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Current Assets

Since 1995, the District has awarded nearly $1.9 billion in grants, including $60 million in capital grants for projects like accessibility, critical infrastructure and equipment.

Pittsburgh Zoo © Paul Selvaggio

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, and by the end of 2019, RAD has provided $2 billion in operating and capital grants to more than 100 diverse organizations (see RAD's funding history to date, in pdf). That sum includes $93.7 million in capital grants for parks maintenance, repairs and new projects; trails improvements; and  discretionary 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 major grant categories in 2019: Contractual Assets - organizations selected in 1994 for 10-year funding commitments that were reauthorized for five additional years in 2005, 2010 and 2015; 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.  Special Projects: RAD supports Accessibility/Inclusion and Connection projects through the Special Project Grants program, with $250,000 available for 2019. In 2019, it will also offer grants in honor of RAD's 25th anniversary (details to be announced later in 2019).

Contractual Assets

Regional Asset

Operating/Capital

Allegheny County Library Association

$6,896,375

Allegheny County – Regional Parks 
Mandatory capital grant subject to 1% of revenue adjustment. Capital for facility imrpovements, restroom renovations, and park equipment.

$21,640,961
$1,500,000

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

$22,065,062

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - EIN grant

$3,322,319

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - funding for library system e-resources

$242,827

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Capital funding for freight elevator and accessible restroom in Warhol Museum.

$3,377,659
$346,000

City of McKeesport Renziehausen Regional Park
Capital for new park pavilion and playground equipment.

$738,548
$170,000

City of Pittsburgh – Regional Parks 
Mandatory capital grant subject to 1% of revenue adjustment.  Capital for playground renovations, Schenley Park mainteance garage, park improvements and Schenley park ice rink improvements.

$6,018,795
$1,500,000

National Aviary in Pittsburgh
Capital for office improvements.

$1,319,900
$150,000

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens 
Capital is a match for glass restoration.

$2,569,235
$300,000

Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium 
Capital is for water conservation projects, sea lion exhibit, ADA compliant door improvements, and electrical upgrades.

$4,004,316
$385,000

Total - Contractual Operating 2019
Total - Contractual Capital 2019

$72,195,997
$4,351,000

Grand Total (Contractual - 2019 Operating, 2019 Capital)

$76,546,997

Multi-Year Assets

Regional Asset

     Operating/Capital

Sports and Exhibition Authority

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

$13,400,000

Grand Total (Multi-Year)

$13,400,000

Annual Grants

Regional Asset

Operating/Capital

ACH Clear Pathways
Funding for public programming.

$3,600

African American Cultural Center $500,000

Afro American Music Institute

$22,000

Allegheny Brass Band

$3,300

Allegheny Land Trust 
Capital for Allegheny Land Trust - Montour Trail restorations for three-mile section in South park Twp and Jefferson Hills Boro ($50,000); Steel Valley trail paving ($57,000). Trail groups receive pass-through grants and must be audited per RAD guidelines if they receive more than $25,000.

$27,000
$107,000

American Jewish Museum of the JCC

$7,000

Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall
Capital funding for safety features in the Music Hall studio space.

$6,500
$25,000

Arcade Comedy Theater $3,500
Assemble
Funding for public gallery exhibitions.
$2,500

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh

$6,000

Attack Theatre

$35,000

Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania
Capital funding for ADA trail extension.

$21,000
$15,000

Avonworth Municipal Authority: ACORD Park

$34,000

Bach Choir of Pittsburgh

$8,600

Boyce-Mayview Regional Park
Capital funding for playground improvements and perimeter trail project.
$220,000
$145,000
Bricolage Production Company $22,500
Bulgarian National Education and Cultural Center $5,000

Calliope, Pittsburgh Folk Music Society

$8,000

Chamber Music Pittsburgh

$17,000

Chatham Baroque

$20,000

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh 
Capital for accessibility upgrades at the Museumlab entrance.

$400,000
$120,000

City of Asylum/Pittsburgh

$30,000

City Theatre
Capital for parking lot improvements.

$115,000
$50,000

Community Theater Project (Kelly-Strayhorn Theater)

$60,000

corningworks

$3,600

Dreams of Hope

$9,600

Edgewood Symphony

$5,000

FOR - The Father Ryan Arts Center

$10,000

Film Pittsburgh

$5,000

Frick Art & Historical Center
Capital for improvements to Clayton.
 

$150,000
$75,000

Front Porch Theatricals

$6,500

Gemini Theater Company

$6,100

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

$86,500

Hill Dance Academy Theatre

$25,000

Historical Society of Western PA (Sen. John Heinz History Center)
Capital for energy efficient window replacement.

$800,000
$150,000

Kaufmann Center, Hill House Assn. $20,000
Kente Arts Alliance $4,000

Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

$405,000

Mattress Factory
Funding contingent on additional information.

$82,000

McKeesport Little Theater

$8,600

Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh

$13,200

New Hazlett Theater
Capital for safety and security upgrades.
 

$32,500
$76,000

New Horizon Theater

$32,000

North Hills Art Center

$11,100

North Pittsburgh Symphonic Band

$2,200

PICT Classic Theatre

$39,000

Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures

$17,000

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Capital for interior improvements including HVAC equipment upgrades.

$180,000
$100,000

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

$60,000

Pittsburgh Camerata

$4,100

Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera
Capital for CLO Academy improvements.

$180,000
$74,000
 

Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra

$3,000

Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting – WYEP

$42,000

Pittsburgh Concert Chorale

$5,000

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Capital for interior improvements at 811 Liberty Ave. and accessible doors.

$1,750,000
$50,000

Pittsburgh Festival Opera $16,500

Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Capital for building repairs and improvements at Center for the Arts buildings; contingent on receiving additional imformation.

$230,000
$250,000

Pittsburgh Glass Center
Capital funding for LED lighting upgrades.

$50,000
$14,000

Pittsburgh Musical Theater
Capital funding for HVAC improvements.

$55,000
$50,000

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble

$7,500

Pittsburgh Opera

$180,000

Pittsburgh Philharmonic

$4,100

Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company

$20,000

Pittsburgh Public Theater
Capital for sound, communication and technology upgrades.

$195,000
$60,000

Pittsburgh Savoyards

$2,500

Pittsburgh School for Choral Arts (Pittsburgh Girls Choir)

$2,500

Pittsburgh Symphony Society $1,600,00

Pittsburgh Youth Chorus

$10,500

Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra

$20,000

Port Authority of Allegheny County

$3,000,000

Prime Stage Theatre

$15,000

Quantum Theatre

$35,000

Rachel Carson Homestead Assn.
Funding contingent on additional information.
$2,500

Renaissance City Choir

$5,100

River City Brass

$112,500

Saltworks Theatre Company

 $10,500
 

Silver Eye Center for Photography

$15,000

SLB Radio Productions
Capital for computer integreation for new facility.
$3,600
$5,000

Society for Contemporary Craft

$100,000

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall
Capital for fire and safety improvements.

$300,000
$113,673

South Hills Chorale

$5,500

South Park Theatre

$10,000

Sports and Exhibition Authority $800,000

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

$9,000

Steeltown Entertainment Project

$11,500

Sweetwater Center for the Arts

$52,000

Texture Contemporary Ballet

$3,600

The Holocaust Center for Pittsburgh $3,500
The Union Project $12,000

Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras

$16,000

Tickets for Kids $15,000

Tuesday Musical Club

$5,000

Village Theater Company (The Tull Family Theater)

$6,100

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Capital for ADA accessible garden.

$88,500
$20,000

WQED Multimedia
Capital for studio lighting and roof upgrades.

$450,000
$108,000

Library shared service project $170,000
Impact grants $2,500,000
Special Project Grants: Accessibility and Inclusion $250,000
Partnerships and Initiatives $100,000

Access and Opportunity Grants

$10,000

Total Annual - Operating Grants (2019)
Total Annual - Capital Grants (2019)
Grand Total Annual Grants (2019)

Total - Capital/Programming: Access and Opportunity/Library Project/Impact Grants/Special Project Grants/Partnerships and Initiatives (2019)

$13,057,500
$1,607,673
$14,665,173


$3,030,000

 

Grant Totals

Total: Operating Grants

$99,628,497

Total: Capital Grants/Programming

$8,988,673

GRAND TOTAL - GRANTS

$108,617,170


District Administration

Administrative Budget $975,000

GRAND TOTAL - 2019 BUDGET: $108,617,170