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Pittsburgh Foundation approves $5.5 million in third-quarter grantmaking

More than half of the grants support medical research

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 22, 2018 –  In service to its mission of improving quality of life in the region, The Program & Policy Committee of The Pittsburgh Foundation Board of Directors has approved 26 grants totaling $5.5 million to a range of organizations that support a vibrant democracy, healthy communities and self-sufficient individuals and families.

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Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh announces $229,000 in grants

A locally produced comic book series, a holistic healing guide coupled with therapeutic workshops for African American youth, and a series of documentaries that highlight the lives of homegrown jazz legends are all projects being funded this spring by the Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh grant-making program, which recently awarded $229,000 to regional artists and art programs.

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Pittsburgh Foundation begins search for new CEO

The 18-member board of The Pittsburgh Foundation is embarking on a search for a new president, one that its chair said will be transparent, thorough and comprehensive, especially in seeking perspectives from a range of Pittsburgh stakeholders.

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Small communities are big winners in Revitalizing Westmoreland grants

A community-focused program that encourages new, creative ways to revitalize communities in Westmoreland County has made $143,000 in new grants to small communities. The grants will fund nine small-to-medium sized innovative, capital projects. To spur local investment in the projects, communities that receive Revitalizing Westmoreland grants must also raise additional dollars on their own to fully fund the projects.

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Critical Needs Alert raises $1.1 million to #FeedPGH

People experiencing food insecurity in Western Pennsylvania got a major boost last week when their neighbors donated $522,500 over a 16-hour period to The Pittsburgh Foundation’s #FeedPGH Critical Needs Alert. The May 1 online giving event, which was fortified with a $600,000 incentive pool from the Foundation and its donors, raised $1.1 million for Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties’ food pantries and the organizations that supply them.