Pittsburghers Give Big – Again

See which charities attracted the most donors and raised the most money during the third annual one-day charitable giving extravaganza.

You would think that after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, Pittsburghers might be a little hesitant when asked to open their wallets again.

Not so. When the third annual Give Big Pittsburgh rolled around on Tuesday, Pittsburghers didn’t hesitate at all. Nearly $1.6 million was raised. 12,450 donors gave 13,623 gifts. The Give Big Pittsburgh effort is the result of a partnership among Pittsburgh Magazine, the Pittsburgh Foundation and GiveGab, an online donation platform.

“More than a few times, I clicked on the Give Big Pittsburgh website and watched in amazement as the donation total continued to grow,” says Pittsburgh Magazine Publisher and Vice President Betsy Benson. “We’ve always believed that Pittsburgh is one of the most generous cities in the country.”

379 Pittsburgh-area nonprofits are registered to receive donations. If you missed out on Giving Tuesday, a nationally recognized response to the holiday spending done on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, no worries –– the Give Big Pittsburgh website will be open until the end of the year to accept donations. You can also track which charities have raised the most money and which have the most donors.

Here are the top 10 both categories as of Wednesday morning.

Most Raised

  1. Light of Life Rescue Mission: $152,400
  2. Humane Animal Rescue: $107,705
  3. Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania $54,943
  4. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra $50,272
  5. Benedictine Sisters of Pittsburgh $46,795
  6. The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh $37,571
  7. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh $33,976
  8. Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank $32,810
  9. WQED Pittsburgh $28,161.83
  10. Global Links $27,222

Most Donors

  1. Humane Animal Rescue 1,270
  2. Light of Life Rescue Mission 516
  3. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh 384
  4. Animal Friends 369
  5. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 335
  6. WQED Pittsburgh 314
  7. Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania 312
  8. Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank 274
  9. Arcade Comedy Theater 259
  10. Benedictine Sisters of Pittsburgh 231
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