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Announcing $1.8 million in scientific research grants

In an era when federal funding for basic scientific research is increasingly under threat, The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation, a supporting organization of The Pittsburgh Foundation, has awarded eight grants totaling $1.8 million to support research at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, The Pennsylvania State University, Swarthmore College and University of Pennsylvania.

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Foundations award $176,000 to support local artists

PITTSBURGH, Pa., June 21, 2017 – A residency for a documentary filmmaker and a book-length manuscript that provides an oral history of Pittsburgh’s rapidly changing neighborhoods are just two of the projects by 13 artists and organizations receiving funding from the Investing in Professional Artists program.

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Seven Greenville organizations receive grants for community projects

GREENVILLE, Pa., June 5, 2017 – The Dietrich Foundation Greenville, PA Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation has awarded $17,300 to area organizations, a 59 percent increase over last year’s total of $10,133. Grantees this year are Downtown Ministries, the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, the Greenville Area Historical Society, the Greenville Little League, the First Baptist Church, the Good Shepherd Center, Inc. and the Greenville Area Soccer Association.

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Critical Needs online giving event raises record $1.3 million

Bolstered by a match pool of $657,000 from The Pittsburgh Foundation and its donors, Tuesday’s Critical Needs Alert online giving event set a record for donations, raising $1.3 million for Allegheny and Westmoreland county nonprofits to provide basic needs – food, housing, health care, child care and transportation – directly to economically struggling populations.