The Federation was organized in 1967 through the efforts of the Brighton Road Kiwanis Club. At their request, a meeting of all the Civic and Religious leaders of the community was held at the Faith Lutheran Church on February 14, 1967. It was at this meeting such an organization was suggested. At a second meeting on February 28, 1967 the Federation was formally organized and the name selected.
The boundaries of the Brighton Heights neighborhood as reported by the City of Pittsburgh, Department of City Planning, on 31 May 1994, are:
City line from the Ohio River to Oakdale Ave, Oakdale to Woods Run Avenue, Woods Run to McClure Avenue, McClure to Richardson Avenue, Richardson to Bainton, Bainton to California Avenue,California to McClure, McClure to Eckert, Eckert to Ohio River Blvd. (PA Rt. 65), Ohio River Blvd. to the McKees Rocks Bridge, McKees Rocks Bridge to the Ohio River, Ohio River to the City line.