The Pittsburgh Foundation
Established in 1945, The Pittsburgh Foundation is one of the nation’s oldest community foundations and is the 13th largest of more than 750 community foundations across the United States.

The Power to Do Great Things

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Jeremiah’s Place, the region’s only emergency nursery, is one of 90 organizations that will benefit from the 2017 Critical Needs Alert, #SafetyNetPGH, taking place May 23. More information is available at

Critical Needs Alert: Supporting the Safety Net

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100 Percent Pittsburgh, our new organizing principle, will engage people in frank and meaningful conversations about what they need to be fuller participants in Pittsburgh’s economy.

Announcing 100 Percent Pittsburgh

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The Center for Philanthropy is a unique resource that provides donors with opportunities to make a bigger impact with their charitable giving.

The Center For Philanthropy

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When Pennsylvania’s budget impasse was in its 267th day, community leaders , citizens, religious leaders, human services providers, and staff and board from The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County rallied in Greensburg to demand the impasse come to an end.

The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County

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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.

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$230,000 in grants to “Small and Mighty” nonprofits


Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank volunteers Willa Mae Hubbard (left), Diane Wuycheck and Arlene L. Harris (seated) pack donations for distribution to sites across Allegheny County. The organization estimates the diaper gap in the county at 77,000 per day. 

New program funds 18 organizations with budgets under $600,000

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Foundation report calls for youth voices in juvenile justice reform

Eight areas identified where youth and stakeholders can improve system     

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.

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Human service needs in the balance

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

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Kenya Boswell talks “purpose-driven innovation” and the future of UpPrize

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.