The Pittsburgh Community Benefit fund was created by the former Pittsburgh Township prior to the provincial mandated amalgamation with the City of Kingston. It currently consists of approximately $4,000,000 remaining from the original $5,697,000 reserve and 1997 operating surplus of the former Township. The interest earned from the investments in the fund is distributed each year in the form of scholarships and project grants.
The grants are decided by a board of directors, consisting of the 2 municipal councillors who represent areas that encompass the former Pittsburgh Township, and others who are elected by the membership each year at the annual general meeting. The membership consists of anyone who currently lives in the former Pittsburgh Township. (See map)
More information about the fund and its history can be found at http://www.freewebs.com/pcbf/