The Pittsburgh Foundation

Small and Mighty: Message Carriers of Pennsylvania, Inc.

Message Carriers of Pennsylvania's mission is to combat stigma and discrimination facing people with substance misuse disorders.

The Pittsburgh Foundation awarded Small and Mighty grants of $15,000 in 2018 and 2019 to Message Carriers of Pennsylvania, Inc. For more than two decades, Message Carriers of Pennsylvania, Inc. has worked to combat the stigma and discrimination facing people with substance misuse disorders.

Created by a group of recovering individuals and family members, services include peer support, outreach and education and an after-hours helpline. More than 400 people in 2017 received assistance to access treatment, safe housing and other services. The Small and Mighty funds will be used to evaluate community needs, increase access to the recovery helpline and establish a recovery training institute.

The Small and Mighty grants program, an outcome of the Foundation’s 100 Percent Pittsburgh organizing principle, has awarded $308,821 in 2018 to 22 local nonprofit organizations with budgets of less than $600,000. Message Carriers of Pennsylvania, Inc. has an annual operating budget of $134,300.

In the first round of Small and Mighty funding, announced in March 2017, a total of $230,000 was awarded to 18 organizations. To date, Small and Mighty has awarded $879,000 in grants to 40 organizations.

To learn more about Message Carriers of Pennsylvania, Inc, visit http://messagecarriersofpennsylvania.org/

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