New Sun Rising

Igniting fresh, creative solutions to social challenges

Building a community of innovation by:
  • Creating opportunities with an inclusive definition of innovation & entrepreneurship
  • Supporting solutions that improve the quality of life, environment, & culture of our world
  • Building a pipeline for social innovation & community entrepreneurial growth

MODE: ignite, launch, grow

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Fiscal Sponsorship

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MODE: Programs + Services from New Sun Rising

Strategic development workshops for promising early stage non-profits + for-profits

Cooperative Incubation program + services for social impact leaders

Solution Accelerator + Impact Funding for catalytic growth of established organizations + products

Our community impact begins with passionate visionary leaders & results in innovative social projects


Millvale Community Library

Pyrotopia: Festival of Fire Arts

Horizon Experience


City of Play & Obscure Games

Unlisted: Second Steel



Welcome to SamSamLand

Horizon Experience

Pitcher Park Music Festival

Evenings in Quarantine: The Zombie Opera

Millvale Community Library

Horizon Experience

Grant Avenue Pocket Park (G.A.P.P.)

Recent Blog Posts

Sharing the collective consciousness of sustainable social change

Small Resource Business Fair: Government Edition

The Mayor’s Office in partnership with the URA will host a complimentary, government focused, Small Business Resource Fair. The purpose of the event is to offer small business owners in-person access to representatives from all relevant departments within city...

A New Vision for Entrepreneurship in Pittsburgh

A Blog post from our friends and co-conspirators at The Hardware Store: Last year we launched The Hardware Store — a coworking community of freelance digital professionals, committed to creating equitable alternatives for regional entrepreneurs, and to the...

Mentors’ Perspective on Ignite MODE

With just a few days before New Sun Rising launches Ignite MODE, the first of its quarterly boot camps for social entrepreneurs and nonprofiteers, a dynamic cohort of participants and a Swiss-Army-Knife slate of mentors are ready to strike.  Although we could wax on...

New Sun Rising Seeks Additional Board Members

New Sun Rising (NSR), a Pittsburgh based non-profit [501(c)3] organization, seeks volunteer members for the Board of Directors, to help us to serve Western Pennsylvania by supporting grassroots cultural, educational, and creative programs in the region. Board of...

With Vivian Lee Croft

If you met Vivian Lee Croft, you were probably at… well, you could have been anywhere in the Burgh, actually.  A few burning questions in mind, I caught up with Vivian, one of the chief fire-starters for NSR’s upcoming Ignite MODE event on September 13:...

Event: Ignite Mode Daycamp

Ignite MODE seeks innovative social startups for first Daycamp Ignite MODE seeks innovative social startups for first Daycamp   New Sun Rising presents Ignite MODE - the first in a series of quarterly opportunities for budding social entrepreneurs...

Collaboration makes the world go round. Have an idea for New Sun Rising or one of our projects? Let's talk. To us, there is no such thing as a bad conversation.

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The mission of New Sun Rising is to empower creative projects in the Pittsburgh region through

fiscal sponsorship, mentoring, and community building.