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.

Q. When is the Giving Challenge?   The Giving Challenge will take place on Tuesday,    April 9, 2024 at NOON through Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at NOON.

Q. Who can donate? Anyone with a credit card and access to the internet.

Q. Can I make donations via a mobile device? Yes! Simply visit on your mobile device.

 Q. Is there a minimum donation? Donations of $25 or more are accepted and are 100% tax-deductible.

Q. Will I receive a receipt for tax purposes? You will automatically receive an emailed receipt acknowledging your gift.

 Q. Will my donation be matched? To strengthen giving during the 2020 Giving Challenge, The Patterson Foundation will provide a 1:1 match for all unique donations, up to $100 per donor, per organization. There is no limit to the number of individual matches from unique donors a nonprofit organization can receive during the 2020 Giving Challenge. There is no limit to the number of nonprofit organizations a donor can give to and still get matched.

Q. What forms of payment are accepted? Credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express) or debit card donations received during the 24-hour period (Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at Noon through Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at Noon).

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. How will donations be distributed? Each donation made to a participating nonprofit organization will be disbursed directly from The Community Foundation of Sarasota County via a check by July 1, 2020.

Q. Who will receive my contact information? The nonprofit organization(s) you choose to support will have access to your name and email address unless you check the box ‘hide my name from this organization and the public’ to remain anonymous.

Q. What is GiveGab? GiveGab is a nonprofit giving platform that helps nonprofits to raise money, engage donors and manage volunteers quickly and efficiently. GiveGab offers a full portfolio of simple and easy to use products that allows organizations to function in a more streamlined manner.

Q. How has COVID-19 impacted the 2020 Giving Challenge?   The 2024 Giving Challenge is first and foremost an online giving event, and it remains scheduled April 9-10, 2024. It is important to note that the unrestricted funds to be raised during the Giving Challenge provide our nonprofit chapter the flexibility it needs to respond to community needs, especially as those needs evolve or change.

Stay tuned for more details.