The Sprout Fund is Pittsburgh’s leading agency supporting innovative ideas, catalyzing community change, and making the region a better place to live, work, play, and raise a family.

One Northside is a community-driven initiative to improve the quality of life in all 18 neighborhoods of the Northside. Since early 2014, hundreds of Northside residents have engaged with local leaders and stakeholders in community-wide conversations to create a shared agenda for the revitalization of this vital component of the greater Pittsburgh region.

In support of One Northside, The Sprout Fund is partnering with ioby to offer training and one-on-one support for One Northside grant recipients that would like to run a crowdfunding campaign in addition to their grant support. Crowdfunding on ioby allows project leaders to raise funds, cultivate a local donor base, find volunteers, and build visibility for their project, all with one-on-one support and training from ioby staff.

The Sprout Fund will match the first $250 of every donation to the campaigns below until their match fund runs out, so donate today and double your impact! 

Love Your Neighbor Rally

We believe in building connections among residents for a stronger community, then go beyond our borders and invite our neighboring communities.

NEEDS: $0 of 90 + Volunteers

Youth Collaboration to Prevent Violence

Provide monthly activities for youth, ages 13-18 that include career exploration, household finances, credit, the benefits of a savings account, opening up a bank account, paying bills, buying a house.

NEEDS: $0 of 2,310

CAM: Media Exchange II

Media Exchange II will further collaborate with local talent contibuting to the neighborhood and document individuals who help build the Northside community in multi-media forms. 

NEEDS: $0 of 500 + Volunteers
Lamaze Classroom

MAYA Prenatal Parent Program

The MAYA Prenatal Parent Program provides expectant parents with classes to prepare them for a healthy pregnancy and birth and to care for their new babies. 

 

NEEDS: $0 of 3,254 + Volunteers
His Place

A School Year to Remember!

We'll kick-off the school year with our First Month Festival and follow-up with year-long initiatives encouraging bullying-prevention and attendance, as well as afterschool opportunities for at-risk students.

NEEDS: $0 of 2,000

ALIVE 2016

Alive is a day where the homeless can truly feel alive and are equipped with the necessary tools and resources to better their curent situations.

NEEDS: $0 of 2,125