PolicyLink receives $125K grant from The Pittsburgh Foundation for Equitable Development ImplementationLeave a Comment
A $125,000 grant from The Pittsburgh Foundation will support local Equitable Development work in Pittsburgh!
In early 2016, PolicyLink joined with Neighborhood Allies, Urban Innovation21, the UrbanKind Institute, and many other Pittsburgh partners, to put forth an equitable development vision and strategy to ensure low-wealth Pittsburghers participate in and benefit from the region’s economic transformation. Throughout 2016, more than 200 community leaders participated in creating a definition of equitable development and provided input into the action agenda presented in the report, Equitable Development: The Path to an All-In Pittsburgh.
As local community leaders begin to implement this action plan, with The Pittsburgh Foundation support, PolicyLink will continue to support this community-driven effort by launching a multi-sector Equitable Development Collaborative that will advance equitable development with an initial focus on institutionalizing an equity approach within city government, expanding tenant protections. The Pittsburgh Foundation support is being used to stand up the collaborative, including hiring a part-time Community Impact Manager to coordinate a steering committee and two action teams who will work to achieve policy wins over the next year.
Thank you, The Pittsburgh Foundation, for joining us on our path to achieving an “All-In Pittsburgh”!