The Forbes Funds

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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Recent News from Forbes Funds

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

Community Foundation Update (6/06/15)
Foundation: Fresno Regional Foundation, Greater Milwaukee Foundation, San Antonio Area Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Cape Cod Foundation, Forbes Funds, Pittsburgh Foundation

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation has announced that the Big Lift, its nationally recognized initiative to ensure that all children in the...more

Forbes Funds awards grants to complete apps
Foundation: Forbes Funds, Pittsburgh Foundation

The Forbes Funds, an affiliate of the Pittsburgh Foundation, has approved $34,500 in grants for nonprofit technology, enabling four Pittsburgh entities...more

Social Enterprise Network Sites

Social Entrepreneurship

Planting Seeds of Social Investment

Planting Seeds of Social Investment

Social enterprise An Duong Craft Cooperative  offers jobs and vocational training for women who are poor or HIV-positive, and with disabilities in Vietnam’s Haiphong City.

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