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Join us for a Northside Picnic

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Get Your Picnic Basket Ready

Join Sprout and One Northside for a picnic in celebration of the Neighbor-to-Neighbor projects that were funded in 2017

On Thursday, September 14th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, we’re gathering in the courtyard of the New Hazlett Theater for a picnic, and you’re invited!

Get to know the great people behind the 2017 Neighbor-to-Neighbor funded projects. Network with funders and resident leaders from all over the country who will be in Pittsburgh for Resident Voices Leading Neighborhood Change from Grassroots Grantmakers. And enjoy picnic-themed refreshments!

Northsiders and their friends, families and supporters are all welcome at this event, which is free and open to the public. See you there!

RSVP to Let Us Know You’ll Be at the Picnic

Cast your vote for #BelongingArt

Belonging Art Finalists

Find Out What Belonging Means to Your Community

Sprout received nearly 250 works of art created by people of all ages in response to our Belonging Community Art Project.

Now, it’s up to YOU to help choose which works of art will appear on the free community voices poster we’re producing.

Visit to view the finalists and cast your vote. Voting closes Friday, May 26th at 11:59 pm.

Vote Now for Your Favorite Works of Art

We’ll announce the winning designs in early June, and yard signs and posters will be available for free throughout Pittsburgh and Allegheny County starting on World Refugee Day on June 21st.

One Northside Neighbor-to-Neighbor Grants Return

Neighbor-to-Neighbor 2017

Neighbor-to-Neighbor $1,000 grants are Back!

How will you use $1,000 to benefit your Northside neighborhood?

For the third year in a row, The Sprout Fund is partnering with the Buhl Foundation to provide microgrants to support small-scale neighborhood-level projects through Neighbor-to-Neighbor Grants of up to $1,000.

Applicants must live or work on the Northside and funded project activities must take place in one of the 18 neighborhoods of the Northside.

Applications will be accepted on June 9th, July 7th, and August 4th.

RSVP for an Info Session

Thinking about applying for a grant? Sprout is hosting information sessions at the following Northside neighborhood locations:

Thursday, May 18 | 5:30 to 7:00 pm

Artist Image Resource
518 Foreland Street
Register to Attend

Friday, May 26 | 8:30 to 10:00 am

Chateau Cafe and Cakery
1501 Preble Avenue
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Friday, June 2 | 8:30 to 10:00 am

Pear and the Pickle
1800 Rialto Street
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Friday, June 16 | 12:00 to 1:30 pm

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Woods Run
1201 Woods Run Avenue
Register to Attend

Thursday, July 6 | 5:30 to 7:00 pm

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Allegheny
1230 Federal Street
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Learn More about Sprout’s support for One Northside

Call for Art: Belonging Community Art Project

Belonging Project

A Place Where We All Belong

This city owes its resilience to the spirit and creative energy of the people who have made Pittsburgh their home, built communities here, and contributed to our shared future.

At this critical time in our nation’s history, when many immigrants and refugees don’t feel welcome in this country, The Sprout Fund is launching Belonging, a new community art project to positively affirm the notion that we all belong.

Call for Art

All people living in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County are invited to submit original works of art that express the concept of “belonging.”

  • Submissions due by Thursday, May 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm ET
  • All submissions must be rendered with a 1:1 aspect ratio
  • Digital submissions are strongly preferred

A jury of art professionals will select 1 winning design to be reproduced as posters and yard signs and distributed throughout the region. The creator of the winning design will receive a $3,000 artist honorarium. 15 additional designs will be selected for inclusion on a “community voices” poster and receive $100 each.

See the complete details at

Next One Northside Funding Deadline is Nearly Here

Neighbor to Neighbor Grant

We’re Halfway There

There’s still time to lead a $1,000 Neighbor-to-Neighbor project.

We’ve set a goal to support 50 Neighbor-to-Neighbor projects this year and we’re just about halfway there. What will you do with your Neighbor-to-Neighbor grant?

Want to host a community clean up or neighborhood gathering? Have a big idea that you want to test out? Neighbor-to-Neighbor $1,000 grants support small projects on the Northside – and we’re accepting applications through August 5th.

Anyone that lives or works on the Northside is eligible to apply for a Neighbor-to-Neighbor Grant from The Sprout Fund and use $1,000 to make the Northside the place to live, work and learn.


Start Your Neighbor-to-Neighbor Grant Application

Manchester Growing Together

Manchester Growing Together Garden

Documentary Screening on Tuesday, August 2nd.

Manchester Growing Together Garden is celebrated as a model of environmental stewardship, juvenile justice remediation and community service involvement.

