Urban Impact Foundation

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Urban Impact reaches youth on the North Side of Pittsburgh through programs in Athletics, Education, Performing Arts, and Options. However, our programs are about so much more than increasing a student's grade point average or developing artistic and athletic skills. These are tools used to connect with students so we can have holistic impact. We know that for each student to thrive, their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs must be met. We design each program to meet these needs by providing food at every program, creating a safe and loving atmosphere for student interactions, connecting students with mentors through bible studies, and presenting the gospel at every program.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Urban Impact Foundation
PO Box 99518
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Website: uifpgh.org

Phone: 412-321-3811

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 251752269

CEO/President: Ed Glover

Chairman: Tom Kreider

Board size: 7

Founder: Ed Glover

Ruling year: 1995

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 08/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1996


We desire to see lives holistically transformed in our community one person, one family, and one block at a time who, in turn, make a powerful impact locally and globally for Jesus Christ.

Mission statement

Our mission is to do our part in fulfilling Christ's Great Commission on the North Side of Pittsburgh by following His model of holistic ministry by investing in the lives of at-risk children, youth, and their families in order to develop responsible followers of Christ.

Statement of faith

What We Believe

About the Scriptures

We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error in its original manuscripts.

About God

We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

About Jesus

We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human. We believe that He was born of a virgin. We believe that He lived a sinless life. We believe that His miracles were true. We also believe that He died in the place of sinners on a cross, that He was truly resurrected, and ascended back to heaven.

About the Holy Spirit

We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit. We believe He gives life, He sanctifies, He empowers and comforts all believers. We believe the Holy Spirit indwells believers in Christ. We believe that it is through the power of the Holy Spirit that we are born again, and that the work of the Spirit includes convicting us of sin and empowering us to be righteous.

About Mankind

We believe that mankind was created in the image of God. God gave Adam, the first man, specific commands that were to be obeyed. Through his sinful disobedience to these commands, Adam and the whole human race were alienated from God. As a result, man is incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through his own effort.

About Salvation

We believe that, as a result of The Fall, all men are lost and separated from God because of sin. For this reason, we believe that man is saved only through repentance and faith in the finished work of Christ. Therefore, in order to experience salvation, even those who have never heard the name of Jesus Christ must hear of Christ and understand who He is to be saved. We believe that, when we repent and express faith in this manner, we are declared not guilty before God by His grace alone, are born again, receive the gift of eternal life, and become children of God.

About The Church

We believe the Church is the body of Jesus Christ, and it is composed of all true believers, with Christ as the Head of the body. We believe that, while on earth, believers must join themselves to other Christians in visible local assemblies. We believe these local assemblies are also the Church, for it is in these local assemblies that the work of the Church is carried out. The present work of the Church is the worship of God, the loving and teaching of people, and making Him known to a lost world. We believe the purpose of the Church is to glorify God.

About Christ's Return

We believe in the personal and bodily return of the Lord Jesus Christ. His return will complete and establish the ongoing enjoyment of our salvation in His glorious Kingdom.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating943 of 110499 of 122
Fund acquisition rating763 of 110574 of 122
Resource allocation rating910 of 1105106 of 122
Asset utilization rating712 of 110477 of 122

