#GivingTuesday: Pittsburgh Raises More Than $3 Million In 24 Hours To Support Local Nonprofits

The Give Big Pittsburgh donation portal will remain open through Dec. 31.

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Give Big Pittsburgh’s donation ticker climbed feverishly Tuesday morning as generous residents contributed to nearly 500 nonprofit organizations throughout the city, reaching $1 million before lunchtime.

In the 24-hour giving window, nearly 10,000 donors raised $3,000,462.87 to support incredible causes that benefit those in need, such as animal rescues, food insecurity programs and libraries and literacy programs.

“Many of us at the magazine watched the climbing donation numbers on the Give Big Pittsburgh website all day Tuesday with excitement and gratitude, It always warms our hearts to see how generous Pittsburgh is,” says Pittsburgh Magazine Vice President and Publisher Betsy Benson.

Pittsburgh Magazine has partnered with GiveGab, an online donation platform, since Give Big Pittsburgh’s inception in 2017, and the heartfelt contributions have continued to pour in the Tuesday after Thanksgiving each year. More than $14 million has been raised for Pittsburgh-based nonprofits since the start of the fundraising campaign.

If you missed Giving Tuesday, but would still like to contribute, the donation portal will remain open through Dec. 31. You can access the portal and a list of the benefiting organizations here.

As of Wednesday morning, the website listed the following top 10 organizations with the most raised funds and the most donors.

They are:

Most Raised

  1. Light of Life Rescue Mission: $227,012.50
  2. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: 113,790
  3. Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh: 113,425.62
  4. The Branch (Formerly Jewish Residential Services): 87,084
  5. Animal Friends: 78,334
  6. WQED Pittsburgh: 72,293
  7. KidsVoice: 65,195
  8. Casa San Jose: 64,288
  9. National Aviary: 62,730.58
  10. Global Links: 60,705

Most Donors

  1. Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh: 893
  2. Animal Friends: 598
  3. Light of Life Rescue Mission: 517
  4. 412 Food Rescue: 438
  5. WQED Pittsburgh: 386
  6. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: 380
  7. Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank: 364
  8. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: 325
  9. Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania: 302
  10. 91.3 WYEP: 238


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