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

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Advancing Black Arts awards $1.6 million in grants

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.

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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.