Day and Time: The event takes place on August 12. You have 12 hours to make your donation between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST.
Participating Nonprofits: Your organization must be a 501(c)(3) and either be a member of The Nonprofit Partnership or have an Agency Endowment with The Erie Community Foundation to participate in Erie Gives.
Gift Amount: The minimum gift is $25. There is no limit to the amount of money you may give. You can give up to 10 nonprofits per transaction.
Credit Cards: Only Visa, MasterCard and Discover will be accepted. The credit card processor charges a nominal fee per transaction. The Erie Community Foundation does not receive any fees. (Sorry credit card gift cards will not be accepted.)
Prorated Match: The Erie Community Foundation will enhance each donor’s gift by providing a prorated match to each gift made to a nonprofit. The Foundation will divide a total of $200,000 ($100,000 provided by The Erie Community Foundation, $50,000 provided by GE Transportation, $25,000 provided by Erie Insurance and $25,000 provided by Presque Isle Downs & Casino) among the participating nonprofits. The more a nonprofit raises the more of the $200,000 the nonprofit will receive.
Your Receipt: You will receive an email receipt of your gift; please retain it for tax purposes. Unless you choose to remain anonymous, your donor information will be sent to the appropriate organizations.
When the Nonprofits receive your donation: The organizations will receive your donation plus The Erie Community Foundation’s prorated match on August 22, 2014 at our Erie Gives check distribution day.