Your big annual chance to have donations to your favorite area nonprofits partially matched comes early this year.
The Pittsburgh Foundation's Day of Giving, usually held in October, has been rescheduled to coincide with the national Give Local America.
The timeline is also condensed, from the usual 24 hours to 18 hours. Online giving can happen between 6 a.m. and midnight.
It works like this: Go to the Day of Giving website and choose from among hundreds of 501(c)3 organizations serving Allegheny, Butler or Westmoreland counties.
After everyone does makes their donations, the Pittsburgh Foundation will partially match gifts between $25 and $1,000. The matches are calculated based on a pro-rated portion of the foundation's match pool. Last year, for instance, donations of $100 for groups in Allegheny County turned into $113.
The Day of Giving is a big deal for local nonprofits, including social-service groups, arts organizations, libraries, colleges and universities and more. During the 2013 Day of Giving, nearly 18,200 donors participated, contributing $6.4 million to more than 720 groups, according to the Pittsburgh Foundation.
All the info is here.