2013 Event Rules

  1. To participate in Centre Gives, an organization must:
    • Be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that files a 990 with the IRS.
    • Serve Centre County out of a local office/home.
    • Agree to use all money raised during Centre Gives – donations, matching funds and prize money – to benefit residents of Centre County exclusively.
    • Apply to, and be approved by, Centre Foundation and sign an agreement.
    • Fill out a profile on GuideStar.org.
  2. A donor is defined as an individual or corporation/business. Organizations are prohibited from donating to themselves. Donors are encouraged to make gifts to multiple organizations of their choice. Each gift to a different organization will be counted separately on the leaderboard.
  3. Centre Foundation will provide $100,000 in pro-rated matching funds. The minimum donation amount is $25; for any single gift greater than $10,000, only the first $10,000 will be considered for matching funds. The amount of matching funds received by each organization will be assessed prior to the deduction of credit card fees.
  4. Only credit or debit card donations received during the 36-hour period (6 A.M. Wednesday, May 22 – 6 P.M. Thursday, May 23) will be matched for this event.
  5. Centre Foundation has partnered with KIMBIA to provide a secure online donation form. All donations made using KIMBIA's donation forms use industry-leading Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to protect donor information and provide a safe and secure environment for online donors.
  6. Credit card processing fees will be 3% and will be subtracted from the total amount raised. Centre Foundation takes no fees and sponsors Centre Gives as a community service.
  7. Each gift is tax-deductible and irrevocable.
  8. We value donor privacy; donor information will be used to complete the transaction and will be shared only with the charity to which the donation is made, unless the donor chooses to remain anonymous. We will not sell, trade, or rent your information to other individuals or organizations.
  9. Each nonprofit will receive the money they raised during Centre Gives, plus the match, minus the 3% fees within about a month of the event.



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