The Pittsburgh Foundation

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$2.1 million awarded for scientific research to improve human health

Awards include $300,000 for program pairing undergraduates with innovative scientists

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.

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Pittsburgh Foundation approves $5.5 million in third-quarter grantmaking

More than half of the grants support medical research

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 22, 2018 –  In service to its mission of improving quality of life in the region, The Program & Policy Committee of The Pittsburgh Foundation Board of Directors has approved 26 grants totaling $5.5 million to a range of organizations that support a vibrant democracy, healthy communities and self-sufficient individuals and families.

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Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh announces $229,000 in grants

A locally produced comic book series, a holistic healing guide coupled with therapeutic workshops for African American youth, and a series of documentaries that highlight the lives of homegrown jazz legends are all projects being funded this spring by the Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh grant-making program, which recently awarded $229,000 to regional artists and art programs.

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Pittsburgh Foundation begins search for new CEO

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.