The Pittsburgh Foundation

Small and Mighty: Diakonia Ministries

Diakonia Ministries

The Pittsburgh Foundation awarded Small and Mighty grants, one in 2019 and one in 2018, totalling $30,000 to Diakonia Ministries. Diakonia Ministries aims to contribute to community development in Homewood-Brushton by providing food services, youth ministry, counseling and education.

As the outreach organization of Bethany Baptist Church, Diakonia Ministries’ many programs include the Bethany Summer Youth Program and the Bethany Food Pantry, along with several mentorship and tutoring opportunities. This operating support grant will allow Diakonia Ministries to hire staff to head fundraising and programming operations, create and implement a fundraising action plan and to establish a fundraising advisory committee.

The Small and Mighty grants program is an outcome of the Foundation’s 100 Percent Pittsburgh organizing principle and has, as of Dec. 2019, awarded $1.25 million to nonprofit organizations with budgets of less than $600,000.

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