Why give on September 15, 2022, during Give for Good Louisville?
Give for Good Louisville gives us the chance to unite for the common good as we celebrate and support local organizations that provide vital resources to communities across Kentuckiana. What makes the giving day so exciting is that your gifts of $10 or more could potentially be doubled by a dollar-for-dollar matching gift or randomly boosted by $1,000-$20,000 by one of our generous partners.
In 2021, the Community Foundation of Louisville raised $375,000 in matching funds, prizes, and incentives for the organizations participating in Give for Good Louisville.
What are the organizations on GiveForGoodLouisville.org?
Each year, approximately 500-600 organizations serving Kentuckiana are represented on GiveForGoodLouisville.org. The following types of organizations are qualified to participate:
501(c)3 Public Charity, including Section 509(a)(1), 509(a)(2), 509(a)(3) Type I & Type II
Operate under the fiscal sponsorship of an organization type listed above
Private Operating Foundations
War Veterans’ Organization under 501(c)19 & 501(c)23 with a 90% war veteran membership rating
Church / Religious Institution or Governmental Unit
Why should I give through Give for Good Louisville as opposed to giving directly to the agency?
AMPLIFY MISSION WORK - Each year, the Community Foundation hosts the giving day to amplify and raise awareness for participating organizations. Thanks to the extensive coverage by our media partners as well as individuals promoting the giving day online with the hashtag #GiveForGoodLou, our community can learn about the important work being done every day by local organizations.
INCREASE CAPACITY - Give for Good Louisville exists to support, equip, and serve local organizations by providing free trainings, fundraising tools, best practices, and other resources to help raise money and gain new supporters. The goal is to increase an organization’s capacity (i.e., staffing, services, products, etc.) by equipping them with the tools they need to fulfill their important missions.
YEAR-ROUND SUPPORT - By partnering with the GiveGab platform, the Foundation is providing access to year-round online fundraising pages, which provides organizations with an online donation system with a variety of easy-to-use fundraising features. It also gives participating organizations the opportunity to engage their Give for Good Louisville donors all year long with a platform that provides a great user experience for donors.
LEVERAGING PRIZES - Last year, Give for Good Louisville provided $375,000 in prizes, matches, and incentive funds for organizations that participated in our community’s biggest day of local giving. For organizations with smaller annual budgets, additional prize money can be a game-changer! Plus, the prize pool energizes donors to give during the giving day for a chance to have their donations randomly boosted by thousands of dollars.
COMMUNITY COLLABORATION - Giving is contagious and by creating an entire event dedicated to supporting our local organizations via social sharing, we can come together as a community and encourage our friends and family to give to the causes we love the most. It is also a great way to discover new organizations with 93% of organizations acquiring new donors through Give for Good Louisville in 2021.
Who can donate?
Any individual, business, foundation, or organization with a credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa), a computer or other mobile-enabled device (i.e., a computer, iPad, or smartphone), and access to the Internet may donate via GiveForGoodLouisville.org. Donations through the Give for Good Louisville online portal to charitable organizations are tax-deductible and cannot be refunded.
How will I be able to search for and donate to a participating organization?
Donors will be able to search for an organization by name, category, or location here, or discover new organizations through the causes they are passionate about here.
What if my preferred organization is not listed?
You can directly contact the organization to make sure they are aware of Give for Good Louisville or you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request that we contact them. Organizations may register at GiveForGoodLouisville.org from June 1 to June 30, 2022, or during a late registration period from July 1 to August 4, 2022 (the registration fees are doubled during this time).
If I am a Community Foundation of Louisville fundholder, how can I make a gift?
Community Foundation of Louisville fundholders can use their funds at the Foundation to participate in Give for Good Louisville. Fundholders will be encouraged to designate grants to participating organizations from August 15 to September 15, 2022, by using a link which can be accessed when logged into their online donor portal.
What is considered an eligible gift?
