In 2015, we plan to increase the fun, excitement, community spirit, and of course the funds raised.
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Give Local America was a celebration of communities coming together to support local philanthropy. In many of these communities, the local community foundation led the effort by bringing nonprofits and individuals together to participate in a community-wide giving day. Over 7,700 nonprofits shared the great work of their organization, gained new supporters and raised funds for their mission through these giving events.
To see the communities that participated, please search by foundation or city:
Don't see a city near you? Visit the Give Local Everywhere site where all other nonprofits that participated are listed.Give Local Everywhere
Give Local America is a movement to reignite the spirit of giving across the country and support causes in the communities in which we live, work and play. The 24-hour online giving day on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 was a celebration of 100 years of local philanthropy through the work of community foundations.
From Coast to Coast, people just like you came together to "give local" through their local community foundations, charities and national partnerships.
The community foundation idea was born nearly 100 years ago, in 1914. Today, more than 750 community foundations are at the center of local civic life—helping people easily and effectively support the issues they care about. Community foundations are tax-exempt, charitable organizations that provide a simple, powerful and highly personal approach to giving through personalized service, local solutions and community leadership.
Our flexible, best-of-breed, Omni-Channel Fundraising™ platform enables nonprofits, higher education institutions and community foundations to create a deeper donor relationship by leveraging the strengths of each channel and putting their donors at the center of all development activities. Ultimately this approach results in greater brand awareness, giving and lifelong loyalty. Kimbia is proud to support more than 5,000 customers to date, including the American Heart Association, Smithsonian Institution, YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, Columbia University, Georgetown University, WGBH – Boston, KCSM – San Mateo, The Ragnar Relay Series, Beijing International Triathlon, MetroPCS Dallas Marathon, Communities Foundation of Texas, Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and The Boston Foundation. For more information, visit www.kimbia.com.
Anyone with a credit card and access to the internet.What forms of donations are accepted?
MasterCard, Visa, and American Express donations received through the website on the giving day. No donations via check, cash or stock will be accepted.Are gifts tax-deductible?
All participating organizations are certified 501(c)3 charitable organizations and therefore all donations are 100% tax deductible.Is my donation tax-deductible? How do I get a copy of my receipt?
The sponsoring organization will provide an electronic receipt at the time of the donation. Both the receipt you see onscreen at the completion of the donation process and the e-mail you receive shortly thereafter meet all IRS requirements as a record of donation. If you are asked to provide a paper receipt for IRS purposes, please print out a copy of your email receipt.Can I make my donation over the phone?
Smart phones that allow you to make a credit card donation online enable you to contribute in this way.May I use my Giving Day donation to buy event tickets, museum memberships, or other things that provide me a benefit?
No, Donations may not be used to pay for anything that might be perceived as a material benefit to the donor, advisor or other disqualified person – including dinner tickets, membership fees, golf fees, admission tickets or other gifts.May I pay a pledge with my Giving Day gift?
Giving Day is designed to generate new support, not to pay off existing pledges.May I designate how a charity uses my gift?
Giving Day gifts are considered unrestricted gifts.How much of the donation will go to the charity?
All donations will be paid to your chosen charity net of credit card transaction and technology fees. This fee varies across communities but averages 5-6%What if I can't find my favorite charity on the website?
If you can't find them on the site, they may not be participating in the event this year.
Give Local America! is a nation-wide day of giving and a partnership of communities, charities and Kimbia. Through this event communities across America are asking people to give back through giving events run primarily by their local community foundations or local event sponsor, all of which will occur on the same day. Every gift will go directly to your community.When is Give Local America?
May 6, 2014 from 12:00am - 11:59pmIf I need help, whom can I contact?
The Give Local America team – firstname.lastname@example.org