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$271,617$82,581$72,033$125,470$117,269
Short-term investments$1,897,761$1,822,837$1,825,703$429,086$857,378
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$5,319,638$3,810,818$4,612,689$3,682,209$1,905,638
Long-term investments$0$5,241$2,500$2,000$3,000
Fixed assets$3,111,906$3,065,668$1,559,530$1,418,861$1,136,723
Other long-term assets$790,564$92,397$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$3,902,470$3,163,306$1,562,030$1,420,861$1,139,723
Total assets$9,222,108$6,974,124$6,174,719$5,103,070$3,045,361
Payables and accrued expenses$76,428$87,954$75,544$578,957$12,695
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$76,428$87,954$75,544$578,957$12,695
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$139,585$115,728$92,979$166,528$55,350
Total long-term liabilities$139,585$115,728$92,979$166,528$55,350
Total liabilities$216,013$203,682$168,523$745,485$68,045
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$7,906,095$6,514,442$5,764,641$4,194,848$2,743,964
With donor restrictions$1,100,000$256,000$241,555$162,737$233,352
Net assets$9,006,095$6,770,442$6,006,196$4,357,585$2,977,316
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$7,782,402$6,145,281$5,785,021$5,459,728$5,629,226
Program service revenue$187,084$495,968$393,031$322,964$450,890
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$156,828$90,814$12,508$29,540$34,079
Other revenue$164,659$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$508,571$586,782$405,539$352,504$484,969
Total revenue$8,290,973$6,732,063$6,190,560$5,812,232$6,114,195
Program services$4,245,713$4,147,371$3,789,109$3,137,161$3,407,484
Management and general$1,222,524$939,953$877,943$732,670$658,631
Total expenses$6,093,884$5,708,147$5,197,170$4,384,119$4,493,855
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Surplus (deficit)$2,197,089$1,023,916$993,390$1,428,113$1,620,340
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$2,197,089$1,023,916$993,390$1,428,113$1,620,340


Rev Edward GloverPresident/Director$83,423
Sara GloverChief Operations Officer$64,890

Compensation data as of: 8/31/2023

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Pastor Glover founded Urban Impact Foundation in 1995 to help address the profound and unique challenges facing today's urban communities, which he witnessed first-hand every day for over nine years as a resident of Pittsburgh's North Side and pastor at Allegheny Center Alliance Church. During this time, Rev. Glover recognized that the trials of children and families in urban communities could only be effectively addressed through holistic development of the mind, body, and spirit through Christ- one person, one family, one block at a time. Thus, Urban Impact was born!

About Rev. Dr. Ed Glover:

Rev. Dr. Ed Glover and his wife Tammy have passionately followed their calling to minister to the least, the last, and the lost in Pittsburgh's urban North Side community for over 30 years. Together they founded Urban Impact in 1995, after serving for almost a decade in youth ministry at Allegheny Center Alliance Church.

Rev. Glover is a leader, a visionary, an evangelist, and a motivational speaker. In 2011, Pastor Ed received the prestigious Restoring Places Award at the Epoch Missions Gala in Atlanta, GA. In 2014, Urban Impact was also awarded the inaugural "True Inspiration Award" for the northeast region, from the Chick-fil-A Foundation for demonstrating "groundbreaking practices and visionary leadership" with innovative education.

Pastor Ed also founded Global Impact USA six years prior to Urban Impact's inception. Global Impact was an annual, one-day missions event that gave students the charge to respond to the call of God in their lives and put it into practice. For the next 24 years, he incited over 55,000 kids from 19 cities to participate in the Global Impact mission. As a result, this produced over 1,000 pastors and missionaries to serve around the world.

Today, Rev. Glover is a highly respected and sought-after speaker. He is regularly scheduled to speak at churches both locally and nationally. He currently serves as Associate Preacher and Director of Urban Missions at Christ Church at Grove Farm in Sewickley, PA.

Ed graduated from Lambuth University in Tennessee, and received his Masters of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack, NY. In 2001, Ed received an honorary doctorate from Toccoa Falls College for his work in the urban setting. In 2003, both Ed and Tammy were recipients of the Alumni of the Year Award for both the Alliance Theological Seminary and Nyack College.

Ed and Tammy continue to live on the North Side. They have four children, three daughters-in-law, and six grandchildren.

Program accomplishments

In 2021, 1000+ youth participated in:
Performing Arts
Special Events


Your financial gift equips Urban Impact with the resources-including personnel, materials, supplies, and equipment-to fulfill our mission to bring the light of Christ to the North Side of Pittsburgh.