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The Pittsburgh Foundation works to improve the quality of life in the Pittsburgh region by evaluating and addressing community issues, promoting responsible philanthropy, and connecting donors to the critical needs of the community.
PITTSBURGH, Pa., June 21, 2017 – A residency for a documentary filmmaker and a book-length manuscript that provides an oral history of Pittsburgh’s rapidly changing neighborhoods are just two of the projects by 13 artists and organizations receiving funding from the Investing in Professional Artists program.
I got a call recently from an old friend, Tim Weiner, who worked with me years ago at The Philadelphia Inquirer. Tim, who won a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award for his journalism, is one of the nation's leading experts on national security, intelligence operations and related agencies.
On Thursday, President Trump announced he would pull the United States out of the landmark international agreement that commits the 195 nations signing it to adopt green energy sources, cut down on climate change emissions and limit the rise of global temperatures — while also cooperating to cope with the impact of unavoidable climate change. The agreement acknowledges that the threat of climate change is "urgent and potentially irreversible," and can only be addressed through "the widest possible cooperation by all countries" and "deep reductions in global emissions."
Bolstered by a match pool of $657,000 from The Pittsburgh Foundation and its donors, Tuesday’s Critical Needs Alert online giving event set a record for donations, raising $1.3 million for Allegheny and Westmoreland county nonprofits to provide basic needs – food, housing, health care, child care and transportation – directly to economically struggling populations.