Funders and Partners

CONNECT is primarily foundation funded, with approximately 75% of annual funds coming from Foundation support, and 25% coming from voluntary municipal contributions. We are so appreciative of our funders and members who demonstrate their commitment to our organization through their financial support of CONNECT.

Thank you to our 2018-2019 Funders:

Heinz Endowments

Hillman Foundation

McCune Foundation

Richard King Mellon Foundation

CONNECT would also like to thank the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs for their administrative and staff support.

Day in and day out, CONNECT has pleasure of working with regional partners that span the public, private, and non-profit sectors.  

Partner Organizations:

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Allegheny Conference on Community Development

Allegheny County Conservation District

Allegheny County Controller’s Office

Allegheny County Economic Development

Allegheny County Executive’s Office

Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU3)

Allegheny League of Municipalities

Babst Calland

Bike Pittsburgh

Center for Metropolitan Studies

Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture)

Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.

Duquesne Light Company

Economic Development South 

Gaitens, Tucceri & Nicholas, PC

Gateway Engineers

Goehring Rutter & Boehm Law

Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership (GPNP)

GTECH Strategies

Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc.

Homeless Children’ Education Fund

Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania

Local Government Academy

McKees Rocks Community Development Corporation

Michael Baker International

PA Department of Community and Economic Development

Peoples Natural Gas

Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group

Pittsburgh Partnership for Neighborhood Development

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA)

Port Authority of Allegheny County

Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission

Steel Rivers Council of Governments

turnKey Taxes

United Way of Allegheny County

University of Pittsburgh’s Institute of Politics


Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation