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New $100,000 fund to boost rapid responses to gender, racial inequities

A new philanthropic fund launched this week will provide money to groups and individuals that agree to take quick action to combat social injustices. The Social Justice Rapid Response Fund is a collaboration of New Voices for Reproductive Justice, an East Liberty advocacy organization, and the Pittsburgh Foundation. The $100,000 fund was created with $75,000 from the foundation and $25,000 from New Voices.
 

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Researchers 'bait' pathological proteins underlying many neurodegenerative disorders

A single misbehaving protein - called TDP-43 - is behind 97 percent of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) cases and 45 percent of frontotemporal dementia diagnoses. This research was funded by the National Institutes of Health. Additional support was provided by the LiveLikeLou Fund at The Pittsburgh Foundation, a gift from Barbara McCormick, Target ALS, the Frick Foundation for ALS Research, the ALS Association and the Life Extension Foundation.

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The Pittsburgh Foundation and New Voices announce Social Justice Rapid Response Fund

The Pittsburgh Foundation and the East Liberty-based advocacy group New Voices for Reproductive Justice took a step toward closing the gap. At an event in the Strip District, the two civic organizations announced the launch of the Social Justice Rapid Response Fund, a new grantmaking program aimed at providing support for activists and civic organizations in underserved communities across Allegheny County.

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The Confluence: Podcast

The Pittsburgh Foundation announced yesterday that former Riverlife chief Lisa Schroeder would succeed current CEO Max King. Schroeder will return from Baltimore where she's served as CEO of the Parks and People Foundation. (Lisa's interview is the first segment of the podcast.)

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Lisa Schroeder, Formerly Of Riverlife, Named New Pittsburgh Foundation President

Lisa M. Schroeder will be the first woman to lead one of the region's oldest and most powerful community philanthropies. The nonprofit executive joins the Pittsburgh Foundation from the Parks & People Foundation in Baltimore, where she served as the group's second-ever president and CEO. She is succeeding Max King, who has served as president of the Pittsburgh Foundation since 2014.

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Westmoreland County officials stress how much 2020 census counts

Based on Census counts, Westmoreland County receives about $3.3 million annually through federally funded Community Development Block Grants. The funds are used for water, sewer and road infrastructure as well as sidewalks and parks, said Phil Koch, executive director of The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County, a local grant-making organization. “There’s a danger that some folks may not be counted, and that is just not OK,” Koch said. “And we looked at, who are those people that may be at risk of not being counted? It’s vulnerable populations and vulnerable communities.”

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Greater Allegheny receives $25,000 grant for signature program

In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Penn State Greater Allegheny takes this seriously, as does its community partners. Partnerships play a crucial role in growing and The Pittsburgh Foundation recently recognized the collaborative work Penn State Greater Allegheny is doing to address racism in the region. The campus, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $25,000 grant through the foundation’s organizing principle, 100 Percent Pittsburgh.

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