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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Programs and Services

  • In the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh's Community-Based Program, one child (“Little”) is matched in a professionally-supported relationship (“match”) with a pre-screened and trained volunteer mentor (“Big”). Once matched, Bigs and Littles spend at least 9-12 hours per month together, developing a strong and enduring relationship, resulting in positive youth outcomes.
  • In the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh's Site-Based Program, the agency partners with college students (‘Bigs”) from Washington & Jefferson College, who are matched with younger students (“Littles”) from Trinity Area and Washington school districts. Matches meet at their school for approximately one hour each week, developing a strong relationship that results in positive youth outcomes.

Primary Revenue Sources

Foundations, Government, Corporations, EITC, Individual Contributions

Primary Fundraising Event

Bowl For Kids' Sake, Fall Event ("Illumination" in 2017)

2016 Financials

Federal Tax ID25-6074707
Net Assets$2,323,366


Name:Karen Berke
Title:Grants Manager
Phone:(412) 204-1247
Address:5989 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

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