As our foundation marks its first full year of action on a plan to realize these for a Greater Pittsburgh, we invite you to view our 2022-2023 annual report that charts progress.

A Report to the Community

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For a Greater Pittsburgh

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OUR VISION: We commit to creating a vibrant, equitable and just Pittsburgh region that supports everyone—regardless of race, identity or circumstance—to thrive and fulfill their potential.


OUR MISSION: The Pittsburgh Foundation, established in 1945, works to improve the quality of life in the Pittsburgh region by evaluating and addressing community issues, promoting responsible philanthropy and connecting donors to the critical needs of the community.


Our Vision

We are committed to creating a vibrant, equitable, and just Pittsburgh region that supports everyone — regardless of race, identity, and circumstance — to thrive and fulfill their potential. Our three mutually reinforcing strategic priorities are to promote philanthropy, support community, and catalyze partnerships, all anchored in a commitment to racial justice.

Grantmaking Priorities

Our Stories


Proposed Legislation Could Affect Planned Giving Strategies

Estate Planning Attorney Nic Sasso, of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP, shares his insight regarding planned-giving strategies.


Planned giving is booming as America enters monumental ‘generational wealth transfer’ era

Wealth management professionals, attorneys and financial planners are busy. Maybe busier than they have ever been. But it’s with good reason.

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Call for Entries Opens: $50,000 Bennett Prize for Women Figurative Painters

PITTSBURGH, Pa., April 15, 2024 -- Aspiring women painters are invited to apply for The Bennett Prize. It's $50,000 prize is the largest offered solely to women figurative realist painters.

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$1.8 million for science research goes to Pa. universities

PITTSBURGH, Pa, Feb. 27, 2024 – Detecting Earth-like planets orbiting stars and learning how bacteria initiate or exit biofilm communities are two research projects receiving a 2023 grant from The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation. A total of $1.8 million has been awarded for innovative, interdisciplinary scientific research at Pennsylvania universities. Grants are awarded in two categories: New Investigator research and New Initiative research.

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Advancing Black Arts awards $1.6 million in grants

PITTSBURGH, Pa., Dec. 21, 2023 -- The program is committed to helping create a vibrant cultural life in Pittsburgh and the region. It is intentionally designed to enhance the support made available to Black artists and arts organizations that have historically been underresourced.


Protecting Our Region's Children from Gun Violence

The Pittsburgh Foundation, the University of Pittsburgh's Institute of Politics and the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania joined forces to present a series of three forums designed to enhance community understanding around the public health crisis of gun violence.

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Our Impact

$1.3 billion Established in 1945 with $5,000. Today assets total $1.3 billion.
3,000The Foundation manages nearly 3,000 funds established by our donors.
$1.2 billion Grants made from 1945 to 2022 total $1.2 billion