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.

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In Remembrance: Pittsburgh Foundation Board Leader William J. Copeland

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 19, 2017 – When Bill Copeland’s service in the 1980s and 1990s on the Foundation’s Board of directors, including extraordinary leadership as chair, was set to end in 1999, the first order of business of the Governance Committee was a unanimous vote to appoint him to the Executive Committee in emeritus status.

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A foundation leader who knew the power of reputational capital

A Tribute by Burr Wishart: Anyone who has read the obituary notice for William J. Copeland will understand how difficult it is to summarize his seemingly endless contributions to our community throughout an amazing life.  How could this Pittsburgher, who would have been certain to win any “Man of the Year” title, manage all the leadership roles he took on...

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Foundation report calls for youth voices in juvenile justice reform

Eight areas identified where youth and stakeholders can improve system     

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 13, 2017 – An eight-month study by The Pittsburgh Foundation has found that youth involved with the Allegheny County juvenile justice system could play a much greater role in shaping prevention and diversion programs. The report also recommends addressing disproportionate system involvement by youth of color, particularly girls, and that youth have a seat the table with human services staffs, law-enforcement authorities and school officials.

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In immigration reform, let’s not discard American and philanthropic values

A statement from Pittsburgh Foundation President Maxwell King

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 6, 2017 – On the Martin Luther King Day observance Jan. 16 at the August Wilson Center, I, along with leaders from every facet of community life joined Allegheny County’s chief executive and Pittsburgh’s mayor to reaffirm that our region – one famously built by immigrants – is committed to being open and inclusive, with no one excluded based solely on faith or country of origin.

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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.