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.
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.
A gift to our Annual Fund 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.
Volunteer and Matching Program
If your company matches charitable contributions made by your employees and/or 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 special Library 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 an 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.