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 South Side, the image is of the Fort Pitt Bridge connecting to downtown Pittsburgh.
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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. Members of The Buncher Change Agents convening at The Pittsburgh Foundation focused on human-centered design and aims to develop solutions to issues, such as harrassment, by involving people in every step of development.
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The Center for Philanthropy


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Kai Lewis, 6, watches a painting robot while attending "mix-up" night at Providence Connections where families dined and then played with art-making robots and stop-action animation, among other activities. Providence Connections supports 400 children and their families by providing childcare and family support services, including many single women raising a child — a focus of our organizing principle, 100 Percent Pittsburgh.
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100 Percent Pittsburgh


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Each summer, the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra (WSO) draws large crowds to their concert in St. Clair Park in Greensburg. The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County, also based in Greensburg, has provided funding to the WSO.
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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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Community Matters

Response to the Michael Rosfeld trial verdict

THE SENSE OF SHOCK AND OUTRAGE at the acquittal of former police officer, Michael Rosfeld, for the criminal homicide of 17-year-old Antwon Rose is understandable, and we share it. All of us need to pay close attention.

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RT @HeinzEndow: .@HeinzEndow @go_grant & @PittsburghFdn Maxwell King on Rosfeld verdict: "Pittsburgh now joins a disturbing & ever-growing…

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In appreciation: Morton Coleman

IT MAY BE A CULTURAL QUIRK, but it seems that the only way we Pittsburghers truly understand the special value one person has in our community – the only way we accurately gauge the enormity of that person’s ability to make us better than we thought we could be – is when that person leaves us.

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Statement on public health response to coke works fire

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 24, 2019 – The following statement is issued by Pittsburgh Foundation President and CEO Maxwell King in support of Allegheny County Health Department staff’s increased monitoring and enforcement action against air polluters in the region:

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24 neighborhood nonprofits share in $341K 'Small and Mighty' grants

Small grants, big impact: Charitable groups are among 24 nonprofits serving Allegheny County that will share in a newly announced round of grants totaling $341,000 through The Pittsburgh Foundation’s “Small and Mighty” program — a funding mechanism available to small to mid-sized nonprofits that demonstrate community-impact bang for their charitable buck.

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Foundation report gives voice to single mothers facing poverty

A Pittsburgh Foundation study of the lived experiences of single mothers in Allegheny County has found that, though the women as a group face the highest levels of poverty, their love for their children and their capacity for hard work push them to heroic lengths – despite systemic barriers and societal stigma – to better their families’ prospects.