The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Small and Mighty program awarded $9,100 to Fishes and Loaves Cooperative Ministries in 2020. The organization provides fresh, healthy food to the Greater Hazelwood community at reasonable prices to ensure that fresh healthy options and social support are available in this urban food desert.
Leaders of organizations from across Pennsylvania that have funded human services nonprofits and partnered with them to serve the most vulnerable residents during the COVID-19 pandemic are now sounding the alarm that these essential servers are struggling themselves and in need of direct state aid.
Regional philanthropic power.
The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Small and Mighty program awarded $15,000 to Lettuce Turnip the Beet Community and School Garden Association in 2020. The organization builds, cultivates and sustains a beautiful life through sustainability education programming and access to fresh local food. It offers sustainability education programming for children from birth up to grade 12.
The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Small and Mighty program awarded $15,000 to Friendship Community Presbyterian Church in 2020. The organization creates community responsive programs, events and initiatives in its West Oakland neighborhood. The Corner, a community outreach program of Friendship Community Church, is a trusted community gathering space and resource center for the families it serves.
The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Small and Mighty program awarded $15,000 to Za’kiyah House Housing in 2020. The organization is an eight-bed residential home in Homewood with a mission to reduce homelessness, recidivism and addiction for men and trans people ages 18 and older. Za’Kiyah House seeks to meet the basic needs of residents as they transition to independent living. Residents also receive one-on-one support from volunteers who have also navigated homelessness, incarceration and addiction.
On March 16, the Emergency Action Fund was setup by The Pittsburgh Foundation and its regional partners to accept donations from individuals, foundations and businesses so that funds could be allocated rapidly to nonprofits on the front lines of the COVID-19 response. Please consider donating to the Fund, learn more about it and the grants distributed to the nonprofits it helped.
An interview with Jonathan Brelsford, senior vice president of Finance and Investments.