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The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Emergency Action Fund has now raised a total of $9 million for COVID-19 relief, with most of it already in use by 313 nonprofits navigating the economic and health crises of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Those featured include 1Hood Media founder and CEO Jasiri X, state Rep. Summer Lee, D-Swissvale, co-founder and editor-in-chief of VerySmartBrothas Damon Young, and Wasi Mohamed, former executive director of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh. The episode was filmed in January. After it airs, members of 1Hood Media will host a live Facebook Chat to share their experiences since the taping.
Regional leaders address population loss and Pittsburgh’s future, including Pittsburgh Foundation President and CEO Lisa Schroeder. "We will not survive and thrive unless we connect our citizens—all of them—with viable employment (and a way to get there), safe affordable housing, robust K–12 education and health care."
View webinar recorded on July 2, 2020 for minority business owners navigating through funding programs for COVID-19 economic recovery.
Her columns about the effects of gun violence have galvanized communities into activism
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.
The Dietrich Foundation Conneaut Lake, PA Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation has awarded $23,100 to Conneaut Lake area organizations this year.
The Dietrich Foundation Greenville, PA Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation has awarded $45,940 to Greenville area organizations this year.