The Pittsburgh Foundation

Our Purpose

To learn more about our rich and varied history, please watch the The Power to Do Great Things: A Legacy of Giving at The Pittsburgh Foundation video, above. We hope you’ll be inspired by the work of our donors, grantees and community partners.

Our Purpose:  The Pittsburgh Foundation, established in 1945, 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.

The values of The Pittsburgh Foundation include:

  • Commitment to the public good
  • Accountability to the public
  • Commitment beyond the law
  • Respect for the worth and dignity of individuals
  • Inclusiveness and social justice
  • Respect for pluralism and diversity
  • Transparency, integrity and honesty
  • Responsible stewardship of resources
  • Commitment to excellence and to maintaining the public trust