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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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The coronavirus has exposed deep vulnerabilities in the safety net serving individuals and families. On Aug. 3, the #ONEDAY Critical Needs Alert will help our entire community to get behind the 190+ nonprofits in Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties serving vulnerable populations, in particular Black- and Brown-led nonprofits and those serving people who identify as Black, indigenous, and/or people of color (BIPOC).
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Critical Needs Alert is Aug. 3


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BIPOC Artist Micro-Grant program application period is now open. It was established through Mac Miller Fund and will fund 75 artists with $1,000 grants to support whatever projects they choose. Photo by Sharon Marrero.
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BIPOC Artist Micro-Grant 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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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.

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Critical Needs donor-incentive campaign is Aug. 3

#ONEDAY giving event for nonprofits on frontlines of COVID recovery

PITTSBURGH, June 30, 2021 – As the region begins to recover this summer from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Pittsburgh Foundation is organizing a Critical Needs Alert online fundraising event backed by an incentive pool of $525,000 to bolster charitable giving from the public.

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BIPOC Artist Micro-Grant program established through Mac Miller Fund

A new arts funding initiative created by The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Center for Philanthropy will award 75 micro-grants of $1,000 to Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) artists to assist them in their work. Applications are open through July 23. Funding for the program is provided by The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Mac Miller Fund.

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Dr. Jerome Gloster: Resilience at the forefront of community-based health care

If there is an expression that defines Dr. Jerome Gloster, colleagues and friends agree, it is “realistic optimist.” Dr. Gloster, chief executive officer of Primary Care Health Services Inc., immediately after his appointment in 2018 focused on expanding the patient population at the nonprofit that provides an array of medical services to minority communities across Allegheny County. He developed an ambitious plan to build out clinic spaces and create state-of-the-art centers at Primary Care’s nine facilities, including the Alma Illery Medical Center in Braddock.

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Nominations now open for Courage in Journalism Award

PITTSBURGH, March 30, 2021 – Nominations are being accepted now through June 30 for the Sally Kalson Courage in Journalism Award Program at The Pittsburgh Foundation. The annual award, which comes with a $5,000 prize, honors a journalist whose work covering Pennsylvania aligns with Kalson’s legacy of boldly speaking truth to power.