Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Spotlights Small and Mighty Grant Program

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports on the “Small and Mighty” grant program of the Pittsburgh Foundation.  Growing out of the “100 Percent Pittsburgh” initiative, which targets assistance for women raising children and for youth aged 12-24, “Small and Mighty” makes grants to local organizations with a budget under $600,000 per year.

“Our 100 Percent Pittsburgh organizing principle is grounded in the idea that we should turn to affected communities for solutions,” said Michelle McMurray, the foundation’s senior program officer who leads Small and Mighty.”

Casa San Jose, one of 18 small nonprofits to benefit from this program, received $15,000 for its Saturday program for low-income Latino youth.

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Denise Zellous, of the Zellous Hope Project, received a grant for $8,000 from the Small and Mighty program of the Pittsburgh Foundation for outreach services for homeless people and other at-risk individuals who are in transition.

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Casa San Jose is a community resource center that advocates for and empowers Latinos by promoting integration and self-sufficiency. Our mission is to model a strong culture of acceptance and integration in which immigrants and other newcomers are treated with dignity, respect, and kindness and can freely preserve and celebrate their unique cultures while adapting to their new lives in the Greater Pittsburgh area.

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