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Who can donate?
Anyone with a credit card or debit card and access to the internet can participate in Give Local Lancaster.


What forms of donations are accepted?

Donations made with MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express credit or debit cards will be received through the website and will be tracked as a part of the May 1 crowdfunding effort. Local residents may also come to the J. Marion Sims Foundation office at 800 N. White Street with direct donations via check to specific nonprofit organizations who are registered participants in Give Local Lancaster 2018.


Is there a minimum gift?

Yes, a minimum donation of $20 is required to participate in the Give Local Lancaster campaign.


How will the donations be reported on my credit card statement?

Your online donation will be processed by the K Foundation. Your credit card statement will read: Giving Day Donation.


May I designate how a nonprofit uses my gift?

Giving Day gifts are considered unrestricted donations to a donor advised fund at the K Foundation, and are ultimately granted out to the nonprofit organizations you specify. The nonprofit's giving day profile should list how the organization plans to use the donated funds. No goods or services may be received in exchange for donations.


How much of my donation will go to my selected nonprofit organizations?

As with any credit card transaction, there are typical transaction fees assessed by the credit card companies as well as technology and processing costs to execute the event. The fee will average 6.37% per donation (credit card fees +  technology fees). Donors will receive a tax deduction on the full donation amount. 

Want your nonprofit to receive the full donation amount? Cover the transaction fee! Donors have the option to help cover the fees when they checkout, allowing more of their donation amount to go to the nonprofit. In 2017, over half of all donors participating opted to cover the fee, resulting in over $4,000 additional donations to participating nonprofits.


Can I make my donation over the phone?

Smart phones that allow you to make a credit or debit card donation online enable you to contribute via phone on Give Local day.  You may not "call in" a donation on May 1, however.


Can gifts be made prior to May 1? 

Yes, for your convenience you will have the ability to give your gift in advance of May 1.  You can make your gift for Give Local Lancaster by visiting this website between April 20 and April 30 and completing the donation form the same way you would on the giving day. You choose which organization(s) you want to benefit from your gift(s). These donations will process immediately, you will receive a receipt for your donation, and the amounts will appear on the Leaderboard during the hours of Give Local Lancaster.


Is my donation tax-deductible? How do I get a copy of my receipt?

All donations are fully tax deductible and irrevocable donations to a donor advised fund at The K Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization which assists with the processing of the donation and forwarding of grant funds to the nonprofit organization(s) specified by the donor.

The K Foundation will provide an electronic receipt at the time of the donation via email. The email 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.

If you need an additional copy of your receipt emailed to you, please visit our home page and enter your email address and click re-send.  


How are donations processed by The K Foundation?
The K Foundation (“TKF”) is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) public charity whose charitable purpose is to encourage the increase of philanthropy among people of all means by facilitating online donations for charitable purposes through the efficient receipt, processing, tracking and disbursement of charitable contributions for nonprofit organizations and schools.

TKF works with Give Local America’s technology partner, Kimbia Inc., to handle the transacting and processing of funds donated through the givelocalamerica.org website. All donations are subject to The K Foundation terms for online donations found at http://thekfoundation.org/general-terms-for-online-donations.html.

When will my selected nonprofit organization(s) receive my donation?
The K Foundation sends grant payments to nonprofit organizations on the 15th of each month that include all donations made in the previous month. For example, donations processed in May will be paid to nonprofit organizations on June 15th.

If I have questions while making my donation who can I contact?
If you have questions on May 1 while making your donations, please contact us at [email protected] or (803)826-8772.


May I use my Giving Day donation to buy event tickets, museum memberships, or other things that provide me a benefit?

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.

When you make a donation online on May 1, 2018 at givelocallancaster.org, you are making a donation to a donor advised fund at TKF. This process exists to facilitate the granting of funds to the specific nonprofit organization(s) or school(s) you have designated at the time of your gift.

All donations made through givelocallancaster.org are final, irrevocable and non-refundable.

Nonprofit organizations may not promise or provide goods or services in exchange for your donation to a donor advised fund such as the donor advised fund administered by TKF. TKF may only accept contributions for which a donor will be receipted stating that “no goods or services were provided in return for the contribution.”



NONPROFITS

What organizations are eligible for Give Local Lancaster?
Any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization who serves the communities of Fort Lawn, Great Falls and Lancaster and are in good standing with the IRS can participate in Give Local Lancaster.

A registration form must be completed by March 30, 2018. Your GuideStar profile link OR your IRS Letter of Determination are required upon filling out the registration form. Organizations will be notified once they are approved to participate.
 

What is required for organizations to participate? Is there a fee?
There is no fee for your organization to participate. However, you should prepare to devote time and energy to promoting Give Local Lancaster among your own donors and social networks.


What if I can't find my favorite nonprofit on the website?
If you can't find them on the site, they may not be participating in the event this year. However, we encourage you to share Give Local Lancaster with them and extend an invitation to participate.


When will my selected nonprofit organization(s) receive my donation?

The K Foundation sends grant payments to nonprofit organizations on the 15th of each month that include all donations made in the previous month. For example, donations processed in May will be paid to nonprofit orgnaizations on June 15th.


ABOUT THE EVENT

What is Give Local Lancaster?
Give Local Lancaster is part of a national day of local giving and a partnership of communities, nonprofits, Give Local America and Kimbia, our technology partner. Through this 24-hour on-line crowdfunding event hundreds of communities across America are asking people to support their local nonprofit organizations that are tackling today's most critical issues.


When is Give Local Lancaster?

May 1, 2018 from 12:00am ET – 11:59:59pm ET


If I have questions while making my donation who can I contact?

If you have questions on May 1 while making your donations, please contact us at [email protected] or (803) 286-8772 (J. Marion Sims Foundation Lancaster, SC)


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