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Other Ways to Give

There are many ways you can easily contribute to Dollar Energy Fund. Some can even be done at no additional cost to you. Every donation, no matter how it is received, is always eligible to receive a dollar-for-dollar match from our partnering utility companies. Please consider the following options for your charitable donations and help make a difference for your neighbors in need.

In Kind

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 or deliver your contributions to:
Dollar Energy Fund, Inc.
Box 42329
Pittsburgh, PA 15203-0329

Amazon Smile

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.

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Corporate Matching

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 pr@dollarenergy.org, or mailed to:

Dollar Energy Fund
Box 42329
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

 

Crowdrise

Crowdrise is an innovative, cost-effective online fundraising website for individual fundraisers, non-profit fundraising and event fundraising. The site provides a way to easily raise money online for our cause by creating your own personal fundraiser for Dollar Energy Fund. Our organization’s fundraising page can be found by visiting https://www.crowdrise.com/dollarenergyfund.

 

Ebay’s Giving Works Program

Do you sell items on Ebay? You can support Dollar Energy Fund by donating a portion of your Ebay sales to our organization through their Giving Works program. Select Dollar Energy Fund as your nonprofit and set the donation percentage for your contribution to be directed towards helping your neighbors in need of utility assistance through our Hardship Program.

All donations received through the Giving Works program will receive a dollar-for-dollar match from Dollar Energy Fund’s partnering utility companies.

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United Way
(Pennsylvania Only)

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.

 

Columbus Foundation
Ohio Only

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.

73% of our Grant Recipients Have A Female Head Of Household