Monthly Giving

Your monthly contribution will provide sustaining support, ensuring we can continue to convene and connect people around global issues. Your support has an impact bigger than you know when you become a monthly donor at any level. Join our Forge Circle 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 — oftentimes doubling or tripling the original contribution. Contact your Human Resources department to inquire and submit your matching gift proposal 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.

EITC Program

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

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

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is an Educational Improvement Organization, as designated by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development. Tax credits are awarded to eligible companies and businesses that contribute to qualified educational improvement organizations in Pennsylvania, such as the Council. 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 the 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 and 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?

Our youth programs help young Pittsburghers acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and mindsets needed to take action on global issues. We seek to work alongside and amplify the voices of young people to be the leaders of today.

  • Global Minds is a By-Youth For-Youth program created to combat the issues of cultural intolerance and discrimination through a youth-led, after-school program between Emerging Multilingual Learners (EML) and Native English Speaking (NES) students.
  • Our Youth Fellowship and Youth Board programs  offer students opportunities to work in partnership with staff, adult allies throughout the region,  our Board of Directors. These students are co-designers and idea implementers, and provide the Council with continual feedback on our program development and delivery to attract young people and community members.
  • Our Youth Conferences, such as the Emerging Global Leaders Conference and World Affairs Institute, are designed by and created for youth, featuring interactive workshops and in-depth learning sessions to engage students in discussions of key global issues. These programs allow students to engage with and think critically about their world.
  • Our Global Travel Scholars program provides full scholarships for culturally immersive travel abroad experiences to deserving high school student leaders in the region.

What is the EITC application process?

  1. Complete the Educational Improvement Organization (EIO) application from the PA Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED). Click here to learn more.
  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