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Chandra Rhyme is a singer, songwriter and classically trained dancer. Photo by Joshua Franzos.
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Exposure: An Artists Program


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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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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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Announcing the latest Demarest Fund prize awardees

Three artists will receive awards of $18,000 each from the Eben Demarest Fund. The awards were announced by The Pittsburgh Foundation, which has overseen the Demarest awards since 2010. Typically, one awardee is selected every other year but last year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the selection committee was unable to meet. Funds unawarded last year carried forward and grew, making awards possible for three artists this cycle. The awardees are Pittsburgh-based visual artist Gavin Benjamin, Evanston, Illinois-based figurative realist painter Daniela Kovačić, and Brooklyn-based sculptor Kennedy Yanko.

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Introducing Exposure: An Artists Program

As part of ongoing efforts to support a diverse array of artists and advocate for racial justice in the arts community, The Pittsburgh Foundation has launched Exposure: An Artists Program that will provide approximately $395,000 in funding this year.

Stories

Scholarships help Colton Dietz pursue a music education career

Colton Dietz began following his passion for jazz improvisation and music because of the freeform creativity it lent him—the chance to express himself in a genre with a rich history. He picked up the trombone in fifth grade in Norwin School District and attended Norwin High School. He brought his interest in sharing music with others with him to The Pennsylvania State University to study music education.     

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Dannys Marrero: Images of protest and progress

Dannys Marrero is a Puerto Rico native, Army Reservist and political science student at Point Park University who now calls Pittsburgh home. For this photo essay, he selected images of civil unrest in Pittsburgh as residents protested killings by police and demanded equity and justice. He shared his thoughts on why these pictures are emblematic of the struggle and beauty of life during the pandemic and civil unrest.