Grantee Profile

Sprout Fund

Grants to Sprout Fund

  • $1,200,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years)

    Digital Media & Learning

    PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA — The Sprout Fund is a non-profit incubator and innovation fund that runs programming and provides modest financial awards to community-based organizations working to make Pittsburgh a better place to live, work, and raise a family. Last year, Pittsburgh became the third national location of the Hive Learning Network, with the Sprout Fund as its host. The Sprout Fund will use this grant to support operations of the Pittsburgh Hive in general, and for providing grants to Hive members to develop Connected Learning-based activities for youth.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA — The Sprout Fund is a non-profit incubator and innovation fund that runs programming and provides modest financial awards to community-based organizations working to make Pittsburgh a better place to live, work, and raise a family. It will use this grant to establish Pittsburgh as the third location of the Hive Learning Network, an effort to test and incubate innovations in learning and make visible and add value to the learning that takes place in informal learning places. The grant will support operations and be used to establish a dedicated fund for the development of activities for youth in Pittsburgh.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Sprout Fund $1,700,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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