

2023 Capital/Program