Foundation / Corporation
Vibrant Pittsburgh (VP) and Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh - Community Relations Council - Urban Affairs Foundation
Grants of up to $7,500 to Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio nonprofit community organizations in eligible locations for activities that address racial inequity during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding is intended to support projects that promote inclusion and engagement of diverse populations throughout the region. Funds must serve nonprofits in the Pittsburgh-New Castle-Weirton Combined Statistical Area.
Mini Grants Initiative for Diverse Community Groups:
Vibrant Pittsburgh and the Urban Affairs Foundation of the Community Relations Council of Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh are working together to implement this year’s Mini Grants Initiative: Systemic Inequities in the COVID-19 Era. In 2020 and into 2021, the Pittsburgh region has faced both the COVID-19 pandemic and has confronted longtime and systemic racism and violence against Black Americans. Vibrant Pittsburgh and the Urban Affairs Foundation welcome proposals that address the impacts of the pandemic and/or systemic inequities in the greater Pittsburgh region.
This fund will promote diverse communities and create a more diverse and inclusive Pittsburgh region. Both Vibrant Pittsburgh and the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh have committed funding for projects that address the impacts of the pandemic on marginalized groups and/or systemic inequities in the greater Pittsburgh region.
Funding requests will be considered for both new and continuing initiatives. Proposed initiatives should do one or more of the following:
Innovative ideas and quirky solutions are welcome. Applicants may focus their proposals on a specific community, constituency, or demographic group, or focus on a broader cross-section of constituencies. These are small grants; applicants should therefore consider solutions that are low-cost but still contribute to the impact or reach of their idea. Collaborations are encouraged.
Past Vibrant Pittsburgh Mini Grants have funded health and human services, housing, education, mentoring, professional networking, social support, welcoming initiatives, and job-connection programs for refugees and immigrants.
GrantWatch ID#: 150044
The typical range of a grant award is $500-$7,500.
The term of proposed projects should be one year.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To access the online portal: https://grantmakingportal.smapply.org/
For questions, please contact the Jewish Federation at email@example.com or 412.992.5243.
For additional grant information, contact:
Assistant Planning Director
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
2000 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
960 Penn Avenue, Suite 402
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
For a map of the Pittsburgh-New Castle-Weirton Combined Statistical Area, see: https://www2.census.gov/geo/maps/econ/ec2012/csa/EC2012_330M200US430M.pdf
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