The Pittsburgh Foundation

News Releases

We update this section often with current news about The Pittsburgh Foundation. For more information, please contact Doug Root, Vice President of Communications, at 412-394-2647 or rootd@pghfdn.org.

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#UnitedForUkraine campaign to assist in refugee crisis

Because of the massive numbers and the complexity of providing humanitarian aid around a war zone, The Pittsburgh Foundation is partnering with the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania on United Way Worldwide’s #UnitedForUkraine campaign, a multinational effort to direct much-needed donations to United Way organizations in the countries welcoming Ukrainians fleeing the horrors of war.

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#ONEDAY Critical Needs Alert raises $1.73 million in operating support

Donations amplified by $578,000 incentive pool from Foundation and its donors

PITTSBURGH, AUG. 15, 2022 – In a year dominated by economic uncertainty, regional nonprofits providing basic needs got a much-needed boost of operating support on Aug. 9 from the #ONEDAY Critical Needs Alert online giving event. The 16-hour campaign raised $1.15 million.

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Exposure Artist Program awards grants totaling $215,000

The Exposure Artist Program, a new arts funding initiative at The Pittsburgh Foundation, has awarded its first round of grants. The 12 awards total $215,000 and include support for individual artists and collectives, transformative justice grants to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) artists working at the intersection of art and activism, and to artists who have never received foundation funding before.