Special Giving Opportunities

The Mattress Factory participates in community giving days, like Give Big Pittsburgh, and other giving opportunities throughout the year that frequently include opportunities to multiply your support with matching or challenge gifts. Check back for ways to maximize your support!

Stock Giving

A gift of appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds is an excellent way to support the Mattress Factory. Your donation will still be eligible for a tax deduction, and it may allow you to avoid or reduce capital gains taxes. For more information on potential tax advantages, please consult with your financial advisor. Gifts of securities can easily be made by asking your broker to transfer the stock to the Mattress Factory’s account at PNC Bank. Please provide your broker with the following information:

PNC Bank, N.A.
Asset Transfer
4100 West 150th Street
Mail Stop B7-YB17-03-3
Cleveland, OH 44135

Reference Number: 21-10-001-4784991
DTC # 2616
Phone: 412-454-1805
Fax: 800-449-7382

Please have your broker notify the Mattress Factory of the expected stock gift by contacting Mary Peltz at 412-313-5408 or mpeltz@mattress.org.

It is very important that you or your broker provide your gift information. Our broker often receives stock without the donor’s identity included. Completion of your gift details will help us to identify your gift and process your acknowledgment quickly.

IRA Charitable Rollover 

An individual who is age 70 1/2 or older can make a qualified charitable distribution (QDC) directly from their IRA to a qualified charity. An IRA owner can make up to $100,000 in charitable gifts to 501(c)3 organizations such as the Mattress Factory and can be used to satisfy any IRA required minimum distributions for the year.* If you are thinking about making a donation from your IRA, contact Mary Peltz at 412-313-5408 or mpeltz@mattress.org.

*In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress. Included in this giant relief package was a provision that waives required minimum distributions (RMDs) for 2020 from retirement accounts.

You may be wondering if you can still do a QCD for 2020 even though your RMD is waived. The answer is yes. QCDs can still be made even in years when no RMD is required. QCDs from IRAs are still available in 2020 and still offer tax benefits, even though RMDs are not required. Your financial advisor can help you decide if and IRA charitable gift would be beneficial to you.

Company Matching Gifts

If your company has a matching gift program, your donation to the Mattress Factory may be generously increased and will do even more to support the Museum’s mission.

Donate by Mail or Phone

In addition to donating online, contributions to the Mattress Factory can be made via mail or phone. Phone: Credit card donations can be made over the phone by calling Cat or Mary at 412-313-5408 (MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express accepted). Mail: If you prefer to donate by mail, please mail a money order or check payable to the Mattress Factory at:

Mattress Factory
500 Sampsonia Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Donate In-Kind

It takes a lot to fuel the art and artists of the Mattress Factory. We gladly accept donations of goods and services, equipment, gift cards, professional services and other gifts and resources that to support artists in the creative process. If you have time, talent or treasure you can contribute, please let us know at development@mattress.org.

Amazon Smile

When ordering from Amazon, please remember to login via smile.amazon.com. If you haven’t designated Mattress Factory as your charity of choice, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page. By shopping from smile.amazon.com, you ensure that all your purchases result in a 0.05% gift to the Museum.