The Pittsburgh Foundation

Small and Mighty: Friendship Community Church

Friendship Community Church provides arts and social safety net programming and a safe “third space” for residents to gather.

The Pittsburgh Foundation has awarded a Small and Mighty grant of $11,675 to Friendship Community Church. 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.

For the last seven years, the organization has created community programs, event and initiatives through its flagship program, “The Corner.” The west Oakland gathering place provides arts and social safety net programming and a safe “third space” for residents to gather.

This funding will go toward capacity building including an intern and new computers. Friendship Community Church has an annual operating budget of $97,553.

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 Friendship Community Church, visit their website.

Read about the Small and Mighty initiative