We are thrilled to announce that the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has recognized City of Asylum’s global literary programming. City of Asylum is one of 34 organizations to be awarded a Humanities Access Grant in its 2016 award cycle. This award of $100,000 will provide City of Asylum with two years of match-based funding and will support City of Asylum’s core multi-cultural literary and humanities programming as well as its community outreach.

Please consider making a donation today. Your gift will be matched dollar to dollar by this NEH grant making each generous gift doubly important!



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.



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 2016 annual letter (2016) 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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