City Awards 14 Love Your Block Community Grants

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 29, 2021) The City of Pittsburgh Office of Community Affairs is pleased to announce the 2021 cohort of Love Your Block grantees. Love Your Block is a City of Pittsburgh mini-grant program that brings neighbors together to improve our communities by combating blight, creating assets, and building resilience – block by block.  

14 community organization from across the City of Pittsburgh will participate in this year’s program by maintaining community gardens, cleaning up vacant lots, planting trees in their neighborhoods and more. They include:  

  • Beechview Area Concerned Citizens for Beechview Monument Parklet Celebration 
  • Brookline Together for New Brookline Community Entrance Sign  
  • East Commons Community Garden at Allegheny Commons Park for East Commons Community Garden 
  • Crafton Heights Westwood Community for Crafton Heights Westwood Neighborhood Beautification Project 
  • Lawrenceville United for McCandless Community Organic Garden 
  • Mount Washington Community Development Corporation for Mount Washington Tree Pit Beautification Project  
  • Oakcliffe Community Organization of South Oakland for Oakcliffe’s Little Free Library Box  
  • Out of the End Incorporated for West End Community Farm 
  • Our Clubhouse for Strip District Art Mural  
  • Pretty Up Beechview for Jardin de Unidad Beautification Project  
  • Reform Presbyterian Woman’s Home for Bus Shelter Beautification Project   
  • Revelations & Reflections for Kennedy Avenue Beautification Project  
  • South Side Community Council for South Side Park and Bandi Schaum Community Garden Cleanup 
  • Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition for Squirrel Hill Gateway Beautification Project 

"We are glad that we can once award funding to our community leaders to safely bring neighbors together to lead and implement community improvement projects,” said Mayor William Peduto. “I’d also like to thank the Office of Community Affairs and the city departments who work with our neighborhoods to help make these projects happen.”  

Additionally, 26 community organizations participated in the Love Your Block 2020 program and are implementing their projects through Fall 2021.  

Residents are welcome to stay updated and learn more about Love Your Block by subscribing to the Office of Community Newsletter here.  


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Molly Onufer
Communications Director
Mayor's Office