The Pittsburgh Foundation

Small and Mighty: SisTers PGH

SisTers PGH serves transgender and gender non-conforming youth in Pittsburgh with a focus on transgender women of color.

The Pittsburgh Foundation has awarded a Small and Mighty grant of $15,000 to SisTers PGH (Fiscal sponsor: Proud Haven). The Small and Mighty grants program, an outcome of the Foundation’s 100 Percent Pittsburgh organizing principle, has awarded $308,821 this year to 22 local nonprofit organizations with budgets or less than $600,000.

This organization serves transgender and gender non-conforming youth in Pittsburgh with a focus on transgender women of color. Trans youth are four times more likely to live in poverty as cisgender youth. Led by a transgender woman of color, SisTers PGH aims to amplify the voices of transgender people in community conversation about housing.

This grant will be used to develop a life skills training curriculum for transgender youth and plan a long-term housing initiative. SisTers PGH has an annual operating budget of $8,324.

In the first round of Small and Mighty funding, announced in March 2017, a total of $230,000 was awarded to 18 organizations. To date, Small and Mighty has awarded $538,000 in grants to 40 organizations.

To learn more about SisTers PGH, visit their Facebook page.

Read about the Small and Mighty initiative.