Our History

Since 2005,  New Sun Rising has supported grassroots social impact projects in the Pittsburgh region through fiscal sponsorship and mentoring. Feeling a personal connection to those trying to rebuild following Hurricanes Katrina and Ivan, brothers Brian and Scott Wolovich had the idea to help other passionate leaders get their ideas off the ground. They launched New Sun Rising to provide an opportunity for inspired community leaders, who want to see their solutions move from idea to impact.

Our social impact efforts over 10+ years, have provided support to over 200 leaders on 110 projects and businesses, widely influencing the social, environmental, and cultural landscape of the region.

A growing hub for radically independent thinkers, socially conscious project developers, and consumers hungry for options with local community impact, Pittsburgh is solidifying a stronghold in the urban market as a city of opportunity. We see this opportunity as ripe for innovation, creative sustainable solutions, new model development, and the subsequent need for support to impact organization and their leaders.

New Sun Rising is growing our team, products and services. This new growth combines the unique knowledge and expertise of our team and growing list of community partners across non profits, foundations, government agencies, investors, donors, corporate innovation, coworking spaces, maker spaces, incubators, accelerators, and entrepreneurial activity. Whether it is to help a local community to thrive around a new social impact project or to solve human service challenges on a global scale, the NSR goal is to connect innovative solutions, markets, and resources to a shared cause while providing opportunity to all.

Who are we to determine which projects are local efforts or which could have a global impact?

Let’s go out and change our world.