Learn more and meet project leader Lisa Freement at a free screening of the documentary Manchester Growing Together at City of Asylym on Tuesday, August 2nd from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

RSVP to Attend this Free Screening

Learn More About Sprout’s Support for One Northside

Sprout’s Joining the Pittsburgh My Brother’s Keeper Initiative. (You can, too.)

Sprout Update

Two Requests for Proposals Issued to Support Project

As a community, Pittsburgh is facing a staggering opportunity gap that keeps a large portion of young people of color from taking part in our city’s ongoing transformation. To reduce Pittsburgh’s opportunity gap and make our city liveable for all residents, we must take concrete steps to prepare young people of color for rewarding careers in growing fields.

Through the generous support of the Heinz Endowments, Sprout is honored to join the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County in the next phase of the ongoing My Brother’s Keeper initiative.

My Brother's Keeper

How It Will Work

Throughout the fall of 2016, community stakeholders will meet to identify needs and gaps in out-of-school educational programming and make recommendations for specific programs for youth, the training necessary to build the capacity of educators and mentors, and capital improvements necessary to better equip youth centers.

Sprout will then make grants totaling $100,000 to fund pilot projects that advance these recommendations to provide high-quality learning experiences in technology, digital literacy, and workforce readiness for young people of color during the first six months of 2017.

Throughout the entire process, a new project manager will work with My Brother’s Keeper committee members and partner organizations to create measurable objectives, create an evaluation plan, and issue an annual report to the community.

Read The Announcement in Full at

Requests for Proposals

To build the team that will support this work over the next year, Sprout has issued two Requests for Proposals:

Community & Stakeholder Planning Consultant to design and lead the community and stakeholder planning process and to prepare the initial recommendations that result from these discussions.

Project Manager to provide the ongoing project management for the My Brother’s Keeper initiative and act as a liaison between and coordinator of participating organizations, including the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.

Proposals are due Friday, August 5, 2016 by 5:00 pm (EDT)

See the Full Details at

$5,000 One Northside Innovation Grants

One Northside Grant

Take the lead in your community with this one-time opportunity

In support of the One Northside initiative, The Sprout Fund is offering grants of up to $5,000 to launch new and creative ideas for improving the quality of place, education, or employment on Pittsburgh’s Northside.

That’s right: $5,000 to make your community even better.

Northside residents, community groups, nonprofits, and collaborative teams are encouraged to apply. Past Neighbor-to-Neighbor projects are also welcome!

Submit your One Northside Innovation grant application!
DEADLINE: Monday, July 18th

Get to Work on Your $5,000 Application

Northside Block Party: Northview Heights

Northside Block Party

Sunday, June 19th | 2:00-5:00pm
Outdoors in Northview Heights
533 Mt Pleasant Road, 15214
Free and Open to the Public!

This Sunday, Northview Heights hosts another Northside Block Party with performers Lee Robinson & ISKA, Kai Roberts and The Royal Divas. Hotdogs, snacks, and drinks will be provided compliments of the Northview Heights Citizens Council.

This mini-arts festival celebrates the valuable resources and local identities of Northside neighborhoods. Come check out these free events, including:

Bring your neighbors and your friends. These events are a project of One Northside and brought to you by The Buhl Foundation, Deutschtown Music Festival, The Sprout Fund and The New Hazlett Theater.

For more info about future events, check out

Neighbor-to-Neighbor Deadline: June 3rd

Submit your request for $1,000 to support a community-led project in your neighborhood!

How would you use $1,000 to make an impact in your community? Neighbor-to-Neighbor Grants from The Sprout Fund provide $1,000 to support small-scale projects led by Northside residents.

Submit your application by Friday, June 3rd to be considered in the next funding round!

Submit your Application NOW

June Info Sessions

Attend any one of these upcoming neighborhood info sessions to learn about One Northside funding opportunities from The Sprout Fund:

Monday, June 6 | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Allegheny
1230 Federal Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Register to attend

Monday, June 13 | 5:30 pm to 8:0 0pm
Max’s Allegheny Tavern
537 Suismon Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Register to attend

Monday, June 27 | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Allegheny City Brewing
507 Foreland Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Register to attend

Learn More About Sprout’s Support for One Northside

One Northside Annual Celebration

Annual Celebration

Join your friends and neighbors at Heinz Field on June 1st

Since 2014, thousands of Northsiders have participated in a community-driven initiative to improve the quality of life in all 18 neighborhoods of the Northside.

Come on out and celebrate everyone’s contributions to the One Northside initiative and look ahead to more opportunities on Wednesday, June 1st at Heinz Field.

When: Wednesday, June 1 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Heinz Field, East Club, 100 Art Rooney Ave

RSVP to Attend