2022 Commonwealth Awards

December 15, 2022 | Energy Innovation Center | Pittsburgh, PA
Updated: 7/22/2022

The Commonwealth Awards honor projects, plans and initiatives that demonstrate smart growth, community resilience, and equity principles in action. The awards recognize individuals, businesses and organizations with the vision to find new uses for vacant and underutilized land, increase opportunities and access for all in communities on the rise, and breathe new life into older neighborhoods. Throughout our state, developers and planners have risen to the challenge - advancing innovative initiatives and contributing to healthy, resilient, and vibrant communities for all. 

We are Now Accepting Nominations for 2022 Commonwealth Awards - DUE 8/31/22!
Do you know of a project, plan or inspiring community leader that exemplifies the principles of smart growth, resilience and equity in your community? Consider submitting a nomination for the 2022 Commonwealth Awards! Nominations only take a few minutes and are due August 31, 2022 by midnight. Please share the nomination link with your network and colleagues. The winners will be announced in late September and the awards event will be held December 15, 2022 in Pittsburgh.

*NEW for 2022 – Small Project Award – more info coming soon!

Award Sponsors
We are grateful to our sponsors for generously supporting the mission and work of 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania. Sponsorship packages are available now, ranging from $500-$10,000. Please contact Stacie Reidenbaugh at sreidenbaugh@10000friends.org or chemperly@10000friends.org to discuss opportunities for your organization to contribute and support the Commonwealth Awards.