Welcome to Erie Gives 2020
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What you need to know:
Day and Time: We will accept checks now through Monday, August 10th. The online event takes place on Tuesday, August 11. 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), serve Erie County 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. There is no limit to the number of organizations you can donate to in a 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.
Checks: Donors can write a check for their Erie Gives donation.
- Checks must be made out to The Erie Community Foundation.
- All check donations must be accompanied by a Check Donation Form.
- Checks must be delivered to The Erie Community Foundation (459 West 6th Street, Erie, PA 16507) no later than Monday, August 10, 2020.
Prorated Match: The Erie Community Foundation and our sponsors will enhance donors’ gifts by providing a prorated match to each gift made to a nonprofit. The prorated match pool is the highest ever in Erie Gives history at $400,000!
Your Receipt: You will receive an email receipt of your gift, which you should retain for tax purposes. Unless you choose to remain anonymous, your donor information will be sent to the appropriate organizations.
When will the Nonprofits receive your donation: Due to COVID-19, we will not host our annual Check Distribution Day at the Erie Zoo. This year, all Erie Gives donations will be mailed to nonprofits.