The Power to Do Great Things
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, July 18, 2017 – Pittsburgh Magazine, in partnership with The Pittsburgh Foundation, introduces #GiveBigPittsburgh, a new regional fundraising initiative designed to spark Pittsburgh’s charitable spirit. The new #GiveBigPittsburgh initiative replaces the Foundation’s Day of Giving event.
PITTSBURGH, Pa., July 11 2017 – A poetry manuscript, documentary films and residencies for two ceramic artists are among the 12 artists and organizations to receive Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh grants this cycle.
On June 15, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos made the unusual move of tweeting a “request for ideas” about how to direct his charitable giving. The tweet received ample media coverage and more than 40,000 replies on Twitter. In this open letter, leaders of 18 community foundations from around the United States, including The Pittsburgh Foundation President and CEO Maxwell King, respond.
Stanford Social Innovation Review
On June 14, Jean Robinson concluded a quarter century of board service to The Buhl Foundation, where she was chair from 2003 to 2013. Jean is famously selfless and self-effacing and refused any attempt by Buhl’s staff and board to thank her publicly for her service. Fortunately, my only affiliation with Buhl is as an admirer and philanthropic partner—Buhl was among the original funders of The Pittsburgh Foundation in the 1940s— so I hope Jean will forgive me for pointing out what an inspiration she has been over the past 25 years.