August 9, 2022 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
A great day to help your favorite nonprofits.

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What is Erie Gives?

Your community needs you now more than ever! Support your favorite causes during Erie Gives on August 9, 2022. Brought to you by The Erie Community Foundation and its generous sponsors, the signature event promotes the nonprofit sector.

You can be a philanthropist with a gift of just $25 or more. Make your gift online, mail a check, or gift the required minimum distribution from your IRA. For complete instructions on mailing your check, simply download the Erie Gives check contribution form and send it with your check to the Foundation, 459 West 6th Street, Erie, PA 16507.

Welcome to Erie Gives 2022

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What you need to know:

Day and Time: Checks will be accepted on Monday, August 8. The online event takes place on Tuesday, August 9. 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, which will be available for download beginning Monday, June 20, 2022.
  • Checks must be delivered to The Erie Community Foundation (459 West 6th Street, Erie, PA 16507) no later than Monday, August 8, 2022.

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.

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: Nonprofits will receive their checks by the end of August. Due to rising cases of COVID-19, for the health and safety of all, The Erie Community Foundation has decided to not host the Erie Gives Check Presentation Day originally scheduled for Aug. 30. We will mail nonprofits their Erie Gives checks as we have done the last two years.

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