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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The Center for Philanthropy is a unique resource that provides donors with opportunities to make a bigger impact with their charitable giving. Through the Center, the Change Agents in Education program explored design thinking methods to foster unity and diversity awareness at school.
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The Center for Philanthropy

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Elise M. McClung, pictured with her daughter, Anasjae, 10, at Grillin’ for a Cause, a fundraising cookout Elise organized for the Black and White Ball, which benefits families with emergency and ongoing needs. McClung is a single woman raising a child — a demographic category with about 30,000 members in Allegheny County and is a focus of our organizing principle, 100 Percent Pittsburgh.
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100 Percent Pittsburgh

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The dome of the Westmoreland County Courthouse in Greensburg is an iconic symbol of the region's history of civic engagement and leadership.
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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.

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A $37 million bequest is second-largest in foundation's history

In life, Raymond Schubart Suckling was a dutiful engineering executive who lived simply, loved military history and cherished the legacy left by his parents. In death, the longtime Sewickley resident has become one of the region's most significant philanthropists, donating $37.1 million to The Pittsburgh Foundation, the second-largest gift in its 73-year history.



The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments issue a joint response to the Jan. 15 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette lead editorial “Reason as racism: An immigration debate gets derailed."

In The Headlines

Under new tax bill, regional nonprofits brace for $60M less in charitable giving

Total charitable giving in the U.S. could decrease as much $20 billion a year, according to Independent Sector, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy organization for nonprofits. “We believe people who contribute do so primarily because they want to help causes that nonprofits advance,” said Maxwell King, president and chief executive of the Pittsburgh Foundation. “But the frequency with which they contribute and how much they contribute is affected significantly by the tax deduction.”

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Introducing 100 Percent Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Foundation's new 100 Percent Pittsburgh organizing principle will engage people in frank, meaningful conversations about what they need to more fully participate in Pittsburgh’s economy. We’ve already begun by focusing on single women raising children and youth ages 12 to 24—two groups largely left behind in our region’s resurgence—and will broaden our focus in the coming years.