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The R.a. Hunt Foundation

Category: Regional

The Foundation was created by the late president of Alcoa who created a charitable giving vehicle to improve the quality of life in the areas in which the Company, Hunt, and his descendants live and work. The Foundation focuses its grantmaking on the following areas: Community Development, the Environment, and Youth Violence Prevention. Community development grants seek to facilitate the development of healthy and sustainable communities. Grants seek to rebuild and strengthen sustainable communities located primarily in Pittsburgh and Boston, although occasional consideration may be given to projects in other communities. Priorities in this category are neighborhood revitalization and economic development. Environmental grants seek to protect natural resources and ecosystems in the United States as well as sustainable solutions to altering root causes of environmental damage. Priorities in this category include climate and energy, toxics and waste, and clean water. Youth violence prevention grants look to address youth violence or the risk factors that contribute to it, primarily in the disadvantaged, inner city neighborhoods of Boston and Pittsburgh. Most grants are awarded to organizations in Southwestern Pennsylvania (primarily in Pittsburgh) and New England, mainly the Boston region, New Hampshire, and southern Maine, although individual trustees may show an interest in organizations across the country. Details about each grant program and additional information can be found on the Web site.

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