The Power to Do Great Things
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.
The 18-member board of The Pittsburgh Foundation is embarking on a search for a new president, one that its chair said will be transparent, thorough and comprehensive, especially in seeking perspectives from a range of Pittsburgh stakeholders.
A community-focused program that encourages new, creative ways to revitalize communities in Westmoreland County has made $143,000 in new grants to small communities. The grants will fund nine small-to-medium sized innovative, capital projects. To spur local investment in the projects, communities that receive Revitalizing Westmoreland grants must also raise additional dollars on their own to fully fund the projects.
People experiencing food insecurity in Western Pennsylvania got a major boost last week when their neighbors donated $522,500 over a 16-hour period to The Pittsburgh Foundation’s #FeedPGH Critical Needs Alert. The May 1 online giving event, which was fortified with a $600,000 incentive pool from the Foundation and its donors, raised $1.1 million for Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties’ food pantries and the organizations that supply them.
Neighbor-Aid came together in early 2009, shortly after a federal report spelled out just how devastating the nationwide recession was and after it became evident that the community’s need for services would overwhelm the budgets of local nonprofits. “I think we didn’t believe this could happen to us as a nation,” said Jeanne Pearlman, senior vice president for Program and Policy at the Pittsburgh Foundation, who was the foundation’s education grants officer in 2008.
The Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Awards and Advancing Black Arts are leaders in building and supporting diversity.
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.
On May 1, a million-dollar effort to raise money for Pittsburgh-area food banks and food pantries will get underway. The Critical Needs Alert, which was put together by The Pittsburgh Foundation, will run from 8 a.m. until midnight, with donors able to make their donations at pittsburghgives.org and pittsburghfoundation.org.