#ONEDAY Critical Needs Alert online giving event is on Aug. 6, 2024. The event raises funds for nonprofit organizations in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties providing basic needs services to our region.

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As our foundation marks its first full year of action on a plan to realize these for a Greater Pittsburgh, we invite you to view our 2022-2023 annual report that charts progress.

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OUR VISION: We commit to creating a vibrant, equitable and just Pittsburgh region that supports everyone—regardless of race, identity or circumstance—to thrive and fulfill their potential.


OUR MISSION: 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.


Our Vision

We are committed to creating a vibrant, equitable, and just Pittsburgh region that supports everyone — regardless of race, identity, and circumstance — to thrive and fulfill their potential. Our three mutually reinforcing strategic priorities are to promote philanthropy, support community, and catalyze partnerships, all anchored in a commitment to racial justice.

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Our Stories


Healthy Start to benefit from #ONEDAY fundraising event

Healthy Start of Pittsburgh is among the organizations benefitting from the 2024 #ONEDAY online giving event. The Foundation spoke with Healthy Start's CEO, Jada Shirriel, about the organization’s work and how #ONEDAY will help.

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Pittsburgh Foundation grants $480,000 to Small and Mighty nonprofits

PITTSBURGH, PA, July 10, 2024 – The Small and Mighty grants program, an initiative of The Pittsburgh Foundation that aims to increase support for small, community-based nonprofits, has awarded grants totaling $480,000 to 12 organizations. With this cycle of grantmaking, the Small and Mighty program has granted $3.3 million since its inception in 2016.


Proposed Legislation Could Affect Planned Giving Strategies

Estate Planning Attorney Nic Sasso, of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP, shares his insight regarding planned-giving strategies.


Planned giving is booming as America enters monumental ‘generational wealth transfer’ era

Wealth management professionals, attorneys and financial planners are busy. Maybe busier than they have ever been. But it’s with good reason.

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Call for Entries Opens: $50,000 Bennett Prize for Women Figurative Painters

PITTSBURGH, Pa., April 15, 2024 -- Aspiring women painters are invited to apply for The Bennett Prize. It's $50,000 prize is the largest offered solely to women figurative realist painters.


Protecting Our Region's Children from Gun Violence

The Pittsburgh Foundation, the University of Pittsburgh's Institute of Politics and the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania joined forces to present a series of three forums designed to enhance community understanding around the public health crisis of gun violence.

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Our Impact

$1.3 billion Established in 1945 with $5,000. Today assets total $1.3 billion.
3,000The Foundation manages nearly 3,000 funds established by our donors.
$1.2 billion Grants made from 1945 to 2022 total $1.2 billion