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By the Numbers

After much reflection, study, analysis and discussion with community members, The Pittsburgh Foundation adopted a new strategic plan early this year that challenges the Foundation to generate assets and deploy them deliberately to create a vibrant, equitable and just Pittsburgh region.

To meet that challenge, the Foundation relies on the generosity of donors, the dedication of the Foundation’s staff and board of directors, and the assistance of civic partners, including business and government leaders. That collaboration and hard work is illustrated in the numbers in the charts and graphs on this page.

Last year’s fundraising totaled $45.7 million. Those new gifts are vital to helping the Foundation realize the vision in the strategic plan of a region in which each person, regardless of race, identity or circumstance, can thrive and fulfill their potential. Those gifts ensured that the Foundation and its supporting organizations had the capacity to grant a total of $70 million to 2,850 nonprofits.

Grantmaking Over 10 Years

Dollars (In Millions)
The Pittsburgh Foundation
Supporting Organizations

Grants by Category


Dollars (In Millions)
Arts, Culture and Humanities $8.7
Education $24.2
Environment and Animals $2.2
Health $4.8
Human Services $17.8
International and Foreign Affairs $1.3
Public and Social Benefit $7.1
Religion Related $3.9

Asset Growth Over 10 Years

Dollars (In Millions)
The Pittsburgh Foundation
Supporting Organizations

Fund Assets by Type


Dollars (In Millions)
Unrestricted $335
Advised $399
Designated $220
Field of Interest $177
Scholarship $86
Special Purpose $49
Medical Research $26
Controlled Supporting Organizations $94

Historical Assets and Grantmaking


Dollars (In Millions)
Year-End Asset Valuation
Cumulative Grants