OUR FUNDERS

The BGC is proud of our work and our accomplishments. Obviously, none of this would be possible without those who have guided and supported us along the way.

Our corporate, public, and institutional donors and funders have been critical to our successes and understanding of our failures.
In the past year, they have included:

  • PNC Bank
  • Dollar Bank Foundation
  • BNY Mellon Foundation (for the Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center)
  • Citizens Bank
  • Allegheny Valley Bank
  • Charles Sanders Foundation
  • McCune Foundation
  • Pittsburgh Partnership for Neighborhood Development
  • Youthworks, Inc.
  • Wireless Neighborhoods, Inc. (now Neighborhood Learning Alliance)
  • State Senator Jim Ferlo
  • The Mayor’s Office, City of Pittsburgh
  • City Councilmen Patrick Dowd and the Rev. Ricky Burgess

We have come to rely upon a number of public agencies, most notably the city’s Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), the city planning department and its Advisory Commission on Community-Based Organizations (ACCBO), the PA Housing Finance Agency (PHFA), the PA Dept. of Community and Economic Development (DCED),  the city’s Pittsburgh Partnership Employment and Training Division, the city’s Bureau of Building Inspection, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, and the city’s Public Works Department. While many pundits make a nice living disparaging the efforts of government, without these agencies, the BGC would find itself in a very difficult place. And we don’t want to overlook the contributions made by the UPMC/Bloomfield-Garfield Family Health Center and the West Penn Allegheny Health System to our work in the public schools.

We also thank those of you who, each day, through your membership in the BGC, your volunteerism, and your professional association with us, provide the credibility and dedication necessary to making our neighborhoods safe, distinctive and livable places.