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East End Cooperative Ministry

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania



Impoverished neighborhoods benefit from the ministry’s safety-net programs, which are focused on providing food, emergency shelter, housing, and youth-oriented activities and training. Affected by budget problems and funding shortfalls, the organization is using this program-related investment  – a 36-month, low-interest loan from the Community Relief Fund, which offered program-related investments to high-performance human-service organizations that were providing food, shelter, and other emergency services during the economic crisis – to sustain its services in the face of increasing demand.