Research shows that communities with active, effective library systems typically have a stronger community, business and economic climate.
Community donations from corporations, businesses and foundations provide valued, in-demand literacy programs and services free to the public.
A donation towards the Library’s operations encourages economic development by supporting early literacy programs, resources for small businesses, job and career assistance, research databases, internet access and so much more. An economic impact study shows that for every local dollar provided in contributions, the Library provides more than $6 worth of benefits to the citizens of our region.
The Library hosts a variety of events throughout the year to raise funds, promote library awareness and provide services for children, families and adults. These events include After Hours @ the Library, our annual Summer Reading Extravaganza/Summer Reading Program and more. By becoming a sponsor, your organization helps provide critical programs while showing the community you care about literacy and learning.
CLP is a proud participant in employee giving campaigns through the workplace and United Way, the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), and the State Employee Combined Appeal (SECA). A separate campaign is established for the Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians (LAMP).
CLP United Way code: 0816
CLP – LAMP United Way code: 3705
CFC code: 44076
SECA code: 4601-0046
In addition, your employees can start their own fundraiser through our online fundraising pages. Jeans Days, virtual book drives, chili cook-offs – the possibilities are endless!
Volunteer and Matching Programs
If your company matches charitable contributions made by your employees, employees’ spouses or retirees, we encourage you to share with your employees how their gifts can be leveraged to help the Library. Employees from your organization can also join our staff in volunteering for the Library during special activities and events.
Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is recognized as an Educational Improvement Organization through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s EITC Program. The Library hosts a variety of youth literacy programs throughout the region that are approved to receive corporate EITC tax-credit contributions. A one-year commitment to Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh earns your company a tax credit equal to 75% of your contribution to the Library and a two-year commitment of the same contribution amount can earn you a 90% credit for two consecutive tax years.
Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP)
Companies can receive significant tax credits by committing funds to a NAP approved project that encourages businesses to invest in economically distressed neighborhoods. The Library periodically applies for NAP funds for qualified programs in designated communities.
Contact Deanne Heller at 412.622.6276 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved and make an impact on our community. We are happy to discuss ways to customize and recognize your support.