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Ryan Clark Cure League Overview
Health of the Community

Currently, millions of people worldwide suffer from sickle cell disease, a common genetic blood disorder, characterized by an abnormality in the red blood cells. Yet there is still a critical need for medical research. The Ryan Clark Cure League, conceived by Pittsburgh’s retired safety and leading tackler, raises money for[...]

YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Overview
Health of the Community

The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh has been addressing the needs of the community for over 160 years, reaching nearly 100,000 people annually throughout Allegheny County and the surrounding areas. As the region has grown so has the Y’s programming to address the needs of the community. Once identified for servicing[...]

Goodwill Overview
Job Creation

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania helps more than 53,000 individuals per year and serves as one of the largest and most diverse social and human service organizations in the region. Operating more than 30 thrift stores selling donated clothing and housewares, Goodwill also offers a broad variety of programs and services[...]

Mount Ararat Community Activity Center (MACAC) Overview
Community Revitalization

The Mount Ararat Community Activity Center, Inc. (MACAC) was established in 1990 as a community outreach organization committed to helping families throughout the region.  MACAC provides a variety of services, resources and information to community members of all ages, and socio-economic backgrounds. MACAC offers the following programs: Community Food/ Clothing[...]

Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation- Concussion Outreach
Health of the Community

The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation teamed up with UPMC Sports Medicine in 2011 to launch the Heads UP Pittsburgh program. This collaboration promotes concussion education for coaches, parents, and young athletes, and provides, baseline testing for athletes in all sports. Participants in Heads UP Pittsburgh can sign up with their entire[...]

South Fayette School District P.A.W.S
Research and Education

The South Fayette School District is committed to promoting dignity and respect. The school district has incorporated an anti-bullying approach to create a safe and inclusive learning space for students to foster and develop into conscientious citizens. The Middle School P.A.W.S. in Action program recognizes two students per month in[...]

Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation Overview| UPMC’s Partner for Healthy Living
Community Revitalization

Since 2010, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation has remained committed to the following: Actively promoting physical well-being Encouraging teamwork Stressing the importance of education Providing essential life skills to young people in our community through hockey and other activities The Foundation offers many programs, each designed to introduce children to the[...]

Manchester Bidwell Corporation- Electronic Records
Community Revitalization

Bidwell Training Center, one of the Manchester Bidwell families of non-profits, was established in 1968. For the past four decades, it has remained committed and invested in servicing the disadvantaged and dislocated residents of southwestern Pennsylvania. Bidwell Training Center’s mission to change lives by providing career training and academic enrichment[...]