DONOR DESIGNATED FUNDS are established to support specific charitable organizations.
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Alliance for Police Accountability
Established in 2016 by the Board of Trustees to accept payments and contributions made to the work of the Alliance for Police Accountability (APA) a fiscally sponsored program of POISE Foundation. Contributions are designated for the program and operations of APA.
Annette Cuffee Gillcrese Christian Fund
Established in 1992, the income from this fund will be used to support Christian education and other activities of Bidwell Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, PA.
Barbara Ann McCants Endowment Fund
Established in 2011 by the Family of Barbara Ann McCants. Grants will be awarded to support the Barbara McCants Garden Project through the Young Men and Women of African Heritage Association. If this project ceases to exist, a committee will determine the purpose of grants.
Bill Nunn III Legacy Fund
This fund was established in 2016 by the family and friends of Bill Nunn, III. The purpose of the fund is to primarily support the Bill Nunn Theatre Outreach Project which has a mission to create a platform for underserved public school students in the Pittsburgh region to gain access to theatre arts and work with seasoned professionals within the field. http://billnunntop.com
Clara and Frank Sams Fund
Established in 1986. A gift from Frank Sams in memory of his wife, Clara Sams. Income is for scholarship aid and/or various charitable purposes in Bidwell Presbyterian Church and the African American community it serves.
Diana Green Fund
Established in 1997 by the Board of Trustees of POISE Foundation in memory of Diana L. Green. Income from this fund is to be used as determined by the Board of Trustees.
Dr. Edna B. McKenzie Branch of Association of the Study of African American Life and History
This fund was established by Dr. June Pickett Dowdy in 2016 as a distribution fund to support the work of the Dr. Edna B. McKenzie Branch of the Association of the Study of African American Life and History. Funds will be accepted for the work of the branch through contributions made by others in memory of "those who have gone before us and paved the way".
Earl D. and Henrilynn Johnson Fund
Established in 1991 by family and friends. Income is for scholarship aid and charitable purposes in Bidwell Presbyterian Church.
Earl F. and Lois W. Hord MYDC and Centre Avenue YMCA Fund
Established in 1996 by Earl F. Hord and Lois W. Hord. The income from this fund it to be used for the purchase of Memberships in the Centre Avenue YMCA for children in need and to support operating expenses of Manchester Youth Development Center (MYDC).
Established in 2018 by the Empowerment, Awareness and Training Initiative, this fund supports the programs of the Eat Initiative creating partnerships with like-minded individuals and organizations to offer wellness classes and meal preparation workshops for people living at or below poverty, especially those trapped in food deserts.
Financial and Moral Supporters (Fams) Fund
Established in 1984. Income is used for educational and employment opportunities for Urban Youth Action, Inc. and needy youth of Allegheny County.
Frankie Pace Community Fund
Established in 1980 by friends in honor of Frankie Pace. Income for educational and community service awards.
Greater Hill District Development Growth Fund
Established in 2011 By the Community of the Hill District of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania to support various development and growth opportunities for the Hill District community. This fund was established as a Distribution Fund with an initial contribution from The Rivers Casino.
Leroy and Norma Brandon Patrick Fund
Established in 1996 by Reverend Dr. Leroy Patrick. The income from this fund is to be used for and in equal amounts to the following three entities: Thomas M. Thomas Memorial Church, Bethesda Presbyterian Church and Lincoln University. No restrictions are set upon the stipend each will receive.
Mamye and Leon E. Hickman, Esq. Fund
Established in 1991 by the Board of Trustees of POISE Foundation, Financial & Moral Supporters (FAMS) and The Misters. Inc. Income is to be used to motivate young people to stay in school by supporting the Urban Youth Action program.
POISE Director's Fund
Established in 1988. Income is to be used by the Director for special immediate small activities.
Established in 1987 with a gift from New Cycle Foundation and the Misters Investment Association. The income is used for the Misters, Inc. and POISE Foundation's economic activities in the Pittsburgh area.
Ronald R. Lawrence, II Fund for the Afro-American Music Institute
for the Afro-American Music Institute Established in 2004 by Ronald R. Lawrence, II. Income is to be used for the benefit of the Afro-American Music Institute.
Ruth R. Keith Charitable Fund
Established in 1980 by friends of Ruth R. Keith. Income is for educational and community awards.
The Macedonia Church of Pittsburgh Endowment Fund
Donor Designated Fund
Established in 2017 by an anonymous donor. The Fund consists of two sub-funds: The Building Fund to support expenses of the physical structure(s) of the Church and; The General Operating Fund to support the Church's general operating expenses.
Urban Youth Action Alumni Association Fund
Established in 1992 by the members of UYA Alumni Association. Income is exclusively for the benefit of Urban Youth Action, Inc.
Young Achievers Trust Fund
Established in 2000 by Connie Portis, President Renaissance Publications. The income from this fund is to be used for charitable donations towards educational scholarships, health initiatives, art projects, and non-profit agency support.
Youth Work NAACP Trust Fund
Established in 1993 by the NAACP Pittsburgh Branch. Income is for youth activities in the City of Pittsburgh. An Advisory Committee will suggest use of income.http://naacp-pittsburgh.org/