100+ Community Organizations

Comprise the Jefferson Collaborative

The Collaborative brings together change-makers to positively impact the health and vitality of Pittsburgh’s South Hills and Mon Valley communities. Hosted and staffed by Jefferson Regional Foundation, the Collaborative provides a platform for networking, connection, collaboration, and learning opportunities among local organizations.



Local organizations serving Pittsburgh’s South Hills and lower Mon Valley communities have long sought an opportunity to gather, network, learn, and collaborate towards improving quality of life in the Jefferson region. In 2015, The Jefferson Collaborative emerged to fulfill this vision. Drawing from the energy and enthusiasm of numerous local groups who attended the Jefferson Regional Foundation’s first annual spring forum conference, The Jefferson Collaborative has since grown into an active network of 100+ community-serving organizations invested in a shared mission: to bring together change-makers to positively impact the health and vitality of communities south of Pittsburgh. Community-based organizations are invited to join, please learn more here. The Collaborative is hosted and staffed full-time by the Jefferson Regional Foundation.


What Do We Do?

The Jefferson Collaborative strives to create agile, healthy, and sustainable communities for diverse populations throughout the Jefferson region while serving as an incubator for powerful ideas and promising practices; improving the capacity of community-serving organizations; and facilitating collective action that advances community aspirations.


The Jefferson Collaborative convenes throughout the year, hosts smaller action teams to develop grassroots solutions to community challenges, and offers capacity building and skill development opportunities for member organizations. Leadership is provided by a Vision Council representing the diversity of organizations, leaders, and populations in the area.


The Jefferson Collaborative serves as a hub of resources for local organizations seeking to connect and collaborate. Key resources include our Collaborative E-Newsletter, Jefferson Community Directory, Community Data Snapshots, and more!

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