The Power to Do Great Things
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.
According to the new PEL report funded in part by The Pittsburgh Foundation, the southwestern region of the state contains more Act 47 municipalities than any other region in the Commonwealth. These include the city of Aliquippa, Beaver County; Duquesne, Pittsburgh and the boroughs of Braddock and Rankin in Allegheny County; and New Castle, Lawrence County.
We in community foundations have agendas and methods that are as varied as the regions we serve. But when a major disaster strikes one area, the proud history in our sector is that we cross boundaries to assist in the emergency mission of saving lives and restoring basic quality of life.
In an era when federal funding for basic scientific research is increasingly under threat, The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation, a supporting organization of The Pittsburgh Foundation, has awarded eight grants totaling $1.8 million to support research at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, The Pennsylvania State University, Swarthmore College and University of Pennsylvania.
With ongoing Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts and the threat of devastation from Hurricane Irma, many Americans psychologically feel the need to help. Last week, the Pittsburgh Foundation donated $50,000 in disaster relief to the Texas coast and asked area residents to join them in contributing. “We are Pittsburghers; we are Southwestern Pennsylvanians,” Foundation President and CEO Maxwell King said in a statement. “At a time such as this, it is what we are called to do.”
PITTSBURGH, July 18, 2017 – Pittsburgh Magazine, in partnership with The Pittsburgh Foundation, introduces #GiveBigPittsburgh, a new regional fundraising initiative designed to spark Pittsburgh’s charitable spirit. The new #GiveBigPittsburgh initiative replaces the Foundation’s Day of Giving event.