Trustees Talk About Awesome Pittsburgh

“I’m still excited about the first grant we ever funded, and I’m still excited about every new project we fund.” Mike C. Did you ever wonder why a trustee would give money out of their own pockets to fund projects in and around Pittsburgh? What exactly do they look for? We gather past and present…

We’re Celebrating 10 Years!

How it Started… The original group was comprised of an interesting mix of people from different organizations and backgrounds. Yet they all shared a common idea — how do we make an awesome city like Pittsburgh even more awesome? How it’s Going… 10 Years and more than 120 grants later, Awesome Pittsburgh continues it’s tradition…

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…

Jumping Jack Theater

We may be in a pandemic right now, but the show goes on for Awesome Pittsburgh grant winner Jumping Jack Theater. While COVID-19 may mean an extended intermission for Jumping Jack Theater’s live performances, audiences can head online to catch them virtually. Right now that’s important for Jumping Jack’s audience, which is mainly comprised of…

Roadkill Gallery

These challenging times have forced previous Awesome Pittsburgh grant winners to re-imagine their work in a different form. For Roadkill Gallery, love for Pittsburgh’s art community means making sure local artists still have a showcase for their work. For now, the Roadkill Gallery truck remains parked. The art gallery, housed in a 20-foot box truck,…

The BlackTeaBrownSuga Network

In our Spotlight series, we catch up with grant winners still making awesome happen in Pittsburgh, even in challenging times. As events of the last weeks have proven, having a voice and being heard are two entirely different things. “When you see trauma and live in that same trauma, your heart can begin to normalize…

100 Months of Awesome!

We’re throwing a party and you’re invited!  Join us as we celebrate DATE: Monday, March 16, 2020 TIME: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. PLACE: Red Star Kombucha Brewery, 6620 Hamilton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206 TICKETS: Eventbrite THIS IS A FREE EVENT For 100 months, our mission has remained unchanged: fund the projects that bring more awesomeness to the…

It’s Pitch-burgh Time in the Strip District

Come join us for our final Pitch Party of 2019! DATE: Monday, October 21, 2019 TIME: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. PLACE: Kingfly Spirits, 2613 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 TICKETS: Eventbrite THIS IS A FREE EVENT Finding ways to increase the awesomeness of Pittsburgh never gets old! This month, we’re inviting four of our favorite recent applicants…

Pitch Competition for June 2019 Awesome PGH Award

Interested in social change and community building? Then join us for our next Awesome PGH pitch party where we’ll shine a light on social justice and learn about projects that improve inclusiveness, equity, access, or participation in our region. Four finalists from proposals submitted between February 1 and May 31 will be invited to pitch…

Awesome Pittsburgh Invites You to Share Awesome

If you were given $10 with no strings attached, what would you do with it? On Wednesday, March 20th, trustees and volunteers from Awesome Pittsburgh will distribute 100 envelopes each filled with $10, and invite Pittsburghers to consider paying it forward by spreading joy and doing something awesome. Beginning at noon, volunteers will be Downtown,…

Fund Your Next Big Idea

Do you have an awesome idea in need of funding?  Awesome Pittsburgh invites you to learn about some of the nontraditional funding sources available in our community. DATE: Monday, March 18, 2019 TIME: 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m., panel discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. following the announcement of the February 2019 Awesome Pittsburgh…