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In unusual move, Pittsburgh Foundation files 'friend of court' brief in gerrymandering case

On Wednesday, the state Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether Pennsylvania’s politicians have drawn legislative district maps so favorable to themselves that they violate the rights of voters. And one of Pittsburgh’s most prominent philanthropic organizations, the Pittsburgh Foundation, is so concerned about the issue that it’s drawn up a new road map for its own activities.

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How Will Last Year's Big Bust In Charitable Giving Affect Pittsburgh Nonprofits In 2018?

How healthy is Pittsburgh's nonprofit community? Natasha Lindstrom with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Joyce Gannon with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette explain how some local nonprofits cope when larger foundation support isn't available, what they're hearing from those concerned about charitable giving in the wake of President Trump's new tax reform law and whether technology and social media can help pick up the budgetary slack.

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Tiny nonprofits get boost with 'small and mighty' grants

For the second consecutive year, the Pittsburgh Foundation is targeting some of its grantmaking to tiny nonprofits that it believes can make a big impact in the lives of people who live in poverty and others at risk such as the homeless or those recovering from substance abuse. The community foundation Friday said it will award $308,821 to 22 nonprofits through its Small and Mighty grants program.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Under new tax bill, regional nonprofits brace for $60M less in charitable giving

Total charitable giving in the U.S. could decrease as much $20 billion a year, according to Independent Sector, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy organization for nonprofits. “We believe people who contribute do so primarily because they want to help causes that nonprofits advance,” said Maxwell King, president and chief executive of the Pittsburgh Foundation. “But the frequency with which they contribute and how much they contribute is affected significantly by the tax deduction.”

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