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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County


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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

Community Matters

Remembering Frank V. Cahouet

Pittsburgh has lost yet another larger-than-life business and philanthropic leader. Frank Cahouet, who died at age 85 on Tuesday after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease, led a decisive turnaround of troubled Mellon Financial Corp. after being imported from the California banking world as its chairman and CEO. But as is the case for so many who land in Pittsburgh from other places, Frank and his wife, Ann, quickly tied their hearts and souls to the city and considered it their hometown. 

News Release

Foundations award $176,000 to support local artists

PITTSBURGH, Pa., June 21, 2017 – A residency for a documentary filmmaker and a book-length manuscript that provides an oral history of Pittsburgh’s rapidly changing neighborhoods are just two of the projects by 13 artists and organizations receiving funding from the Investing in Professional Artists program.

Community Matters

Robert Mueller and the rule of law

I got a call recently from an old friend, Tim Weiner, who worked with me years ago at The Philadelphia Inquirer. Tim, who won a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award for his journalism, is one of the nation's leading experts on national security, intelligence operations and related agencies.

Stories

Pittsburgh responds to U.S. exit from Paris climate agreement

On Thursday, President Trump announced he would pull the United States out of the landmark international agreement that commits the 195 nations signing it to adopt green energy sources, cut down on climate change emissions and limit the rise of global temperatures — while also cooperating to cope with the impact of unavoidable climate change. The agreement acknowledges that the threat of climate change is "urgent and potentially irreversible," and can only be addressed through "the widest possible cooperation by all countries" and "deep reductions in global emissions."

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Critical Needs online giving event raises record $1.3 million

Bolstered by a match pool of $657,000 from The Pittsburgh Foundation and its donors, Tuesday’s Critical Needs Alert online giving event set a record for donations, raising $1.3 million for Allegheny and Westmoreland county nonprofits to provide basic needs – food, housing, health care, child care and transportation – directly to economically struggling populations.