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225 Ross Street, Ste. 202
Pittsburgh, PA 15219





Training & Technical Assistance

Community Technical Assistance Center

CTAC’s assistance to neighborhood groups and leaders sometimes involves helping them figure out how to take that first step: where to get the resources? Whom to partner with? Other times it involves taking one of the many intermediate steps on the way: Where to get the data to answer a question? How to overcome this obstacle that has popped up? CTAC’s “product” is helping their clients move with confidence one further step in their project or goal while adding value to the final result.

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307 Fourth Ave., 15th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Phone: (412) 231-2822


GTECH’s methodology is the core component of their programming. They believe that investigation is an ideal starting point to addressing systematic problems that communities face. Their four-pronged approach is based on their experience in planning, community engagement and on-the-ground implementation.


The ReClaim team is composed of designers, policy specialists, social innovators, landscape architects and community organizers.

ReEnergize PGH is a coordinated effort of over 40 organizations to reduce overall home energy consumption throughout Allegheny County.

6587 Hamilton Ave.
Pittsburgh, Pa 15206

Phone: (412) 361-2099


The Design Center

The Design Center is dedicated to design, urban planning and public policy resulting in more livable, equitable and sustainable communities in the Pittsburgh region.


Design Fund
Awards competitive grants to community organizations to hire architects, planners, landscape architects, and other design professionals to assist in the initial phase of improvements to their neighborhoods.

Design Consults
Matches homeowners and commercial property owners with an architect, landscape architect, or interior designer to provide an on-site consultation in advance of remodeling or renovation.

Design Allies
Connects people with design and planning ideas by engaging them with public policy issues, offering lecture, film, and educational opportunities, and promoting dialogue via social media.

The Bank Tower
307 Fourth Ave., 15th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Phone: (412) 391-4144


The Forbes Funds

The Forbes Funds focuses on strengthening the management capacity and impact of community nonprofits individually and collectively through:

  • Capacity Building: Providing nonprofits with resources, through grantmaking and cohorts, and learning forums to enable them to manage a disruptive event, reframe their thinking about a specific issue that impacts operations, and prepare for the future.  Priority is given to human services and community development organizations in Allegheny County.
  • Social Innovation: Accelerating the development of operating models and technological innovation to reduce expense and/or increase impact for our community nonprofit organizations.

Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership: Leveraging the collective strength of the sector to inform policy, give input to community priorities and strategies, and increase their purchasing power.


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