The Pittsburgh Foundation

Small and Mighty: Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank

Small and Mighty: Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank makes it easier for families with young children or seniors to access diapers and other necessary personal care items.

The Pittsburgh Foundation has awarded a Small and Mighty grant of $15,000 to Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank. The Small and Mighty grants program, an outcome of the Foundation’s 100 Percent Pittsburgh organizing principle, has awarded $308,821 this year to 22 local nonprofit organizations with budgets of less than $600,000.

Rev. Phillip and Mrs. Cathy Battle founded the diaper bank in 2010 to bring awareness to a little-talked about and known problem: Food assistance does not cover diapers for families in need, making it hard for families with young children or seniors to access these necessary items. This organization collects diapers and other personal care items and distributes them to organizations who serve those in need.

This is the second Small and Mighty grant for the organization, which plans to develop a strategic plan and increase staff capacity and partnerships. Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank has an annual operating budget of $162,415.

In the first round of Small and Mighty funding, announced in March 2017, a total of $230,000 was awarded to 18 organizations. To date, Small and Mighty has awarded $538,000 in grants to 40 organizations.

To learn more about Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank, visit their website.

Read about the Small and Mighty initiative