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Nina G
5149 Penn Ave.
(Garfield, Bloomfield, Lawrenceville)
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the project

The Neighbors in Need Crisis Fund exists to give emergency financial assistance to people in our community who are going through an unexpected crisis.

The program primarily serves residents of the East End of the City of Pittsburgh (Zip codes 15224, 15206, 15201, 15232, 15208) who are at risk of homelessness, or job loss, or who are unable to meet fundamental needs due to unexpected circumstances. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an increase in the need for those trying to meet basic needs in our community. Donations are used to give grants  neighbors who have no where else to turn.

the steps

This is an active program that allows for grants to individuals or sole propietor buisness owners or nonprofits who have been forced to close because of the pandemic.

Grant awards range from $50 to $400.

Money comes directly to the fund

Applicants apply online or via paper forms.

Applications are reviewed by an outside committee.

Decisions are made with in 48 hours from the time a completed application is received by the BGC.

The Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation (BGC), a 501(c)3 neighborhood nonprofit, acts as the fiscal sponsor for Neighbors in Need, relying on contributions from the general public and from philanthropic sources.

why we're doing it

The Crisis Fund is awarding grants, while resources permit, during the COVID-19 crisis for short-term emergency needs, including food, medicines, and toiletries. Other needs may be considered if they reduce the potential for homelessness. It is important to protect our neighbors and care for each other, not just during this time of uncertainty, but everyday. This is a program that has been ongoing since 2012, and has seen a surge in requests due to COVID-19. Please give us the capacity to help those who are struggling.


Original Budget:

$1810.88 - Administrative and outreach costs

$10,261.66- Grants to Community Members

TOTAL RAISED = $12,482.00 $12,482.00
ioby Platform Fee waived $35.00
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $374.46 $374.46
TOTAL TO DISBURSE= $12,107.54 $12,072.54

Disbursed Budget:

$13,600 for Grants to Community Members

$2,400 for Administrative and Outreach Costs

PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $16,000 $16,000
ioby Platform Fee Waived 35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $495 $496
TOTAL TO RAISE = $16,495 $16,531


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