Small and Mighty: Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank
The Pittsburgh Foundation awarded Small and Mighty grants of $15,000 in 2016, 2017 and 2018 to Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank. Rev. Phillip and Mrs. Cathy Battle founded the diaper bank in 2010 to bring awareness to a little-talked about and known problem: Food assistance does not cover diapers for families in need, making it hard for families with young children or seniors to access these necessary items. This organization collects diapers and other personal care items and distributes them to organizations who serve those in need.
The organization has used these grants to develop a strategic plan and increase staff capacity and partnerships. The Small and Mighty grants program, an outcome of the Foundation’s 100 Percent Pittsburgh organizing principle, has, as of Dec. 2019, awarded $1.25 million to nonprofit organizations with budgets of less than $600,000.
Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank has an annual operating budget of $178,729.
To learn more about Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank, visit https://www.wpadiaperbank.org/