Monetary gifts to area nonprofit organizations go a little further on The Day of Giving 2011.
This year's event, sponsored by Pittsburgh Gives, an initiative of the Pittsburgh Foundation, is on Tuesday from 12 a.m. until 11:59:59 p.m. All donations during that 24-hour period will receive a pro-rated portion of the match pool—$725,000 for Pittsburgh Gives and $100,000 for Westmoreland Gives.
Only credit card donations received through www.pittsburghgives.org during the 24 hours of Oct. 4 will be matched for this event. No donations via check, cash or stock can be accepted. Only MasterCard and Visa donations can be accepted.
The minimum gift is $25. The maximum gift that an individual can give per organization is $10,000.
Nonprofit organizations in Allegheny County with a current published portrait on www.pittsburghgives.org are eligible to participate. Westmoreland organizations are eligible to participate in Westmoreland Gives by visiting this site.
Here are the specific categories of nonprofits participating in this year's endeavor: Animals, Arts & Culture, Civic, Community Improvement, Economic Development, Education, Employment, Environment, Foundation, Health, Housing, Human Services,Improvement, International, Law, Relief, Religious Organizations, Shelter, Veterans and Youth Development.