The Pittsburgh Foundation



People and their stories are at the heart of community philanthropy. In this section, you’ll find stories about how our donors, grantees and partners are working to help our community move from surviving to thriving. PDFs of our printed publications — including Forum, which was published through spring of 2021, and our annual report to the community — are available in the publications section.  

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Financing a cure

Moved to act by a brother lost in childhood, financial advisor James “Jim” Beck embraces medical research philanthropy.


The fourth pathway

Pittsburgh Foundation donors are the early investors at Hillman Cancer Center where immunology research is producing new tools to fight cancer.


A lasting legacy

Carol Massaro always expected that her family's philanthropy would speed research to cure Alzheimer's Disease.


Researching a rarity

Passed over by large research funders due to their small numbers, Sickle Cell Anemia patients are front-of-mind in a Pittsburgh Foundation grant to speed development of breakthrough therapies.


Paying it forward

How one family’s medical crisis led to an endowment for the trailblazing Supportive Care Program