We are your ally.
(n): partner, colleague, helper, collaborator
(v): combine, unite, join, connect, unify, band together
Neighborhood Allies fosters Healthy Neighborhoods of Choice and Opportunity across Greater Pittsburgh. We make life better for people and improve places and environments for all Pittsburghers to live by bringing hope, fresh ideas, expertise and resources and by accelerating, scaling and sustaining equitable, proven community change initiatives.
As a community development focused intermediary, Neighborhood Allies works to support the people, organizations and partnerships committed to creating and maintaining healthy neighborhoods.
We act as a convener to support neighborhood vision and strategy. We bring together strategic partners on initiatives through several networks focused on a host of varying topics – such as capacity building in the system, asset and wealth building for low-income individuals, and equitable development. The networks and collaborative working groups that we convene are:
- The Asset Building Network
- The Grassroots Grantmaking Committee
- The Partnership Network
- All-In Pittsburgh Equitable Development Collaborative
- Schenley Heights Organized Revitalization Effort
We connect distressed and transitioning neighborhoods with valued and vetted resources while creating and broadening existing community partnerships. Some of the ways we do this are through:
- Financial Opportunity Centers and the Financial Empowerment Center
- The Real Estate Co-Powerment Series
- The Pittsburgh Mobile Toolbox
- Shared Real Estate Talent Program
We support organizations working to create and maintain healthy neighborhoods. We do this in several ways, such as through our catalytic and grassroots grants programs, as well through organizational support and capacity building. Some of our programs are: