Monthly Giving

Your monthly contribution will provide sustaining support, ensuring we can continue to convene and connect people around global issues. You will have an impact bigger than you know when you become a monthly donor at any level. Join our group of committed donors today by selecting the recurring giving option when you make your gift online!

Matching Gifts

Many employers offer a matching gift program for their employees and retirees — often doubling or tripling your contribution. Contact your Human Resources department to inquire and submit your matching gift form along with your contribution to the Council.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts are an excellent way to support the Council in furthering our mission. Create a lasting legacy for yourself and your family by including the Council in your estate, will, or other long-term giving plans.

Other Ways To Give

United Way

We are one of the United Way’s Contributor’s Choice Agencies. Simply select the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh’s Contributor Choice Agency Code #471 on your pledge form.

Amazon Smile

Just shop at smile.amazon.com and select the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh as your designated charity, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases directly to us.

Goodsearch and Goodshop

Goodsearch and Goodshop collectively offer a simple way to make a difference — each time you search the web (though Yahoo!-powered Goodsearch), shop online (at the 2,800+ stores on Goodshop), they’ll make a donation to the Council. Visit www.goodsearch.com and enter World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh as the charity you want to support.

EITC Program

Businesses can support the Council through Educational Improvement Tax Credits (EITC)!

What is the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program?

Tax credits are awarded to eligible companies and businesses that contribute to qualified educational improvement organizations in Pennsylvania, such as the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh. These tax credits may be applied against the tax liability of a business for the tax year in which the contribution was made.

How much tax credit can a company receive?

Tax credits are equal to 75% of the contribution – up to a maximum of $750,000 per taxable year. This can be increased to 90% of the contribution, if a business agrees to provide same amount for two consecutive tax years.

What types of businesses are eligible to participate?

Eligible businesses are those authorized to do business in Pennsylvania who are subject to one or more of the following:

  • Corporate Net Income Tax
  • Capital Stock Franchise Tax
  • Bank and Trust Company Shares Tax
  • Title Insurance Companies Shares Tax
  • Insurance Premiums Tax
  • Mutual Thrift Institution Tax
  • Insurance Company Law of 1921
  • Personal Income Tax of S corporation shareholders or Partnership partners

What types of educational programming at the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh will your EITC funds support?

In an effort to prepare the next generation of leaders to succeed in today’s global economy, the Council works with students and educators in schools throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania. By offering a range of programs and activities, the Council helps students learn how to tackle a variety of global issues while learning to understand and appreciate the diversity of our increasingly interconnected world.

  • Global Minds serves as an educational support system for Emergent Multilingual Learners (EMLs), while educating Native English Speaking (NES) students about other cultures.
  • Youth Board and Youth Fellowship program offers students opportunities to work in partnership with staff and the Board of Directors. These students are co-designers, idea implementers, and provide the Council with continual feedback on our program development and delivery to attract young people and the community-at-large.
  • Programs, such as the Emerging Global Leaders Conference and World Affairs Institute that are designed by and created for youth, feature interactive workshops and in-depth learning sessions to engage students in discussions of key global issues so they can understand and think critically about their world.
  • Global Travel Scholars program provides culturally immersive experiences to deserving high school student leaders through local, national, and international study and travel.
  • Continued development of a fun, self-directed, and accessible virtual platform with a globally-focused curriculum that will be designed to help students master real-world, 21st century skills and to encourage them to be civically engaged.

What is the EITC application process?

  1. Complete the Educational Improvement Organization (EIO) application from the PA Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED).
  2. Submit the completed application to DCED.
  3. Contingent upon available funding, and provided that your company does not owe back taxes, DCED will respond with an approval letter.
  4. Once approved, your business has 60 days to make your donation to the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh.
  5. We will provide an acknowledgement of your donation and your business has 90 days to submit proof of your donation to DCED.
  6. The tax credit is effective the first day of the taxable year in which the contribution is made.
  7. Questions? Please visit the PA Educational Improvement Tax page or contact development@worldpittsburgh.org.
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