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Organization Name
Bona Fide Bellevue
About Us
Bona Fide Bellevue is a registered 501c3 non-profit Community Development Corporation (CDC). Our focus is to bring growth, businesses, and beauty to our borough of Bellevue, Pennsylvania. Bellevue Initiative for Growth & Revitalization is the original/ legal name of our organization. In 2008, a group of enthusiastic citizens began meeting to envision how they could reinvigorate Bellevue and make it one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Pittsburgh. In 2009 the group completed a strategic plan of how they could facilitate community involvement and begin the process of revitalization. Thus, Bona Fide Bellevue was conceived! The organization’s first project in 2010, Improve the Vue, focused on volunteer-led projects to enhance the borough’s overall image and safety. In the subsequent years Improve the Vue continues to lead projects that impact Bellevue’s growth and redevelopment. Most notably, Improve the Vue lead the development of The Memorial Park Bike & Hike Trail, which boasts two miles of trails along the Rails to Trails Network. In 2014, the Bona Fide Bellevue was accepted into the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG) and continues to collaborate with other Allegheny County CDCs to work on projects for economic development, business district restoration and land banking.
We Participate Because
As a community development corporation, Bona Fide Bellevue seeks to create a grassroots platform that encourages residents, business owners, and stakeholders of Bellevue, PA into creating engaging, viable, and impactful projects and programs. We believe that ioby is a great conduit to create practical and inclusive fundraising for meaningful and memorable community-sourced projects.