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Nina G
113 N. Pacific Ave
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the project

The Garfield Community Action team is a group of resident leaders raising money to ensure our neighbors in one of Pittsburgh's most historically overlooked communities can stay in their homes and be connected to education and jobs. 

With rapid development happening throughout Pittsburgh's East End, the fear of displacement is real for many long-time Garfield renters and homeowners.

For our younger neighbors, the challenges brought on by the pandemic have created new barriers for learning and getting to school, and the need to support our kids with technology and mentoring is ever further amplified.

Your gift to this campaign will directly impact the low-income, elderly, and youngest residents of our community who need it the most.

the steps

These funds will help continue services that already exsist and have seen increased usage during the pandemic.

Funds will be raised by community volunteers with the Garfield Community Action Team.

Funds will be Released to the BGC as fiscal sponsor. BGC will use to administer these services.

A highlight of services and programs provided:

1. High School Academic Resources

2. Emergency Grants for Neighbors in Need

3. Employment Help for Adults & Teens

4. Community Engagement around Resources including Free Food

why we're doing it

It is necessary! People are struggling during these uncertain times. The BGC has a 45 year history of working for physical improvements, greater economic opportunity, and a strengthened sense of well-being for all our neighbors. The past months have proven the need of community based support more than ever! Access to housing, food, education, and employment are the basic requirements that our community needs to be successful and with your help we can help close the gap and provide these programs.


Disbursed budget 11/15/2021:

TOTAL RAISED = $3,900.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $60.00


Original budget:

$10,000 for administration of Covid-19 community assistance programs for community members.

The funding will go 100% towards the following programs:

Neigbhors in Need grant fund

College and Career Readiness for teens

Employment Assistance for Adults & Teens

Covid-19 precautions to keep the free computer lab and internet access open

Community Meetings

Covid-19 has created an increased need in these programs as well as the need for new marketing, tech, and safety measures.

Donations will ensure that these programs continue to provide for the community in a safe manner.


ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.  


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