The Pittsburgh Foundation

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We update this section often with current news about The Pittsburgh Foundation. For more information, please contact Doug Root, Vice President of Communications, at 412-394-2647 or

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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

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$308,000 in Small and Mighty grants awarded to small organizations with big impact

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 5, 2018 – The Small and Mighty grants program of The Pittsburgh Foundation will provide a total of $308,821 to 22 organizations with annual budgets under $600,000. The program is a direct outcome of the Foundation’s 100 Percent Pittsburgh organizing principle, which seeks to ensure that those among the 30 percent of Pittsburgh’s population living at or near the federal poverty line have access to opportunities in the region’s revitalized economy.

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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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A $37 million bequest is second-largest in foundation's history

In life, Raymond Schubart Suckling was a dutiful engineering executive who lived simply, loved military history and cherished the legacy left by his parents. In death, the longtime Sewickley resident has become one of the region's most significant philanthropists, donating $37.1 million to The Pittsburgh Foundation, the second-largest gift in its 73-year history.

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Community Foundation to oversee $300,000 clean vehicle fund

The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County (CFWC) has been chosen to oversee a $300,000 fund established under a Clean Air Act settlement with ArcelorMittal for air quality violations at the company’s Monessen coke plant. The Foundation will actively look to fund projects that improve air quality and reduce vehicle emissions in the communities most affected by the coke plant: Monessen, Donora, Caroll Township and Monongahela.