UPDATE: Phipps will reopen to members on Sat., June 6 and to the public on Sat., June 13. All tickets must be purchased in advance, and new safety protocols are required. Learn more about how you can join us!

Help us reopen our doors at our bright, beautiful best.

As a nonprofit organization, guest revenue is essential to operating and maintaining our gardens and programs. While Phipps has paused our programming, our operational needs remain — we must continue to care for our plants and facilities so that when the time comes, we can once again open our doors to the community and be the source of beauty and enrichment we have been to Pittsburgh for over 125 years. This work wouldn’t be possible without support from our members, donors and partners. If you’re inspired, please show your support today!

CARES Act Provisions

Signed into law on March 27, 2020, the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act makes the following tax-saving provisions:

  • If you’ll be taking the standard tax-deduction on your 2020 return, you may claim a new "above-the-line" deduction of up to $300 for cash donations to nonprofits like Phipps. In this way, you’ll also gain the ability to decrease your adjusted gross income (AGI), meaning that you may qualify for other tax advantages.
  • If you’ll be itemizing your tax-deductions for 2020, you may now deduct 100% of your charitable contributions from your AGI. This had generally been capped at 60%. If you’re a business owner, the 10% limit has been increased to 25%. This measure applies to cash gifts to public charities like Phipps.

This has been provided for informational purposes only. Please consult your tax professional for advice on how to proceed on these and other tax provisions. 

The Phipps Fund

Help keep us growing as a place of inspiration and innovation by contributing to our annual appeal. Gifts to The Phipps Fund provide vital support for our horticulture, research, education, and sustainability programs. Your support makes everything we do possible, and it allows us to imagine and plan for an ever brighter future. 

Sponsor a pane of glass in our historic Palm Court and support the continuing restoration of Phipps' historic glasshouse.

Pay tribute to a loved one while providing important funds to fuel the great expectations we all share for Conservatory programs.

Corporations that partner with Phipps are connecting with people of influence and wherewithal in a historic and beautiful venue. 

Find a charitable plan that lets you provide for your family and support Phipps for years to come.

Be a part of history by supporting the landmark projects and initiatives at Phipps that are making our world a better place

Endowment gifts both enable long-term financial stability and propel planning activities that make a lasting impact on our community.

Questions? Contact 412/441-4442 ext. 3701.


A Four-Star Charity

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a proud recipient of Charity Navigator's coveted Four Star rating for financial accountability and transparency for five consecutive years.

Phipps’ code for the nation’s federal employees workplace campaign is 45701. Phipps’ United Way of Allegheny County code is 903797.

Photos © Paul g. Wiegman