How We Give, and Who We Support

We believe that our giving reflects who we are. Each year, we set aside 10% of our budget to support good works outside our walls. We direct most of our giving to groups we choose that either seek positive change, meet human needs, or both. In addition to the groups listed below, we give a third of these funds to four issue-driven church committees, and our Youth Group, to support the groups they select. The groups they fund work for social justice, the environment, LGBTQIA rights, and common-sense gun laws. Here is a list of organizations we have supported in 2022 and 2023:

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  • Casa San Jose — helps Latinos obtain the resources they need to survive and to thrive in Pittsburgh, while connecting and advocating for the Latino Community.
  • Church World Service — an interfaith organization that works worldwide to address hunger, enable refugees to rebuild their lives, and respond to natural disasters.
  • Sixth Church Deacons’ Hunger & Homelessness Initiatives— the Deacons extend their caregiving by assembling packs for housing insecure individuals which include socks, hygiene products, healthy snacks, and toilet paper.
  • El Porvenir— a coffee cooperative located in the mountains of Nicaragua. We provide food and medical supplies to this impoverished community, which seeks to build an equitable future for its members.
  • Fishes and Loaves — uses several ways to bring fresh and healthy food to Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood community.
  • Just Harvest a Pittsburgh non-profit that attacks the root causes of hunger by using public policy and programs to reduce poverty and improve food access.
  • Lazarus Fund of the Pittsburgh Presbytery provides emergency grants of $400 to pay rent and utility bills for Allegheny County residents.
  • MHY Family Services promotes the safety, health, and education of youth and families through home and school focused programs for at-risk youth in the region.
  • Pittsburgh United a coalition of community, labor, faith, and environmental groups that advances housing, environmental, and economic justice.
  • Pittsburghers for Public Transit a grassroots union of transit riders and allies that advocates for an expanded, affordable, and accessible transit system that serves all communities.
  • Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center a movement among Palestinian Christians which seeks to deepen their faith, promote unity, and lead them to act for justice and peace.
  • Table Ministry of the Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community —provides a biweekly sit-down meal that serves 100-120 poor and homeless people on Pittsburgh’s South Side.
  • Wilkinsburg Community Ministry serves the many people experiencing hunger in Wilkinsburg and nearby neighborhoods, through a variety of on-site and delivery programs.

For additional information about how you can help, contact [email protected].