The Pittsburgh Foundation's Small and Mighty Grants program has awarded $1.25 million since it began in 2016. The program is a special initiative of the 100 Percent Pittsburgh organizing principal. Small and Mighty grantees meet the program’s $600,000-or-below budget threshold, and directly address 100 Percent Pittsburgh strategies: assisting residents in economically underserved communities, particularly youth ages 12-24, single women raising children, and racial or ethnic groups disproportionately affected by poverty. Each organization also serves basic needs such as physical and mental health services, food, shelter, child care and education. Programs and services funded under the 100 Percent Pittsburgh provide new opportunities for the 30% of the regional population unable to participate in the region’s resurgent economy.
This round of Small and Mighty funding awarded $371,000 to 23 organizations. For more information regarding the next cycle of Small and Mighty grants, please visit the program’s website. Images of many of the Small and Mighty grantees, courtesy of the nonprofits, are available upon request.