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Corporate and Foundation Giving

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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.

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Corporate and Foundation Donors*

Acknowledging cumulative donations of $1,000 or more during the 2018-19 fiscal year.

American Eagle Outfitters
Bank of America
Bernstein Schoen Family Fund
The Birmingham Foundation
Maxine and William Block Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation
Paul and Dina Block Foundation
BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania
The Burke Foundations
Calvary Episcopal Church
CINIC Chemicals America
Anne & George H. Clapp Charitable and Educational Trust
The Cooper-Siegel Family Foundation
Dollar Bank**
Double Eagle Foundation
Eat ‘n Park Hospitality Group
Emerson Process Management
EQT Foundation
Fairmont Pittsburgh
FedEx Ground
The Fine Foundation
First Commonwealth Bank**
Gateway Health
James & Marilyn A. Gilmore Foundation
Grable Foundation
The Heinz Endowments
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Hunter Associates, Inc.
Jack Buncher Foundation
Jefferson Regional Foundation
Laurel Foundation
Massey Charitable Trust
Lewis A. and Donna M. Patterson
Charitable Foundation
W.I. Patterson Charitable Fund
Peoples Natural Gas
Anonymous Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
PNC Charitable Trust
PNC Foundation
Ryan Memorial Foundation
Nancy Bernstein and Robert Schoen Foundation
Snee-Reinhardt Charitable Foundation
Stewart Capital Advisors
UPMC Health Plan
UPS Foundation
Wells Fargo Corporate Foundation

*As of June 30, 2019  **EITC donor

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