EIN 25-1469002

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

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The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has helped to transform a downtrodden section of Downtown into a world-class Cultural District that stands as a national model of urban revitalization through the arts.
Related structure
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a subordinate organization under The Dietrich Foundation.
Also known as...
The Pittsburgh Trust for Cultural Resources
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Program areas at Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Facilities management & real estate development: through public and private partnerships, a critical mission of The Trust is to transform downtown Pittsburgh. What was once a downtrodden area lined with noxious establishments is now a dynamic 14-block hub for arts, entertainment, business & urban living. The Trust steadily upgrades The district's physical look, feel & experience through projects such as improving streetscapes, building restoration, and establishing public parks and plazas, as well as outdoor art space. This mission was never more important than during The pandemic when The Trust's management, maintenance and support of over 1,300,000 square feet of property, such as: The benedum center; byham, o'reilly, & harris theaters; theater square; and arts education center among other downtown galleries & properties preserved, maintained and made public health and safety enhancements to these venues in anticipation of The public's return to these magnificient regional assets. As a result of The covid-19 pandemic, venue programming from all users of these facilities was impacted significantly affecting rental revenue, ticket sales and bringing The overall revenue down. Maintenance of all The facilities in addition to costs associated with The provision of shared services to resident companies were incurred without corresponding revenue.
Education, community outreach & arts services: The Trust offers a range of educational events & activities for students, educators & underserved populations of all ages & backgrounds to develop diverse & vibrant arts audiences for The future. Annually, The Trust serves over 100,000 students, educators & community members in western Pennsylvania & supports more than 1,000 area artists & arts organizations. During The pandemic, The Trust's marketing and technology teams developed virtual art market place and virtual content to continue its educational purpose. That allowed The Trust to reach its audience and deliver The programming even during The pandemic. The Trust is also a world leader in arts collaboration among performing arts organizations. Through its shared services department, The Trust increases efficiencies and decreases costs for six Cultural district organizations. Further, The Trust helps arts organizations with highly subsidized rates for performances/office space, allowing them to invest more Resources into their core artistic missions. This work continued throughout The pandemic.
Presenting and programming: The Trust brings The world's finest performances and visual arts to western pa. each year, over 1,700 events, programs & exhibitions occur in Trust facilities & throughout The Cultural district, attracting over two million visitors. The Trust presents & supports diverse performing art, including pnc broadway across america - Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh dance council, Trust presents, Pittsburgh international children's theater & festival, first night, and three rivers arts festival among others. As a result of covid and state closure mandates, The Trust continued to present and connect The public to The arts through digital medium. The free programming exposed The arts to many first time visitors. The Trust's ability to pivot to virtual programming was critically important to The health, well-being and education of The region's citizenry.the Trust is also a proud exhibitor of cutting-edge art & The creator of contemporary art galleries: wood street galleries, space; 707 penn; The lantern gallery, and carnegie mellon university's student-run future tenant. While many of these venues were shuttered during The year, The team turned its focus to limited digital programming and future artistic planning.

Who funds Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Cindy and Murry Gerber FoundationGeneral Support$1,000,000
Richard King Mellon FoundationTo Conduct Cybersecurity Audits and Training for Member Arts Organizations, and Develop A Blockchain Ticketing System$150,000
Harshman Family FoundationGeneral Support$100,000
...and 63 more grants received totalling $2,160,551

Personnel at Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

J. Kevin McMahonPresident and Chief Executive Officer$778,837
Daniel HofferChief Information Officer$158,835
Daniel O'BrienChief Engineer
Marc FlemingVice President of Marketing, Communications and Broadway Programming$184,075
Nick GiganteVice President of Development$188,774
...and 40 more key personnel

Financials for Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$17,249,895
Program services$12,945,541
Investment income and dividends$752,858
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$-762,957
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$482,767
Net income from fundraising events$-19,922
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$30,648,182

Form 990s for Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-11-02990View PDF
2019-122021-04-02990View PDF
2018-122020-02-18990View PDF
2017-122019-02-21990View PDF
2016-122018-01-18990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

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Data update history
August 9, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
August 4, 2022
Received grants
Identified 21 new grant, including a grant for $1,000,000 from The Cindy and Murry Gerber Foundation
July 26, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
December 17, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 13 new personnel
September 28, 2021
Received grants
Identified 35 new grant, including a grant for $150,000 from Richard King Mellon Foundation
Nonprofit Types
Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsPerforming arts organizationsPerforming arts centersChapter / child organizationsCharities
EducationArts, cultural, and humanities
LobbyingFundraising eventsState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
803 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Metro area
Pittsburgh, PA
Allegheny County, PA
Website URL
(412) 471-6070
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A61: Performing Arts Centers
NAICS code, primary
7113: Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
Parent/child status
Subordinate organization
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