The Pittsburgh Foundation

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Exposure Artist Program awards grants totaling $300,000

PITTSBURGH, May 17, 2024… The Exposure Artists Program, sponsored by The Pittsburgh Foundation and Opportunity Fund, has awarded a total of $300,000 in grants to 17 artists and collectives. 

Launched in 2021, the program funds artists from varying backgrounds to support creative practice and elevate their work. In total, the Exposure Artists Program has awarded $515,000 in grants to 29 artists. 

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$1.8 million for science research goes to Pa. universities

PITTSBURGH, Pa, Feb. 27, 2024 – Detecting Earth-like planets orbiting stars and learning how bacteria initiate or exit biofilm communities are two research projects receiving a 2023 grant from The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation. A total of $1.8 million has been awarded for innovative, interdisciplinary scientific research at Pennsylvania universities. Grants are awarded in two categories: New Investigator research and New Initiative research.

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Advancing Black Arts awards $1.6 million in grants

PITTSBURGH, Pa., Dec. 21, 2023 -- The program is committed to helping create a vibrant cultural life in Pittsburgh and the region. It is intentionally designed to enhance the support made available to Black artists and arts organizations that have historically been underresourced.

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Foundation unveils new strategic plan

The Board and staff of the Pittsburgh Foundation have adopted a new strategic plan, acting on lessons from emergency response to COVID-19 and data indicating far less progress than many have assumed in eliminating longstanding inequities that have held back many communities. The Foundation has set a vision statement for its new work: To realize a vibrant, equitable and just Pittsburgh region that supports everyone – regardless of race, identity or circumstance – to thrive and fulfill their potential.