Resources and Partners

Partners in the Allegheny Together network are able to help community members with business development, community initiatives, project financing, strategic planning, and more.

Click on the links to get in touch with our partners. 

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Partners to help Business Owners

These partners are able to answer questions about how to start and operate a business. Some partners even provide funding. Check their websites to see the full extent of services offered. 

Business Mentors and Education

Center for Women's Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial education and training, mentoring, and networking for women.

Shift Collaborative

Women-owned marketing firm that offers a full range of digital and creative services, with free workshops for community and business leaders.

Paramount Pursuits

Paramount Pursuits is a small business incubator and economic development consulting partner, concentrating on empowering entrepreneurs and providing guidance for Main Street revitalization projects within our local communities.

Certify My Restaurant

Self-certification is an optional program by which you can reassure your employees and customers that you are adhering to all appropriate guidance. Benefit for businesses: A listing on the searchable public Open & Certified PA Business Directory; Permission to increase indoor dining from 50% to 75% occupancy; Free Open & Certified Pennsylvania signs for your physical location, website, and social media channels; Timely updates, reminders, and alerts for new business guidance and resources

SBDC Duquesne

Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers no-cost, confidential consulting services and training workshops in southwestern Pennsylvania to empower entrepreneurs and small business owners with the knowledge they need to start, grow, and prosper.

African American Chamber of Commerce

The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pa. provides technical assistance on a variety of business issues through its membership or in-office assessment for referral.

Diversity Business Resource Center

A program of the Riverside Center for Innovation, a single point of contact for minority, women, veterans and other disadvantaged business owners seeking information to start, sustain and grow their business.

SBDC Pitt

Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers no-cost, confidential consulting services and training workshops in southwestern Pennsylvania to empower entrepreneurs and small business owners with the knowledge they need to start, grow, and prosper.

Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The PMAHCC provides networking opportunities, technical assistance, education, and avising for Hispanic businesses.

Riverside Center for Innovation

Business and entrepreneurship incbubator in Pittsburgh; targeting women, minorities, veterans, LGBTQ, and other disadvantaged ventures.

Business Funding

Honeycomb Credit

Local crowdfunding platform for entrepreneurs and small business.

Innovation Works

Innovation Works is the Ben Franklin Technology Partner of Southwestern PA and is supported by the Department of Community and Economic Development.

PA Business One-Stop-Shop

Clearinghouse of information for doing business in Pennsylvania.

Kiva PGH

National small business loan provider: 0% interest loans with no fees! Loans can be up to $10,000, paid back over up to three years.

ioby

Crowdfunding platform to connect local leaders with support and funding from their communities.

Bridgeway Capital

Pittsburgh-based Community Development Finance Institution, building capacity, investing capital, and developing underserved areas to grow businesses and revitalize places.

412 Food Rescue Community Takeout

Compensation for restaurant workers to create single-serve meals that will then be distributed to families in need. Donations are directed to restaurants to cover meal costs, expenses related to logistics, delivery and program coordination. Fill out this form LINK

 
 
 

Partners to help Community Leaders

These partners all offer assistance to community groups and municipal leadership in the form of education, technical assistance, or funding. Visit their websites to see the full extent of services.

Workshops and Education

Tri-COG Land Bank

The Tri-COG Land Bank acquires and rehabilitates blighted property to enhance community safety, value, and vibrancy. The central goal of a land bank is to transfer properties that are vacant, abandoned, and tax delinquent back to productive use that benefits communities.

Local Government Academy

Local Government Academy offers approximately 30 educational programs to government leadership in the Allegheny County region.

Community Funding

Neighborhood Allies

Neighborhood Allies offers financial resources, expertise and technical assistance for community development in Pittsburgh and surrounding communities.

Duquesne Light Company Community Impact Grants

April 13 - June 1, 2021. Grants for 501c3s with operating budgets of $500k or less. Propsoals must be in the target areas of Public Art, Green Spaces, Community Safety and Energy, or Connectivity and Technology.

DEP Municipal Recycling Program Performance Grant

Awards are based on the weight of source-separated recyclable materials recovered by municipal recycling programs.

Turtle Creek Valley Council of Goverments

The Turtle Creek Valley Council of Governments (TCVCOG) brings together 20 municipalities. Services include grant administration, code enforcement, utility billing, land banking, and state mandate compliance.

DCED Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP)

Tax credit program (up to 80%) to encourage businesses to invest in projects by eligible nonprofits to serve low-income individuals and improve distressed areas. A special-priority category this year is COVID-19 Pandemic and Social Justice Issues.

Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Program (Commonwealth Financing Authority)

Projects which involve development, rehabilitation and improvements to public parks, recreation areas, greenways, trails and river conservation.

COG-Steel Rivers

The Steel Rivers Council of Governments (SRCOG) is a non-profit organization supporting municipalities in the Mon Valley region of Allegheny County.

Flood Mitigation Program (Commonwealth Financing Authority)

Applications due May 31. For-Profit Businesses, Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations. – Flood mitigation projects.