The Pittsburgh Foundation

Small and Mighty: Recovery United Pittsburgh, Inc.

Recovery United Pittsburgh helps people overcome substance use disorders and rebuild their lives.

The Pittsburgh Foundation awarded a Small and Mighty grant of $15,000 to Recovery United Pittsburgh, Inc. in 2017. Overdose deaths in Allegheny County nearly double national averages, and our region has a shortage of residential options for those in recovery.

Started in 2008, Recovery United Pittsburgh Foundation, Inc. serves Carrick, Mount Oliver, Brookline, the Hill District and surrounding communities. This grant supports programming and living expenses for 10 women in the Transitional Living Program. Programming includes relapse prevention, job training and counseling. Participants will also have access to the outpatient treatment services provided by Recovery United.

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. Recovery United Pittsburgh, Inc. has an annual operating budget of $300,000.

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.

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