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A Critical Fund for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Help the Trust raise $50K and unlock a challenge gift by the end of the day on Tuesday, December 1.

Make your Giving Tuesday gift go even further! Any time between now and the end of the day on Tuesday, December 1, make a gift to the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Critical Fund. Be among the donors to help us raise the first $25,000, and your gift will unlock a portion of the $25,000 challenge gift from a generous donor! Give now ➤

Your gift will sustain the arts, help the Trust maintain a strong financial position, and be ready for a phased re-opening when it is safe to do so. Thank you!


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust faces a critical financial situation. This health crisis has wreaked havoc on the arts and culture in our country and in our city. Since mid-March, the Trust has been forced to cancel more than 4,000 performances and events, leaving a cultural void in our community. In April, the Trust identified a $6 million shortfall in our budget for the 2020 fiscal year. We have already made progress toward closing this gap through generous contributions, including a lead gift from a Trustee as well as significant gifts from other key stakeholders. Still, there currently remains a $2 million shortfall. We are working to raise these much-needed funds by the end of this year.

You can ensure the arts will once again thrive in our Cultural District! Join us now to help close the $2 million budget shortfall.

With your help, the Trust will emerge from this pandemic, ready to welcome millions of visitors to the Cultural District for world-class arts experiences. We cannot wait to bring you back to our theaters for performances like PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Dance Council, Children’s and Bridge Theater Series’, and Liberty Magic, plus festivals like the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, Gallery Crawls, and more.

For now, be sure to check out virtual presentations like Jazz Live @ Home, Harris Theater @ Home, the EQT Children’s Theater Festival @ Home, and more.

If you love the arts, if you have ever enjoyed a night out in the Cultural District, if you miss us like we miss you – please donate now.


If you would prefer to make your gift offline, please contact us at members@trustarts.org or 412-894-4201.

You may also mail a check directly to the Trust with "Critical Fund" in the memo. Please mail it to:

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Development Department
803 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222


We can also talk to you about making a planned gift, making a gift of stock, giving through your donor advised fund, IRA, workplace, United Way, and more.

The official registration and financial information of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.