The Pittsburgh Foundation

Announcing the BIPOC Artist Micro-Grant program awardees

Each artist to receive $1,000 through a collaboration with the Mac Miller Fund

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 28, 2021 -- Seventy-five artists from the region who are Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) have received micro-grants of $1,000 each from The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Center for Philanthropy. The awards were funded through the Foundation’s Mac Miller Fund.

A complete list of BIPOC Artist Micro-Grant program awardees may be found on the Foundation’s website and at the hashtag #MacMillerBIPOC.

Awardees do not have to commit the funds to specific projects and instead have the freedom to use the funds however they see fit, including supporting their own well-being, or improving or enhancing their creative skills and talents. Awards were made by a selection committee that included BIPOC artists. The selection committee members were Valerie “Iya Adeniji” Lawrence, Ph,D., Jay Manning, Morgan Overton, Celeste C. Smith and Nancy D. Washington, Ph.D.

The Mac Miller Fund was established at The Pittsburgh Foundation in 2018 by the family of the late Malcolm McCormick (Mac Miller) to honor the Pittsburgh native and nationally known music artist and producer. The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Center for Philanthropy is one of only a few centers in the country offering expertise to donors to help them determine how to meet philanthropic goals through grantmaking and nonprofit management, personalized education sessions and guidance on multi-generational giving.

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