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Positively impacting our communities by providing a variety of special programs that include Student Scholarships, one of the largest Historically Black College Tours, an annual youth Talent Hunt, and a celebration of outstanding community role models through our Achievement Awards Dinner. Read more...

Pittsburgh Omega COVID-19 Food Drive

The Iota Phi Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. launched the Pittsburgh Omega COVID-19 Food Drive on April 9th to assist the most vulnerable people impacted by this pandemic. We are currently delivering over1,200 meals per week to senior citizens and food insecure families in Allegheny County.





Communities Served
  • Northside/Manchester

  • Beltzhoover/Allentown

  • Hill District

  • Homewood

  • Penn Hills

  • Wilkinsburg

  • East Liberty

  • West End

  • McKees Rocks

  • Sheraden

Pittsburgh Omega COVID-19 Food Drive

Community Partners

  • Iota Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.
  • Iota Phi Foundation, Inc.

  • Mount Ararat Baptist Church

  • Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church

  • Rolling Hills Church

  • Manchester Citizens Corporation

  • Rivers Casino

  • Sigma Pi Phi - Rho Boule

  • A. Philip Randolph Institute 

  • AD99 Solutions Foundation


We ask for your assistance with this important initiative by making a donation to the Iota Phi Foundation, a 501(c)(3) corporation. Donations can be made through through payment via a credit card, or sending a check payable to Iota Phi Foundation,  to P.O. Box 4773, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. All donations will be used to purchase food and other essential items.

Please donate what you are able. Keep in mind that $50 provides dinner for one person for an entire week. 


$12,000 Matching Gift Caps Off Successful Scholarship Awards!
Thank you to Dr. Charles DeShazer and Regina DeShazer for their tremendous matching gifts! Dr. and Mrs. DeShazer were so impressed with how outstanding the award recipients were that they announced, during the event, that they would match each scholarship given by the Iota Phi Foundation this year. This means that each of the six recipients will receive $4,000 each towards their advance education goals. Dr. DeShazer received our 2019 Exemplary Service Award for Medicine. Read more about the our honorees, scholars, and Achievement Awards Dinner by clicking here...

Achievement Award Honorees

2019 Student Scholars

Achievement Awards Dinner

Over $350,000 awarded to date in merit-based scholarships to college bound African-American high school graduates READ MORE...

Achievement Awards

zing Pittsburgh community leaders in the areas of business, education, healthcare, law, community, social advocacy and... read more...

In the past 10 years alone, more than 75 individuals have been recognized for making a difference in the community.  

Award Honorees 2019

The Foundation is proud to have supported the Iota Phi Chapter's annual high school Talent Hunt. This event provided exposure, encouragement, and financial award to talented Pittsburgh area young people participating in the visual and performing arts. The specific categories were dance, drama, vocal, musical instrumentation, and the visual arts. Past participants have gone on to perform or showcase at the Apollo Theater, Radio City Music Hall, and other notable venues across the country.

This event is held annually during the month of February.

Thank you to the United Rays Corvette Club

Each year, for nearly 25 years the United Rays and their friends have donated toys to the Foundation in its support of the Iota Phi Chapter Christmas Celebration.
(Shown left to right: Ernest Groover*, Frederick Crawford, Jessie Jenkins, Louis McCauley - URCC President**, Eric Anderson, Michael Harrell) *Member of URCC and IPF, Member of URCC, ** Member of URCC

Christmas Toy Giveaway

Providing over 5,000 families in need with complete Thanksgiving dinner baskets - serving more than 500 families last year alone

Across 25+ years over 6,250 kids have benefited from our Christmas program

 We greatly value partners and individuals who align with our mission and desire to make contributions in support. Please click this link to learn more about making your tax-deductible contribution.