Gifts may be made online at GiveForGoodLouisville.org via credit and debit card, ACH transfer, or through Apple Pay. Gifts by check, cash, or stock cannot be accepted as a part of this event. Also, any donations made to participating organizations through social platforms such as Facebook will not be counted towards the giving day totals. Give for Good Louisville is designed to generate new support, not to pay off existing pledges. Donations may not be used to pay for anything that might be perceived as a tangible benefit to the donor – including dinner tickets, membership fees, golf fees, admission tickets, or other gifts. All gifts are tax-deductible, irrevocable, and for the unrestricted use of the nonprofits.
Is there a minimum donation amount?
The minimum donation on GiveForGoodLouisville.org is $10.
For Community Foundation of Louisville fundholders only, the minimum donation is $100.
Can I give to more than one organization?
Yes! You can choose up to 10 organizations to support with each transaction. Only organizations that have registered to participate may receive gifts through GiveForGoodLouisville.org.
Can I make donations via a mobile device?
Yes! Simply visit www.GiveForGoodLouisville.org on your mobile device to make a gift.
Can I make a monthly or quarterly donation?
Yes! The recurring donation feature allows donors to make automated, online donations to an organization on a regular schedule. You can set this up during your payment process.
Can I decide how an organization should use their gifts?
No. Give for Good Louisville gifts are considered unrestricted gifts to the organization.
Who will receive my contact information?
The organization(s) you choose to support will have access to your name and email address. This information is used solely to send thank you messages, provide the option to receive future notifications, and to notify you of future activities.
You do have the option to make your donation and/or your name anonymously during Give for Good Louisville. Anonymous donations will be displayed as "Anonymous" on the organization's page. The organization will receive your name and email address, but they will be notified that you have chosen to remain publicly anonymous.
Do I need to create an account with GiveGab?
No, you do not need to create an account to make a donation. The benefits of creating an account include having your tax receipts collected in one location, being able to track your donations, following the charities you support, and engaging in future volunteering and fundraising opportunities. Your tax receipt will be emailed immediately upon processing your online donation. To claim a donation as a deduction on U.S. taxes, you should retain the donation receipt as an official record.
What is the Give for Good Louisville prize pool?
The Give for Good Louisville prize pool consists of hundreds of thousands of dollars raised by the Community Foundation of Louisville for participating organizations in partnership with local companies, foundations, and individuals. The goals of the prize pool aim to motivate our community to donate during the giving day for a chance that their gifts may be randomly boosted by thousands of dollars, fund prizes for participating organizations to access throughout the giving day, and provide critical matching dollars that inspire donors to increase their giving.
Learn more about what prizes are available during Give for Good Louisville 2022 on our Prizes page.
When does a gift count towards a prize?
All gifts made online at GiveForGoodLouisville.org on September 15, 2022, from 12 AM to 11:59 PM are eligible for prizes, incentives, and matching gifts.
Please note: Online gifts from September 12 to 14, 2022, and offline gifts by the Community Foundation of Louisville fundholders will count towards the Gift Challenge (formerly known as the Bonus Pool) and Grand Prizes, but are not eligible for matching gifts, donation boosts, Golden Tickets, Power Prizes, or time-based strategic prizes. Gifts made online on September 16, 2022 are not eligible for prizes, incentives, or matching gifts.
Is my donation safe and secure?
Yes! GiveGab is the hosting platform for Give for Good Louisville and uses a PCI Level I compliant payment service to ensure that all financial data is secure. Learn more about Stripe’s security precautions here and more about PCI compliance here.
Is my donation 100% tax-deductible?
How will I get a tax receipt for my donations?
Upon check out, you will receive an immediate thank you and receipt for your charitable contribution(s) via email, which you should print out for your tax purposes. By selecting a specific organization to receive your donation, your donation is restricted to that organization and will not be given to another organization. Your donation made at GiveForGoodLouisville.org will be directly deposited to the organization within five business days.
How will I be recognized as a donor?
In addition to receiving an immediate thank you email, you may choose to display your name upon check out in a scrolling feature on your chosen organization's profile via GiveForGoodLouisville.org.
