T H E P I T T S B U R G H F O U N D AT I O N 2 2 F O R U M W E KNOW PITTSBURGH IS CHANGING, and as a result, the services nonprofits provide also must change,” says Fred Brown, the recently appointed president and CEO of The Forbes Funds, a supporting organization and capacity-building affiliate of The Pittsburgh Foundation. In February, Brown began a 100-day listening tour to bring nonprofit and community leaders together. The goal: to encourage collaboration, better share and use data, and make sure that inclusion and equity complement the rise of regional innovation. With more than 30 years of experience in the nonprofit human services sector, Brown has a thorough understanding of what it takes to engage successfully with the community. Before joining The Forbes Funds, Brown was president and CEO of Homewood Children’s Village in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood, where he grew up. The Village serves children and families through mentorship, career and college planning, and project-based learning. There, Brown was responsible for organizational initiatives that focused on improving the nonprofit’s effectiveness. During his tenure, both the staff and the budget doubled, and the number of active community partner organizations increased from 75 to 200. PUSHING THE FORBES FUNDS FORWARD FRED BROWN TAKES THE HELM AT THE FORBES FUNDS