Back in May, technical problems forced the shutdown of the Day of Giving in Pittsburgh and dozens of other cities across the country. Tomorrow, the Pittsburgh Foundation is offering a stand-alone, Pittsburgh-only online Day of Giving
, a chance for people to support their favorite local nonprofits.
The incentive to give tomorrow is that the Pittsburgh Foundation is providing nearly $200,000 in matching funds — for Allegheny County-based nonprofits, that’s $94,000 left over from May’s incentive pool plus another $100,000, according to a statement released Monday by the Foundation. (There are also matching funds available in Westmoreland County and Butler County.)
Nearly 1,000 nonprofits are listed on the site as eligible for gifts, in categories ranging from the arts to human services and science, health and technology. Many of the groups have raised their own matching funds as well, which will take your dollars further still.
Over the past six years, the Day of Giving has raised $41 million for nonprofits in the three counties.
This year, donors can also pre-schedule gifts. (As of this past Monday, more than $100,000 in donations had already been logged.)
The Day of Giving will be managed by Denver-based firm CiviCore replacing Kimbia, the Austin, Texas-based crowdfunding outfit the Pittsburgh Foundation said it used in the abortive Day of Giving in May.
The Day of Giving runs 8 a.m. to midnight tomorrow. For more info, see here