The Pittsburgh Foundation
Reverend Ed Bowen is watching second-grade students learn on an Activ Table. The table has a touch screen surface and was acquired with the help of Rev. Bowen, who lost his battle with cancer in Dec. 2016.
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Start A Legacy As a donor at The Pittsburgh Foundation, you become an important component of the rich history of charitable giving in western Pennsylvania.

One of our region's greatest assets is our philanthropic tradition. Nowhere is this better demonstrated than in the proud history of The Pittsburgh Foundation. Since 1945, over 1,900 funds have been established at the Foundation. These funds represent individuals from all walks of life who share a passion for giving and a deep commitment to making this community better — today and in the future.

Our professional staff can assist you and your professional advisors at no charge and help create a plan that fulfills your philanthropic and financial goals. Whether it is teaching children about philanthropy or supporting a favorite charitable program while presenting additional retirement income, we can help determine your best options.

An endowment fund at The Pittsburgh Foundation — established during your lifetime or through a bequest or other planned gift - provides community engagement, grantmaking and a legacy of good will.

There are many reasons for creating a fund at The Pittsburgh Foundation. The motivation of each donor is different, but the outcome is the same. Through charitable giving, our donors continue the legacy of generosity and caring that are hallmarks of our community.

Not only did The Pittsburgh Foundation lend name recognition and legitimacy to our cause, it was an easy vehicle for accessing the guidance and expertise we were looking for.

Joe Senita, whose daughter Claire Senita established a fund