Pittsburgh Presbyterian Foundation
Making a Difference for Christ In Pittsburgh Presbytery
“As each has received a gift, employ it for one another,
as good stewards of God’s varied grace”
I Peter 4:10
+ What is the Pittsburgh Presbyterian Foundation?
+ How does the Pittsburgh Presbyterian Foundation fulfill its mission?
+ How can I help?
+ Giving Opportunities
+ How can I find out more about the Pittsburgh Presbyterian Foundation?
What is the Pittsburgh Presbyterian Foundation?
The Foundation was established in 1994 by Pittsburgh Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church (USA). It provides a way for people of faith to make a difference for Christ through support of the mission and ministry of the Presbytery, its churches and mission agencies.
Through the generous gifts of individuals and congregations of the Presbytery, the Foundation has established permanent endowments to further the Christian ministry in our area. Presbytery programs and projects like Crestfield Camp & Conference Center and the New Church Development campaign have benefited from Foundation support. And over the years many churches and mission agencies of Pittsburgh Presbytery have been able to impact thousands of lives through the grants and financial support of the Foundation.
Making a gift to the Pittsburgh Presbyterian Foundation means making a difference for Christ in our community.
The Foundation manages three fund categories to advance the mission of the Presbytery:
- The General Fund
This fund is comprised of unrestricted gifts. Its investment income is distributed at least annually at the direction of Pittsburgh Presbytery
- Special Funds
These funds are established by their donors to provide ongoing support of specific churches, programs or mission agencies of Pittsburgh Presbytery
- Donor Advised Funds
These funds are established by donors with an interest in ongoing participation in the mission of Pittsburgh Presbytery by advising annually on how income will be distributed
There are many ways to support the ministry and mission of Pittsburgh Presbytery through charitable gifts to the Foundation. And because the Foundation is a 501(C)(3) corporation, giving can yield significant tax advantages.
A quick and simple way to give, with an immediate tax deduction
- Negotiable Securities
Offer a charitable deduction and avoidance of capital gains tax on appreciated securities
Remembering the Pittsburgh Presbyterian Foundation in your will insures that gifts will continue the Church’s mission
- Charitable Remainder Trusts
A way of giving while retaining lifetime income
- Life Insurance
Name the Pittsburgh Presbyterian Foundation as beneficiary of a new or existing policy
- Real Estate
The Pittsburgh Presbyterian Foundation will accept gifts of real or personal property if in the interests of Pittsburgh Presbytery
Programs of Pittsburgh PresbyteryMission Agencies Supported by Pittsburgh Presbytery
Camp Crestfield and Conference Center
Church Transformation and Renewal
New Church Development
Education and Spiritual Development
Allegheny County Literacy Council/Christian Literacy Assoc.
Allegheny Valley Association of Churches
Christian Life Skills
Cornerstone at Bellefield
East End Cooperative Ministry
East Liberty Family Health Care Center
Mars Home For Youth
Mulberry Senior Citizens Program
North Hills Community Outreach
North Hills Youth Ministry Counseling Center
Northside Common Ministries
The Open Door
The Orr Compassionate Care Center
Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute
Pgh. Region International Student Ministries
Presbyterian Senior Care
Presents for Patients
Samaritan Counseling Center
Schenley Heights Community Development
South Hills Interfaith Ministries
Urban Mountain Gathering Place
Ventures in People, Inc.
Wilkinsburg Community Ministries
To learn more about ways to support the work of the Church in our area, contact a representative of the Pittsburgh Presbyterian Foundation. We would be pleased to meet with you and your financial advisor.
Call Rev. Dr. Douglas Portz at
412.323.1400, Ext. 318
901 Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
You can also download our brochure for more information!