The Pittsburgh Foundation launched the Small and Mighty grants program in 2016 in an effort to bridge the gap between our grantmaking and the neighborhood-based nonprofits that work to better our region. Small nonprofits — that is, organizations with annual budgets under $600,000 — account for two-thirds of the Pittsburgh region’s nonprofit sector, and typically serve our community’s most underserved populations and neighborhoods. Unfortunately, these organizations are among the most under-resourced nonprofits. This is especially true for nonprofits that are led by and serve communities of color.
Designed with input from small nonprofits and their staffs, Small and Mighty was created to reduce common barriers to grant-seeking. It offers grants of up to $15,000 through a streamlined process that delivers decisions in as little as 60 days. In addition to funding, Small and Mighty grantees also have access to workshops, peer-learning opportunities and networking events to support their continued growth and development.
The Small and Mighty grants program is part of the Foundation’s 100 Percent Pittsburgh organizing principle, which seeks to ensure that Pittsburgh residents who live at or near the federal poverty line have access to opportunities for participation in the region’s revitalized economy.
REGISTER TO ATTEND AN INFORMATION SESSION
The application will be available through our online grant portal beginning July 10, 2019. To access the online application, eligible nonprofits must attend an information session. During these sessions, we will walk through the application, explain eligibility criteria, and answer any questions you may have regarding the application process or the program guidelines.
Upcoming information sessions will be held on the following dates:
- IN-PERSON SESSION: Tuesday, July 9, 2019, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Colab18, 100 South Commons, Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.
- WEBINAR SESSION: Wednesday, July 10, 2019, from noon to 1 p.m.
Organizations that have applied to the Small and Mighty Grants program in past years are not required to register for an information session this year. However, all organizations are welcome to attend.
Register to attend an information session
Deadline to register is Tuesday, July 2, 2019, by noon.