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Questions For Donors
- When will I know the results of WCCF Gives Day?
- What will the Foundation do with donors' contact information?
When will I know the results of WCCF Gives Day?
We will post updates on the Washington County Community Foundation website, Facebook, and Twitter as gifts are received. We encourage everyone to regularly check these pages throughout the day.
What will the Foundation do with the donors' contact information?
All donor contact and gift information received during WCCF Gives will be sent to the respective organizations unless you request anonymity. The Foundation will send you information about philanthropic issues and opportunities throughout the year, and we encourage you to visit the WCCF website often for the latest news about our organization.
Questions For Charities
- When will I know how much my charity receives?
- When will my charity receive the donations?
- Will I know who made a gift to my charity?
- Why am I not listed as a participating charity?
- How does the prorating match work?
- Is there a minimum donation?
- Is there a maximum donation?
- Is my charity permitted to make a gift to itself on Gives Day?
When will I know how much my charity receives?
On WCCF Gives day, we will post updates on the Washington County Community Foundation website, Facebook, and Twitter as gifts are received. We encourage everyone to regularly check these pages throughout the day.
When will my charity receive the donations?
Within six weeks of WCCF Gives, your charity will receive a check for the total of the donations collected that day plus the WCCF's prorated match.
Will I know who made a gift to my charity?
All donor contact and gift information received during WCCF Gives will be sent to the respective organizations unless the donor requests anonymity.
Why am I not listed as a participating charity?
To participate in WCCF Gives, a charity must complete and submit an application. Participating charities must have a physical presence in Washington County and have a designated email address to accept electronic communications. Also, a charity must certify that it:
- Is exempt from federal income tax as an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and that it is not a "private foundation" as defined in section 509(a) of the Code.
- Is in compliance with the Pennsylvania Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act.
- Is in compliance with all federal, state, county, and municipal requirements, pertaining to the Agency.
- Is in compliance with the USA Patriot Act and other counterterrorism laws, statutes, and executive orders.
- Will use all funds received via the on-line giving tool of the WCCF exclusively for charitable purposes in Washington County.
- Will immediately notify the WCCF regarding any changes to the Agency's tax-exempt status.
If your charity meets these qualifications, please contact the WCCF to learn how your organization can register for WCCF Gives 2014.
How does the prorating match work?
The WCCF will enhance donors' gifts to your charity by providing a prorated match from the $100,000 match pool to each gift made to your charity through this site on WCCF Gives day. The more money designated by donors to your charity, the greater the amount your charity will receive from the match pool.
While donors are welcome to give as much as they like during WCCF Gives day, $10,000 per donor, per charity is the maximum donation eligible for the match pool. For example, if a donor makes a $25,000 contribution ($10,000 for your charity, $10,000 for Charity B, and $5,000 for Charity C), all $25,000 would be eligible for the match.
Is there a minimum donation?
The minimum gift is $25.
Is there a maximum donation?
NO. Since there is no limit to what each charity can receive, your charity's efforts in promoting this opportunity will directly impact your total contributions for the day.
Is my charity permitted to make a gift to itself on Gives Day?
NO. Only contributions from donors will be eligible for the match pool.