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2024 Awarded Grants

Below are the details of RAD's 2024 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 $500,000 budgeted for 2024.

Click Here for RAD's 2024 Budget Book

2024 Operating GrantsTotaling


2024 Capital GrantsTotaling


Organizations FundedIn 2024


Contractual Assets

Organization Name

2024 Operating

2024 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, Non-Resident Use, Local Income and impact.


Allegheny County - Regional Parks




For repairs and upgrades to buildings, shelters, restrooms, and recreational facilities and to replace equipment across the County's 9 regional parks, and various other projects

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Funding for shared services contingent on progress reports reviewed by the RAD Library Committee

Debt service









To eiNetwork for PC refresh for all CLP and county libraries, conditioned on needs assessment and evaluation

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh



For an elevator modernization project at Carnegie Science Center

City of McKeesport - Renziehausen Park



For Main Pavilion improvements

City of Pittsburgh - Regional Parks



For improvements, including: Schenley Park Tennis and Pickleball Court upgrades, Schenley Park Soccer Field Lighting, Riverview Activities Building renovation, and Riverview Park Playground

National Aviary in Pittsburgh



For roof repairs

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens



For Sunken Room restoration

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium



For Evolv weapon detection system, ADA and other pathway improvements, public restroom upgrades, and additional projects

Total Contractual 2024




Annual Assets

Organization Name

2024 Operating 

2024 Capital

Afro American Music Institute

Conditioned on timely reporting to RAD



Allegheny Brass Band



Allegheny Land Trust



For Allegheny Land for Dead Man's Hollow Calhoun Parking Lot ($15,000); Friends of the Riverfront for Three Rivers Heritage Trail in Baldwin Borough ($138,850); Hollow Oak Land Trust to build pedestrian/bike crossing of Beaver Grade Road ($30,000); Montour Trail Council to complete final 1,000 feet of trail in the floodway in Coraopolis ($50,000); and, Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy to construct a mile-long trail ($20,000)

Allegheny RiverTrail Park



To continue developing linear park in Aspinwall, O'Hara, and Sharpsburg

Andrew Carnegie Music Hall



Arcade Comedy Theater



For portable production equipment




Associated Artists of Pittsburgh



Attack Theatre



Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania



August Wilson African American Cultural Center



For audio-visual equipment ($75,000) and HVAC project ($335,000) contingent on raising remainder

August Wilson House



Avonworth Municipal Authority - Avonworth Community Park



Bach Choir of Pittsburgh



Balafon West African Dance Ensemble



Belle Voci



Brew House Arts



Bulgarian Macedonian National Educational and Cultural Center



Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society



Chamber Music Pittsburgh



Chatham Baroque



Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh



City of Asylum



City Theatre Company



For egress wall

Confluence Ballet Co.



Contemporary Craft



Dreams of Hope



Edgewood Symphony Orchestra



Film Pittsburgh



Focus On Renewal (Father Ryan Arts Center)



Frick Environmental Center



Front Porch Theatricals



Gemini Theater Company



Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council



Guardians of Sound



Hill Dance Academy Theatre



Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh



Kelly Strayhorn Theater



For portable upgrades, including Projector, Alloy Studio Audio, Alloy Studio Lighting, and KST Lobby trusses

Manchester Craftsmen's Guild



To make ticketing box office and new Archives and Education Center on first floor of the building accessible to all

Mattress Factory



Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh



New Hazlett Theater



For window and door replacements and high-efficiency heat pump ductless unit, contingent on raising remainder

New Horizon Theater



North Hills Art Center



North Pittsburgh Symphonic Band



PearlArts Movement and Sound



To complete buildout of Braddock Arts & Media project at 818 Braddock Ave, contingent on raising remainder

Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures



Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre




To support Air Handler and Flooring replacement projects

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden



Pittsburgh Camerata



Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media



Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera



To replace the CLO Construction Center roof

Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting – WYEP


To support marketing of RAD assets


To replace WYEP's 15-year old FM transmitter

Pittsburgh Concert Chorale



Pittsburgh Cultural Trust




For Benedum Center Theatrical Lighting Upgrades

Pittsburgh Girls Choir



Pittsburgh Glass Center



To reactivate a vacant building for flexible community arts space in Garfield

Pittsburgh Musical Theater



To redesign accessibility ramp

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble



Pittsburgh Opera



For lighting equipment, projection equipment, costume cases, and commercial-quality laundry equipment

Pittsburgh Philharmonic



Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company



To purchase four mini-split air conditioning units

Pittsburgh Public Theater



For safety and operational equipment at the O'Reilly Theater

Pittsburgh Regional Transit



Pittsburgh Savoyards



Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra



For partial match for terra cotta project

Pittsburgh Youth Chorus



Pittsburgh Youth Concert Orchestra



Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra



Prime Stage Theatre



Quantum Theatre



Radiant Hall Studios



Renaissance City Choir



River City Brass






For accessible mobile programming barge to be used on the Downtown Pittsburgh riverfront

Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation



Saltworks Theatre Company



Senator John Heinz History Center



To support phase one of HVAC replacement project

Silver Eye Center for Photography



SLB Radio Productions



Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum



South Hills Chorale



South Park Theatre



Sports and Exhibition Authority



Squonk Opera, Inc.



Sweetwater Center for the Arts



The Frick Pittsburgh



For accessibility improvements and $50,000 for climate control

Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras



Tickets for Kids


Funding for Allegheny County activity only


Tuesday Musical Club



Union Project



Upper St. Clair Twp. - Boyce Mayview Park




For paved trail extension of the Old Farm Road Trail

Venture Outdoors



For the construction of the Kayak Pittsburgh Downtown Concession & Community Hub relocation

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy



WQED Pittsburgh


To support marketing of RAD assets


For partial match to replace and update the equipment that feeds into the FM transmitter

Total Annual 2024




Multi-Year Agreement

Regional Asset

2024 Operating 

Sports and Exhibition Authority

SEA Stadium Convention Center Bond Issue


Grand Total Multi-Year 2024





Project Grants (Connection and Accessibility/Inclusion)


 Partnerships & Initiatives


Access & Opportunity


RAD Administration


Total Other 2024



Total 2024 Budget


2024 Operating

2024 Capital/Program