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2020 Annual Report
We put our mission to work at a critical time in history when equitable access to flexible capital and business assistance was needed most.Read Our 2020 Annual Report
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Where We Work
We ignite economic growth across western Pennsylvania.
707 Grant St.,
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
1001 State Street,
Erie, PA 16501
30 E. Main Street,
Uniontown, PA 15401
7800 Susquehanna Street
Transforming an abandoned factory into a beacon of opportunity for Homewood.Watch Video
Peach Street - Erie, PA
Reconnecting businesses and communities left behind to the mainstream economy.Watch Video
Monmade and Community Land Trust Homes
Local products for local real estate development projects.Watch Video
My Three Sons Vending
Helping businesses build healthier communities.Watch Video
Helping creative businesses power community development.Watch Video
Partnerships with UPMC for You and national funders commit over $7 million to increase affordable housing in Pittsburgh
Bridgeway Capital, a Pittsburgh-based Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), serves as UPMC’s lending partner for a newly established $7,950,000 affordable housing loan fund created through UPMC’s participation in Accelerating Investments for Healthy Communities, an initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for the Center for Community Investment. The affordable housing loan fund combines capital commitments from UPMC for You, Bridgeway Capital, and the Kresge Foundation to offer flexible loans that enable more quality, affordable housing to be built in the City of Pittsburgh. Ultimately, this initiative will contribute to over 330 rental homes for low-income Pittsburghers.
“A lot of the businesses we work with do a lot of sustainable things already, but they’re not marketing it,” said Monmade director Katie Schaible. “We saw the potential to highlight the things that they’re already doing, assess things they could be doing better and give them opportunities to create products that can be sustainable, and help bring them money but don’t harm the environment.”
One of the first ways sustainablyMonmade put its mission into action was with its One Green Product design competition this spring. Monmade challenged makers to come up with something for the built environment that combined design, innovation, sustainability and local impact.
Browse and buy handmade creations by Black-owned creative businesses from across the region during the Origins Virtual Marketplace, which goes live online today and runs through Sunday. For a chance to shop in person, stop by the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty on Saturday.
ORIGINS and Handmade Arcade will partner to present the ORIGINS Virtual Marketplace featuring a wide range of talented Black-owned creative businesses. Running from June 17th to 20th, this online shopping event will take place on a platform designed and operated by the Handmade Arcade. In conjunction with the virtual marketplace, ORIGINS is partnering with the Kelly Strayhorn Theater to host a pop-up market where locals can meet and buy from these dynamic makers.