You can also decide to make an anonymous donation if you prefer. Anonymous donors will receive a thank you and receipt via email from GiveForGoodLouisville.org.
How will a donation be reported on my credit card statement?
The statement will show a charge and name for each organization that a donor has made a gift to using their credit card.
How much of my donation goes to the organization?
GiveGab retains a 2% campaign management fee from all donations on the giving day. Credit Card processing fees are an additional 2.5% + $0.30 for (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express). Users also have the ability to make a gift using their ACH checking account. Donations of $100 or more are eligible for ACH transfer and will incur a $3 flat fee in addition to the 2% campaign management fee. The Community Foundation of Louisville does not receive any of these fees. 100% of all donations are tax-deductible for the donor.
Donors may opt to cover the GiveGab fees before completing their transaction. Data shows that a majority of donors (93% per GiveGab) elect to do this, but this is ultimately up to the donor. All online donations will be officially receipted for tax purposes automatically through GiveGab under the name of the nonprofit receiving the funds.
Before finalizing their transaction, donors will also be given the option to “Thank the Host” by making a contribution to the Community Foundation of Louisville. Any gift amount, no matter the size, is greatly appreciated as these donations help the Foundation cover the operational costs for Give for Good Louisville (ex., Advertising, trainings, events, etc.).
Any donations processed outside of the Give for Good Louisville donation period through GiveGab.com, or subsequent recurring donations are subject to transaction fees outlined on the GiveGab.com pricing page: http://info.givegab.com/pricing.
Can I get a refund?
We, unfortunately, are not able to refund donations. Please contact us at email@example.com.
What is a Fundraising Champion?
A Fundraising Champion is a peer-to-peer fundraiser who rallies around an organization's cause to fundraise on its behalf. Individuals and businesses can set up a Fundraising Champion profile for the causes important to them. You can choose one organization to support or many. You pick your own fundraising goal for a chosen organization and accept donations on your fundraising page on GiveForGoodLouisville.org. All fundraisers must register and complete an online fundraising page. You can get started on our Get Involved page.
Can I add a donate button on Facebook for my Give for Good Louisville Fundraiser?
While we recommend promoting your Give for Good Louisville fundraiser across your social channels, we do not recommend “adding a donate button” or “creating a fundraiser” with Facebook for the giving day. Using the ‘donate’ button through Facebook does NOT link to your fundraiser page on GiveForGoodLouisville.org and does not count toward your chosen organization’s Give for Good total or goals. Additionally, we cannot track donations made through Facebook and they do not count toward the Give for Good Louisville campaign for prizes, incentives, and matches.
My company is listed as a Business Fundraiser. What does that mean?
Your company is encouraging you to give local during Give for Good Louisville and is competing to win the title of most generous business in Kentuckiana! So be sure to select them as your employer when you check out.
Can my business become a Business Fundraiser?
Yes! Companies can support local organizations by encouraging their employees to give generously to the causes they care about the most. Your colleagues will identify themselves when they make their donations at GiveForGoodLouisville.org.
Last year, Churchill Downs and Derby City Gaming won the title of the most generous business in Kentuckiana by raising over $19,000 in one day through their business fundraiser. See who takes the title this year by signing up via firstname.lastname@example.org.
More Information on Business Fundraisers can be found here.
What is a cause marketing fundraising campaign?
A cause marketing fundraising campaign is ideal for restaurants, retailers, or service businesses. It allows you to raise awareness about the issues that your business cares about in our community, and your team members get inspired about working for a company that gives back while your customers feel great knowing that their purchase supports a cause beyond themselves.
What are some examples of a cause marketing fundraising campaign?
The most common types of cause marketing fundraising campaigns include designating a percentage or dollar amount of each product or service sold during a predetermined time frame to be donated or asking consumers to support your campaign by rounding the change at the register or at check out.
Who do I contact if I have more questions?
For technical support during Give for Good Louisville, please use the blue chat bubble on the bottom right-hand corner of your screen or email email@example.com. Someone from the GiveGab Customer Success Team will be there to answer questions on weekdays from 9 AM to 5 PM ET.