When is the registration deadline?
Organizations must register for Erie Gives by Friday, July 24, 2020 in order to participate.
When will I know how much my organization receives?
We plan to have the results posted on this site as soon as possible. We will also notify all participating nonprofits when this list is available.
When will I receive the donations?
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.
Will I know who made a gift to my organization?
All donor contact and gift information received during Erie Gives will be sent to the respective organizations after the final numbers are calculated and checks are distributed.
The Foundation DOES NOT solicit donors with annual appeals and as such we will not solicit donors using the information acquired during the Erie Gives program.
We will maintain the information to invite all participants the annual meeting, annual report and newsletters.
All donors will receive a gift acknowledgement letter for their tax-deductible gift and each organization is encouraged to send their own personal thank you note to their donors.
Why am I not listed as a participating nonprofit?
A nonprofit must serve Erie county, 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. If your organization fits all of the criteria, please register for Erie Gives by the registration deadline.
My nonprofit’s profile information is incorrect. Who can I contact?
Please email Khristina Bowman or call 814-454-0843. Changes can be made up until Friday, July 24, 2020.
How does the prorated match work?
We take the total match dollar amount (for 2017 that amount was $315,000) and divide it by the gross donation total (for 2017 that amount was $4,208,959.72). That provides the percentage of the match each donated dollar receives. In 2017, the prorated match percentage was 7.48%. Each individual gift is multiplied by that amount. So, a $100 gift received a match amount of $7.48; $50.00 received $3.74, and $25.00 received $1.87.
Each credit card donation is also multiplied by the 3% credit card fee we will be charged. That amount is netted against the match dollar amount, and added to the gross gift amount.
Gift Amount: $100.00
Match Amount: (Add) $7.48
Credit Card Fee: (Subtract) $3.00
Net amount to charity: $104.48