Presbyterian Foundation

Pittsburgh Presbyterian Foundation

Presbytery Staff Liaison – Christ Martin, Treasurer 412-323-1400, Ext. 325

What We Do
Our Strategy
Giving Opportunities
Our Programs


What We Do

The Foundation was established in 1994 by Pittsburgh Presbytery.  It provides a way for people of faith to make a difference for Christ through support of the mission and ministry of the Presbytery, its churches and mission agencies.  Through the generous gifts of individuals and congregations of the Presbytery, the Foundation has established permanent endowments to further the Christian ministry in our area.

Making a gift to the Pittsburgh Presbyterian Foundation means making a difference for Christ in our community.


Our Strategy

The Foundation manages three fund categories to advance the mission of the Presbytery:

  • The General Fund
    This fund is comprised of unrestricted gifts.  Its investment income is distributed at least annually at the direction of Pittsburgh Presbytery
  • Special Funds
    These funds are established by their donors to provide ongoing support of specific churches, programs or mission agencies of Pittsburgh Presbytery
  • Donor Advised Funds
    These funds are established by donors with an interest in ongoing participation in the mission of Pittsburgh Presbytery by advising annually on how income will be distributed


Giving Opportunities

There are many ways to support the ministry and mission of Pittsburgh Presbytery through charitable gifts to the Foundation.  And because the Foundation is a 501(C)(3) corporation, giving can yield significant tax advantages.

  • Cash – A quick and simple way to give, with an immediate tax deduction
  • Negotiable Securities – Offer a charitable deduction and avoidance of capital gains tax on appreciated securities
  • Bequests – Remembering the Pittsburgh Presbyterian Foundation in your will insures that gifts will continue the Church’s mission
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts – A way of giving while retaining lifetime income
  • Life Insurance – Name the Pittsburgh Presbyterian Foundation as beneficiary of a new or existing policy
  • Real Estate – The Pittsburgh Presbyterian Foundation will accept gifts of real or personal property if in the interests of Pittsburgh Presbytery


Our Programs

If you are interested in donating and want the funds to be designated toward a specific program, here is a list of our programs the benefit from the Foundation’s grants:

  • Church Transformation and Renewal
  • New Worshiping Communities
  • Justice Ministries
  • Education and Spiritual Development
  • Leadership Development
  • International Partnership