Jobs & Money – Local Grants and Banks

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Local grants and banks

Foundation Center (412) 281-7143  Call for hours FAX: (412) 622-6561  Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh 414 Wood Street Pittsburgh, PA 15222    Email:   

The Foundation Center is a resource for nonprofit organizations and individuals seeking information about grants and grant making organizations. The Center is a member of a nationwide network of Cooperating Collections, overseen by The Foundation Center in New York City (, a national organization dedicated to making information about philanthropic giving available to the public

Three Rivers Community Foundation 412 243-9250
100 N Braddock Ave, Rm 302 Pittsburgh, PA 15208

The Three Rivers Community Foundation is unique on southwestern Pennsylvania’s philanthropic landscape. It was formed as a result of a grassroots effort  and funds organizations that would not commonly obtain support from other foundations.

The Sprout Fund – p (412) 325-0646 f (412) 325-0647 4920 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224-1609
Sprout, a unique forum in Southwestern Pennsylvania, embraces innovative ideas important to young adults, fosters a series of networks that will support implementation, and facilitates dialogue that bridges the gap between community stakeholders and young talent. (their office may have recently moved 7/2007)

East End Co-OP Credit Union – 412-243-7574
Friendly, ethical financing, low interest loans, and deals on green loans. You must be a member of the Food-Co-op with $36 of your membership paid. Limited hours.

ACORN Allegheny County Office412-441-6551
5231 Penn Avenue Room 210 Pittsburgh, PA 15224 Currently fighting predatory lending, ACORN offers loan counseling and hold meetings for borrowers.

Dollar Bank is an educational leader on the negative impact of predatory lending. Agency and community leadership along with those seeking to borrow in the near future should attend this very valuable training on predatory leading.  Feel free to call 412-441-6950 ext. 10 to register. All are welcome.

Multicultural Arts Initiative  The Multicultural Arts Initiative is an arts organization that works to put more black arts and artists in the spotlight and to build awareness and audiences for black arts groups.

NEED Negro Emergency Education Drive  providing “last dollar” financial assistance and educational counseling to high school seniors with limited means seeking higher education.

PACE: The Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise
The mission of the Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise is to identify and respond to the needs in the African American and disadvantaged communities, particularly in southwestern Pennsylvania, through direct funding of nonprofit agencies, service programming and technical assistance.

Women and Girls Foundations of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Phone: 412-434-4883 Fax: 412-227-0417
425 Sixth Avenue, Suite 1860 Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Poise Foundation- 412-281-4967 Reg.Ent.Tower 425 Sixth Ave Suite 1390  Pittsburgh, PA 15219 ‘ founded to enhance the participation of African American philanthropists in the economic and social development of the black community of Pgh and Allegheny county

Dwelling House Savings & Loan Association  412.683.5116
501 Herron Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Incarcerated Persons Savings Accounts, Loans, Mortgages, home equity, home improvement, they don’t just look at your credit ratings.

National Progressive Funders and Foundations

Resource Generation 218 E. 18th St. New York, NY 10003  Phone: 646 723-2231
is a national organization that works with young people with financial wealth who are supporting and challenging each other to effect progressive social change through the creative, responsible and strategic use of financial and other resources

Note from directory action: the following list was takin’ from the Resource Generation website so the blurbs listed maybe geared to people who have money that are looking for responsible ways of sharing it. that said – if you have bucks to share you may want to consider donating to the following foundations, if you are a progressive organization that needs bucks the following may be more inclined to fund you:

Changemakers 415-551-2363  (,  or National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy ( Changemakers supports community-based philanthropy, provides donor education programs and resources, and has a family foundation initiative to encourage family foundations to increase their giving to community-based social justice philanthropy.

The Funding Exchange 212-529-5356,
is a national network of social change funds. Member and affiliate funds provide donor programs and educational events about social justice issues.

Global Fund for Women415-202-7640,  is a grantmaking organization that supports women’s groups internationally.

Grantmakers Without Borders is 617-794-2253, http://www.internationaldonors.orga network of trustees and staff of public and private foundations as well as individual donors committed to expanding global social change philanthropy.  The organization hosts an annual conference and regional events. (John Harvey,)

National Black United Funds 973-643-5122, supports community-based organizations.

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy 202-387-9177           is national watchdog, research and advocacy organization that promotes public accountability and accessibility among foundations, corporate grantmakers, individual donors and workplace giving programs.

National Network of Grantmakers 718-923-1400 x 242, is an organization of individuals involved in funding social and economic justice.  The organization sponsors a conference and regional convenings.

New World Foundation 212-249-1023
is a progressive foundation that supports donor collaborative  involving donor education.

Neighborhood Funders Group 202-833-4690
is a network of funders that support community-based efforts that improve economic and social conditions in low-income communities.

RESIST, Inc. 617-623-5110,
is a foundation that supports small budget groups who struggle towards a broad vision of social justice, while continuing to oppose political and institutional oppression

Responsible Wealth 617-423-2148,
is a national network of businesspeople, investors and affluent Americans who are concerned about deepening economic inequality and are working for widespread prosperity. The three primary areas of work are tax fairness, corporate responsibility and living wages.

Self Education Foundation 215-386-6081,
is a youth-led nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individual and community empowerment through self-education. It originally began as a philanthropic fund, giving small grants to self-education resources and communities involved in self-education, and has been involved in young donor organizing.

Third Wave Foundation 212-388-1898 —is the only national activist foundation for young women between 15 and 30.  Through grant making, public education campaigns and networking programs, Third Wave informs and empowers a generation of young, feminist activists. Third Wave co-sponsors the annual Making Money Make Change retreat for young people with wealth.

Tides Foundation 415-561-6400
partners with donors to increase and organize resources for positive social change.  Tides has a variety of donor services, provides donor education opportunities and cosponsors the annual Making Money Make Change young donor retreat for young people with wealth.

Twenty-First Century Foundation 617-662-3700,
is a national foundation that supports African American community revitalization, education, and leadership development.

Women’s Donor Network 650-328-2600,
is a national organization of women who donate at least $25,000 per year to non-profit progressive causes.

Women’s Funding Network  651-227-1911
is a membership organization of more than 90 public and private women’s foundations that empower women and girls


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