Smart Giving

Unlock tax benefits. Maximize your impact.

Giving smart has never been easier and allows you to support the Food Bank while achieving your financial and philanthropic goals. Explore our smart giving vehicles below.

We recommend that you work with a financial advisor to find what options work best for you. When giving smart, you will frequently be asked for the Food Bank’s tax ID number: 25-1420599 and full address: 1 N. Linden Street, Duquesne, PA 15110.

If you have questions, we’re happy to help! Please contact Liz McFarlin-Marciak, Director of Major & Planned Giving at 412.745.0534 or

Donating appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds is simple and provides you with immediate tax benefits. You not only receive a tax deduction based on the fair market value but also eliminate paying capital gains. Switch from cash donations to appreciated securities to unlock the greatest impact! Use our online tool to transfer stocks in less than five minutes.


Our brokerage information:

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. | 601 Grant Street | Pittsburgh, PA 15219 

Account Number: 8105-0844 | DTC #0164

Phone: 800-435-4000

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Qualified charitable distributions (QCD) from your retirement funds provide a smart, tax-advantaged strategy for individuals 70½ years or older to support the Food Bank. You (and a spouse) may gift up to $100,000 a year from your Roth or Traditional IRA. While the gift doesn’t receive a charitable deduction, the QCD counts towards your required minimum distribution (for those 72 years and older), thereby reducing your taxable income. Use our online tool to learn more and complete your QCD within minutes.
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Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) are a smart and tax-efficient way to manage charitable donations. DAFs allow you to make a charitable contribution using a variety of assets, receive an immediate tax deduction, and then recommend grants from the fund over time.

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By including Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in your estate plans, you are investing in the health and well-being of the Three Rivers Region well into the future. Smart estate planning can protect your and your family’s financial future while also supporting your philanthropic goals. Ready to start your will or trust? Use our online tool to write a legally valid will in 20 minutes or less.

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Your Gift of $115 can provide 60 meals

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