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2020 Awarded Grants

Note: As of May 21, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on RAD revenue, the Board instated a 20% reduction to all 2020 operating grants and a freeze on 2020 capital grants. This is NOT reflected in the chart below, which represents the budget passed in November 2019.



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 and 2015;
  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 for Accessibility/Inclusion and Connection projects comes through the Special Project Grants program, with $250,000 available for 2020.

Contractual AssetsGrand Total


Annual AssetsGrand Total


Multi-Year AssetsGrand Total


Contractual Assets

Regional Asset

Operating Capital

Allegheny County Library Association


Allegheny County Regional Parks

Mandatory capital grant subject to 1% of revenue adjustment. Capital for facility and restroom renovations and maintenance equipment.



Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh


Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Capital funding for Carnegie Science Center accessible entrance and pathway.



City of McKeesport Renziehausen Park

Capital funding for walking trail expansion.



City of Pittsburgh Regional Parks

Mandatory capital grant subject to 1% of revenue adjustment. Capital funding dedicated to Emerald View Park renovations and projects at various other regional parks.



National Aviary in Pittsburgh

Capital funding for office building expansion.



Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Capital funding for glass restorations.



Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium

Capital funding for chiller replacement, and zoo-wide public address system.



Total Contractual Operating 2020


Total Contractual Capital 2020


Grand Total Contractual 2020



Annual Assets

Regional Asset

Operating Capital

ACH Clear Pathways


Afro American Music Institute

Capital support to provide matching funds for roof replacement.



Allegheny Brass Band


Allegheny Land Trust 

Capital for Allegheny Land Trust - 1: Friends of the Riverfront - Eagle Lake Bypass on the Three Rivers Heritage Trail ($50,000); 2: Hollow Oak Land Trust - Montour Run Bridge for a bridge to imiprove trail access ($40,000); 3: Mon/Yough Trail Council - Streambank Restoration ($34,500); 4: Rachel Carson Trail Conservancy - parcel puchase ($15,000); 5: Steel Valley Trail Council - trail maintenance building ($33,125). Trail groups receive pass-through grants and must be audited per RAD guidelines if they receive more than $25,000.



American Jewish Museum of the JCC


Andrew Carnegie Music Hall


Arcade Comedy Theater

Capital funding for accessible chairs.





Associated Artists of Pittsburgh


Attack Theatre


Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania


August Wilson African American Cultural Center

Capital funding for replacements and upgrades of air conditioning units and HVAC system; contingent on raising matching funds.



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


Avonworth Municipal Authority - Avonworth Community Park


Bach Choir of Pittsburgh


Belle Voci


Bricolage Production Company


Bulgarian Macedonian National Educational and Cultural Center

Capital funding is a match for replacement of emergency exit doors.



Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society


Chamber Music Pittsburgh


Chatham Baroque


Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh


City of Asylum


City Theatre Company

Capital funding for roof repairs.



Contemporary Craft

Capital funding for accessible restroom.





Dreams of Hope


Edgewood Symphony Orchestra


Film Pittsburgh


Focus On Renewal (Father Ryan Arts Center)


Front Porch Theatricals


Gemini Theater Company


Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council: Funding conditional upon additional information.


Guardians of Sound


Hill Dance Academy Theatre


Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh


Kelly Strayhorn Theater


Kente Arts Alliance


Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

Capital funding for renovations to concert hall.



Mattress Factory: Funding contingent on additional information.


McKeesport Little Theater


Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh


New Hazlett Theater

Capital funding for renovation of granite entrance stairway.



New Horizon Theater


North Hills Art Center


North Pittsburgh Symphonic Band


PICT Classic Theatre


Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures


Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Capital for roof replacement matching grant.



Pittsburgh Botanic Garden


Pittsburgh Camerata


Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media: Grant contigent on receiving additional information.


Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera


Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra


Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting – WYEP


Pittsburgh Concert Chorale


Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Capital funding for improvements to Trust-owned property at 937 Liberty Ave.



Pittsburgh Festival Opera


Pittsburgh Girls Choir


Pittsburgh Glass Center


Pittsburgh Musical Theater


Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble


Pittsburgh Opera

Capital funding to upgrade and replace HVAC system.



Pittsburgh Philharmonic


Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company


Pittsburgh Public Theater

Capital funding for stage flooring, wireless infrastructure, sound equipment, and dust filtration system.



Pittsburgh Savoyards


Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Capital funding for accessible doors.



Pittsburgh Youth Chorus


Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra


Port Authority of Allegheny County


Prime Stage Theatre


Quantum Theatre


Rachel Carson Homestead Assn.: Funding contingent on additional information.


Renaissance City Choir


River City Brass


Saltworks Theatre Company


Senator John Heinz History Center


Silver Eye Center for Photography


SLB Radio Productions


Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Musueum

Capital funding for removal of emergency generator, exterior wall and statue cleaning, and repairs for roof, masonry, and storm drain plumbing.



South Hills Chorale


South Park Theatre


Sports and Exhibition Authority


Squonk Opera, Inc.: Funding for Allegheny County public performances.


Steeltown Entertainment Project


Sweetwater Center for the Arts


Texture Contemporary Ballet


The Frick Pittsburgh

Capital funding for first phase of lighting plan.



The Tull Family Theater


Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras


Tickets for Kids: Funding for Allegheny County activity only.


Tuesday Musical Club


Union Project

Capital support to provide matching funds for front entry stair replacement.



Upper St. Clair Twp. Boyce Mayview Park

Capital funding for Miracle League Complex improvements and perimeter trail extension.



Western Pennsylvania Conservancy


WQED Multimedia

Capital support for security improvements.



Library Shared Service Project


Special Project Grants: Accessibility and Inclusion


Access and Opportunity Grants


Total Annual Operating Grants (2020)


Total Annual Capital Grants (2020)


Grand Total Annual Grants (2020)


Total Access and Opportunity/Library Project/Special Project Grants (2020)



Multi-Year Assets

Regional Asset

Operating Capital

Sports and Exhibition Authority: Regional Destination Financing Plan (Stadium) Debt Service (stadiums and convention center)


Grand Total Multi-Year 2020


Grant Totals

Total Operating Grants


Total Capital Grants/Other Projects


Grand Total 2020 Grants


District Administration

Administrative Budget


2020 Budget

Grand Total