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$2.1 million awarded to scientific research based at Pa. universities

PITTSBURGH, Pa., Jan. 19, 2021 – At a time when the need for scientific understanding of biological processes, the environment and human health is needed more than ever, The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation, a supporting organization of The Pittsburgh Foundation, is awarding $1.9 million to innovative and interdisciplinary scientific research by early-career and established scientists at Pennsylvania colleges and universities.

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Foundation awards $351,000 in Small and Mighty Grants

PITTSBURGH, PA, JAN. 7, 2021 –The Small and Mighty grants program, a special initiative of The Pittsburgh Foundation, has made 22 new grants totaling $351,100. Small and Mighty is meant to increase the Foundation’s grantmaking to small, community-based organizations. Grantees have budgets of $600,000 or less and work to address poverty and inequity by meeting basic needs in areas such as physical and mental health, food, shelter, child care and education.

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Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh announces $456,000 in grants

Projects funded by this joint program of The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments include a documentary about Black American women, an artist residency at Guardians of Sound to work with the Hip Hop Orchestra Music Instruction project, a series of cookout events to cultivate Black joy and a three-month visiting playwright fellowship that honors the legacy of August Wilson.