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PNC Foundation Announces $10.2M in Grants

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The PNC Foundation on Thursday announced a $5 million extension of its support for DonorsChoose and a $5.2 million grant pool allocation across its markets to implement or enhance high-quality, nature-based outdoor play and learning environments.

The grant pool celebrates the 20th anniversary of Grow Up Great, PNC’s $500 million, bilingual, signature philanthropic initiative designed to help prepare children from birth through age 5 for success in school and life.

“PNC has been in the early childhood education space for 20 years, focused on supporting the high-quality early education that is the foundation of a bright future for young children,” Sally McCrady, president and chair of the PNC Foundation, said in a news release. “For the milestone anniversary of PNC Grow Up Great, we’re thrilled to help provide young children across our communities with outdoor spaces that can help spark their natural sense of wonder and curiosity.”

The $5 million extension of its support for DonorsChoose, an education nonprofit that connects individual donors with public school classrooms, brings PNC Foundation’s total support of the organization to $20 million since 2017.

The PNC Foundation on Thursday flash-funded all pre-K and Head Start teacher requests focused on outdoor play and learning in PNC’s markets and is currently matching, dollar for dollar, donations that support public and charter school pre-K and Head Start classrooms on DonorsChoose in the PNC footprint, with an extra boost for outdoor learning-themed requests. 

Matching donations are subject to qualifying project criteria and a maximum dollar amount. For more information, click HERE.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.