Funders & Supporters

Leading the effort to remake learning for the digital age

National Support

Lead support for the Hive Learning Network is provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, the Foundation works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society. More information is at

Support from the greater Pittsburgh region

The Grable Foundation makes grants to help children and youth become independent, caring, contributing members of society by supporting programs critical to a child’s successful development. Learn more at

The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation serves Southwestern Pennsylvania and West Virginia with grants supporting specific initiatives in the areas of Education, Economic Development, Health and Human Services, Community Development, and Civic Engagement. Learn more at

The Buhl Foundation creates community legacies by leveraging its resources to encourage people and organizations to dream, to innovate, and to take action. Buhl provides funds to support four major areas: Education, Youth Development, Human Services, and Economic and Community Development. Learn more at

The McCune Foundation enables communities and nonprofit institutions to improve the quality and circumstances of life for present and future generations. The Foundation employs flexible approaches and innovative strategies that are responsive to changing needs and new opportunities.

The Pittsburgh Foundation, one of the nation’s oldest community foundations, works to improve the quality of life in the Pittsburgh region by evaluating and addressing community issues, promoting responsible philanthropy, and connecting donors to the critical needs of the community. Learn more at

Strategic Stewardship

Hive Pittsburgh is a program of The Sprout Fund, Pittsburgh’s leading agency supporting innovative ideas, catalyzing community change, and making the region a better place to live, work, play, and raise a family. Sprout provides critical financial support for projects and programs in the early stages of development—when just a small amount of investment has the potential to yield big results in the community.

Learn more about Sprout’s funded projects at