24 Hours of Giving.

MAY 6, 2014

Countdown to Give Local:

Every Person. Every Community. One Day.

Be part of a historic event! Explore the communities that are participating, and which nonprofits you can support.

To find your local community, search by state below. Then follow the social media buzz on Twitter and Facebook and by using the #GiveLocalAmerica hashtag. And come back to this site to check out the results on the real-time leaderboard


Give Local America celebrates communities coming together to support local philanthropy. In many of these communities, the local community foundation is leading the effort and allowing nonprofits and individuals to participate in a community-wide giving day. Thousands of nonprofits will be able to share the great work of their organization, gain new supporters and raise funds for their mission through the community foundation led giving events.

To see the communities that are participating, please search by foundation/event name or city:

For Nonprofits

Welcome to the Give Local America site for nonprofits. Here's everything you need to find out how you can acquire many new donors and drive brand awareness as well as revenue by participating in Give Local America.

Already know you want to register, or need to update your profile? Find your city below then select the Nonprofit Registration, or Edit Profile button.

Don't see your city?

Give Local Everywhere

Why Participate in Give Local America?

Want to learn more about why you should participate in Give local America? Watch the How to Leverage Give Local America to Recruit New Donors and Increase Brand Awareness and Fundraising webinar recording below, or register for this April 8th live webinar.

Giving Day Planning & Strategies Training:

Sample Messaging

Sample Communication Timeline

Give Local America: Logos & Usage Standards

What is Give Local America?


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. On Tuesday, May 6th 2014, join us in celebrating 100 years of local philanthropy thorough the work of community foundations.

From Coast to Coast, people just like you will be coming together to "give local" through their local community foundations, charities and national partnerships.

We encourage you to join in the excitement by supporting your favorite local organizations.

About Community Foundations

Celebrating 100 years of community foundations

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.

About Kimbia

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.



Who can donate?

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.

About the Event

What is Give Local America?

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 - 11:59pm

If I need help, whom can I contact?

The Give Local America team – info@givelocalamerica.org


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