The Pittsburgh Foundation

Small and Mighty: Off the Floor Pittsburgh

Off the Floor Pittsburgh provides furniture to families transitioning from housing insecurity to stable living environments.

The Pittsburgh Foundation awarded Small and Mighty grants of $13,000 in 2018 and $15,000 in 2019 to Off the Floor Pittsburgh. For 13 years, Off the Floor Pittsburgh has provided furniture to families making the transition from housing insecurity to stable living environments. Furniture has been donated by individuals, businesses and other organizations to hundreds of families and youth (or young adults) aging out of foster care.

The funds will go toward operating support for the furniture bank, where the pieces are stored. The Small and Mighty grants program, an outcome of the Foundation’s 100 Percent Pittsburgh organizing principle, has awarded $308,821 in 2018 to 22 local nonprofit organizations with budgets of less than $600,000. Off the Floor Pittsburgh has an annual operating budget of $172,900.

In the first round of Small and Mighty funding, announced in March 2017, a total of $230,000 was awarded to 18 organizations. To date, Small and Mighty has awarded $879,000 in grants to 40 organizations.

To learn more about Off the Floor Pittsburgh, visit http://offthefloorpgh.org/

Read about the Small and Mighty initiative