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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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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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The Pittsburgh Foundation's Emergency Action Fund intended to help our region's vulnerable populations recover from the effects of COVID-19.
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Emergency Action Fund


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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 attack on the U.S. Capitol was an attack on community life itself

Democracy must be protected, election lies must stop and government must not be distracted
Read a statement from Lisa Schroeder, President and CEO of The Pittsburgh Foundation

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Foundation awards $351,000 in Small and Mighty Grants

PITTSBURGH, PA, JAN. 7, 2021 –The Small and Mighty grants program, a special initiative of The Pittsburgh Foundation, has made 22 new grants totaling $351,100. Small and Mighty is meant to increase the Foundation’s grantmaking to small, community-based organizations. Grantees have budgets of $600,000 or less and work to address poverty and inequity by meeting basic needs in areas such as physical and mental health, food, shelter, child care and education.

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$2.1 million awarded to scientific research based at Pa. universities

PITTSBURGH, Pa., Jan. 19, 2021 – At a time when the need for scientific understanding of biological processes, the environment and human health is needed more than ever, The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation, a supporting organization of The Pittsburgh Foundation, is awarding $1.9 million to innovative and interdisciplinary scientific research by early-career and established scientists at Pennsylvania colleges and universities.

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Learn more about the Emergency Action Fund

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.