Meet Pittsburgh’s New-Fashioned Funders

Are you working on a project that will make Pittsburgh more awesome, but you need a little funding to make it possible?

Awesome Pittsburgh invites you to learn about some of the smaller, less traditional funding sources available to Pittsburghers at our online event on Wednesday, April 14.

First, representatives from local funding sources will give a quick intro to their programs. A Q&A session will follow to help you to figure out which option is the best fit for your project. Attendees will hear from ten panelists, including Awesome Pittsburgh, representing everything from crowdfunding to pitch competitions to small foundations to large foundations giving small grants.

Our Zoom sponsor for this event is Riverside Center for Innovation. Just click on the logo to learn more about their services.

Register here to join us for the event. Space is limited so secure your Zoom spot now!

Representatives from the following funders will be taking part in the panel discussion:

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 an interesting, impactful and truly awesome idea!
As they say at Invest in Her “The Future is Female!” IIH seeks to elevate female talent through networking, mentoring and advocacy, as well as providing 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.
The New Hazlett Theater CSA could be the incubator for your next creative project. Community Supported Art is an exciting subscription series model that supports local artists in the creation of new work, and establishes new relationships with local patrons.
Known for their commitment to building vibrant communities, New Sun Rising provides strategic programs, vital services, and accessible funding to power civic innovation from idea to impact. NSR is playing a critical role in implementing the Arts | Equity | Reimagined Fund, created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic on the region’s arts and cultural sector. In addition to fund management for the Collective Action + Reimagining aspect of the program, NSR is providing strategic support to the initiative, technical assistance to applicants, guiding the applicant review panel, and working closely with program consultants.
The Opportunity Fund awards grants from small to midsize arts organizations, and  organizations and initiatives that advance social and economic justice. The majority of their grants are awarded to projects that benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community.
The Pittsburgh Foundation works to improve the quality of life in the Pittsburgh region by evaluating and addressing community issues, promoting responsible philanthropy and connecting donors to the critical needs of the community. They’ll be discussing their Small and Mighty Grants as well as The Social Justice Fund.
For forty years, this philanthropic organization has sought to build a strong foundation for the Black community in our region. Through leadership, giving, grants and advocacy, the Poise Foundation envisions a Pittsburgh in which all members of the Black community are empowered and self-sufficient.
Also on our panel will be the Three Rivers Community Foundation. TRCF advances social change through grantmaking, advocacy, and capacity development for grassroots and other organizations.