The Pittsburgh Foundation

Significant support for Small and Mighty nonprofits

Funding initiative exceeds $2 million for community-based organizations

(PITTSBURGH) Jan. 6, 2022… An organization that provides bereavement support to families who have experienced miscarriage, birth or a fatal fetal diagnosis; a nonprofit that supports young adults with cancer; and a safe haven for survivors of human trafficking are among the 36 organizations to receive grants from The Small and Mighty grants program, a special initiative of The Pittsburgh Foundation for nonprofits with budgets of $600,000 or less.

The latest round of grants totaling $569,000 benefit small, community-based organizations, many of which are led by and serve Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC). Small and Mighty grantees work to address poverty and inequity by meeting basic needs in areas such as physical and mental health, food, shelter, child care and out-of-school time.

Since its inception in 2016, the program has awarded a total of $2.16 million and has inspired the Foundation to make significant changes to its grant programs. These include shorter, easier applications for grantees and information sessions to help small organizations successfully apply for funding. Many of the program’s grantees have never received a foundation grant before. A complete list of grantees from 2016 to the present is available on the Foundation’s website.

This cycle’s Small and Mighty grantees are listed below. Twenty-three are first-time grantees of the Foundation and are marked with *:

For more information regarding the next cycle of Small and Mighty grants, please visit the program’s website. Images of many of the Small and Mighty grantees, courtesy of the nonprofits, are available upon request.

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