The Pittsburgh Foundation
Established in 1945, The Pittsburgh Foundation is one of the nation’s oldest community foundations and is the 14th largest of more than 750 community foundations across the United States. From the shores of the Northside, the image is of the city skyline and Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh. Photo by Dave DiCello Photography.
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The Power to Do Great Things


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The Center for Philanthropy is a unique resource that provides donors with opportunities to make a bigger impact with their charitable giving. One of the Center's initiatives, The Bennett Prize, awards $50,000 to a woman artist to create her own solo exhibition of figurative realist paintings, which will travel the country. more stable and permanent housing.
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The Center for Philanthropy


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Children hold stuffed animals and blankets provided by Sisters Place, a supportive housing community committed to assisting families who are experiencing homelessness in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The Pittsburgh Foundation's 100 Percent Pittsburgh organizing principle focuses on helping people, particularly families with children, who are facing housing insecurity to avoid shelters and move directly to more stable and permanent housing.
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100 Percent Pittsburgh


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The 2019 Carol R. Brown Awards will honor acclaimed literary artists Adriana Ramirez and Cameron Barnett at the Dec. 9 event at Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse.
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The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County


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The Pittsburgh Foundation 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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In The Headlines

Mac Miller's 'Circles' album: tears of sadness, tears of joy

Pittsburgh will be one of three cities, along with New York and Los Angeles, to host pop-up exhibitions celebrating the music and legacy of the rapper, launched in partnership with Amazon Music. Entry is free and all net proceeds from pop-up merchandise sales will go to The Mac Miller Fund, established at The Pittsburgh Foundation, to help emerging artists.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

News Release

Foundation’s Small and Mighty grants reach $1.25 million

PITTSBURGH, Dec.18, 2019 – The Small and Mighty grants program, a special initiative of The Pittsburgh Foundation’s 100 Percent Pittsburgh organizing principle, has awarded grants totaling $371,000 to 23 small, community-based nonprofits. This fourth round of grants brings the total awarded through the Small and Mighty program since its inception in 2016 to $1.25 million.

Stories

Concussion repercussions

WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA IS, arguably, the center of the football universe. Now, with a grant from The Pittsburgh Foundation and the Chuck Noll Foundation for Brain Injury Research, the region is poised to become a world leader in the study of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a neurodegenerative disease. Scientists hope that the athlete-focused brain bank will help researchers understand if and how traumatic brain injuries on the field may affect dementia, Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.

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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.

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Social Justice Fund grants boost advocacy for affordable housing, voter registration

Pittsburgh, PA, Dec. 17, 2019 – Nonprofits working to secure more affordable housing in the Pittsburgh region and to increase voter turnout are among seven receiving operating grants from The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Social Justice Fund. Established in 2018, the fund benefits social justice activities and advocates in the region. Its purpose is to increase the influence of community members who challenge systems that perpetuate racial and economic inequity.