The Pittsburgh Foundation
Established in 1945, The Pittsburgh Foundation is one of the nation’s oldest community foundations and is the 13th largest of more than 750 community foundations across the United States.

The Power to Do Great Things

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100 Percent Pittsburgh, our new organizing principle, will engage people in frank and meaningful conversations about what they need to be fuller participants in Pittsburgh’s economy.

Announcing 100 Percent Pittsburgh

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The Center for Philanthropy is a unique resource that provides donors with opportunities to make a bigger impact with their charitable giving.

The Center For Philanthropy

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When Pennsylvania’s budget impasse was in its 267th day, community leaders , citizens, religious leaders, human services providers, and staff and board from The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County rallied in Greensburg to demand the impasse come to an end.

The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County

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The Downtown Outreach Center and Shelter, which provides temporary housing and services to teens like Jionna Roberts-Rogers, 21, was among the organizations that benefited from the Critical Needs Alerts, which raised $900,000 in just 12 hours in 2014 and $1 million in 2015.

Critical Needs Alert: Homelessness

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The Pittsburgh Foundation 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.

Community Forum


Small and Mighty

This new grant program intends to streamline the grant-seeking process and bridge the funding gap for small, neighborhood-based nonprofits with annual budgets of less than $600,000.


Jeremiah's Place: 100 Percent Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Foundation’s 100 Percent Pittsburgh organizing principle is working to address the risk of poverty facing single women with children by funding nonprofits such as Jeremiah’s Place, the region's only emergency child care center.

News Release

Announcing the fall 2016 Advancing Black Arts awards

The Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh grants program, a partnership of The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments, has awarded nearly $308,000 in grants to 18 artists and arts organizations. Since its inception in 2010, the program has invested about $4 million to support contemporary artists making art rooted in the black experience, past and present. It is the only grant-making program in the region explicitly dedicated to supporting the elimination of racial disparities within the larger arts sector.

In The Headlines

Pittsburgh's creative forces: 12 people to meet in 2017

Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh grantee Mukwae Wabei Siyolwe is named in this round up of creative forces. Some are new to Pittsburgh. Others were born in the Steel City and are now just hitting their stride. They’re innovators, they’re visionaries, they’re creative forces, and they’re working to make Pittsburgh — and in some cases, the world — a better place to live.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


“Equality of opportunity is a work in progress in our city. Our sector is committed to a community that is inclusive and just.” -- Maxwell King


The August Wilson Center Reborn

Named for Pittsburgh’s most celebrated playwright, the August Wilson Center has been resurrected and reopened as a showcase for African American art and theater.


The “Psalms for Mother Emanuel” poetry project honors the memory of those killed last June in Charleston.