What We Do

The Forbes Funds: What We Do

The Forbes Funds focuses on strengthening the management capacity and impact of community nonprofits individually and collectively. We accomplish that 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.


Our Partners

The Forbes Funds is a supporting organization of The Pittsburgh Foundation. They along with area foundations, corporations, and The United Way provide annual grant support to enable us to advance our work with organizations.