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Pittsburgh Foundation pivots to become philanthropic first responders

The Pittsburgh Foundation had expected to mark its 75th anniversary in 2020 by offering a wide range of community development programs and digging into creating a new strategic plan that would thoughtfully sharpen the focus of its agenda for the next five to 10 years. Those plans rapidly changed in March when Covid-19 arrived.

Pittsburgh Business Times

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Arts, cultural groups in Southwestern Pa. can apply for new pandemic relief grants

In response to the ongoing impacts of the covid-19 pandemic, a group of 15 foundations and a private Pittsburgh-area donor have announced the Arts|Equity|Reimagined Fund to help regional arts and cultural organizations weather the effects of the shutdown. “The reason the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County sees these grants as really important is that it gives small arts organizations the opportunity to reimagine how they do their work,” said Phil Koch, executive director of the Pittsburgh Foundation affiliate.

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Check out the Critical Needs Alert and how you can help our most vulnerable

Shepherd’s Heart Fellowship & Veteran’s Home is a congregation, but not one that can ask for offerings on Sunday. They’re all homeless, or close to it. “We have a housing program for homeless veterans, many of which are combat veterans who suffer from the traumas of war,” says Rev. Michael Wurschmidt of Shepherd’s Heart. Their House of Hope offers transitional housing for male veterans, including rehabilitation, counseling and food until they are stable and ready for independent housing.

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Pittsburgh activists, influencers to appear on season 5 premiere of CNN documentary

Those featured include 1Hood Media founder and CEO Jasiri X, state Rep. Summer Lee, D-Swissvale, co-founder and editor-in-chief of VerySmartBrothas Damon Young, and Wasi Mohamed, former executive director of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh. The episode was filmed in January. After it airs, members of 1Hood Media will host a live Facebook Chat to share their experiences since the taping.

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Bold Action Needed: Lisa Schroeder, Grant Oliphant, Gregg Behr

Regional leaders address population loss and Pittsburgh’s future, including Pittsburgh Foundation President and CEO Lisa Schroeder. "We will not survive and thrive unless we connect our citizens—all of them—with viable employment (and a way to get there), safe affordable housing, robust K–12 education and health care."

 

Pittsburgh Quarterly

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What the Allegheny Health Dept. is doing to address health disparities. An open letter to our community

Allegheny County, like Minneapolis, has substantial racial disparities that impact all of us. Our communities are starkly divided along racial and ethnic lines. With these lines come distinct differences in access to housing, education, transportation and employment. These differences translate directly to worse health outcomes among our communities of color.

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