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We put people first.
Our work champions the humanities — centering growth, equity, and community as a pathway to positive, lasting change.

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$2M+

granted in the past 2 years

330

organizations granted funds
in the past two years

73

core program sites
in the past 5 years

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The PA Heart & Soul journey emphasizes playing the long game, and that’s evident in the creation of award-winning public spaces, the implementation of projects identified as important to the community, the continued involvement of volunteers and even in the election of former volunteers to local public offices.
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We believe in contributing our learnings to the larger conversation about the role of the humanities in creating lasting change. We put participatory research at the forefront of all our work and partner with scholars, consultants, and a cross-sector of leaders including University of Pennsylvania’s PennPraxis, Elizabeth Myrick + Associates, and Allegheny Intermediate Unit.

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