Pittsburgh, Pa. — The Standard Charitable Foundation, with support from Standard Bank, has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation (BGC), a Pittsburgh non-profit that exists to improve the quality of life for all who live or work in Garfield and the surrounding neighborhoods through active community engagement. Community-focused and board driven, the BGC aims to transform its constituency into stakeholders who can help spur physical revitalization, promote greater economic opportunity, and bring a strengthened sense of social well-being to these neighborhoods.
Their awarded grant will help underwrite the costs associated with the renovation of a vacant, single-family home, as well as construction of a new single-family home–both in the Garfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh. These homes will be sold to first-time home buyers.
The BGC has had a busy 2019 so far and it reaches far beyond real estate.
To support BGC work- donations can be made via their website: https://www.standardbankpa.com/external-link-disclaimer/?url=https://bloomfield-garfield.org/
They are also fundraising for the legal battle for this park: https://ioby.org/project/save-public-park-disappearing
For regular updates follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BloomGarCorp/
Or directly contact them at: 5149 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15224 or 412-441-6950