How The Pittsburgh Foundation is working to support racial equity and justice

PITTSBURGH — At the start of 2020, The Pittsburgh Foundation was busy focusing on plans to celebrate its 75th anniversary. In addition, its 66 staff members were in the midst of developing community grants opportunities, preparing grant dollars for community needs, and organizing community-based celebrations, all business as usual.

But then the pandemic struck, and like many other organizations, the second-oldest community foundation in the country found itself reevaluating its goals and strategies.

Instead of continuing with 75th anniversary celebrations and regular grantmaking last year, The Pittsburgh Foundation restructured every aspect of its organizational operations to be most aligned with the immediate needs of a Pittsburgh-area community that was hit hard by the pandemic.

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