OnePGH Resilience Strategy - The Need to Support People, Planet, Place, and Performance.
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About the ONEPGH Fund

The ONEPGH Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the life of all Pittsburghers. The Fund exists at the confluence of local government, business, philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. The ONEPGH Fund advances civic initiatives through collaboration between sectors to address Pittsburgh’s most complex challenges.

Inspired by the City of Pittsburgh’s first ONEPGH Resilience Strategy, the ONEPGH Fund helps to create partnerships between local government and residents by leveraging the power of the Pittsburgh community. The Fund selects projects based upon the ability to leverage public and private resources, foster cross sector collaboration, encourage innovation and demonstrate measurable impact.

The ONEPGH Fund, an independent 501(c)(3) organization is supported by private and public investment, overseen by an independent board and combines the reach of government with the resilient spirit of Pittsburghers.

Mission Statement

The mission of the ONEPGH Fund is to encourage cross sector collaboration to achieve improved community health, well-being and civic resilience.

The Purpose of the ONEPGH Fund

Many times, execution of a project requires having the right partners around the table. The ONEPGH Fund helps to connect the scale and reach of government with the creativity of the community and the entrepreneurial spirit of the private sector. The Fund achieves this by:

  • Aligning private and philanthropic capital with public investments to foster cooperation around critically important projects that enhance the wellbeing of the City of Pittsburgh and its communities
  • Encouraging coordination and shared benefit among civic stakeholders to ensure resources enhance the lives of Pittsburghers
  • Providing opportunities for residents to participate in civic solutions through volunteerism and contribution towards creating a Pittsburgh for all
  • Establishing communications, transparency and measurement towards achieving civic goals
  • Preparing City government and public sector alignment to ensure sustainability of projects post-investment
  • Improving the ease of City government to be able to attract and leverage non-governmental investments into civic benefit projects


The ONEPGH Fund is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working with the departments and authorities of the City of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh’s nonprofit sector, and business and community leadership. The board of directors, in consultation with community advisors and City of Pittsburgh leadership, approve a bi-annual programming strategy. The program strategy guides the activities, fundraising and investment decisions of the organization.

The fund strives towards achieving the 2030 goals outlined in the ONEPGH Resilience Strategy and Investment Prospectus, is aligned with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs), the social determinants of health and consistent with the p4 principals of People, Planet, Place and Performance.

Programs support the priority areas laid out in the Investment Prospectus:

  • Our Children
  • Workforce and Entrepreneurship
  • Affordable Housing
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Environmental and Recreational Assets
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Climate Action
  • Mobility
  • Critical Infrastructure
  • Art, Historic and Cultural Assets


The ONEPGH Fund and its partners advance programs that improve the lives of Pittsburghers from all 90 neighborhoods. The Fund seeks to help serve these communities and their local government in three distinct methods:

  • Financial Intermediary/Fiscal Agent
  • Direct Piloting of Programs
  • Catalyst for Innovation

The ONEPGH Fund fosters collaboration between the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to ensure Pittsburgh becomes a healthier, safer, and more vibrant community. The Fund works with and for three stakeholder groups to improve the quality of life for all Pittsburghers:

The City of Pittsburgh
The ONEPGH Fund is a fiscal agent aligned with the City of Pittsburgh, working to build the capacity of municipal projects and programs that address Pittsburgh’s greatest needs. As an independent nonprofit organization, the ONEPGH Fund enables cooperation between the private sector and local government. The Fund provides strong financial management and performance, and the administrative infrastructure to act quickly and flexibly, helping to build and sustain the City’s priority programs.

Private Sector and Individual Funders
The ONEPGH Fund serves as a vehicle for individuals, foundations, and corporations to contribute to City projects and programs. By leveraging private sector support with the scale and the resources of the public sector, the Fund helps to increase the value and impact of philanthropic contributions.

The Public
The Fund works to link the needs of the community and its residents with the capabilities of government and the private sector by enhancing the impact of cross-sector collaboration.


The ONEPGH Fund achieves success through the coordination of private and philanthropic resources to leverage public assets and services to create measurable benefit for all Pittsburghers. By bringing leaders around the table, the Fund facilitates collective action to tackle the major issues that stress our city, and address unexpected shocks as they arise.

Coordination between sectors challenges local governance and the ability to address endemic stresses facing Pittsburghers. The ONEPGH Fund is a catalyst for cooperation to tackle our challenges and ensure that necessary services and opportunities are reaching our residents efficiently and effectively.

Pittsburghers’ vision of an equitable and thriving city by 2030 requires the agility to work across sectors: public, private, nonprofit, and philanthropic, to create efficiencies and targeted outcomes by creating recognizable cross-sector collaborations. The ONEPGH Fund serves to leverage resources to innovate, experiment and not fear failure, but use cooperation as a tool to create better projects and programs. This fund will also serve as a vehicle to rebound from the shocks and disasters that take us by surprise.


The ONEPGH Fund is constituted as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation under the rules and regulations of the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the State of Pennsylvania. The non-profit organizational structure provides a tax-exempt corporate entity that allows private, philanthropic and government investments and systems to coexist. The organization provides a broad appeal for private funders looking to support public initiatives, while enabling the alignment with existing philanthropic investments and local government policies and programs. The Fund’s creation serves an important role in facilitating private contributions, bringing together cross-sector partners on behalf of City priorities, and providing reserves for unforeseen disasters.

The ONEPGH Fund Board of Directors

Board Leadership

  • Grant Ervin, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Pittsburgh
  • Dan Gilman, Chief of Staff, City of Pittsburgh
  • Anna E. Hollis, Executive Director, Amachi Pittsburgh
  • Valerie MacDonald Roberts – Retired – Chief Urban Affairs Officer, City of Pittsburgh
  • Bob Nelkin, Retired CEO, United Way of Allegheny County
  • Melanie Ondek, Senior Grants Officer, City of Pittsburgh
  • Lindsay Powell, Deputy Chief of Staff, City of Pittsburgh
  • Vincent J Quatrini, Jr, Esq, Founding Partner, QuatriniRafferty


  • Download the ByLaws here.
  • Download th eForm 990 here.

Contact Information:

414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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