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The Forbes Funds is committed to providing capacity building to nonprofits in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania through grants, technical assistance, education and other special initiatives.

The ultimate goal is to help guide not-for-profit agencies through organizational challenges and seize upon those potential obstacles as opportunities for growth.

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12 outstanding Pittsburgh nonprofit leaders honored for pandemic work - NEXTpittsburgh
Foundation: Forbes Funds, Richard King Mellon Foundation

... and Peggy Morrison Outon, of the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management. ... Community Kitchen Pittsburgh for Excellence in Strategy...more

ETC.: Pusadee's Garden reopens, artistic cocktails, public art at Bakery Square and more
Foundation: Community Foundation of Westmoreland County, Forbes Funds, Pittsburgh Foundation

The 2020 ACCEL program, which was also supported by The Hillman Foundation and the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County,...more

Richard King Mellon Foundation taps Sam Reiman as its new day-to-day leader
Foundation: McCune Foundation, Forbes Funds, Heinz Endowments, Richard King Mellon Foundation

Last year, the foundation made 159 grants totaling $116.3 million and another $122 million in commitments, including to organizations involved...more

Announcing the winners of UpPrize 2018
Foundation: Forbes Funds, Pittsburgh Foundation

The Pittsburgh-based UpPrize Social Innovation Competition announced its winners for 2018 tonight at the Carnegie Science Center. The...more

Why are the leadership ranks of Pa. nonprofits so white and how could they be more diverse?
Foundation: Forbes Funds

... University's Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management, 69 percent of executives said they could retire or planned to retire within the next 10...more

2018 UpPrize: BNY Mellon Social Innovation Challenge Launches March 1
Foundation: Forbes Funds

Southwestern Pennsylvania entrepreneurs have two opportunities this year to compete for grants and technical assistance through UpPrize, a social innovation challenge sponsored by the BNY Mellon...more

Prize Calls on Pittsburgh Social Innovators
Foundation: Forbes Funds

Social innovators in southwestern Pennsylvania looking to take their ideas to the next level will have two bites at the apple this year. ... “We continue to be blown away by the innovation and...more

Fred Brown named new president, CEO of Forbes Funds
Foundation: Forbes Funds, Pittsburgh Foundation

... has been named president and chief executive of the Forbes Funds, an affiliate of the Pittsburgh Foundation that helps nonprofits with management and ... He is currently the president and chief...more

UpPrize awards $550K to winners of social innovation challenge
Foundation: Forbes Funds

Last Thursday, a crowd of more than 400 guests gathered at the Heinz History Center to see who would win this year's UpPrize Social...more

UpPrize Social Innovation Challenge to announce winners at community showcase event
Foundation: Forbes Funds

After debuting in 2015, the UpPrize Social Innovation Challenge has returned with an even bigger and bolder mission. Created by The Forbes...more



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A Toronto-based organization, Youth Social Innovation (YSI), has recently announced two investments that involve Growth Mosaic and MENTORnetwork. The two companies will each receive a $10,000 loan.




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