The Pittsburgh Foundation

Small and Mighty: Prevention Point Pittsburgh

Prevention Point Pittsburgh

Prevention Point Pittsburgh received a $15,000 grant in 2017 through The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Small and Mighty program. Prevention Point has been the sole legal syringe access program in Western Pennsylvania for the last 21 years, and is the largest provider of community-based overdose prevention training. It also provides free naloxone distribution services in the region, as well as counseling, safer sex education and STD testing at its Perry Hilltop, Hill District and Oakland locations. In 2017, Prevention Point was losing its Oakland space and this grant primarily supported relocation within Oakland, as well as staff retention and expansion of service.

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. Prevention Point operates with an annual budget of $350,000.

In the first round of Small and Mighty funding, announced in March 2017, a total of $230,000 was awarded to 18 organizations. This third round of grants brings the total awarded through the Small and Mighty program since its inception in 2016 to $879,000.

To learn more about Prevention Point Pittsburgh, visit https://www.pppgh.org/

Read about the Small and Mighty initiative