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Frequently Asked Questions
When is Give Miami Day?
Give Miami Day 2018 is Thursday, November 15th. The 24-hour event begins at 12 a.m. EST on November 15th and ends at 12 a.m. EST on November 16th.
Who hosts Give Miami Day?
Give Miami Day is hosted by The Miami Foundation, a community foundation that helps charitable donors become champions for the issues they care about. The Foundation does not collect any fees and hosts Give Miami Day as part of our mission to promote philanthropy throughout Greater Miami.
Who can make a gift?
Anyone! This event is open to the public, and anyone across the globe may participate by making a gift at givemiamiday.org on Thursday, November 15th.
How can I make a gift?
Gifts can be made via debit, credit or qualified gift card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express) or through a Donor Advised Fund at The Miami Foundation. You may make a gift on the givemiamiday.org home page, through a nonprofit’s profile on givemiamiday.org, or via an embedded Give Miami Day donation form on a nonprofit's website.
Can I make gifts to multiple organizations?
Yes, and you’re encouraged to do so. The easiest way to do this is through the multi-gift option on the givemiamiday.org home page. Simply enter your first gift and then click the “Add gift” button to add another nonprofit to your giving list.
Is there a minimum or maximum gift?
The minimum gift amount is $25. There is no maximum gift amount. Please note: only gifts between $25 and $10,000 are eligible for funds from the Bonus Pool.
What kind of cards do you accept?
We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit and debit cards. You may also use a qualified gift card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express).
Can I make my gift with check, cash, money order or PayPal?
No. Gifts may only be made via the credit, debit or qualified gift cards listed above.
How much of my gift will go to the nonprofit?
Nonprofits will receive the entire gift amount you designate, plus Bonus Pool funds and/or eligible prizes and minus credit card and transaction fees estimated at 4.5%. The transaction fee is paid to Kimbia, The Miami Foundation’s giving day technology partner. The Miami Foundation hosts Give Miami Day as part of our mission to promote philanthropy throughout Miami-Dade County and does not collect any fees for Give Miami Day.
If you make a gift through a Donor Advised Fund at The Miami Foundation, neither credit card nor transaction fees are assessed; your entire donation plus Bonus Pool funds will go to the nonprofit.
Can I pay for the credit card fees on the donation I’m making?
Yes. Donors have the option when giving to help cover the estimated 4.5% credit card and transaction fees for their donations. You will be prompted to opt-in to this option when completing the credit card form.
How can I make a gift for someone else?
If you’re making a gift on behalf of another person, you may include their name under the “This gift is” option on your giving form. We recommend adding a note in the “Comments or Special Instructions” section of the form indicating a thank-you note should be sent to that person. You may also make a gift in honor or in memory of someone. Please include their name under the same “This gift is” option.
Is my gift tax deductible?
Yes. Your gift and any fees you may choose to cover are fully tax-deductible. You will receive an itemized receipt from [email protected] to submit with your taxes after making a gift. Only receipts sent from The Miami Foundation may be used for tax purposes.
Can I receive anything in exchange for my gift?
No. Gifts made on Give Miami Day may not be used to pay for anything that might be perceived as a material benefit to the donor, including tickets to events, membership fees or other incentives.
Whom should I contact if I need technical assistance?
For questions on the donation form, please contact The Miami Foundation’s Give Miami Day Hotline at 305.371.2711.
If your transaction is not processing, please contact your credit card company. Multiple unsuccessful attempts may cause your credit company to lock your card.
If you accidentally make a gift to the wrong organization, please contact us as soon as possible at 305.371.2711 to make the adjustment. After Friday, November 16, 2018 at 4:00 p.m., all gifts made to selected organizations are considered final and non-refundable unless otherwise directed by the merchant processing company.
The bonus gift percentage is calculated by dividing the total Bonus Pool dollars by the total eligible gifts raised during the event. For example, in 2017, the bonus gift percentage was 6.28%. If an organization raised $5,000 on Give Miami Day 2017, their bonus gift was $314.
How do I know if my gift received Match Minute dollars?
Match Minute dollars are distributed on a first come, first served basis, according to the corresponding time stamp on the gift transaction. After careful review of every gift made on Give Miami Day, participating donors and organizations will be notified of the match via email.
How do I get a receipt for my donation?
You will automatically receive an itemized receipt for your donation(s) via email from [email protected]. Only receipts sent from The Miami Foundation may be used for tax purposes.
Why does my credit card statement say I made a gift to The Miami Foundation?
The Miami Foundation hosts Give Miami Day as part of our mission to promote philanthropy throughout Miami-Dade County. Your gifts, along with the nonprofit's bonus gift and any prizes or Match Minute dollars, will be processed and distributed directly to each participating nonprofit through the Foundation. Please note: The Miami Foundation does not collect any fees for nor derive any material benefit from Give Miami Day.
When will the nonprofit I’ve supported receive their gift?
Give Miami Day nonprofits will receive all funds, including gifts, Bonus Pool, Prizes and Match Minute dollars by December 31.
What do the nonprofits do with the donation I’ve made?
Gifts made on Give Miami Day are for the unrestricted use of your selected organization.
Does The Miami Foundation accept employer matching gifts for Give Miami Day?
Yes. The Miami Foundation accepts employer-matched contributions for gifts made on Give Miami Day. Those gifts will be directed to the organization designated by the donor upon receipt. If the donor made multiple gifts on Give Miami Day, the employer’s gift will be equally divided amongst the donor’s designated organizations. Employer gifts are not eligible for Bonus Pool dollars or Match Minute dollars.
How will my email address and personal information be used?
Email addresses will be used to send electronic tax receipts for gifts made on Give Miami Day, as well as a post-event survey. Unless you choose to give anonymously, your name, email address and billing address will be shared with the organizations to which your gifts will be credited.
The Miami Foundation does not retain credit card information and your personal data will not be shared with or sold to any other outside vendors or third parties.
Unless you opt out of us doing so, The Miami Foundation may send you periodic newsletters informing you of news and upcoming events in our community.
For sponsorship inquiries:
Vice President Strategy and Engagement
For media inquiries:
Senior Director of Communications