The Pittsburgh Foundation

News Releases

We update this section often with current news about The Pittsburgh Foundation. For more information, please contact Doug Root, Vice President of Communications, at 412-394-2647 or rootd@pghfdn.org.

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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.

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A foundation leader who knew the power of reputational capital

A Tribute by Burr Wishart: Anyone who has read the obituary notice for William J. Copeland will understand how difficult it is to summarize his seemingly endless contributions to our community throughout an amazing life.  How could this Pittsburgher, who would have been certain to win any “Man of the Year” title, manage all the leadership roles he took on...

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$230,000 in grants to “Small and Mighty” nonprofits

New program funds 18 organizations with budgets under $600,000

PITTSBURGH, March 16, 2017 –  For small, community-based nonprofits, applying for foundation grants can seem insurmountably difficult, when there are few people on staff who have expertise in writing grants.