Bridgeway Capital, which promotes economic opportunity and community revitalization by providing support to underserved populations, received $100,000 to support small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Casa San Jose, a community resource center for Latinos who have recently arrived to the Pittsburgh region, received $100,000 to respond to emergency need among Latinx families and individuals.
Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council received $100,000 to support the Council’s Emergency Fund for Artists during the coronavirus crisis.
Grant Oliphant expressed “huge admiration and support” for the region’s essential workers, among them healthcare and medical professionals, first responders including police and fire departments, and staff working in food industries and public services. And he commended Pittsburgh’s civic and local government leadership, especially Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and newly-appointed County Health Director, Dr. Debra Bogen.
“In the midst of this unprecedented crisis, our community is coming together and working for each other in extraordinary ways that have not happened on such a scale before,” he said. “I am in awe of the compassion, resolve, ingenuity and heroic efforts of so many. It is this spirit that will carry us through, and I hope will help lay the groundwork for a future community that is better for everyone.”