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.
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.
PITTSBURGH, Pa., July 11 2017 – A poetry manuscript, documentary films and residencies for two ceramic artists are among the 12 artists and organizations to receive Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh grants this cycle.
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.
On June 15, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos made the unusual move of tweeting a “request for ideas” about how to direct his charitable giving. The tweet received ample media coverage and more than 40,000 replies on Twitter. In this open letter, leaders of 18 community foundations from around the United States, including The Pittsburgh Foundation President and CEO Maxwell King, respond.
Stanford Social Innovation Review