The Bartko Foundation is a Pittsburgh-based non-profit whose mission is to invest in the self-sufficiency projects of single, minority mothers. In the past, a handful of Open Hand families meeting these requirements have applied for funds through the Bartko Foundation to support the purchase of their homes.
Each year, the Bartko Foundation hosts a luncheon called Irene’s Dream. At this luncheon, one Bartko grantee is honored with the Irene O. Bartko Award. A few months ago, we nominated our newest homeowner for this award. While she did not receive the award, the Bartko Foundation invited us to attend the luncheon, as they wanted to honor her many achievements anyway.
(Can you blame them? Our home-owners are awesome!)
We had a FABULOUS time at the Irene’s Dream Luncheon and feel grateful to share a vision with such a wonderful partner. We owe a big “THANK YOU!” to the Bartko Foundation — for supporting our work and more importantly, for supporting the hard work of our families!
To learn more about the Bartko Foundation, check out their website here.