Announcing Our Next Event: Awesome Funders for Awesome Projects!

Calling all artists, innovators, entrepreneurs, dreamers…

Do you have an out-of-this-world awesome idea that you need help funding? Learn about some of the nontraditional funding sources available to you at our next event!


DATE: Monday, March 19, 2018
TIME: 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m., panel discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. after the Awesome Pittsburgh monthly grant winner is announced!)
PLACE: East End Cooperative Ministry, 6140 Station Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

TICKETS: Eventbrite

Get ready for a lively discussion with representatives from local funding sources, where they’ll discuss the ins and outs of their programs.  A Q&A session will follow because we know you all have some pretty brilliant questions, and you can bet our panelists have equally brilliant answers! Panelists will also be available for more project-specific questions afterwards to help you figure out which funding source best aligns with your mission.

Joining the panel are these area funders:

Awesome Pittsburgh — what could be cooler than folks getting together and working to increase the amount of awesome in the ‘Burgh? Each month this group awards a $1,000 micro-grant for a “holy coleslaw-on-a-sandwich, that’s AWESOME” idea!

Can’t make it past the witching hour but still want to throw down? In Bed by Ten is a happy hour dance party for those who don’t have it in their DNA to stay out late. In addition to getting their groove on, IBBT generates support for nonprofit organizations.

As they say at Invest in Her “The Future is Female!” IIH holds a pitch competition and provides a pathway to funding for women entrepreneurs in the greater Pittsburgh area.

Around here, great ideas see fruition at Ioby Pittsburgh.  Ioby connects leaders implementing positive community projects with funding and support. Their crowdfunding platform solicits cash, in-kind donations, volunteers and more.

Have a small business that you need funding for? Kiva Pittsburgh helps small businesses get the financing they need to grow and create jobs in our community. This is a crowdfunding platform that solicits 0% interest loans for revenue-generating nonprofits and small businesses.

If education is the name of your game, seek out Remake Learning. They’re a professional network of educators and innovators working together to shape the future of teaching and learning in Western Pennsylvania. Remake Learning awards micro-grants for school districts and nonprofits that support our region’s learners. Heads up: deadline for the spring grant cycle is March 23rd.

Artists take note! If you have something brewing in your soul that you need to create but don’t have the funding for, then submit your proposal to Soup N’at.  Attendees at these events enjoy community meals while raising funds to support local art-making.

If you are seeking funding for your proposal that addresses a community problem through innovative solutions, then come learn more about the UpPrize: BNY Mellon Social Innovation Challenge. They will hold two competitions in 2018, and nonprofits, start-ups, established firms, students and government agencies are all invited to apply.