There are many ways you can easily contribute to Dollar Energy Fund. Some can even be done at no additional cost to you. Our utility partners provide a dollar-for-dollar match for almost every donation we receive. Please consider the following options for your charitable donations and help make a difference for your neighbors in need.
Support an Upcoming Event
While our goal is to raise funds and awareness to help thousands of families who are struggling to afford their utility bills, we like to offer fun and exciting events so our donors can share in the joy of helping others. Please consider participating in one of our upcoming fundraisers and together we can make a difference in the lives of many this year.
Throughout the year, we host a number of fundraising events that include raffles, silent auctions, ticket auctions, prizes and more. We are always in need of donations such as:
• Tickets to sporting and cultural events
• Samples of items sold by the donating business
• Gift certificates for restaurants or services
• Autographed sports memorabilia
• Various themed baskets (i.e. wine, cheese, bread, etc.)
Donations such as a rented space or a discount on catering serve us and our clients very well. We are also happy to trade in-kind items for sponsorships when appropriate. Remember that any in-kind donation will go toward fundraising efforts for families in need and any profits from our fundraisers are matched dollar-for-dollar by our partnering utility companies.
Donations sent via mail will be processed in our Pittsburgh headquarters. In most cases, we’re happy to send an employee to your business to pick up an in-kind donation if necessary.
Send your contributions to:
Dollar Energy Fund, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203-0329
AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers shop for the same Amazon.com products with the added benefit of the AmazonSmile Foundation donating 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.
When first visiting AmazonSmile, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization. Please make Dollar Energy Fund your charity of choice. Once selected, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price for eligible products to Dollar Energy Fund. Additionally, all donations received through the AmazonSmile program will receive a dollar-for-dollar match from Dollar Energy Fund’s partnering utility companies.
Please contact your employer to see if a matching program is available for your charitable contributions. Dollar Energy Fund is able to assist you in completing the necessary paperwork to determine matching fund eligibility. Corporate matching forms can be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed to:
Dollar Energy Fund, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203-0329
Give Big Pittsburgh
Give Big Pittsburgh is an online giving day hosted by the Pittsburgh Magazine created to support the nonprofits doing great work in our community. Leveraging the national awareness of #GivingTuesday, hundreds of nonprofits throughout Pittsburgh and its surrounding areas will work together to raise awareness, collect donations, and build a stronger sense of philanthropy throughout their local communities.
SHARE Omaha offers the giving public opportunities to connect with metro nonprofits through donations, volunteering and shopping wish lists. They make it easy to find local nonprofits and engage with them how you choose. All donations collected through our SHARE Omaha link will support Dollar Energy Fund’s partnership with Metropolitan Utilities District and Omaha Public Power District to provide utility assistance to limited-income households in Nebraska.
Dollar Energy Fund receives support from a number of United Way chapters throughout Pennsylvania. Contact your local chapter to learn how to donate to Dollar Energy Fund through your local United Way campaign. Dollar Energy Fund is a Contributor Choice Agency of the United Way of Allegheny County. The organization’s Contributor Choice Code is 836.
Dollar Energy Fund’s Ohio Neighbor to Neighbor Program is now part of the Columbus Foundation’s PowerPhilanthropy database. PowerPhilanthropy was created to provide donors with the knowledge and resources needed to make effective giving decisions, and to lift up the strengths and needs of the local nonprofit sector. This online resource is available anywhere, anytime, and provides vital facts about a nonprofit’s management, finances and programs through objective nonprofit portraits. Donations received through the PowerPhilanthropy site will be matched dollar-for-dollar and used to provide utility assistance grants to low-income households in Ohio.
Visit www.columbusfoundation.org to register and view Dollar Energy Fund’s portrait.
Every Dollar Makes a Difference
Your contribution, no matter how big or small, can make an extraordinary impact by ensuring local, low-income families maintain or restore safe utility service.