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.

Neighbor to Neighbor Grantees are eligible to receive up to $500 in matching funds on a first come, first served basis. Donations to your ioby campaign will be doubled as supporters donate, making your fundraising work go twice as far!

  • Observatory Hill Light Up Night

    In our continual efforts to revitalize our business district, we first have to revitalize our mindset to address our division.

    NEEDS: $0 of 150 + Volunteers
  • Some of the first pigeons in the area.

    Pigeon Positivity

    Help us create dozens of ceramic pigeons to fly on Spring Hill!

    We want to bring seniors and kids together to make pigeons to beautify our neighborhood and to encourage the two groups to mix.

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,115 + Volunteers
  • 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