What is Warren Gives?
Warren Gives is an online donation event hosted by Community Foundation of Warren County. The event is a special day of giving with goals of awareness and appreciation for community non-profits, and to encourage new giving to those worthy organizations. Organizations that receive 100% of donations made at www.warrengives.org during the specified 16 hour time period and will also receive a prorated portion of the sponsored match pool.
When does Warren Gives begin and end?
The 2018 event takes place on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. You have 16 hours to make your donation between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. Eastern time zone. Be sure to stay connected on this special day. We will post updates throughout the day on the Warren Gives website and Facebook.
Is there a minimum donation?
The minimum contribution is $10 and you may give to up to 10 (ten) organizations per transaction. There is no limit to the number of transactions or the amount of money you may give, however only the first $1000 you give per organization will be eligible for the match. For example, if you make a $2000 contribution to one organization, only $1000 of that donation is eligible for the match. However, if you donate $1000 to one group and $1000 to another, then your entire donation receives the prorated match for each group.
Is there a limit to how many organizations I can donate to?
Each donation form can accommodate donations to up to 10 organizations in one credit card transaction. If you would like to donate to more than 10 organizations simply complete your transaction for 10 and repeat the process starting back at the homepage. You will need to reenter your information for each group of 10 or less and we thank you for your cooperation and generosity. There is no need to clear cookies when making multiple transactions as was the case in the past.
Can I write a check instead of giving with a credit card?
The goal is to track this giving event in real time. In order to do that, we must only accept credit cards. Checks take time to clear. Plus, Warren Gives aims to promote online giving and show how simple and quick making an online donation can be.
What types of credit cards are accepted?
Only Visa, Master Card and Discover credit and debit cards will be accepted. No gift cards, please.
Why can’t I use my Visa or MasterCard Gift Card?
Gift cards normally take a 5% processing fee which is considerably higher than credit or debit card processing fees. While normal Visa and MasterCard credit cards can take up to a 3% processing fee. Please note that donors do not pay the 3% processing fee – the Community Foundation covers these charges as part of their underwriting of the event. How this works, for example, if you make a $100 gift to a charitable organization, you receive the full $100 tax write off and the organization receives the full $100. The CFWC covers the $3 as part of the event.
Can I make a donation in memory of or to honor someone?
When you select the organizations and amounts you would like to donate, you may also enter a name to make the donations in honor or memory of. Multiple names or a note can be listed in the space provided for each organization you donate to.
I didn’t get a receipt via email. Why?
If you did not receive a receipt in your inbox after placing your donation or have any other problem using the site, please call (814) 726-9553 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When will I know how much the charitable organization(s) I gave to made? Will I be notified?
Our goal is to distribute results to participating organizations within one week of the event. We will also share results with local media. Top 10 organizations will be listed on WarrenGives.org
What will The CFWC do with the contact information from donors?
All donor contact and gift information received during Warren Gives will be sent to the respective organizations except for those gifts made anonymously. All donors will receive a gift acknowledgement receipt for their tax records via email. All donors, except those indicated as anonymous, will be recognized by name only for their support on the Warren Gives website, as well as in the Times Observer and Warren County Guide following the event.
The CFWC DOES NOT solicit donors with annual appeals and as such we will not solicit donors using the information acquired during the Warren Gives program.
Can my donation remain anonymous?
When you complete the donation, at the bottom of the transaction page, you will be able to click “yes” or “no” to select if your donation should remain anonymous or not. If you select “yes,” then the organization will receive information on the amount donated but no contact information. If you select “no,” then we will supply your contact information to the organization so they can send you a gift acknowledgement letter.
How do organizations qualify to participate in this event?
Non-profit organizations are eligible to participate if they primarily serve Warren County, and have received a CFWC grant* in the last 3 years.
*CFWC grants do not include grants from Donor Advised Funds. While CFWC manages accounts for various funds and issues checks on their behalf, Donor Advised Fund grants are not grants from CFWC.