PITTSBURGH (May 18, 2023) – Equipping football coaches to mentor youth beyond the field. A café where teens, mental health professionals and police officers gather and talk. Training and job support for those exiting incarceration. Wraparound services that give a voice to those suffering the trauma of gun violence and loss. These are just a […]
The McNulty Foundation and Aspen Institute have named The Hear Foundation one of five emerging organizations to receive the 2023 McNulty Prize Catalyst Fund, an award presented to early-stage organizations that have demonstrated significant momentum with innovative models of change. The Hear Foundation will receive $20,000 in unrestricted funding to expand our work building safer […]
Program Recognizes Young Leaders Who Are Turning to Entrepreneurship to Solve the World’s Biggest Problems. On November 29, 2022, Forbes unveiled its 12th annual 30 Under 30 List for the Class of 2023, and named The Hear Foundation Co-founder Leon Ford to the prestigious list in the Social Impact category. Leon was selected for his […]
PITTSBURGH (November 11, 2022) – On the 10-year anniversary of the date that he was shot by Pittsburgh police in a case of mistaken identity, international speaker, author, and entrepreneur LeonFord today announced that he would be donating the clothing he wore that night to the Smithsonian-affiliated Senator John Heinz History Center. The announcement was […]
Inaugural microgrants from The Hear Foundation also supported Center for Victims resiliency workshops, and camps engaging youth and police. PITTSBURGH (October 10, 2022) – Students at Pittsburgh Perry High School have completed the development of a student-led safety plan at Perry High School with support from a $21,600 grant from The Hear Foundation’s Summer of Healing […]
The Hear Foundation, a new nonprofit dedicated exclusively to fostering collaboration between law enforcement, city officials, community groups, and residents in order to build a safe, thriving community for all, launched today in Pittsburgh and announced the recipients of its inaugural Summer of Healing community grants.