The Pittsburgh Foundation

Healthy Communities

Meaningful employment is a key component of healthy communities. Here, Marcus Kelley, a graduate of the Trade Institute, works at a job site in Oakland.
Meaningful employment is a key component of healthy communities. Here, Marcus Kelley, a graduate of the Trade Institute, works at a job site in Oakland.

Healthy Communities supports organizations and projects that address the following focus areas: Enhanced Ecological Awareness and Activism, Safe Communities, and Encourage Creativity. 


Evidenced by

  • Enhanced Ecological Awareness and Activism: Encourage communities to assess and decrease their carbon footprint.
  • Safe Communities: Create a community-based effort that increases the capacity of communities to work together to eliminate violence; and develop comprehensive and integrated re-entry and diversion programs that include case management, job development, human services and criminal justice linkages.
  • Encourage Creativity: Develop and sustain a complex arts ecology composed of individual artists, arts organizations and arts service organizations with project, operating, technical assistance and capacity-building grantmaking.