This week marks the foundation's third Critical Needs Alert fundraising campaign. The focus is on solutions to addressing homelessness and housing insecurity. The online donation portal PittsburghGives.org opened at 8 a.m.
By noon, more than 1,200 individual donors had contributed more than $500,000, the foundation reported.
“This record public rally around the issue of homelessness is truly inspiring, and it demonstrates the neighbor-to-neighbor philanthropy that defines our community,” said Max King, CEO and president of The Pittsburgh Foundation.
The foundation had set aside a match pool of up to $500,000, bringing the total to more than $1 million with two days left in the campaign. The online giving portal closes at 8 a.m. Friday.