Urban Impact Foundation

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Urban Impact has been serving the youth of Pittsburgh's North Side for 25 years. By working to meet the needs of the whole person through holistic community outreach, we can bring transformative hope to Pittsburgh one person, one family, one block at a time.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Urban Impact Foundation
801 Union Ave
4th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Website: uifpgh.org

Phone: 412-321-3811

Email: info@uifpgh.org

Organization details

EIN: 251752269

CEO/President: Ed Glover

Chairman: Tom Kreider

Board size: 7

Founder: Ed Glover

Year founded: 1995

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 08/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1996


Our vision and desire is 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 rating386 of 84416 of 40
Fund acquisition rating388 of 84417 of 40
Resource allocation rating574 of 84427 of 40
Asset utilization rating247 of 84414 of 40

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$117,269$60,217$48,835$42,637$48,949
Short-term investments$857,378$799,734$710,676$573,100$511,506
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,905,638$1,000,266$967,538$897,213$1,092,253
Long-term investments$3,000$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,136,723$259,127$194,928$179,596$71,872
Other long-term assets$0$156,354$247,529$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,139,723$415,481$442,457$179,596$71,872
Total assets$3,045,361$1,415,747$1,409,995$1,076,809$1,164,125
Payables and accrued expenses$12,695$20,394$10,449$7,752$4,978
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$12,695$20,394$10,449$7,752$4,978
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$55,350$51,854$43,941$39,328$30,114
Total long-term liabilities$55,350$51,854$43,941$39,328$30,114
Total liabilities$68,045$72,248$54,390$47,080$35,092
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$133,352$241,854$333,029$146,336$85,500
Permanently restricted$100,000$100,000$100,000$100,000$100,000
Net assets$2,977,316$1,343,499$1,355,605$1,029,729$1,129,033
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$5,629,226$3,883,150$3,507,603$2,535,118$2,487,805
Program service revenue$450,890$389,855$378,430$339,876$301,215
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$34,079$19,155$13,236$13,844$9,158
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$484,969$409,010$391,666$353,720$310,373
Total revenue$6,114,195$4,292,160$3,899,269$2,888,838$2,798,178
Program services$3,407,484$3,291,776$2,843,685$2,430,840$1,995,151
Management and general$658,631$673,345$422,806$259,427$208,851
Total expenses$4,493,855$4,311,238$3,583,119$3,003,053$2,488,751
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$1,620,340($19,078)$316,150($114,215)$309,427
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,620,340($19,078)$316,150($114,215)$309,427


Rev Edward GloverPresident/Director$166,479
Thomas KranceDirector$43,377
Thomas E KreiderBoard Chairman$20,000

Compensation data as of: 8/31/2019

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 4/27/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


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

Last year, we reached 2,370 youth through our Education, Athletics, Options, and Performing Arts programs, as well as our annual Football Clinic.

In 2019, 750 youth responded to the Gospel or rededicated their lives to Jesus Christ at an Urban Impact program or event.

We served 42,000 meals to students and families that attended an Urban Impact program, in-school activity, or special event last year.

In the past 3 years, 100% of core Options students graduated from high school and 95% successfully launched into a post high school path.


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.