Philanthropy and the First Amendment
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.
On Aug. 15, more than 350 news outlets around the country joined The Boston Globe in reaffirming the importance of a free and vibrant press through editorials in their respective publications.
The Heinz Endowments and The Pittsburgh Foundation have awarded grants to advance arts and culture in the Pittsburgh region and to support Pittsburgh-based artists from varied disciplines.
A locally produced comic book series, a holistic healing guide coupled with therapeutic workshops for African American youth, and a series of documentaries that highlight the lives of homegrown jazz legends are all projects being funded this spring by the Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh grant-making program, which recently awarded $229,000 to regional artists and art programs.
Project Hunger is a station-wide initiative to bring awareness to food insecurity issues in the greater Pittsburgh area. The hour-long program focuses on what food insecurity really looks like and the army of volunteers and advocates who strive to connect wholesome food with those who need it.
The Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Awards and Advancing Black Arts are leaders in building and supporting diversity.