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Photo: Special-needs woman and friendThe National Aviary's staff and birds are committed to supporting the Pittsburgh region's charitable community, not just on one day or at one event, but all year long. We attend numerous fundraising and community events; conduct outreach programs at neighborhood and recreational centers for youth and seniors, libraries, nursing homes, and facilities for special needs groups; attend events hosted by state and government officials for their constituents in various counties; and donate free admission passes to thousands of individuals each year.

Through our free programs and admissions, many individuals of limited means, outlook, or challenging personal circumstances have a chance to experience some of nature's most beautiful creatures. While we would like to support every organization's cause, the volume of requests we receive far exceeds our ability to do so.

Whom We Support
When choosing whom to support, we try and reflect the diverse needs within our community: school groups from economically disadvantaged school districts; clients of health, human services and economic development agencies; veterans and senior care organizations; individuals with a vast array of disabilities and medical conditions; ministries; disaster relief. We prefer to donate directly to other registered (i.e. 501 (c) 3) charities, and not to third parties who may be hosting fundraisers on behalf of specific causes. We cannot promise that organizations which have received donations in the past will receive them in the future; nor will we fulfill multiple requests from the same group within a given year.

How to Request a Donation
All requests must be made in writing and addressed to:
Donation Request - National Aviary
700 Arch Street
Pittsburgh PA 15212.

Requests may also be made on-line by completing the donation request form. Telephone requests will not be accepted. Please be aware that we read every request, but will only respond if we are able to honor your request.

In closing, thank you for wanting the National Aviary to be a part of your charitable event.

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The National Aviary is supported in part through membership, donations, and funding from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and the Allegheny Regional Asset District.
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