Q. What is the Giving Challenge?
The Giving Challenge is an online giving event that provides nonprofits the opportunity to gain exposure to -- and start relationships with -- new donors, and for people in our region to come together to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits. To learn more about the history of the Giving Challenge, click here.
Q. When is the Giving Challenge?
The next Giving Challenge will take place on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 12:00 PM through Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 11:59:59 AM.
Q. Who can donate?
Anyone with a credit card and access to the internet.
Q. Can I make donations to Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County via a mobile device?
Yes! Visit our direct link here: www.GivingChallenge.org on your mobile device (or desktop/laptop/tablet with access to the internet).
Q. Can I create a fundraising team with my own fundraising goal for Habitat South Sarasota County?
Yes! Visit our page by clicking here and then click on the "Fundraise" button located at the top of the page. Follow the simple steps to set up your individual fundraiser and share your unique link with your friends, family, and colleagues.
Q. Is there a minimum donation?
Donations of $25 or more are accepted and are 100% tax-deductible.
Q. Will my donation be matched?
To strengthen giving during the 2022 Giving Challenge (April 26-27), 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. Learn more about The Patterson Foundation by clicking here.
There is no limit to the number of individual matches from unique donors a nonprofit organization can receive during the 2022 Giving Challenge. There is no limit to the number of nonprofit organizations a donor can give to and still get matched. 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. 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. Do I need to create an account with GiveGab to donate to the Giving Challenge?
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.