Donate to Support Our Work


Did you know that every dollar donated to Mon Valley Initiative goes to work right here in the Mon Valley, with the power of many, many dollars?

It’s true. Because every dollar invested in community development is returned many times over:

$1 invested in workforce development returns about $5 to the local economy. [1]

$1 invested in affordable housing returns about $8 to the local economy. [2]

And $1 invested in housing counseling returns nearly $387! [3]

Those are the economic benefits.

Now imagine the social benefits when we help someone in your neighborhood:

Escape from poverty by re-entering the workforce

Move into a quality, affordable rental property, or

Purchase their first home of their own.

If you haven’t made a donation to Mon Valley Initiative recently, please consider a gift this summer.

You may give using a credit or debit card via PayPal, or download the donation form and send it via check or money order.

And if you have made a donation recently, thank you — we promise that we’re making every one of your dollars go further in the Mon Valley in 2019.

Mary Carol Kennedy
Chair, Board of Directors

Laura R. Zinski
Chief Executive Officer

Mon Valley Initiative is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of Internal Revenue Code, and your gift may therefore be tax-deductible as a charitable contribution where permitted by law. Consult the IRS or a tax professional for information. MVI’s financial and historical data is available on our website.


Download a printable donation form: Mon Valley Initiative donation form

Checks or money orders should be made payable to “Mon Valley Initiative” and sent to Mon Valley Initiative, 305 E. 8th Ave., Homestead, PA 15120. Please, do not send cash!


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[1] : Tara C. Smith and Christopher T. King, LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin, “Exploratory Return‐on‐Investment Analysis of Local Workforce Investments,” prepared for Travis County Health and Human Services Department
[2] : “Invest in Affordable Housing and See Big Returns,” St. Paul, Minn., Pioneer Press, May 3, 2007.
[3] : National Housing Resource Center, 2014
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