Q. Who can donate?
Anyone with a credit card or debit card and access to the internet may donate. Donations through the Giving Challenge online portal to charitable nonprofit organizations are 100% tax-deductible. The charge description on your credit card will be "GIVINGCHALLENGE2024."
Q. Can I make donations via a mobile device?
Yes! Simply visit www.GivingChallenge.org on your mobile device during the 24 hours of the Giving Challenge – Tuesday, April 9, 2024 12:00 PM through Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at 11:59:59 AM.
Q. Is there a minimum donation?
Donations of $25 or more are accepted on www.GivingChallenge.org and are 100% tax-deductible.
Q. Will I receive a receipt for tax purposes?
Yes. You will automatically receive an emailed receipt acknowledging your gift after you make an online donation. The email will come from "Notifications@GiveGab.com." The charge description on your credit card will be "GIVINGCHALLENGE2024."
Q. As a donor, can I receive a benefit for giving?
Donations in the 2024 Giving Challenge may not be made in exchange for goods, services, memberships, dues, tickets or other services or benefits.
Q. Will my donation be matched?
To strengthen giving during the 2024 Giving Challenge (April 9-10), The Patterson Foundation (TPF) will provide a 1:1 match for all unique donations, up to $100 per donor, per organization made online with a credit or debit card.
There is no limit to the number of individual matches from unique donors a nonprofit organization can receive during the 2024 Giving Challenge.
There is no limit to the number of nonprofit organizations a donor can give to and still get matched.
Q. Can a donor give multiple times and qualify for The Patterson Foundation match?
A donor is defined as one individual. Individuals who are reimbursed by any funding source for making a donation are ineligible for matching. Nonprofit organizations are prohibited from donating to themselves.
Q. May I designate how a nonprofit uses my gift?
All donations made during the Giving Challenge are considered unrestricted gifts to the nonprofit organization.
Q. Is the site secure?
Secure donations for the Giving Challenge are provided through GiveGab to each donor entering their own credit card information directly on the giving site. Any third party who enters credit card information on behalf of a donor, by their actions of entering any such credit card information on behalf of a donor has signified their agreement with the sponsoring foundations and organizations of the Giving Challenge 1.) to assume all risk of loss and any liability associated with such transaction and 2.) to indemnify each of the sponsoring foundations and nonprofit organizations of the Giving Challenge against any and all risk of loss and any liability associated with such transaction.
Q. What is GiveGab?
GiveGab, which is becoming Bonterra, is a nonprofit giving platform that helps nonprofits to raise money, engage donors and manage volunteers quickly and efficiently. GiveGab offers a full portfolio of simple and easy to use products that allows organizations to function in a more streamlined manner. The GiveGab platform is the host for both the Giving Challenge and The Giving Partner since 2020.
Q. 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, follow the charities you support, and engage in future volunteering and donations. Your tax receipt is emailed immediately upon processing your donation. To claim a donation as a deduction on U.S. taxes, you should retain the donation receipt as an official record.