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Critical Needs Alert, which replaces Day of Giving, set for May 23

This year, The Pittsburgh Foundation is suspending Day of Giving and focusing instead on what they call #SafetyNetPGH Critical Needs Alert—a full day of online donating for the most vital services, for those most deeply in need. On Tuesday, May 23, starting at 8 a.m. and continuing until midnight, The Pittsburgh Foundation is asking the public to donate to nonprofits of their choice at PittsburghGives. Donations between $25 and $1000 will be eligible for matching funds.


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KeyBank pledges $1M to Pittsburgh Promise

The philanthropic arm of KeyBank announced Wednesday that it will donate a total of $1 million over four years to the Pittsburgh Promise scholarship program. “As [Pittsburgh] newcomers, we were trying to identity a wonderful opportunity that aligned with our vision, mission and goals for the KeyBank Foundation, and this was on target,” foundation chair and CEO Margot Copeland said in an interview.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Delmont Library receives grant for butterfly garden

The Delmot Library has received a $2,500 grant for an outdoor butterfly garden from the Michael J. and Aimee Rusinko Kakos Fund of The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County, which has provided gardening grants for eight libraries throughout the county.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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Daily News Round-up: Post-Election Giving Buoys Pittsburgh Foundation

After seeing fundraising slacken through most of 2016, the community fund took in twice as much in the last two months of the year as in the previous November and December, with most contributions going into donor-advised funds, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Pittsburgh Foundation CEO Maxwell King said donors were "hesitating and holding off" before the vote amid concerns about tax policy and the markets' direction.

Chronicle of Philanthropy

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How Far Does the Post-election Nonprofit Giving Surge Extend?

The Pittsburgh Foundation tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review it was worried about 2016 fundraising totals, which were significantly below those of the previous year. But that changed after the presidential election, when “charitable contributions came pouring in…so fast that the foundation took in donations at almost double the pace it did in the last month of 2015.”

The Nonprofit Quarterly