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Voting in Pennsylvania? Whether voting by mail or dropping your mail-in ballot at a ballot box, make sure you have all the facts. This short video shares several tips, deadlines and other important information to make sure your vote is counted in 2020.
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The Power to Make Your Vote Count

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Narrated by Fred Rogers, this video reminds us how Pittsburghers help their neighbors through difficult times brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Video created by Joshua Franzos.
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Find the Helpers

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The Pittsburgh Foundation, its resources comprise endowment funds established by individuals, businesses and organizations with a passion for charitable giving and a deep commitment to the Pittsburgh region.
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The Power to Do Great Things

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The Pittsburgh Foundation's Emergency Action Fund intended to help our region's vulnerable populations recover from the effects of COVID-19.
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Emergency Action Fund

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A mural and makeshift memorial outside Cup Foods in Minneapolis where George Floyd was murdered by police officers on May 25, 2020. Mural by artists Xena Goldman, Cadex Herrera and Greta McLain with help from Niko Alexander and Pablo Hernandez. Photo by Artyom Tonoyan. Used with permission.
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Standing up for racial justice

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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.

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A New Grantmaking Fund for Racial Justice

The Pittsburgh Foundation is building upon its longstanding commitment to racial justice by establishing the $1.5 million Grantmaking for Racial Justice Fund to provide grants quickly to organizations that are led by and serve people of color.  

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Pittsburgh Foundation established racial justice fund

As one of the city’s major philanthropies, the Pittsburgh Foundation has established a reputation for providing support to people of color. But recent events, including the deaths of Black people at the hands of police and protests against institutional racism, have led the foundation’s leaders to reassess the depth of that commitment. On Monday, the Pittsburgh Foundation announced the establishment of a $1.5 million Grantmaking for Racial Justice Fund. The thrust of the idea is to quickly provide grants to organizations that are led by and serve people of color.

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#ONEDAY Critical Needs Alert raises record $1.3 million from public

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 10, 2020 – Nonprofits providing basic needs benefited from record public giving to the #ONEDAY Critical Needs Alert online giving event on Aug. 19. Organized by The Pittsburgh Foundation, the event raised a total of $1.85 million for nonprofits in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties that provide food, housing, physical and mental health care, child care and transportation – directly to vulnerable populations.


Learn more about the Emergency Action Fund

On March 16, the Emergency Action Fund was setup by The Pittsburgh Foundation and its regional partners to accept donations from individuals, foundations and businesses so that funds could be allocated rapidly to nonprofits on the front lines of the COVID-19 response. Please consider donating to the Fund, learn more about it and the grants distributed to the nonprofits it helped.