Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Pittsburgh is Art Day of Giving - 5.11.11 Make Your Donations To Local Arts Oragnizations Go Further By Donating Tomorrow

The Pittsburgh is Art Day of Giving is a 24-hour donation match campaign and opportunity to increase giving to our thriving arts and culture sector. Initiated by the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and the Heinz Endowments, it is sponsored by The Pittsburgh Foundation and modeled after their October 2010 Pittsburgh Gives Day of Giving. Other contributing foundations include: Hillman Foundation, Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, The Buhl Foundation, and The Grable Foundation.

The match pool will contain between $475,000-500,000 from The Heinz Endowments, The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Hillman Foundation, The Buhl Foundation, The Benedum Foundation and The Grable Foundation. Every organization that receives donations during the match period will receive a portion of the match. The matching dollars will be pro-rated.

Donors will have 24 hours to give. Only credit card gifts through PittsburghGives.org will be eligible for matching funds. No gifts from checks, cash, gift card redemptions, or donor-advised fund grants will be eligible for matching funds.Minimum gift eligible for match: $15

Maximum gift to a single organization: $10,000

Each participating organization is eligible to receive funds with no maximum limit for the organization. Organizations are prohibited from donating to themselves.

Participating organizations will receive pre- and post-event surveys which they must complete and return. Organizations are also required to report gift results including size of donor pool, average gift size, number of new donors, total amount of gifts received from returning donors.

Should have posted and hyped this much earlier--partly I didn't because I wanted to hype the great Kickstarter project by Fleeting Pages (only donations to registered Non Profit Arts Orgs in the region are eligable)

Please remember many of the less known and smaller arts organizations in The region--as well as the larger ones. A few suggestions of some you might not think of.

Future Tenant (not sure why website is down)

Artists Image Resource

The Waffle Shop

The Braddock Carnegie Library Arts Program

City Of Asylum, Pittsburgh

The Manchester Craftman's Guild, Youth and Arts Programs

The Silver Eye Center For Photography

Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival

The Union Project

Society to Preserve the Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka

The Sprout Fund

The Westmoreland Museum Of Art

1 comment:

Rick Byerly said...

also, all the donations to gpac go the artist opportunity grants which go directly to individual artists for career development etc...