The Sprout Fund awards $130,000 to 27 projects leading a civic response to the first #100days!

Pittsburghers are setting their own agendas for the first 100 days of the new administration.
See the people and projects supported by community members and The Sprout Fund.

Selected Project Ideas

Shattered Glass Podcast

1.70K Views8 Comments

Telling the stories of extraordinary women breaking the glass ceiling.

Repairing Youth Police Relations

907 Views7 Comments

Improving relationships between youth and police through dialogue and creative expression.

That’s Us

2.04K Views10 Comments

Enfranchising Allegheny County residents by establishing a network of grassroots change agents.

Two Cultures, One Me

1.76K Views8 Comments

Giving refugee teens a voice through self-exploration, artistic expression, and public outreach.

Renovating Community Bridges

2.32K Views10 Comments

Linking urban and rural communities in Western Pennsylvania through youth dialogue, exchange, and service.

Let’s Cook!

1.87K Views5 Comments

Empowering families to overcome food barriers through hands-on workshops

We Speak Soccer

1.75K Views5 Comments

Forging connections between immigrants, refugees, and the greater Pittsburgh community through a mutual love of the game.


2.12K Views7 Comments

Expressing the fears, ideas, and solutions of trans people in the Pittsburgh region.

E3: Engage, Educate, Empower

2.33K Views11 Comments

Providing training and engagement to enable young Black women and femmes to take a stand and effect local change.


4.43K Views14 Comments

Enabling self-advocates with disabilities to discuss and share the issues that affect them and their community.

Conflict Kitchen Guest Chef Program

3.17K Views12 Comments

Opening minds and palates by bringing the food and stories of recent immigrants to greater Pittsburgh restaurants.

From Ignorance to Action

3.62K Views12 Comments

Spreading solidarity and respect for the Muslim and refugee experience through canvassing, education, and community-building.

Circles Zero Six Eight

1.01K Views16 Comments

Helping ex-offenders rebuild their lives through community, employment, and self-empowerment.

Hopewell Vikings Create a World of Difference

7.44K Views10 Comments

Training middle school students to be student leaders dedicated to maintaining a safe, welcoming school environment.

350Pittsburgh Unite100

1.08K Views7 Comments

Uniting climate justice and social justice to build connections and strengthen responses to important issues.

The Portrait Project: Faces From Within

848 Views9 Comments

Documenting prisoner stories about systemic injustice and the lack of adequate health care at Fayette SCI.

Fighting Fear While Building Bridges

2.03K Views15 Comments

Responding to fear with education and awareness to help immigrants know and exercise their rights and responsibilities.

Reporting on the Effects of the New Administration

4.66K Views11 Comments

Reporting on the effects of federal policies on the Pittsburgh region, including healthcare, immigration, education, and economics.


1.28K Views7 Comments

Sharing youth perspectives about the future of our region with policymakers and organizers.

The Soil Superheroes

4.36K Views8 Comments

Investigating soil lead levels in Homewood through youth-led exploration and research.

Global Minds

4.82K Views11 Comments

Combatting cultural intolerance by linking high school age English language learners and native speakers.

Standing Strong Together

2.11K Views8 Comments

Equipping individuals with artmaking and engagement tools to advocate for reproductive rights.

She Runs SWPA

2.40K Views8 Comments

Empowering more women to run for local office through coalition-building, grassroots outreach, and demystification of the political process.

Off the Street and Into the Kitchen

1.29K Views6 Comments

Getting ex-offenders off the street and into the kitchen through paid farm-to-table restaurant training.

Prototype Workshop Series

5.08K Views6 Comments

Breaking down gendered stereotypes through feminist workshops in making, engineering, self-advocacy, and more.

Irene’s Dream Luncheon

1.85K Views12 Comments

Supporting single mothers of color in achieving the goals they set for themselves.

Opening Hearts and Minds

2.04K Views9 Comments

Connecting old and new stories of immigration to encourage residents to embrace people of different cultures and backgrounds.