August 11, 2020 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
A great day to help your favorite nonprofits.

About Erie Gives

Erie Gives will take place on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Stay tuned for details about the prorated match amount and incentives.

What you need to know:

Day and Time: Checks will be accepted on Monday, August 10. 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. The form will be available for download beginning June 15, 2020.
  • 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.

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: The nonprofits will receive your donation, plus The Erie Community Foundation’s prorated match, on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at our Erie Gives Check Distribution Day.

Have more questions?

Donor FAQ

Nonprofit FAQ

View the Prior Erie Gives Results

Gold Sponsors