As a grassroots organization, we depend on the support of individuals like you. Your generous contributions help City of Asylum to meet its commitments to exiled writers. We also publish Sampsonia Way online magazine, and offer a broad range of literary programs in our community to encourage cross-cultural exchange.


City of Asylum has received 2 “Challenge Grants” that multiply your donation.   Here is how they work:
MATCH 1:  To encourage you to become a donor to City of Asylum now, the Opportunity Fund has agreed to match your generosity.  Donate $50, $100, or more….and each dollar you donate will count toward their challenge match.  This matches new or increased donations;
PLUS, MATCH 2:If you PLEDGE to continue your donation for three years, an Anonymous Foundation will match 100% of your ENTIRE donation all 3 years.*  For example, if you pledge $50 for three years, City of Asylum can receive a match of $150 from the Anonymous Foundation.



Click here to see why Forbes named us one of twelve non-profits (nationwide) “most deserving of your charitable donation.”


Donations are accepted online year-round via our secure donations page.

You can also donate through the United Way (code: 1532006), or you can mail your check to City of Asylum/Pittsburgh, 330 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212.

To learn more about City of Asylum, download our 2017 annual letter (2017) and watch this short video:


City of Asylum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, so donations to City of Asylum/Pittsburgh are tax-exempt to the full extent of the law.

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