On May 1, The Pittsburgh Foundation will be holding 16 hours of giving as part of what it is calling a critical needs alert. It’s an urgent effort to raise money to help more than 170 food pantries in the Pittsburgh region. The goal is to raise $1 million, with $600,000 being seeded by The Pittsburgh Foundation and its key donors.
This year, several artists were awarded grants from the Pittsburgh Foundation and the Heinz Endowments to participate in the festival. They include Heather Hopson presenting Single Mom Defined, a photo essay exhibition and video series meant to empower single mothers, dancer Brandon-Ahmauri McClendon and R&B group Water Seed.
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A controversy is brewing over the removal of a black artist's message — "There Are Black People In The Future" — from an art installation atop a building in East Liberty.
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.
The new “Little Dreamers” program will mirror the six-week summer camp for older students, but with programming tailored for younger children. The funding is supported by The Pittsburgh Foundation, the Grable Foundation and McAuley Ministries.
Children and families will have a chance to explore microscopes, magnetism, electrical circuits, geology and more at the Manor Public Library's “Science Saturday.”
A $150,000 grant from The Pittsburgh Foundation supports continued 2018 programming.
The Pittsburgh Foundation has announced the launch of a new biennial award program designed to propel the careers of women artists.
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Last week, Allegheny Conference on Community Development President and CEO Stefani Pashman tossed out a rather startling bit of data to the audience at the African American Chamber of Commerce PowerBreakfast: “There are no zip codes (in Pittsburgh) where African Americans have the dominant income.”
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