RSVP New 2012 Relinquishment Funds Competition
Pittsburgh Cares seeks funds in the amount of $148,805.00 from the Corporation for National and Community Service in support of the development of a robust RSVP project in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, which includes the city of Pittsburgh.
The mission of Pittsburgh Cares is to maximize the impact of our regional nonprofit partners by mobilizing volunteers and engaging the community. The vision is to position the greater Pittsburgh region as a national leader in growing a sustainable culture of volunteerism and community involvement.
Pittsburgh Cares is the largest volunteer agency in Pittsburgh. As a leader in volunteer engagement, Pittsburgh Cares connects all sectors in the Pittsburgh region -- individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations and governments -- to meet community need through volunteerism capacity building.
Pittsburgh Cares has the capacity to operate direct community service programs; experience and interest in the needs of older adults; and the ability to develop strong community financial and programmatic support.
Allegheny County RSVP will place 500 seniors in 54 nonprofit organizations for community service. Allegheny County RSVP volunteers will contribute more than 35,000 hours of service to county residents, a computed savings to the county in excess of $718,000 per year. RSVP volunteers will serve in six focus areas that are also six of the eleven defined focus areas of Pittsburgh Cares: Education, Health and Wellness, Veterans and Military Families, Environmental Stewardship, Economic Opportunity and Disaster Service.