The Pittsburgh Foundation works to improve the quality of life in the Pittsburgh region by evaluating and addressing community issues, promoting responsible philanthropy, and connecting donors to the critical needs of the community.
Day of Giving
The Pittsburgh Foundation is responsible for the Day of Giving, which took place on October 4, 2011, and generated funding for local nonprofits at the rate of nearly $75 per second over the 24-hour giving period. The total raised for charitable organizations in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties was $6,448,448, almost double compared with Pittsburgh’s Day of Giving in 2010.
More nonprofits than ever participated in the event – 654 local charities had completed or updated profiles on the Foundation’s PittsburghGives on-line site. And over 96 percent of those received credit card contributions from a total of 13,643 individual donations, up from the 7,788 donations in 2010.
The Charitiable Gift Card
Still looking for the perfect gift? The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Charitable Gift Card offers an inspiring and convenient way to give while helping to support the invaluable work of nonprofit organizations in our community.
The cards are available in increments of $25, $50 or $100 to share with family, friends and business associates and may be purchased here using a valid credit card.