The Pittsburgh/Greater Allegheny LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce

Advancing Diversity, Inclusion & Growth

3RBA Launches Charitable Foundation

June 08, 2019 7:32 AM | Ronald Hicks (Administrator)

A year after its launch, Three Rivers Business Alliance (3RBA) has established a charitable foundation to assist 3RBA fund its educational programming and allow 3RBA to concentrate on being a membership association.

Named Three Rivers Business Alliance Foundation, its mission is to educate, inspire and empower members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and other nonconforming persons (LGBT+) business community and their allies in the Pittsburgh/Greater Allegheny region and build a stronger overall economy and community. 

The Foundation's goals are to:

  • Provide professional and business development education and programming for LGBT+ business professionals, entrepreneurs and small business owners and their allies;
  • Fund scholarships and grants to deserving LGBT+ residents so that they may develop skills and become more successful;
  • Fund studies and reports on the impact of LGBT+ businesses in the Pittsburgh/Greater Allegheny region; and
  • Engage in activities that foster diversity, inclusion and growth.
Some of the projects the Foundation is looking to fund are:
  • $1,500 for a Lunch & Learn for 30 participants. $6,000 for 4 lunches in 2019/2020;
  • $5,000 for a pull out section in the Pittsburgh Business Times or other similar publication to highlight LGBT+ business owners;
  • $2,500 to video our programs and post them on our website; and
  • $10,000 in scholarships for LGBT+ business owner development and skills training.

The Foundation has established the following donation levels:

Diamond: $25,000+
Ruby: $10,000 - $24,999
Emerald: $5,000 - $9,999
Sapphire: $2,500 - $4,999
Garnet: $1,000 - $2,499

You can donate by mailing a check to:

Three Rivers Business Alliance Foundation
535 Smithfield Street, Suite 1300
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Also, you can contact 3RBA to become a sustaining donor.

Three Rivers Business Alliance Foundation is a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation that is exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3).  Here is a copy of its IRS exemption letter

To learn more about the Foundation and its activities, click here.

Three Rivers Business Alliance

535 Smithfield Street, Suite 1300
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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