Mini-Grants for Educational Enrichment provide homeless housing providers with funds that may be spent on educational programs, projects, materials, and community excursions.
Since its inception in 1999, HCEF has offered yearly Mini-Grants of up to $2,000 each to homeless housing providers. The grants are intended to provide on-site educational enrichment opportunities for children and youth experiencing homelessness at the locations where they reside or receive services. Grants may also be used for educational field trips, enabling hundreds of children, youth, and their parents to explore the cultural and educational resources that exist within our region and beyond.
Examples of recent Mini-Grant projects include physical fitness, gardening, learning center technology, DJ workshops, science clubs, life skills, storytelling, puppetry, and art supplies. Popular field trip destinations are Children’s Museum, Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh Zoo, National Aviary, and Just Ducky Tours.
experienced educational projects and field trips through the Mini-Grant program in 2018.