Three Rivers Community Foundation
Three Rivers Community Foundation in southwestern Pennsylvania is the region’s only grantmaker dedicated solely to social change and justice. The Foundation’s key issue areas include: Disability Rights; Economic Justice; the Environment; Racial Justice; Women, Youth, and Families; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues. In addition to making grants of up to $4,000 in these action areas, TRCF also makes small Special Opportunity Grants of up to $500 throughout the year for unanticipated opportunities that may arise, for which organizations did not budget.
Three Rivers Community Foundation is a member of The Funding Exchange, a national association of 16 foundations that share a commitment to supporting community-based philanthropy through “Change, not charityTM.” The Funding Exchange offers TRCF a rich source of shared experience, information, networking, and collaboration, as well as funds for re-granting to local support for national initiatives. Over the past 20 years, TRCF has distributed over $940,000 to more than 260 progressive groups in the region. With a focus on making grants to smaller organizations doing innovative work to address divisions in society, TRCF actively seeks out those working on the ground floor of change.