Making a DFFerence 

The DeBlasio Family Foundation

 

Global Perspective, 
Local Values

The DeBlasio Family Foundation (DFF) represents the philanthropic endeavors of its founder, John DeBlasio, his wife Heather Holmes, his two adult children Jack and Sarah DeBlasio, and his brother, Pat DeBlasio (not pictured). 

Our values as a family have been shaped by the late Pasquale DeBlasio, the patriarch of our family —and John's father— who remained dedicated to a life of civic engagement and service to others in his local community in suburban Pittsburgh, PA.  

Today, each member of our family leads a portfolio of collaborative investments and grants that recognizes that charitable endeavors combined collaborative processes will lead to measured outcomes. 

 

We wake up every day with the intent to honor those who helped create the wealth from which the Foundation was derived.

 

Most importantly, we believe that we all have a role in improving our global community.

Areas of Giving

Image by John Jacobson

Community

Wellbeing

  • Civic Leadership 

  • Education

  • Veterans Service Organizations 

  • Community Safety 

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Global Peace and Development

  • Civic Leaders

  • Impoverished Communities
  • Independent Media 

  • Economic Development 

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Giving a Voice to the Voiceless

  • Animal rights

  • Human rights

  • Active Aging and Services