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Riverlife Awarded Partners for Places Grant to Connect West End to Riverfronts

By November 2, 2021Blog

Riverlife is excited to announce that we have been awarded a Partners for Places Mini Grant from The Funders Network. These grants are intended to help local governments, place-based funders and frontline community-led groups build relationships, align project ideas, and center racial equity in water, sustainability and climate action work. Pittsburgh was one of only 5 cities selected to receive this grant.

Riverlife was awarded $10,000 to connect Pittsburgh’s West End to the riverfronts in partnership with H.O.P.E. for Tomorrow, Inc. and funding partner, the Heinz Endowments. This grant will help us to strengthen relationships with frontline organizations in the city’s West End. Creating neighborhood connections like this is key to our goal of “Completing the Loop” of Pittsburgh’s 15-mile, 1,050-acre system of trails, parks and public open space. While 85% of the Loop is already completed, many neighborhoods still lack accessible connections to the rivers. This grant will help us work towards building one of these connections in the West End.

Learn more about the Partners for Places Grants, and check out the other amazing projects that were awarded in this round on The Funders Network website.