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Current Assets

Since 1995, the District has awarded nearly $1.8 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 2017, RAD has provided $1.8 billion in operating and capital grants to more than 100 diverse organizations (see RAD's funding history to date, in pdf). That sum includes $60 million in capital grants for 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 2017: 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.  RAD also supports Accessibility/Inclusion and Connection projects through the Special Project Grants program, with $625,000 available for 2017.

Contractual Assets

Regional Asset

Operating/Capital

Allegheny County Library Association

$6,564,225

Allegheny County – Regional Parks 
Mandatory capital grant subject to 1% of revenue adjustment. Capital for park equipment, facilities and shelter renovations, and pool repairs.

$20,206,313
$945,000

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

$21,002,343

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - EIN grant

$3,162,306

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

$231,132

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Capital for emergency lighting and facility improvements.

$3,214,981
$125,000

City of McKeesport Regional Park
Capital for pavilion improvements and park repairs.

$702,978
$80,000

City of Pittsburgh – Regional Parks 
Mandatory capital grant subject to 1% of revenue adjustment.  Capital for road resurfacing, equipment, major playground renovations, walls, sidewalk and step renovations, and chiller system replacement at the ice rink.

$5,616,174
$945,000

National Aviary in Pittsburgh
Capital for security cameras, lighting and exhibit/facility repairs.

$1,232,364
$80,000

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens 
Capital for glass replacement.

$2,421,978
$100,000

Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium 
Capital for escalator repair and exhibit repair.

$3,811,456
$300,000

Total - Operating 2017
Total - Capital 2017

$68,166,250
$2,575,000

Grand Total (Contractual - 2016 Operating, 2016 Capital)

$70,741,250

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

Sports and Exhibition Authority

Arena Project Debt Service

$991,000

Grand Total (Multi-Year)

$14,391,000

Annual Grants

Regional Asset

Operating/Capital

ACH Clear Pathways - grant for public art programming

$2,500

Afro American Music Institute - grant for public programs in Allegheny County

$20,000

Allegheny Brass Band

$2,250

Allegheny Land Trust 
Capital: $4,000 for Dead Man's Hollow (Great Alleghney Passage) signage and counters. $19,000 - Hollow Oak Land Trust/Montour Trail bike/pedestrian bridge. $18,500 - Crouse Run Trail extension to Rachel Carson Trail and North Park.  $10,000 - Rachel Carson Trail extension in North Park to Harmony Trail bridge project. $3,500 - Regional Trail Council/Yough River Trail safety signs. Trail groups receiving pass-through grants must be audited per RAD guideliness if they receive more than $25,000.

$25,000
$55,000

American Jewish Museum of the JCC

$5,000

Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall
Operating funds for music hall.

$5,000

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh

$5,000

Attack Theatre

$30,000

Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania

$20,000

Avonworth Municipal Authority: ACORD Park

$33,000

Bach Choir of Pittsburgh

$7,500

Bricolage Productions

$14,000

Calliope, Pittsburgh Folk Music Society

$8,000

Chamber Music Pittsburgh

$15,000

Chatham Baroque

$15,000

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh 

$350,000

City of Asylum/Pittsburgh

$20,000

City Theatre
Capital for public entrance repairs and exterior lighting.

$110,000
$25,000

Community Theater Project Corp. (Kelly-Strayhorn Theater)

$45,000

Corning Dances

$2,500

Dreams of Hope

$7,000

Edgewood Symphony

$5,000

FOR - The Father Ryan Arts Center

$6,000

Frick Art & Historical Center

$115,000

Front Porch Theatricals

$5,000

Gemini Theater Company

$5,000

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

$85,000

Hill Dance Academy Theatre

$20,000

Historical Society of Western PA
Capital for energy efficiency improvements and facility upgrades.

$750,000
$220,000

JFilm: The Pittsburgh Jewish Film Forum

$2,500

Kaufmann Center/Hill House

$20,000

Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

$380,000

Mattress Factory
Capital for elevator project.

$80,000
$25,000

McKeesport Little Theater

$7,500

Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh

$11,000

New Hazlett Theater

$30,000

New Horizon Theater

$30,000

North Hills Art Center

$10,000

North Suburban Symphonic Band

$2,200

Opera Theater of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh Festival Opera)

$15,000

PICT Classic Theatre
Grant contingent on further information.

$37,500

Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures

$15,000

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Capital for HVAC repairs at main studio.

$170,000
$75,000

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden
Capital for Children's Garden.

$55,000
$100,000

Pittsburgh Camerata

$3,000

Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera

$170,000

Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra

$3,000

Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting – WYEP - grant for WYEP operations

$40,000

Pittsburgh Concert Chorale

$4,500

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Capital for security enhancements.

$1,400,000
$90,000

Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Capital for facility improvements. Grants contingent on receiving additional information.

$225,000
$75,000

Pittsburgh Glass Center

$45,000

Pittsburgh Musical Theater

$50,000

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble

$7,500

Pittsburgh Opera

$175,000

Pittsburgh Philharmonic

$3,000

Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company

$15,000

Pittsburgh Public Theater
Capital for carpet installation.

$180,000
$62,000

Pittsburgh Savoyards

$2,500

Pittsburgh School for Choral Arts

$2,500

Pittsburgh Symphony Society

$1,300,000

Pittsburgh Youth Chorus

$10,000

Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra

$20,000

Port Authority of Allegheny County

$3,000,000

Prime Stage Theatre

$12,000

Quantum Theatre

$22,000

Renaissance and Baroque Society

$9,500

Renaissance City Choir

$4,000

River City Brass Band

$105,000

Saltworks Theatre Company
Grant for main stage productions.

 $10,000
 

Saturday Light Brigade Productions

$2,500

Silk Screen

$4,000

Silver Eye Center for Photography

$20,000

Society for Contemporary Craft

$70,000

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall
Capital for facility improvements.

$260,000
$100,000

South Hills Chorale

$4,500

South Park Theatre

$9,000

Squonk Opera, Inc.

$7,500

Steeltown Entertainment Project

$10,000

Sweetwater Center for the Arts

$50,000

Texture Contemporary Ballet

$2,500

Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras

$14,000

Tuesday Musical Club

$4,500

Union Project
Capital for exterior repairs.

$10,000
$20,000

Upper St. Clair Twp - Boyce/Mayview Regional Park
Capital for pavilion and shelters, playground shade structures, park improvements and grounds equipment.

$206,000
$100,000

Village Theater Company (Tull Family Theater) - contingent on receiving additional information.

$5,000

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Capital for flower bed accessibility improvements.

$85,000
$28,000

WQED Multimedia
Capital for building renovations and equipment.

$425,000
$125,000

Access and Opportunity Grants

$10,000

Project Grants: Connections, Accessibility/Inclusion

$625,000

Library Study Project

$140,000

Total Annual - Operating Grants
Total Annual - Capital Grants
Grand Total Annual Grants

$11,381,450
$1,100,000
$12,481,450

 

Grant Totals

Total: Operating Grants

$93,938,700

Total: Capital Grants

$3,675,000

GRAND TOTAL - GRANTS

$97,613,700


District Administration

Administrative Budget $897,270