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Get to Know the Opportunity Fund Meetings in January

Get to Know the Opportunity Fund Meetings in January

Monday, January 8 at 9:30 am

or

Tuesday, January 23 at 6:30 pm

LOCATION

Repair the World Workshop
6022 Broad Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

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EVENT DESCRIPTION

The Opportunity Fund awards grants to organizations and initiatives that advance the arts, and social and economic justice. Letters of inquiry for the Spring 2018 cycle are due on February 1, 2018. In advance of that deadline, join us to meet the folks at the Opportunity Fund, learn about our focus areas (see more below) and process, hear insights about how to prepare a strong application, and ask any questions you have. The same information will be shared at both events.

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Opportunity Fund Awards Over $600,000 in Grants to Arts and Social & Economic Justice Efforts

Opportunity Fund Awards Over $600,000 in Grants to Arts and Social & Economic Justice Efforts

PITTSBURGH, PA, December 1, 2017—The Opportunity Fund announces support totaling $630,830 in its fourth cycle of funding. The Opportunity Fund is a Pittsburgh-based private foundation that awards grants to organizations and initiatives that advance the arts, and social and economic justice, with at least 75% of grants benefitting the greater Pittsburgh community. Including this current grant cycle, the foundation has awarded 166 grants totaling nearly $2.4M in the 2.5 years since its inception.

The Opportunity Fund was established in 2015 upon the death of community leader Gerri Kay to continue her life’s work. It seeks grantees who champion the liberties and rights of our communities’ diverse citizens, treasure the arts and support the lives of artists, pursue social and economic justice, and proactively provide safety net resources for those in need.

The Opportunity Fund’s grants are competitive. The Board of Directors funded 46 out of 88 requests that were seeking a total of $1,558,330. A complete list of awarded grants can be found below.

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