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Philanthropy, Grants, and Fund Raising Resources @ Pitt: Pittsburgh/PA

This LibGuide supports the research work of the University of Pittsburgh’s Philanthropy Forum and courses such as “Matching Money with Mission: Philanthropy and Society” and "Grant Writing and Fund Raising."

Pittsburgh Sites and Links

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Pittsburgh, one of the country’s leading philanthropic centers, is home to pproximately 3,000 registered nonprofit organizations. Below are some useful links to access local resources:

The Pittsburgh Foundation Center - Carnegie Library - Oakland

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The Pittsburgh Foundation Center, a cooperating collection of the New York based Foundation Center,  is the single best source of information and resources on foundations and nonprofit funding in Pittsburgh. The Center, sponsored by the Carnegie Library, also provides classes in Basic Proposal Writing and an e-newsletter.  Contact information for the Center, a map and directions to the CLP Main (Oakland) location, and information on upcoming programs and events can be found here:

Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh Sources

Pittsburgh Newspapers


Did you know that in 2004 and again in 2010 Pittsburgh was named the Most Charity Conscious City in America. Charity Navigator, the premier independent charity evaluator, studied the 30 largest metropolitan areas and the financial health and efficiency of their charities to determine the rankings. For news about local foundations and nonprofits you will have to rely on their web sites, publications, and the local newspapers.   

Both the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Pittsburgh Tribune Review are indexed in EBSCO's Newspaper Source database and also in the Academic Lexis-Nexis database.