Catapult Greater Pittsburgh Receives $1 Million Gift from Yield Giving Open Call

Lever for Change Yield Giving Open Call Awardee
Catapult Greater Pittsburgh announced as one of the Yield Giving Open Call’s awardees.

Today, MacKenzie Scott’s Yield Giving announced Catapult Greater Pittsburgh as one of the Yield Giving Open Call’s awardees working with people and in places experiencing the greatest need in the United States.

Catapult Greater Pittsburgh Named as Open Call Awardee

Catapult received $1 million, which will go toward our daily operations and range of entrepreneurial, homeownership, and asset building programs dedicated to ensuring systematically disenfranchised communities can meaningfully achieve economic justice and lead dignified and equitable lives.

In March 2023, Yield Giving launched an Open Call for community-led, community-focused organizations whose explicit purpose is to enable individuals and families to achieve substantive improvement in their well-being through foundational resources.

“We are ecstatic to be awarded this incredible gift. It’s not only a huge gift to our organization but to our entire community. Every nonprofit organization dreams of having unrestricted funding to create and expand existing programming, and invest in the development and implementation of new programs and services. This is a blessing, and we couldn’t be more grateful.”

– Catapult Executive Director, Tammy Thompson

Yield Giving Open Call Awards Transformative Organizations

The Open Call received 6,353 applications and initially planned for 250 awards of $1 million each. In the fall of 2023, organizations top-rated by their peers advanced to a second round of review by an external Evaluation Panel recruited for experience relevant to this cause and underwent a final round of due diligence. In light of the incredible work of these organizations, as judged by their peers and external panelists, the donor team decided to expand the awardee pool and the award amount.

“We are excited that our partnership with Yield Giving has resonated with so many organizations,” said Cecilia Conrad, CEO of Lever for Change. “In a world teeming with potential and talent, the Open Call has given us an opportunity to identify, uplift, and empower transformative organizations that often remain unseen.”

Visit the Lever for Change website for more information on the Yield Giving Open Call and other initiatives.

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