Many organizations and individuals hold independent fundraising events or efforts to benefit our AFSP chapter. Such events include sports tournaments, concerts, retail fundraising, bake sales, workplace potluck lunches, school dances, and other contributions. Click here for a flyer listing some easy yet effective fundraising ideas.
Essential Items for Fundraising: Our Tax Exempt Status, EIN, and Non-Profit Filings:
Many fundraisers or requests for donations seek data for tax deduction purposes. You may need AFSP’s federal tax ID number, which is: 13-3393329.
You can obtain more information about our tax-exempt, 501(c)3 status and our W9 from our Financial Information web page.
Our chapter is deeply appreciative of any fundraising efforts directed to our cause, and those funds help us bring awareness and education for suicide prevention and programs to help support those affected by suicide loss. AFSP is a 4-star rated charity on Charity Navigator, and over 80% of money raised goes directly into our programs vs. administrative costs.
You can use the following graphic with your fundraising campaign (click “save as” on the image to download it)…
How and Where to Send Fundraising Proceeds:
Checks should be made payable to “American Foundation for Suicide Prevention” or “AFSP.” The memo line should indicate “Western PA Chapter” (or indicate the specific Walk Name i.e. “Pittsburgh Walk”) so that it gets attributed to our chapter and so that some of the funds stay locally. Please mail your check to:
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Attn: Donations for Western PA Chapter
120 Wall Street, 29th Floor
New York, NY 10005
AFSP Western PA Chapter’s Own Fundraising Events
AFSP has our own “branded” and well-organized fundraising events that we produce each year. Our Western PA chapter annually holds:
- Out of the Darkness Community Walks – locations include Pittsburgh, Elk County, and Erie, but we would welcome other locations in Western PA if you would like to volunteer to bring the walk to an additional location.
- Campus Walks – these locations vary from year to year, based on student organizations who are ready to take the lead in putting on these events, which are an excellent way to bring together campus communities.
- Motorcycle Ride – “Ride to Fight Suicide” in Washington, PA in late summer each year.
If you are interested in volunteering for any of those AFSP fundraising events, please contact us at: [email protected]
Got Questions? Need Help or Ideas?
If you would like to hold you own fundraiser event benefiting our AFSP chapter and need support, or would like to make an independent financial contribution, please contact our chapter’s area director, Jennifer Sikora, at: [email protected]
Thank you in advance for your support of our cause!
The infographic below will help you better understand why fundraising is so important to help us reduce suicide rates: