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.
PITTSBURGH, Pa., Aug. 30, 2018 – To stimulate innovative collaboration among young scientific researchers and later-career investigators, The Board of the Charles E. Kaufman Foundation, a supporting organization of The Pittsburgh Foundation, has awarded 10 scientific research grants totaling $1.9 million.
A new fund to boost support for social justice activists and advocates working in Pittsburgh has been launched at The Pittsburgh Foundation and has made eight grants totaling $158,000 to local organizations.
“People who are closest to the center of the issue should be at the center of creating solutions," says Michelle McMurray, senior program officer at The Pittsburgh Foundation.
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.