The Pittsburgh Foundation
The Pittsburgh Foundation is partnering with local foundations and agencies (The Heinz Endowments, Richard King Mellon Foundation, Hillman Family Foundations and the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania) to administer an Emergency Action Fund intended to help our region's vulnerable populations recover from the effects of COVID-19.
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“We in the foundation community and other philanthropic organizations have the health and safety of all southwestern Pennsylvanians as our first duty during the public emergency presented by the COVID-19 virus. The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County and our partners hope the public will join us in contributing to the Emergency Action Fund. Through this fund, we come together as one, with one goal: ensuring rapid and effective assistance, especially for the most vulnerable.” -Lisa Schroeder, President & CEO

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Grants benefiting nonprofits serving single women with children

A direct outcome of The Pittsburgh Foundation’s 100 Percent Pittsburgh organizing principle has been increasing our grantmaking to organizations that improve conditions for single women raising children. Read about recent grants to nonprofits serving these hardworking women and their families.


Lifting community voices

ON DEC. 31, 2015, The Daily News rolled off the presses for the final time, and its home city, McKeesport, along with other Mon Valley communities that had been served by the newspaper for 131 years, became a news desert, deprived even of basic obituaries of local residents.