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One in six children in Allegheny County face food insecurity. Hungry children are three times as likely as food-secure peers to face poor health, twice as likely to suffer from ADHD and twice as likely to repeat a grade. Image provided by Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
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Give May 1 to Critical Needs Alert


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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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The Center for Philanthropy is a unique resource that provides donors with opportunities to make a bigger impact with their charitable giving. Through the Center, the Change Agents in Education program explored design thinking methods to foster unity and diversity awareness at school.
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The Center for Philanthropy


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More than 300,000 senior citizens in Pennsylvania face food insecurity. Hunger ages senior citizens by as much as 14 years, causing a 64-year-old to face activity limitations normally experienced at age 78. Image provided by Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
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Give May 1 to #FeedPGH


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Elise M. McClung, pictured with her daughter, Anasjae, 10, at Grillin’ for a Cause, a fundraising cookout Elise organized for the Black and White Ball, which benefits families with emergency and ongoing needs. McClung is a single woman raising a child — a demographic category with about 30,000 members in Allegheny County and is a focus of our organizing principle, 100 Percent Pittsburgh.
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100 Percent Pittsburgh


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The dome of the Westmoreland County Courthouse in Greensburg is an iconic symbol of the region's history of civic engagement and leadership.
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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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Bennett Prize call for entries is now open

PITTSBURGH, April 13, 2018 – Women who paint in the figurative realist style are invited to apply for the $50,000 Bennett Prize, the largest ever offered solely to women painters. The call for entries runs from April 13 - Sept. 28, 2018. Details are at www.thebennettprize.org.

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Critical attention for food pantries feeding region

With nearly one in seven people in Allegheny County experiencing food insecurity, The Pittsburgh Foundation is organizing a May 1 Critical Needs Alert online fundraising event to raise money for 171 organizations with food pantries as a primary part of their mission and the organizations that supply them.

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Online fundraiser in May to benefit food pantries

The Pittsburgh Foundation has scheduled a daylong, online giving event on May 1 to benefit regional food pantries and nonprofit organizations that supply them. The event is part of the philanthropy’s series of Critical Needs Alerts that since 2013 have raised nearly $4 million to help people impacted by homelessness, hunger and other basic human needs.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments issue a joint response to the Jan. 15 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette lead editorial “Reason as racism: An immigration debate gets derailed."