a year of powerful change.

2020 Impact Report

Liberation Wall mural by Kyle Holbrook at Community Empowerment Association, Homewood.

expanding opportunity

This report reflects our progress, aspirations and values—as we look to the future of Neighborhood Allies’ efforts to lead reinvestment in Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods—equitably, effectively, and efficiently ensuring that we foster neighborhoods of opportunity and social mobility, in service of our most vulnerable populations, and those most at risk of being systemically isolated and removed from economic opportunities.

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Letter from Leadership

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Our Work on the Ground

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Organizational Growth

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Financials

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Thank You to Our Funders

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Thank You to Our Board of Directors

working on the ground

Our North Star Goal is to expand our resources to Accelerate, Scale, and Sustain the work of our community partners to create healthy neighborhoods of opportunity in Pittsburgh. Specifically, we aim to move 100,000 low-income Pittsburghers up the socio-economic ladder over the next ten years. Here is a glimpse at the progress and impact Neighborhood Allies made in 2020.

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Healthy Neighborhoods

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Programs + Initiatives

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Capacity Building

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Celebrating Success

People Connected to Real Estate Resources

Clients Achieving a Positive Financial Outcome

Number of Positive Stories Shared

Number of People participating in grassroots initiatives

Dollars invested in Equitable Development Activities
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Digital Inclusion

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Real Estate Accelerator

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COVID Response

organizational growth

In 2020, against the backdrop of a global pandemic, unprecedented civil unrest, and ongoing economic uncertainty, Neighborhood Allies delivered the strongest revenue and financial results on record. We launched 15 new initiatives, diversified our funding sources and brought on additional talented and passionate staff to help us achieve our organizational goals.

organizational growth

In 2020, against the backdrop of a global pandemic, unprecedented civil unrest, and ongoing economic uncertainty, Neighborhood Allies delivered the strongest revenue and financial results on record. We launched 15 new initiatives, diversified our funding sources and brought on additional talented and passionate staff to help us achieve our organizational goals.

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Digital Inclusion

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Real Estate Accelerator

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COVID Response

FInancials

Since 2014, our investments have leveraged over $50 million of additional investment towards building Healthy Neighborhoods. In 2020, we grew our organization to over $17 million in assets and awarded $758,201 in grants through our Catalytic, Love My Neighbor!, and CARE Fund grant programs.

thank you to our funders

We are extremely grateful to our dedicated community partners and funders. Together, we will continue to propel our neighborhoods and residents towards a better tomorrow. Thank you to the following organizations for providing the financial resources and partnerships that make our city healthier, safer, and stronger.

2020 Neighborhood Allies Staff

Presley L. Gillespie, President

Stephanie Chernay, Chief Operating Officer

Sarah Dieleman Perry
, Director of Economic Opportunity


Talia DePasquale
, Director of Communications and Storytelling


Shad Henderson
, Director of Equity and Inclusion


Vanessa Buffry
, Director of Digital Inclusion


Matt Madia
, Director of Real Estate Services


Demi Kolke
, Senior Program Manager of Corridor Revitalization


Glenn Grayson Jr
., Senior Program Manager for Neighborhood
Development

Jael Jones
, Senior Program Manager for Real Estate Services


Cait Lee
, Program Manager for Grants and Investments


Tamara Cartwright
, Program Manager for Social Impact Design


DeOndra Parker
, Operations and Program Support Manager


Ben Emswiler
, Executive Assistant and Office Manager


Chelsea Contino
, Communications and Outreach Program
Coordinator

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