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Let’s create more opportunity
in Pittsburgh

The Impact Challenge Pittsburgh rallies the community around bold ideas to make our neighborhoods even better.

A panel of advisors helped us select four nonprofits with innovative ideas for growing economic opportunity in the Pittsburgh area, and each will receive $50,000 in grant funding and Google training. The public has now voted for the cause they believe has the most promise, and the People's Choice winner will receive an additional $50,000.

Learn more about our winners and People's Choice winner below.

About the challenge

Pittsburgh has always been home to innovators who possess the talent, grit, and determination to think big. The Impact Challenge Pittsburgh supports local nonprofits with big ideas to create opportunity in the Pittsburgh area.

Meet the advisors

Meet our panel of Advisors who helped review the submissions and select the winners.

  • Charlie Batch

    Founder, Best of the Batch Foundation
    Co Founder, Impellia
    Former Pittsburgh Steeler

  • Mary Frances Cooper

    President and Director, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

  • Grant Oliphant

    President, The Heinz Endowments

  • Kamal Nigam

    Engineering Director and Co-Site Lead, Google Pittsburgh