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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, March 23, 2017 – To support nonprofits that provide basic needs to vulnerable populations, The Pittsburgh Foundation is organizing its Critical Needs Alert online fundraising event this year with a public donations goal of $600,000 fortified with a $600,000 match pool from The Pittsburgh Foundation to ensure success.
New program funds 18 organizations with budgets under $600,000
The Westmoreland County community held a rally to draw attention to the long stall of the state budget passage that affected the ability of numerous nonprofits to provide essential services.
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 13, 2017 – An eight-month study by The Pittsburgh Foundation has found that youth involved with the Allegheny County juvenile justice system could play a much greater role in shaping prevention and diversion programs. The report also recommends addressing disproportionate system involvement by youth of color, particularly girls, and that youth have a seat the table with human services staffs, law-enforcement authorities and school officials.
Thanks to some enterprise reporting by the Tribune-Review, Westmoreland County residents learned the result of some number crunching by the county commissioners on this year's budget. There was a nasty surprise: a range of essential human services also were crunched in the process. (Op-Ed by Phil Koch, executive director of The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County.)
“They made me feel like my dream could really be a reality,” said Denise Zellous. #100PercentPGH @PittsburghPG
As president of BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Kenya Boswell became instrumental in creating UpPrize, an open competition seeking innovative solutions to problems facing area nonprofits and vulnerable populations. With the help of The Forbes Funds, the two-year-old challenge has generated interest from hundreds of Pittsburgh-based entrepreneurs and organizations willing to contribute their technology and ideas.