The Pittsburgh Foundation

News Releases

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May 7 Critical Needs campaign backed by record incentives

PITTSBURGH, March 27, 2019 – With at least one-third of the regional population living at or on the verge of poverty and struggling to meet basic needs, The Pittsburgh Foundation is organizing a Critical Needs Alert online fundraising event this year with its largest-ever incentive pool of $788,000 to help bolster giving from the public.

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Foundations invest $169,000 in Pittsburgh-based professional artists

PITTSBURGH, June 12, 2019 – A book of photography of LGBTQ African migrants, a moveable installation of medicinal plants, and contemporary dance productions are among the latest projects to receive funding from Investing in Professional Artists, a shared program of The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments.