Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access
RAD is committed to work that is rooted in inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. What does this mean? It means that the RAD board and staff work diligently to ensure the organizations that receive RAD funding are welcoming, accessible, and safe for all. It means that all RAD assets offer free programming during RADical Days. It means that RAD provides funding specifically for projects that enhance organizations' accessibility and inclusion. It means that RAD supports minority, women, and disadvantaged business enterprises in Allegheny County through contracts and cross-promotion with our assets. It means that the RAD board, staff, and advisory board reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. It means RAD works for all.
Accessibility & Inclusion Grants
As part of RAD's ongoing commitment to inclusion and access, these grants are for projects that enhance opportunities for those with physical and cognitive challenges to enjoy our regional assets. These project grants are meant as one-time investments in facilities, equipment or program development.
RAD supports efforts to enhance minority, women, and disadvantaged business enterprises in Allegheny County. In addition to its own purchasing and contracts, RAD publishes a brochure listing major asset contacts and the type of materials they purchase in an effort to expand opportunities with funded assets.
The following resources provide information on minority and women owned businesses in Allegheny County and the Greater Pittsburgh region.
- African American Chamber of Commerce of Western PA
- Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- Allegheny County Office of Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
- Pennsylvania Unified Certification Program
- PA Bureau of Diversity, Inclusion, and Small Business Opportunities
- PA Supplier Search
- The Soul Pitt
- Black-Owned Businesses in Pittsburgh
- Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council
Meet the RAD Board and Staff
RAD is led by a seven-member Board of Directors, a seven-member staff, and a citizen Advisory Board.Learn More