Social Impact

Since our founding 20 years ago, Walnut Capital has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars to support education, community development and union jobs. We are proud to call Pittsburgh home, and we know other companies will be, too. That’s why we have worked hard to attract game-changers to our properties, such as Google, which chose Pittsburgh as the city to pilot initiatives benefiting students in our public schools. And we’ve turned decades-vacant buildings into thoughtfully renovated properties that revitalize business districts and the city’s tax base while respecting the historic elements of our city’s industrial past.

As we celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Nabisco Bakery, where our most impactful development is located, we’ll soon be making a big announcement that will involve you, our community members and stakeholders: an announcement with the potential to further reshape our century.

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In the meantime, here’s a snippet of our social impact:

Education

We’ve committed to funding more than $100,000 to support the Pittsburgh Promise. But we also work with organizations to help underprivileged youths through programs like the Breaking the Chains of Poverty Workforce Development Program, where we’ve funded the training for several youths who now have well-paid jobs in the trades. And we work with our tenants to organize annual book and school supply drives that connect workers at Bakery Square with opportunities to give back.

Community Development

From the Animal Rescue League’s recent Homewood investment to helping to fund Zeke’s Coffee’s relocation, we make annual grants to dozens of community-based organizations. And every year, our properties generate over 2 million dollars of tax revenue that pays for critical services for the city, county and schools. We believe the being a strong community partner means raising the standard for sustainability – which is why Bakery Square 2.0 is the region’s greenest development with 100% of storm water absorbed on site. Throughout 2017, we’ve had the pleasure of working with:

Union Jobs

Our commitment to union labor extends beyond the building trades, where we commit to hiring 100% union workers for every development. Our security at Bakery Square is 100% union and we support The Pittsburgh Film Office whose work to make our region a top contender for movie and television production has resulted in thousands of union jobs for theatrical stage employees, moving picture technicians and artists. We consider ourselves stewards of our city’s proud labor tradition.