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Opportunities to partner with us: Grants that make an impact

Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Our 100 Percent Pittsburgh organizing principle engages people in frank, meaningful conversations about what they need to more fully participate in Pittsburgh’s economy. We’ve already begun by focusing on single women raising children and youth ages 12 to 24—two groups largely left behind in our region’s resurgence—and will broaden our focus in the coming years.

We are building 100 Percent Pittsburgh grantmaking out of what people tell us will help them most. We are also investing in new, creative ideas to expand participation. We are supporting grassroots organizing to give all Pittsburghers more power to change policies that limit their future success.

The following are grants that The Pittsburgh Foundation is making in our community. We invite you to consider partnering with the following by using your donor-advised fund. After reviewing the grants, you may recommend a grant online or contact your donor services representative for more information. All grants go to support the operations of each organization.


 

100 Percent Pittsburgh Community Grant Opportunities

KidsVoice

KidsVoice is a nonprofit agency that advocates in court and in the community for children involved in the child-welfare system in Allegheny County’s Juvenile Court. These children range in age from birth to 21 and are of every ethnicity, race, gender and socioeconomic status, the majority from families with incomes below the federal poverty guidelines. Staff advocate for clients in educational, medical, mental health and social security matters and provide representation for minor criminal citations and for expungement of delinquency records. KidsVoice assists its older clients as they pursue college or vocational training opportunities and transition to living independently.

Grant description: To expand a pilot initiative to prevent court system involvement of current and former foster-care youth.

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Communitopia

Communitopia, through its use of new media and project-based campaigns, works to slow climate change and create healthier communities. Communitopia identifies, researches and advocates for individual, community and federal action to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and improve community resilience. Communitopia envisions a fossil-free energy future in a world that has minimized the effects of global warming as much as possible.

Grant description: To educate and empower youth from Allegheny County to act on climate change through school and community workshops.

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Bible Center Church

Bible Center Church is a multigenerational, multicultural urban teaching ministry in Homewood. Prayer, biblical education, vibrant worship and community development are at the core of Bible Center Church’s programming. In addition to worship services, Bible Center Church offers a range of programs to develop the mind, body and spirit. Its major areas of work include youth and teen development, food security, economic development and environmental education. Its Maker’s Clubhouse provides in and after school programming, including social skills groups, a robotics lunch group, a STEAM education, a character development program and a summer program.

Grant description: To support costs associated with expanding The Maker’s Clubhouse STEAM afterschool program to serve 50 students at Lincoln Elementary School.

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Travelers Aid Society of Pittsburgh

Travelers Aid is a nonprofit United Way agency that provides social service programs to individuals in need of transit assistance. Transportation is offered through Greyhound bus tickets, Port Authority transit tickets, weekly and monthly bus passes, GetGo and Sunoco gasoline debit cards, Yellow Cab vouchers and Uber car rides. Travelers Aid is contracted with the Department of Human Services in Allegheny County and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and partners with other departments and foundations. Travelers Aid offers transportation programs for veterans, pregnant mothers, victims of violence, individuals with mental health and dependency issues, as well as children, youth and families.

Grant description: To provide transportation services to grantee organizations serving single women raising children that were awarded funding through The Pittsburgh Foundation’s 100 Percent Pittsburgh organizing principle.

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