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.
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The Power to Do Great Things

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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.
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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.
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The Center for Philanthropy

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When Pennsylvania’s 2015-16 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.
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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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News Release

Carol Brown Awards elevate local artists, honor national luminaries

The established artist award will go to costume designer Susan Tsu, whose works have graced stages all over the world. Visual artist Sarika Goulatia will receive the emerging artist award. The event includes public program with MacArthur Fellow LaToya Ruby Frazier, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage and local author, artist and educator Sandra Gould Ford.


Introducing 100 Percent Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Foundation's new 100 Percent Pittsburgh organizing principle will engage people in frank, meaningful conversations about what they need to more fully participate in Pittsburgh’s economy. We’ve already begun by focusing on single women raising children and youth ages 12 to 24—two groups largely left behind in our region’s resurgence—and will broaden our focus in the coming years.

In The Headlines

Raising money and awareness for a rare spinal disease

At age 17, Doug Strott was an athlete who threw the javelin for his high school track team. But he struggled to get through his training exercises.

When an orthopedic specialist diagnosed him with Scheuermann’s Disease, few people had heard of the degenerative spinal condition that causes an abnormally curved back and severe, chronic pain.

Almost four decades after his diagnosis, the debilitating illness is still largely unknown.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


In Harvey's wake: A lifeline from Pittsburgh to Houston

We in community foundations have agendas and methods that are as varied as the regions we serve. But when a major disaster strikes one area, the proud history in our sector is that we cross boundaries to assist in the emergency mission of saving lives and restoring basic quality of life.