Corporate and Foundation Giving

Across the region, businesses report a lack of skilled workers. At Literacy Pittsburgh, we not only help students achieve their academic goals, we empower them to develop the skills necessary to advance in an ever-evolving job market. Literacy Pittsburgh students leave qualified for high-demand jobs, allowing them to pursue a living wage while combating the worker shortage.

Support from corporations and foundations make a significant impact on the services we offer.  Below are just a few ways your corporation or foundation can give to Literacy Pittsburgh. Your investment will bolster our region’s workforce by preparing every student to succeed far beyond our classrooms. 

Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC)

EITC is available to eligible businesses that contribute to educational improvement organizations, in order to promote expanded educational opportunities for students in Pennsylvania. Simply put, you contribute money for educational programming, and the EITC lowers your tax liability. Some companies find that when they add in Federal tax deductions, they save the same amount on taxes that they contributed to organizations like Literacy Pittsburgh—a zero cost contribution. The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) provides state tax credits to eligible businesses that contribute to qualified organizations such as Literacy Pittsburgh. Donations through EITC support our Family Literacy program, which fosters a love of learning in both parents and children leading to better educational outcomes.

Special Events

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Corporate and Foundation Donors*

Acknowledging cumulative donations of $1,000 or more during the 2010-21 fiscal year.

  • Anonymous
  • Alcoa Foundation
  • Altar'd State
  • Ann and Frank Cahouet Foundation
  • Baierl Acura
  • The Birmingham Foundation
  • Paul and Dina Block Foundation
  • Maxine and William Block Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation
  • BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern PA
  • The Burke Foundations
  • Caboodle Technologies Inc.
  • CINIC Chemicals America, LLC
  • City of Pittsburgh
  • Clapp Charitable & Educational Trust
  • Clark Hunter Foundation
  • The Cooper-Siegel Family Foundation
  • Double Eagle Foundation
  • Duolingo
  • EQT Foundation
  • FedEx Ground
  • Gateway Health
  • The Heinz Endowments
  • The Hillman Foundation
  • Jack Buncher Foundation
  • Jefferson Regional Foundation
  • Jendoco Construction Co
  • Lanxess Corporation
  • Laurel Foundation
  • Massey Charitable Trust
  • McCune Foundation
  • McElhattan Foundation
  • Peoples Natural Gas
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • Posner Foundation of Pittsburgh
  • PPG Industries, Inc. Foundation
  • Ryan Memorial Foundation
  • Silberman Family Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation
  • Target
  • UPS Foundation

*As of June 30, 2021

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