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New $5,000 Award Program to Honor Fearless Journalism

After reporter Sally Kalson’s death in 2014 from ovarian cancer, family and friends established the Sally Kalson Courage in Journalism Award Program at The Pittsburgh Foundation. The award will reach statewide to identify a broadcast, print or online media journalist annually, whose work embodies what Kalson was known for: “fearlessness, fortitude and excellence in taking on issues of our time.”

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Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh announces $388,000 in grants

PITTSBURGH, Pa., Oct. 28, 2019 – Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh, a joint program of The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments, has awarded $388,000 to individual artists and art programs for the initiative’s fall 2019 grant-making cycle. Among the projects funded are an audio book and video series reinterpreting a book by Pittsburgh’s first African American medical doctor, an artist residency at the Pittsburgh Glass Center exploring plasma and neon light in glass, a community healing event honoring a young artist who died after a battle with depression, and a graphic novel about the experiences of growing up as a Black girl.

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Pittsburgh Foundation issues public comment against changes to SNAP

A proposed rule change to the SNAP food stamp program would result in 34,000 people in our seven-county region losing food stamp benefits. The changes would affect the most vulnerable: seniors, children, single mothers and people with disabilities. The rule change could also affect free school lunch eligibility. Read public comments submitted by The Pittsburgh Foundation and learn how you can comment by the Sept. 23 deadline.

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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.