Grants Awarded To Date


Pursuing grants is a big part of how we fund special projects. Without them, we would not be able to complete various efforts to preserve or enhance our artifacts and host special events. There were many more grant applications submitted than we were awarded, so not all grant applications were successful.
Below is a list of grants we have been awarded to date, as well as donations that we awarded to other Donora organizations, because of our fundraising efforts.

Grants Awarded that we've received to Date:
  • 2010 - Washington County Community Foundation - McBride-McMaster Historical Education Grant - used to develop glass plate negatives from our Bruce Dreisbach Collection. (1)
  • 2013 - Washington County Tourism - Marketing Grant - used to update brochures and to purchase table covers. (1)
  • 2013 - Washington County Tourism - Capital Grant - used to purchase display cases. (2)
  • 2014 - River of Steel Heritage Area - used to develop glass plate negatives from our Bruce Dreisbach Collection. (1)
  • 2014 - Washington County Community Foundation - McBride-McMaster Historical Education Grant - used to purchase archival quality storage boxes. (1)
  • 2015 - FirstEnergy Foundation - used for the Civil War Exhibit. (.5)
  • 2015 - Washington County Chamber of Commerce / Tourism - Marketing Grant - used to create Cement City Home and Walking Tour brochures. (1)
  • 2016 - Washington County Community Foundation - Hart History Fund Grant - used to develop glass plate negatives from our Bruce Dreisbach Collection. (1)
  • 2018 - Washington County Community Foundation - Women of Philanthropy Fund Grant - used to replace 10-year-old computer equipment. (4)
  • 2019 - River of Steel Heritage Area - used to develop glass plate negatives from our Bruce Dreisbach Collection. (2)
  • 2019 - Washington County Chamber of Commerce / Tourism - Marketing Grant - used to print Carnegie Science Center Cement City brochures and Museum signage. (1.2)
  • 2020 - FirstEnergy Foundation - used for the WWII Exhibit. (2)
  • 2020 - equitrans Midstream Foundation - used for the WWII Exhibit. (2)
  • 2020 - Elliott Group - used for the WWII Exhibit. (.5)
  • 2020 - Mon Valley Alliance - used for the WWII Exhibit. (.25)
  • 2020 - PNC Charitable Trust - PNC Foundaton - used for the WWII Exhibit. (1.5)
  • 2020 - Washington County Community Foundation - Hart History Fund Grant - used to purchase archival quality boxes.and frames. (1)
  • 2021 - River of Steel Heritage Area - used to develop glass plate negatives from our Bruce Dreisbach Collection, copy panoramic photos and convert home/game films. (1)
  • 2021 - Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission (PHMC) - Historical & Archival Records Care (HARC) grant - used to develop glass plate negatives from our Bruce Dreisbach Collection, scan microfilm, convert home and sports movies, scan blueprints and 35mm slides, upgrade dehumidifiers, purchase archive quality boxes and sleeves. (5)
  • 2021 - Grable Foundation - Heinz History Center - used to develop our entry for the “Civic Empathy through History” Project for a permanent display at the Smog Museum. (3)
  • 2022 - Elliott Group - used for the Stan Musial Plaque Event. (.5)

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Donations that we Awarded to Date to other Donora organizations:
  • 2015 - Donora Public Library - donated as a result of money raised for the Heinz History Center's Travelling Civil War Exhibit - $325.
  • 2020 - Ernest E. Jobes American Legion - Post 212 - donated as a result of money raised for the Heinz History Center's Travelling Exhibit - We Can Do It! WWII - $1,000.
  • 2020 - Ernest E. Jobes American Legion Auxiliary - Unit 212 - donated as a result of money raised for the Heinz History Center's Travelling Exhibit - We Can Do It! WWII - $400.
  • 2020 - Donora Veterans Council - donated as a result of money raised for the Heinz History Center's Travelling Exhibit - We Can Do It! WWII - $250.
  • 2020 - AP Delsandro Veterans Memorial - donated as a result of money raised for the Heinz History Center's Travelling Exhibit - We Can Do It! WWII - $250.
  • 2020 - Donora Public Library - donated as a result of money raised for the Heinz History Center's Travelling Exhibit - We Can Do It! WWII - $800.
  • 2020 - Donora Fire Department - donated as a result of money raised for the Heinz History Center's Travelling Exhibit - We Can Do It! WWII - $100.

TOTAL DONATIONS TO DATE = $3,125
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